Macbook Pro early 2011 is worth it (SDD)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mmartinez, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. mmartinez macrumors newbie

    mmartinez

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    Hi
    I have a Macbook Pro early 2011, I have max the ram to 16 and I have a hybrid seagate drive. My question; is it worth it to switch to a SDD drive, would I notice the difference? I don't want to spend the money and get no or very slight improvements.
    Any one has done the SSD upgrade?
    Thank you all

    Mario
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    It'll be a gigantic improvement.
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Night and day. The hybrid drive isn't nearly as fast.
     
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  5. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    You won't regret an SSD upgrade.
    It will run like a new machine.
     
  6. mmartinez thread starter macrumors newbie

    mmartinez

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    would you please

    Hi
    Thank you for all the replies,
    Could you please tell me which brand you are using and do you recommend that brand?
    Did you have to purchase any adaptors? Wires or cady?
    Thank You
    Mario
     
  7. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    I'm using a Samsung 840 Pro but if I was buying now I would go with the 850 Evo. No adapters or wiring needed. Just make sure you have the correct sized screwdriver and be very careful with the drive cable. Check out iFixit for guide on making the swap. They will list the tools needed.
     
  8. Rockadile macrumors regular

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    What programs are you using on the daily?
    Might not be worth it if you just put computer on sleep and do light tasks.

    I've survived using the 5200rpm HDD on my 2011 MBP for Photoshop, internet browsing, and MOBA games.
    However it's really slowing down now that I edit 24MP+ photos so I just bought an SSD and bigger external HDD.
     
  9. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    I have done this upgrade in many different Macs, ranging from MacBooks (Pros, regulars) to Mac Pros and its a very easy upgrade. My 13" MacBook Pro was very easy to upgrade and I have a Samsung 840 EVO in it. The machine boots very quick and yes, you will see big difference going from the Hybrid drive to a full SSD. Most of those Hybrid drives only have 4-8GB of flash memory which won't even hold all of the system files. An SSD is all flash memory so the R/W speed will be much faster for all your files and apps.

    Nothing extra is needed for these machines, just plug the SSD into the SATA connector and boot to a recovery drive. Very easy.
     
  10. mmartinez thread starter macrumors newbie

    mmartinez

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    Hi
    Thank you for your input
    Is this the one you would buy if you could do it again?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147374

    SAMSUNG 850 EVO MZ-75E1T0B/AM 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    Thank you
    Mario
     
  11. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    That's the one. I have 512gb as the 1TB drives weren't available when I bought mine 2 years ago.
     
  12. mmartinez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ==
    Thank you so much for your help
    Mario
     

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