Finally have my MBP set up perfectly for me

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  1. rainking macrumors regular

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    256 GB Solid State HD for OSX and applications + 750 GB HDD (stock HD) where the SuperDrive use to be for media files + I put the SuperDrive in a USB enclosure on the rare occasion I need an optical disk drive = my perfect macbook pro.

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  3. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    244GB of photos - Porn or taken yourself? How many megapixels are they?!
     
  4. rainking thread starter macrumors regular

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    Taken myself. RAW files (80MB file + 10MB jpeg export) from my Nikon D7000. I have family pictures dating back 2000 when i got my first Kodak 1.3 megapixel camera.
     
  5. zprell808 macrumors newbie

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    More details!
    What SSD? Which caddy did you use to replace your super drive?

    I'm looking at the Samsung 830, but I can't figure out if I want the OWC or MCE Caddy, I also hear the generics are just as good.
     
  6. Minhthien macrumors 6502

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    You should get the OWC datadoubler!
     
  7. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

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    I am just deciding whether the go for speed or capacity.

    Twin 1TB normal HD's in raid.

    OR

    Twin 256 gb SSD's in raid.

    Decisions decisions. :D
     
  8. Rajpdx macrumors regular

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    Are the two mutually exclusive then?
     
  9. P0stalTek macrumors 6502

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    I lol'd.

    Congrats OP. I did the same last week (256GB Crucial m4 + original 500GB skinny) and I absolutely fell back in love with my Macbook Pro, and gave my Macbook Air 13" to my Mom since I no longer really need it.

    And another Apple fan becomes a Mac user :apple:
     
  10. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Tend to be. How many people do you know that shoot porn?
     
  11. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    What enclosure did you use for the DVD drive?
     
  12. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    Cool that's my plan also!

     
  13. M-B-P macrumors regular

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    For people who have a similar setup, how is the vibration, noise, battery life, etc.?
     
  14. Rajpdx macrumors regular

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    Thankfully none that I know of but I think it's only the 8th Amendment that stops them.
     
  15. rainking thread starter macrumors regular

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    I got the Samsung 830. Working flawlessly so far. i did a clean install of Lion. This is the caddy I used. Everything matched up without any modification.

    Caddy - http://www.ebay.com/itm/29065148096...NX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_2388wt_905

    SuperDrive enclosure - http://www.ebay.com/itm/30069458428...X:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_2600wt_1163

    Yea, loving my MBP right now. It is blazing fast!

    See above.

    You won't regret it!

    No vibration, noise and any noticeable battery life decrease. Only thing I noticed is that my MBP is super fast now.
     
  16. iMacFarlane macrumors 65816

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    I can't tell you how much I appreciate your details here. I just bought a MBP (my first) after living on an iMac for the last two years. I love the laptop, but don't like the small storage capacity (500GB vs. 1TB in my iMac). Also, I've been digging the news on SSD performance, and think it's really the next big step forward in making PC's faster.

    So, does any of this violate warranty/Applecare? If not, looks like I've got something to save up for!
     
  17. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    Damn somebody takes a lot of photos!!!!!!! That's a kick ass setup :)
     
  18. rainking thread starter macrumors regular

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    You're welcome. Glad I could help out. As far as the warranty is concerned, I believe from what I've read on here, the SSD drive upgrade doesn't void it since the hard drive is user replaceable but putting a drive in the optibay does. But as long as you put everything back to stock prior to filing a claim, I don't see how they would know but that might have some ethical issues. You make the call.
     
  19. cookiesnfooty macrumors 6502

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    So which MBP did you put this in as you have two in your sig?
     
  20. rainking thread starter macrumors regular

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    Early 2011 17" MBP. I need to update my signature as I don't have the 13" anymore. I've sold that and bought the Air.
     
  21. iMacFarlane macrumors 65816

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    Beautiful, got it. I checked all of the links you provided, and was pretty blown away at how inexpensive this whole procedure actually is. I say about $250-$300 for the whole kit-n-caboodle. If you don't mind my asking, what was your cost? Did you buy the SSD on Amazon? Direct?
     
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  23. rainking thread starter macrumors regular

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    I got the Samsung 830 256GB for $189 during a newegg.com shell shocker. Make sure you subscribe to their email so that you don't miss it next time. So my total cost was only $215.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147135
     
  24. omgitswes Guest

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    I love how cheap SSDs are getting now. I remember paying like 150 for my 60gb like 2 years ago.
     

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