Did I order the Right Intel X25-M 80GB SSD?

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  1. jazz1 macrumors 65816

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    SSDSA2MH080G1C5 is the Product Code. Is this going to work in a 2.93 Unibody MBP? It is 2.5. I only see one other 80GB and that is a 1.8 form factor. I don't want that right?
     
  2. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    2.5 will work perfectly in your MBP...as long as its not 3.5 your good. meaning, all SSD (that I know of) will work with the MBP
     
  3. jazz1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hey thanks! Wish I could afford a bigger one. At 80GB limited it is going to be like having a fast, but really heavy and big netbook;)
     
  4. Aboo macrumors 6502a

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    The 1.8" drives as the OP proposed will not work with the MBP, mainly because a lot of them employ a smaller type of connector. Even if they had a straight sata connector, the form factor would be too small in the MBP's HD enclosure. All 2.5" drives will however work perfectly. Best of luck with your purchase.
     
  5. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    He got the 2.5, so all is well
     
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    I have this drive in my MBP, it's fantastic. Boots from pressing the power button in about 22 seconds. MS Office launches as if it isn't the piece of **** which it really is. iTunes doesn't take 5 years either. Brilliant. A bit on the small side but it's worth it!
     
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    If only I had the cash to burn....
     
  9. jazz1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    XSlimmer Work on SSD?

    Well since we are talking about the challenge of the 80GB size has anyone used XSlimmer on an SSD? I've used it on my MacPro RAID0 without problems. I think I've read Snow Leopard won't have this code bloat. I think I saved about 2GB on my MacPro. If I could do the same with my MBP Intel SSD that would be sweet.

    http://www.xslimmer.com/
     
  10. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    I've always found this kind of app a bit silly and pointless. Who's really got time to fanny about with this kind of thing - if you really have time for it then you need to get out more!!
     
  11. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    Well I saw this, took literally 2 minutes to look into it, 1 minute to download, 1 minute to install and 2 minutes to run. I'd say most people have 10 minutes in their day. You probably spent that much time on this website in the past 2 hours.

    I don't think it's pontless as it saved about 1.5gbs.

    Think about what you say prior to posting
     
  12. jazz1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Xslimmer Follow-up

    One thing that should have been obvious to me regarding its use is that you have to periodically run it. I've had a whole lot of software updates, and of course added a few new applications. But it was the updates that surprised me as I should have figured they would re-bloat the applications.

    I can probably learn to live with 80GB for awhile as the MBP really compliments my MacPro desktop. Hey, it will be good training for the rumored Apple iTablet ;)

    Thanks for all of the help everyone. Let us hope the SSD HD's get bigger and cheaper sooner than later.
     
  13. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    1.5Gb? Personally I'd want 6 minutes of my life back.
     
  14. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    Do people install SSD on Mac Pros? I never hear about it but presumably it would make an awesome computer.
     
  15. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    Not if you had an awesome 80gb SSD...with 80gb, you'll want all the space you can get.
     
  16. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Just get a 2.5" to 3.5" pass-through enclosure and voilà!
     
  17. Benjic macrumors regular

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    For your time being worth so much, you spend a lot of it posting here don't you?

    Edit: For reference, my time is worth jack ****.
     
  18. cogsinister macrumors 6502a

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    Are you mental ?
     
  19. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    I think he means the 1.5GB of recovered disk space is worth more to him than the time it takes to recover it. I'm inclined to agree.

    The SSD in my Macbook Pro is large, but the price per GB I paid for is at its best when I have the maximum amount of free space available. It doesn't take much time for me to run one of these and generally speaking I only need to run it once on installation after my computer is setup again.

    I think it is a good idea, but that is just me.
     
  20. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    I still maintain that downloading and regularly using an app to save you 1.8% of the space on your hard drive is a bit extreme.
     
  21. cogsinister macrumors 6502a

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    I 100% agree......you are right.........
     

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