Looking to put a ssd into my macbook 2011, does it matter on ssd?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gc15, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. gc15 macrumors regular

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  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Looks like a good deal!
    The BX100 should do very well in your MBPro (no 2011 MacBook, so I assume you meant MacBook Pro :D )
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    The Samsung EVO is just as cheap! But honestly it doesn't matter, any SSD will do fine. I always recommend Crucial or Samsung simply because I haven't had any issues with either in my experience.
     
  4. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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    The BX100 is a good SSD and that is a very good price for the 500GB. I say go for it.
     
  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Both great SSDs, you can't go wrong with either one.
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Crucial is a good brand, the price above looks good, too.
     
  7. Prof., Nov 26, 2015
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    Not to hijack the thread, but i just bought my mom an EVO 850 for her 2012 cMBP. Her HDD is clicking awfully bad. With El Capitan, are their any important steps i need to follow before installing the OS on the new SSD? What about TRIM?

    Whoops: i meant 2012 cMBP
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    1. Make sure her data is backed up.

    2. Shut the computer down, remove the HDD, install the SSD.
    https://www.ifixit.com/Device/MacBook_Pro

    3. Hold down command + r while you boot the computer. It'll bring up internet recovery. During this process I believe you are given the option to restore from the backup.
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202313

    4. Once all of that is done, enable TRIM.
    http://www.macrumors.com/2015/06/12/os-x-el-capitan-trim-support/
     
  9. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Prof., Do not forget to partition your new SSD for GUID and erase (format) for Mac OS Extended (Journaled) before the OS can be installed.
     

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