Black Friday got me, now what?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jgraeff, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. Jgraeff macrumors member

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    Hey guys,

    so i found some good deals on newegg and pulled the trigger for my macbook pro 2011. Ever since upgrading to mavericks its been very slow and laggy and now i feel an upgrade is necessary.

    so i got the Samsung Evo 840 250gb SSD to replace my 500gb 7500rpm HDD.

    Also i picked up some Gskill ram not sure about this i read that is good but no experience with this brand only crucial or OWC? Also my mac is rated for 1333mhz i got 16gb in 1600mhz but i read it should be find and that the mac with just down clock it to 1333 is this right?

    As far as setting up my SSD this is what I'm thinking. i will clone my HDD to another external HDD that i have here, install the SSD blank and boot via usb to the other drive, then can i clone that drive to the SSD in the mac?

    Or can i create a install disc with mavericks and just install fresh and copy files etc over after? How would i got about this?

    And what is the latest with trim? is it needed or not?

    Any other tips appreciated thanks!
     
  2. hachiman macrumors regular

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    How much did you spend on the MacBook and the upgrades?
     
  3. Jgraeff thread starter macrumors member

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    I've had the MacBook since 2011.

    Upgrades were 250 for both

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    Anyone got any tips for setting up ssd?
     
  4. channelinspire macrumors member

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    I would just use CCC orSuperDuper to clone the 500GB to the SSD. Then just swap in the SSD and you're done. If you have too much stuff on the 500Gb, then move those large files to an external driver prior to cloning.
     
  5. Jgraeff thread starter macrumors member

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    problem is i don't have an external drive enclosure...
     
  6. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    Clone your current hard drive to an external drive, then use that clone to migrate to your new SSD.
     
  7. channelinspire macrumors member

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  8. i4k20c macrumors 6502a

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    Is it simple to install the ssd into the laptop? does it just replace the original laptop?
     

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