Looking to replace my new MBP's HDD with a SDD, advice needed

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  1. DKatri macrumors 6502

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    Hey,

    I'm pretty new to the forums having only got my unibody MBP last week.

    basically i would like to replace the HDD with a SDD, i didnt bother upgrading directly from apple because its silly expensive.

    my question is what is a good price for a 320GB SDD and will i be able to drop it directly into my MBP like i would be able to if i replaced it with a HDD


    Thanks
    Dkatri
     
  2. TripleJJJ macrumors member

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    First, there is no 320GB SSD, the biggest is 250 GB.

    Second, these are so expansive you shouldn't bother getting one. What many people do is use both HDD and SSD. HDD stays and SSD replaces the superdrive.

    The best SSD price/performance ratio is the intel X25-M G2 in 80 or 160 GB as you can easily find on this forum.

    You can switch HDD with SSD, it's the same size and connection but some users experience trouble with some SSDs. Read the threads.
     
  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    But...?
     
  4. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I did see a 1,700 USD 512 GB SSD somewhere on Newegg...
     
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Toshiba launched one, but yes there is another.
     
  6. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    I could get 15 new MBPs with that!!!:)
     
  7. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Or you could get an airplane.
     
  8. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    +1:D
     
  9. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    Would love that:D. If only I had the $$:cool:...
     
  10. turbineseaplane macrumors 68020

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    Get a Vertex SSD

    I've had a 120GB Vertex SSD for a long time now (since they came out) and it's been sensational.

    You'll never go back to a regular HD once you have an SSD.
     
  11. mrrippey macrumors regular

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    any problems booting fron the ssd? maybe it occurs only when using an optibay...
     
  12. turbineseaplane macrumors 68020

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    Never.

    It's literally been perfect and SUPER fast.
     
  13. antskip macrumors regular

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    My experience also!:):) I have another OCZ 120GB, the Summit (Samsung controller and 120MB cache), and it has been sensational. It will transform your computing experience. I could have doubled the price for 250GB, if I needed more storage. For 3X the cost of a noisy, hot, mechanical, vibrating, comparatively very slow, 500GB HDD, it was worth every cent.
    Intel are promising a 320GB SSD some time later this year.
     
  14. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Just not one that flies.
     

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