getting my first ssd - have some questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bangolufsen, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Bangolufsen macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2012
    just ordered a plextor m5p and some ram for my 2011 mbp os x 8.2 :D
    first time opening up the mbp, so i need a little help before i get started.

    what brick and mortar chains carry the cheapest screw drivers for opening up a mbp?
    can i get a make/model name?

    what do you recommend for cleaning the dust from the inside? i'm thinking of going with a giottos rocket air blaster

    the plextor drive comes with some kind of garbage collection
    reviews seem to be positive for it
    should i just use the plextor GC or should i add on trim support on top of it?
    is there anything else i need to know about installing an ssd for a mac?
    going to pop it in and do a fresh install
    hoping there isn't much tinkering i need to do :>
  2. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    Just get a Phillips #00 and a Torx T6 screwdriver from any local hardware store. The #00 opens up the screws on the back panel and the T6 is for mounting the hard drive.

    As far as dust removal, get some standard canned air from any retail store.

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