MBP 13 2012 SSD upgrades

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tombs, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. Tombs macrumors regular

    Tombs

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    I'm looking at upgrading the HD to an SSD on my MBP 13 2012 model, I'm after a 512gb sized SSD and wondered if any of you have done this and what you recommend model wise etc... thanks in advance.:D
     
  2. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    No problems with my Crucial M4, knock on wood. Though some other folks have reported problems with their 512's.

    I'd say get on newegg's email daily email notifications and find the best deal you can on a sammy 830/840, crucial m4 or vertex 4. Unless you're doing some pretty intensive stuff on your 13", I don't Mr. Data would be able to differentiate the performance between the 3 for every day, run of the mill, consumer tasks.
     
  3. zackkmac macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 512GB Crucial M4 in my 17" and love it. I have purchased about 4 more since. My 2012 13" is running on a Samsung 470 256GB I believe and it is also very reliable. The Crucial 512GB is usually the best bang for your buck, as I've gotten a few of mine on eBay brand new for $318 total.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I've got a 256GB M4 in my older 2009 MBP and it works just fine.

    I think the problems people have had with these drives have are related to installing the drive in a caddy in the optical drive bay.
     
  5. richnyc macrumors regular

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    I have 256GB Sammy 830 in my HDD bay and 512GB Crucial m4 in my optical caddy;) Both work fine, no problems whatsoever.

    If had to do it again, I'd try to find a 500GB Samsung 840 (non Pro) somewhere cheap ($300 or less, it was $299 on Newegg during Thanksgiving) instead of the Crucial m4;)
     
  6. Tombs thread starter macrumors regular

    Tombs

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    Thanks guys for the responses so far. Regarding my setup I have a bootcamp partition with all my work on it, when I come to transfer my data whats the best route? Some sort of mirroring software or a complete re install?
     
  7. Rhinoevans macrumors 6502

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    Why?
     
  8. richnyc macrumors regular

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    1.) 840 is a bit faster than m4.
    2.) Samsung's drives have more robust firmware, too. They are good from the get-go, no need to continuously upgrade the FW.
    3.) Plus, they have a great super low power usage saving your precious battery time.
    4.) They are both non-Sandforce based, so that's a tie.
     

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