Install of new SSD in mid 2012 MBP

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  1. Tenashus1 macrumors 6502

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    An OWC install video shows the need to decouple the battery connector for a moment as you otherwise install the drive. Is it really necessary to fiddle with the connector while installing the drive? I've installed many HDDs in older MBPs and never disconnected the battery connector in the process.
     
  2. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    I never did for my 2011 model, had no issues.
     
  3. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    You dont need to, its just recommend "in case" of a power surge.
     
  4. ChrisMan287 macrumors 6502

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    I hope you don't have any issues with that SSD. Good luck.
     
  5. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    yea, im not a fan of OWC at all or any Sandforce based SSDs for Macs.
     
  6. Tenashus1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just looking at the install video. Looking at the Samsung 840 Pro, or OCZ Vector.
     
  7. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Why not?

    BTW totally jealous of your location for the next 3-4 months!
     
  8. ChrisMan287 macrumors 6502

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    Ah, okay. Much better choices IMHO.
     
  9. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Overpriced SandForce based SSDs imo.

    I hate snow. Wanna reads me locations lol.
     
  10. Essenar macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't the OWC video for the Retina MacBook that has the proprietary drive? I thought mid 2012 MBP just use a standard 2.5" drive?

    The OCZ Vertex 4 is very legit, great reviews and it's very affordable. That gets my vote.
     
  11. Tenashus1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The video I saw was labelled MBP 13" 2012, but the machine in the video was actually a 2011 version. So I guess the innards were pretty much the same. The Vertex has good reviews? I'll have to check that out. Thanks.
     
  12. bigboar macrumors 6502

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    I put a vertex 4 256 in mine a couple weeks ago and it has been flawless.
     
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    Excellent choice!!! Plus, I don't think that removing the battery connector is that important, just as everybody else said... You'll be fine;)
     
  15. Tenashus1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. :)
     
  16. mslide macrumors 6502a

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    Probably doesn't matter but it's not like it's hard to disconnect the battery. I've done it many times. Just carefully wiggle it off with your fingernails.

    edit: I just installed the exact same SSD. It's awesome. You'll like it.
     
  17. Tonsko macrumors 6502

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    So you can upgrade the HDD in the new MBPs? Maybe I'm confused with the airs, where you can't.
     
  18. Tenashus1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, you can.
     

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