I am buying a 15"MBP and need some help

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  1. bri1212 macrumors 6502

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    I am buying 15-inchMBP: 2.2GHz quad-core, Intel Core i7, 4GB 1333MHz.
    I will be using it for Adobe CS5 mostly. Photoshop, AI, Bridge.
    I am trying to decide between going with a stock 5400rpm Hard drive, or the SSD 256 HD. I realize I could buy the SSD after market, but I don't want to lose my warranty or Applecare, and really don't want to do it myself and screw it up. It seems to me that your not saving that much for the after market SSd at this point anyways. Also does anyone know if any of the stores stock the 15"mbp with SSD HD, or are they just for online orders.
     
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    Some stores might stock some SSD models but if you want 256GB, then you most likely have to order it online.
     
  3. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    It's actually quite easy to replace the HD on a MBP. It does take special screwdrivers (#1 Phillips and #6 Torx), but it's really easy. I upgraded the drive on my 2010 MBP to a 7200rpm 500gig drive. Took about 10 minutes to switch it out.

    The best thing to do is to call the closest store to see if they have SSD's in stock to make the switch. If not, order a custom build online.
     
  4. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    You don't void any warranty when changing the HD. Just watch Other
    World Computing's video. It is very easy to do.
     
  5. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    you're saving A LOT if you upgrade it yourself. Not only you get it half the price, you also keep the old hard drive which you can turn into an external. If you're worried you're gonna screw it up, just don't do it :) the performance boost of the SSD is huge, if you have the money you should do it. and i dont think they keep a stock of those BTO options, you have to order it.
     
  6. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    It's actually a #00 philips. Trust me, you do not want to try one that is the wrong size.
     
  7. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    You save a lot? No. Apples 512GB SSD upgrade is $1100. Try to find me a 512 GB SSD online for less than that. With the student discount the 512 SSD upgrade is $965. Try and beat that.
     
  8. Hellhammer, Mar 4, 2011
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    Crucial C400 512GB will be 825$.
     
  9. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    Yea and my 2TB SDD will be $100 in ten years.
     
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    Crucial C400 has been shipping to OEMs since February. Should be available to public very soon. Sure you can be ignorant and ignore the stuff that is just around the corner.
     
  11. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    Ignorant? I'm facing reality.
     
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    Then why make such a stupid and sarcastic post? If you're facing reality, you should be aware of the fact that 1100$ for 512GB SSD isn't that great of a deal, seeing that cheaper and much faster 512GB drives have already been announced and will be available shortly.
     
  13. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    I never said it was a good deal. They are too expensive currently. Thats why I have a HDD. I was just suggesting replying to you who thought you save A LOT by going aftermarket.
     
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    Well, I would consider 275$ (25% savings) as a nice amount of saved cash. If it was 20 bucks, then I wouldn't care but 275$ gets you another 120GB SSD for example.
     
  15. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    5 Terabyte SSD? GREAT SCOTT!
     

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