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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by deepak.selvaraj, Nov 15, 2010.
considering the fact that it will be used for 2-3yrs max
It is worth it performance wise. If you have the money - go for it.
On the other hand, you can sell your current 13", add the $350 you would use to purchase the SSD, and buy a new MBA
It's not worth it right now for the price to space ratio.
buy a 64gb SSD, install snow leopard and your apps on it, and then take the CD drive out and replay it with your current ssd. look thro the forum for how-to.
dollar for dollar... go for it!
It seems to me that adding an SSD results in the single greatest change to real world performance in your computer. Going from a 2.4 to a 2.66GHz processor in a MacBook Pro is around $300, and you might NEVER notice the difference. Getting to 8GB RAM can be pretty expensive too. What's questionable is how much of a real impact users will notice from these changes.
On the other hand, replacing your HDD with an SSD results in very noticeable improvements to performance. Frankly, I can't imagine buying a laptop today without an SSD.
Not saying you're wrong, but some folks don't keep a ton of stuff on their system and thus don't really worry about price to space ratios. For these folks, putting $250-$450 into an SSD is a big performance boost relative to similarly priced CPU upgrades (when choosing a new system).
You can get a 120GB for $200 -250. Most on the forum will reccomend OCZ Vertex 2 or OWC.