RAM, SSD for MBP 15

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  1. lagisibuk macrumors 6502

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    Guys, need advice

    I have new MBP 15" with i7 QC (mid 2012).
    I want to upgrade RAM, HDD ...

    my question is :

    1. RAM : OWC, CORSAIR, CRUCIAL or?? 8GB or 16GB? or ??
    2. SSD (maybe 120gb or 240gb), SAMBUNG? OWC? Corsair? or ??

    I'm just using my macbook for office and developer apps (mobile, web, c# banking).

    I have retina 13" with 8GB SSD 240 before, but this screen very small... i need large screen.
     
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Guides in my sig may help.

    RAM: Corsair, Kingston, Crucial, G.Skill, Geil, are all good brands. OWC is good but way overpriced for the same thing the others sell.
     
  3. lagisibuk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ouwh ic, thanks bro for advice :)
    Maybe I will upgraded to Corsair.
     
  4. Baunkjaer macrumors 6502

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    I went with 2*8GB Crucial + 250GB Samsung 840 for 2011 MBP.
     
  5. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    "bro"? Really? jk.... :rolleyes:

    No worries. Just avoid ram from non-reputable brands, if you cant find it on newegg.com, avoid it.

    SSD, I love Samsung SSDs, the new Crucial M500 seems legit too.
     
  6. lagisibuk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what is type of crucial and samsung? it's samsung pro?

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    wOOOW.
    something wrong with corsair? or you ever have problem with corsair?
    please advice :)
     
  7. nickandre21 macrumors 6502a

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    since this thread relates to ram and hard drive upgrade. A friend of mine wishes to get the 15" mbp with 4 gb ram since the 8 gb version is not available. He decided to upgrade the ram on his own but the reseller her states it will void the warranty. However i do know its user serviceable but i just need to confirm.
     
  8. Voodoofreak macrumors regular

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    It will not void the warranty.
     
  9. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    I have 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance and a Samsung 840 Pro 512GB in my mid-2012 cMBP 15", the memory has been in it for the past year and it's been rock solid. The SSD is still pretty new but it's been working great, no issues.
     
  10. Joseph Farrugia, Jul 2, 2013
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    Crucial has great support & excellent forums

    I went with Crucial 16GB (2 sticks of 8GB) RAM & a Crucial 512GB M4 SSD,
    the RAM has lifetime warranty & the SSD has 3 years; could not be happier.

    Firmware easy to upgrade, excellent forums which are constantly monitored & updated with new info.

    Lifetime warranty is amazing: I bought my 2 sticks of 8GB RAM from ebay; one turned out to be defective, I applied for what is called a RMA; & they replaced it very quickly (only days to deliver to my door) from the UK………& I live in tiny Malta, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea!

    HTH,

    JF
     
  11. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    The SSD has a 3 year warranty, not a lifetime.
     
  12. lagisibuk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    are you sure SSD have a life time warranty??
    for RAM maybe yes.
     
  13. Joseph Farrugia macrumors regular

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    My bad, SSD have 3 yrs while RAM have lifetime. I've corrected it in the post for future readers to find the correct info.
     

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