MacBook Pro 2014 SSD vs Crucial MX100 512GB SSD

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  1. Dan623 macrumors newbie

    Dan623

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    Hey everyone, thanks for looking at my question, any support would be hugely appreciated!



    I am in the market for a 2014-MacBook Pro at the moment and am trying to figure out my options. Recently, i upgraded my 2010's Macbook Pro's hard drive (500 HHD to 512 SSD) and memory (6GB to 8GB). The laptop still works great I just feel it is time to part ways with this old model as I'm about to start university too.



    I am wondering, if I bought a MacBook Pro 2014 with a 256 SSD, also with some degree of apple care/warranty, would I be able to upgrade it with my recently purchased Crucial SSD and keep the apple care/warranty? Also, if i bought a MacBook Pro 2014 with a 512 SSD, which hard drive is actually better? the stock apple SSD or the Crucial SSD?



    I'm a student and just trying to think of ways to save money whilst upgrading basically! I am able to do all the upgrades etc. myself as I have expericence with it just need some help with the specs and how I should go about this!



    Thanks for reading and any input you are able to give!



    Dan


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  2. throAU macrumors 601

    throAU

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    No, recent MacBooks use proprietary PCIe based SSD storage, the SSD you stuck in your old machine uses a different interface and is not compatible.

    The 2014 machine's SSD will be 2-3x the speed of your Crucial SSD (when running in your 2010 machine, due to the much slower interface).


    edit:
    Unless you're talking the non-retina Macbook Pro 13? In which case i wouldn't bother upgrading to that, the spec is not sufficiently different to what you already have really.
     
  3. Dan623 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dan623

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    Thanks for the prompt reply!

    Ah isee, that's a shame. So what do you think my best option would be? Sell my current upgraded MBP, or sell the SSD alone as it's near brand new and sell the original laptop then just fork out for a 512 MBP 2014?
     
  4. Dan623 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm planning on getting a 2014 15" MBP Retina
     
  5. throAU macrumors 601

    throAU

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    Tough call. If $ is limited consider the macbook air.

    Or, if your machine is still good (13" without discrete GPU?) then buy a new battery for your current machine and keep it.

    for normal non-3d use you won't notice much difference between your machine with SSD and 8 GB and a new one.
     
  6. Dan623, Aug 23, 2015
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    Dan623 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm pretty set on getting a 2014 MBPr really and what to have to option of 3d usage there to me since I haven't had it on this setup, I am just trying to think the best way of saving $$$ and hwo to utilise what I already have, I was thinking, take out the SSD, sell that on as it's near enough brand new, put the old memory and HHD back in and sell that on? then just go for a 512GB 2014 MBPr?

    ++ I want the better GPU the '14 model offers!
     

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