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

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    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?

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  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    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

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    It be the easiest thing ever. More over, they are faster and much more reliable.
     
  4. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    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 mins...now sure why it took so long.
     

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