How easy to buy and replace SSD in 13" MBP?

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  1. Scylax macrumors regular

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    I am about to buy a 13" MBP and want a SSD. The 128GB is cheaper pro rata than the 256GB. 128GB would do me fine for now, but how easy would it be to buy and upgrade to a larger SSD a year or so down the line, and would it be significantly cheaper to make it worthwhile? Quick response much appreciated, as I need to order. Thanks!
     
  2. footballforever macrumors member

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    Honestly, I just bought mine 3 weeks ago, that being my MBP 13", I don't think the SSD is worth it right now because of the price, I want one no doubt, but at the price they are going for right now, I will wait. Also don;t forget the write speed on the SSD's are slower then your regular HDD.
     
  3. bugout macrumors 6502a

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    to answer your question.. its very easy to upgrade.
     
  4. bugout macrumors 6502a

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    You need to do your research buddy.. That is absolutely not true.
     
  5. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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    It's about time you forgot it. :cool:
     
  6. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

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    I could probably update the hard drive to ssd with my eyes closed. Pretty much the easiest upgrade there is.
     
  7. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    O RLY?
     
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  9. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

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    Give me an ssd and I'll video tape myself trying :)
     
  10. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    I bet you could, it's dead easy.:D It would be even easier on mine since it has the easily removable cover.
     
  11. applebook macrumors 6502a

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    It depends on the drive and the type of writing. On the earlier JMicron controller MLC drives, he is correct that random writes are atrociously slow. The new Intel SSDs and newer Indilinx controllers fix this problem though :apple:
     
  12. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    What's the easiest way to do this on a 13" uMBP? I saw instructions once, but I'm kind of nervous about doing it on mine since I am new to it.

    Will the new Intel X-25Ms be easy to install? (Specifically the 80GB.)
     

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