Help: Right SSD for my Early 2011 MBP?

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  1. Ryukouki macrumors regular

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  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Look at the Samsung P830 series... best SSD for OS X machines right now.
     
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    Another vote for the Samsung 830 series. Fantastic SSD that is very reliable and has great read/write speeds. As a side note, Apple is using Samsung drives/controllers in the current MBP's. Nothing against the Crucial M4, I just personally feel the Samsung is a better choice.
     
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    I have that Crucial drive in my early 2011 MBP and it's been great. I actually am waiting on delivery of another one to put into hubby's 2008 MBP. $179 is a great price for it right now, too. I'd say go for it.
     
  6. Ryukouki thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just did. :) Now when it comes to installing, do I need to remove that nib in the battery? the connector? I don't even know what to use to possibly remove that small connector. The spatula thing?
     
  7. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    There are tons of YouTube videos on how to do this. All you need is a screwdriver set that also includes torx heads. No other tools are needed.
     
  8. Ryukouki thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I was watching the stuff on OWC. Do I need any firmwares on the drive or is it okay if I just use my CCC'd stuff on my external?
     
  9. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

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    As others have said, from what I've heard the Crucial M4 is fine.. however the Samsung 830s seem to be better/more reliable.
     

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