MBPro 15" late 2011 HD to SSD

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  1. Giuanniello macrumors 6502

    Giuanniello

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    My old MBPro 15" is a late 2011 one whose MainBoard has been changed due to ack failure from Apple and as such is in good working conditions, quad core i7 and 16GB RAM but with the old spinning HD is a pain to even just turn it on and as such I use way more the tiny MBA13" whose screen, when needed, is way too small for some things I am into and as such thinking to upgrade the MBPro with an SSD especially now since price seems to have fallen quite a bit since I last thought doing so.

    Somebody on here pointed out the Samsung 860EVO (MZ-76E1T0B/AM) as fitting and as a good option, do you confirm it to be a good pick? It is in the 170$ range and seems too good to be true...

    Thank you


    Giovanni
     
  2. NiCalm macrumors newbie

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    It will fit just fine and you will see a major overal speed/performance difference.
     
  3. Matz Contributor

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    Do it. I put one in my 2010 iMac, and it was like having a new machine.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    This is a cheap and easy way to speed up a MBP...
     
  5. Giuanniello thread starter macrumors 6502

    Giuanniello

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    I can't believe how, finally, SSD prices fell down to a human rate, till a few months ago I totally gave up the idea of going bigger than 500GB but now the 1TB tag is not only accessible but mandatory since my beloved 27" late 2009 iMac got roasted (I guess it's the graphic board) and as such I need a capable backup computer with enough room to fit the iMac data plus existing MBP one...

    A pity that MBAir compatible SSD didn't go through the same route since I have my son's 13" MBA in need of an upgrade from its mere 128GB but the Trascend JetDrives are still so very expensive for their capacity...

    Grazie
     

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