Can I add an SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DW58, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. DW58 macrumors regular

    DW58

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    I have a 2011 15" MBP 8,2 (i7 2.3Ghz, 8Mb, 750Gb, Hi-Res) - although I'm delighted with this notebook, I'm interested in possibly fitting an SSD at some stage.

    What I want to know is can an SSD be fitted to this machine as well as the current 750Gb HDD, i.e. is there additional space, or would I have to replace the HDD with an SSD or can I accommodate both?

    TIA
     
  2. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Yes, but u will need to removed your superdrive!
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Without removing the optical drive there is no space.
     
  4. DW58 thread starter macrumors regular

    DW58

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    Interesting - thanks guys. I'll have to give that some consideration.
     
  5. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    If I were to remove my 500GB HDD, will a SSD fit? How much do these cost and does anyone know where I can find one that will work with my MBP?
     
  6. hawk1410 macrumors 6502

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    All SSDs work with MacBook Pros. YOu don't need to find a specific one especially for a macbook. But i would generally recommend the following 2 - Samsung 470 series for its rock solid reliability or the Crucial M4 for a combination of speed and reliability. ANd yes you should be able to replace your current hard drive with the ssd without any problems.
    SSDs are pretty expensive thus it is more sensible to go for a smaller one, i generally would not recommend an SSD that costs more than 300$. YOu can easily find a 128gb or a 160gb ssd in that price or you can even grab a 256gb one off ebay, but only go down that path if you are experienced with ebay, some people end up buying the wrong thing. I got myself a 256gb Samsung 470 for 285$ and yes it was brand new(sealed). You can find smaller 64gb ssds for as low as 60$ on new egg or amazon. The cheapest 128gb one will cost you around 150$.
     

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