Anyone a 15" Pro user and spring for the SSD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bmstrong, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. bmstrong macrumors 6502

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    I'm curious. Was it worth the extra cash? How fast does it run over the standard HD? If you had to do it again? Would you still purchase a SSD?

    And, one last one, if you purchase a HD now, can you have Apple put in a SSD at a later date?
     
  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    You can have Apple replace it with an SSD at a later date or you can do it yourself for a lot less money and time. Its actually designed to be changed.

    If you want the best value for money get the 7200RPM HD however if your a spec freak or a professional video editor get the SSD otherwise you wont notice much difference.
     
  3. semitry macrumors member

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    Yes it's worth it. The BEST upgrade I have made to my computer since a 3dfx card when they first came out. It's insane how much more responsive your computer is. The system and applications load up much much faster. I code so compile times are quick and testing isn't such a drag if I need to rebuild my project a lot of times. I also worry less about hard drive crashes too. Well worth it if you can afford one.
     
  4. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    What? you wont notice a difference? what kinda of ssd have you been messing with? Much Faster
     
  5. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    its not insanely faster, ok so loading times are a bit quicker but its not as amazing as people hype them up to be, theyre not worth the money until they drop in price i think.
     
  6. ValkyrieLenneth macrumors regular

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    Have you ever used a SSD ? -.-' It's not a hype. They are definitely worth the price. I upgraded my MBP from 250GB magnetic HDD to 64GB SSD OCZ Core + External USB HDD and really, really satisfied with the result.
     

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