Do SSD drives generally work without trouble on MBP?

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  1. ejosepha macrumors 6502

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    Thinking about buying the Corsair performance 128gb ssd. Is switching over from the 5400 HD usually pretty smooth and easy, or am I opening another can of worms by starting down this path? I just want less noise from clicking HD and a little faster speed.
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    SSD's work great on laptops. No moving parts, lightning fast read speeds.
     
  3. cababah macrumors 68000

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    Be careful with the whole 1.7 Firmware thing. It is worth the risk IMO.
     
  4. ejosepha thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ssd

    Do you have to format the new SSD drive once you insert it into the computer, as with all drives. I mean format it for Mac?
     
  5. ejosepha thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ssd Formatting?

    Do you have to format the new SSD drive once you insert it into the computer, as with all drives. I mean format it for Mac?
     
  6. tenderidol macrumors regular

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    They work great!

    Yes, you'll need to format the drive first using the disk utility during the OS installation. It's a "quick format (a.k.a. erase)" actually...
     

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