Macbook Pro '11 SSD, HHD questions

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  1. iko1234 macrumors newbie

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    Hi Folks,

    I just bought a 17'' Macbook Pro '11. Got it with the default hard drive option "750GB Serial ATA; 5400 rpm". I'm not too savvy with my knowledge of hard drives but would appreciate some tips.

    Question 1: What's the read speed, and what's the write speed of these things? Is it possible to find out each of those numbers seperately as opposed to a "data transfer rate" which is ambiguous.

    Question 2: If I buy an SSD, for example the 128GB Crucial m4 2.5-inch SATA 6GB/s, which seems to get really good reviews and bang for buck, which has a read speed of 415mb/s, how does that compare to the read speed of the normal hard drive?

    And same question regarding the write speed.

    Question 3: Is there a "step by step" tutorial or video that someone can recommend for how to upgrade the SSD hard drive in one of the new macs?

    Thanks in advance for any info.:)
     
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  4. iko1234, Jul 14, 2011
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    iko1234 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    Thanks for the replies - just wondering though, has anyone tried out and happy with a crucial SSD in the sub-200Gb range? Would be great to hear some experiences first hand.
     
  5. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    Crucial M4 was great in my MBP 2011. It's the best choice for SSDs in my opinion.

    But comparing the performance to Seagate XT hybrid drive I don't think SSDs are worth the premium for my (rather light) usage.
     

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