How easy would it be to go from a 5400 rpm to a SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ssajous, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. ssajous macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2007
    I found a great deal in the refurb section of the apple store for a macBook pro, the only thing is that it comes with a 5400 rpm drive, so I decided it would not be so bad since I can buy an SSD pretty cheap -- relatively that is -- and could switch to that. I have a lot more experience doing that with windows and *nix than Mac OS -- creating an image then dropping it on the new drive. Reaching out to anyone who has done that before. Are there any gotchas?

  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    No need for imaging or anything like that if you don't have anything that needs transferred. Just pop in the SSD, boot from the OS X disk that comes with it and format, then install.
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    It be the easiest thing ever. More over, they are faster and much more reliable.
  4. AdamRock macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2010
    extremely easy, i upgraded my 5200rpm to an ssd in probably less then 5 minutes, and then installing OS x was like another 30-45 sure why it took so long.

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