Best SSD For Macbook Pro (or most popular)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PhixionFilms, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. PhixionFilms macrumors 6502

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    I am looking at buying the Crucial M4 512gb SSD and was wondering if this is fully compatible for the MBP. I use an early 2011 13" MBP with 2.3 GHz. Does anyone have a similar setup with the same SSD? Have you had any problems? I am going to be installing this as my main drive and my 1tb HDD on an optibay.
    Also does anyone have any good guides on how I would essentially copy my current (320gbhhd) onto the SSD? Thanks
     
  2. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    Backup your current drive using time machine, preferably using an external HD as the backup. After installing Lion onto the SSD, restore it from time machine.
    Here is a useful link: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3707620?start=0&tstart=0

    Crucial is a very popular brand and will work just fine.
     
  3. fig macrumors 6502a

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    I'm always surprised at how many people just want to clone their old drives. It's a bit more work but I love being able to clear out all the junk that's built up on my drive and start fresh with a new one.

    But yes, the m4 is a solid drive and will work well for you, I installed one in my old iMac and it made a huge difference in performance.
     
  4. PhixionFilms thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How would I install lion, would I be able to use the disk that came with my mbp? Or would i have to buy a new license?
     
  5. The Tuck macrumors 6502

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    I've purchased this same SSD and I agree with fig. I'm going to do a complete clean install then copy back the data / Library files I need. Gives me a good chance to clear out junk that's accumulated.

    Tuck
     
  6. Cat5e macrumors member

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    You'll have to create the USB install stick before reinstalling Lion but you won't need to purchase a new license for it.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718
     
  7. Steve2311 macrumors newbie

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    Best SSD for MBP

    I put the Crucial m4 512 GB in my MBP recently and I couldn't be happier. I have a time capsule that backs up my machine, so I just installed the OS X from USB and then restored my previous build from the TC. You'll be amazed at the speed improvement. I had no idea that there was such a bottle neck with the HD before. Here are a ton more reviews from people in your same situation:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2JL3Y
     

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