My SSD drive comes tomorrow. Any installation tips for my 13" MBP?

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  1. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

    ozziegn

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    I ordered this SSD drive and it's coming in the morning. I was wondering if there's anything I need to do that may be different from using a regular HDD when I go to install Leopard. can I assume it's just like using a regular HDD when I use the Disk Utility program upon setup or is there something different I need to do?

    any suggestions or tips will be appreciated.
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Just treat it as a regular HDD and have fun doing the upgrade.
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    This would be a good time to start from scratch. I mean, clean OS install and put in files that you really need.
     
  4. ozziegn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    indeed I will.

    there's no way I would install a new HDD and not do a fresh OS installation. I much prefer to have everything as fresh as possible from day one.
     
  5. tenderidol macrumors regular

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    Once everything is installed, disable SMS, turn off access time recording and block spotlight to increase the performance and longevity of your SSD. In addition to these, I am also looking into whether to disable hibernation or not -for the same reasons outlined above.

    Here is the link for the SMS: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1934

    Here is a post outlining how to turn off access time recording: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showpost.php?p=379197&postcount=88

    Enjoy your faaaast MBP - I do mine with the 160GB Intel G2 SSD ;)
     

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