256 SSD replacement

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gman901, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. gman901 macrumors 6502a

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    I am thinking about switching back from Pc to the Mac; however I have a Dell 256 SSD P800 made by Samsung and was wondering if it was possible to swap the drive in the current MBP 13" with the 256 Samsung SSD? Would I need to install drivers or would it be as easy as installing the drive in the MBP and running the Snow Leopard disk?
     
  2. Hisdem macrumors 6502a

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    It will work as long as it is a 2.5" SSD. Just wipe it, pop it in, install OS X and you're good to go.
     
  3. gman901 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it's a 2.5"! Sweet!
     
  4. bigcat macrumors 6502

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    Which once is that? Can you post a link. I am shopping for a 2.5 ssd myself .
     
  5. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Basically all SSDs are laptop 2.5" as that is the standard they are going for. Only SSDs that do not fit the 2.5" standard are huge capacity SSDs (~1TB) that are specially labeled for their size (3.5" or whatever it may be).
     
  6. bigcat macrumors 6502

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    I have two 160gb intel 1.8" ssds from a hp laptop.
     
  7. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Well yeah, but those will still fit in the 2.5" standard with an mSATA>SATA adapter.
     

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