I've looked all over the forums and goggled plenty. I'm not the most tech savvy person, so hopefully someone can help me out. Background: My stock hard drive became corrupted. I tried using disk utilities to fix permissions/repair it to no avail. I honestly don't have cash to splurge, so I tried to make due with my corrupted hard drive. I reformatted the hard drive, but Mavericks installer gave me errors with an install. I was able to make two partitions, one being about 50 gigs and corrupted, and the other the rest of the 256 gigs and able to take a fresh install of Mavericks. After about a month, my computer started to beach ball every 5-10 minutes. I did the same thing again, creating two partitions, this time, partitioning the hard drive into two equal partitions. Long story short, my EARLY 2011 Macbook Pro is starting to beach ball again and I'm sure the hard drive is about to give out. I did some research and know that the EARLY 2011 Macbook Pros have some serious compatibility issues with SSD drives. If I'm going to spend some money on a hard drive, I'd like it to be an SSD and also get the best bang for buck. Question: I've read that the EARLY 2011 Macbook Pro has issues with SSD drives; Can anyone recommend a reliable SSD drive that is known to work well with an EARLY 2011 Macbook Pro? I honestly am not too concerned with the speed of the SSD because it will be a huge upgrade from the standard hard drive I have. I just want a +/- 256 gig SSD drive that has a reliable track record to work well with an EARLY 2011 Macbook Pro, has a good warranty, and is cheap. If money wasn't an issue, I'd go with an intel or samsung 840 Pro, however, I don't currently have that change laying around. I am currently looking into the Sandisk ultra plus which is around $160 for 256 gigs. However, I can't find any accounts of the sandisk being used with an EARLY 2011 Macbook Pro. Has anyone installed the Sandisk ultra plus in an EARLY 2011 Macbook Pro or have read anything about that SSD working well with the EARLY 2011 Macbook Pro? Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing your suggestions.