2 questions about going from a HDD to a SSD storage choice.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tpr007, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. tpr007 macrumors regular

    tpr007

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    1) Is it easy to replace my hard drive with a solid state drive?
    2) Is the performance improvement noticeable?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    Yes
    You'll notice it with boot and app launch for the most part. I also notice when I go to save a file, there's no real "wake" process. I simply enjoy having an SSD in my MacPro and would stick one in my laptop if I buy another.
     
  3. TYPEII macrumors newbie

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    Super Easy, takes around 5 minutes. YouTube is your friend.
     
  4. dixonraj macrumors newbie

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    Does a SSD help with battery life? If so, how much?
     
  5. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    A LOT! Uses less power and create almost no heat! You will notice how much cooler your MBPro will feel. Heat is wasted energy.

    SPEED is the main reason, the rest is just a bonus.
     
  6. robvas macrumors 68020

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    Not much.
     
  7. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    It's easy, but replacing your Superdrive with an optibay and hard drive is harder.

    The performance is awesome. Apps launch in no time, booting is really fast. It's so much more responsive.

    Intel SSD's would be more reliable. However, I read something that OCZ now has the same supplier for controllers.

    I've got some bad experience though. My cable between SSD and motherboard went bad twice. It's a €30 cable. And then there's the man hours you've got to pay to fix it.
     

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