Recommend a 500-512GB SSD for Mid 2009 MacBook Pro

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  1. Coleman2010 macrumors 68000

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    I plan on waiting until 2012 to buy a new MacBook pro since I think they will redesign the shell in 2012. So I want to upgrade and get as much life out of the 17" MacBook pro I have now. I am looking at putting in a 500GB SSD. I know I can do 2 250GB drives, pull out the DVD and RAID them but I would rather not do that. What drive do you recommend?
     
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    how do you have that much stuff on your internal HDD?
    I don't know what you use your machine for, but it would perform better if you dumped that excess space somewhere else. Perhaps an external drive for movies, music, pictures, and other large files.
    besides, its difficult to find large SSD's and they are ridiculously expensive.

    also, what makes you think that apple is redesigning the unibody?
     
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    Yep. That 400GB one I linked to is $1600! :eek:
     
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    I too have a similar issue. I buy stuff on iTunes (each season of a show in HD is typically 60GB). Having to have an external drive connected to put the shows on isn't a very convenient solution.
     
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    Intel will be releasing their 600GB 310 series any day now.. It should be right around 1k.
     
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    In that case a 500gb SSD isn't going to work for you either. You should leave at least 10% free for the best performance which equates to 50gb on a 500gb drive, bringing your capacity down to only 450gb.

    Sounds like you need to start doing some spring cleaning and dumping old stuff. Buy a 256gb SSD and throw the HDD in the optibay for storage of your music, photos, videos, etc.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Since it has been so long since a redesign and based on their hiring I think there will be a new case design next year.
     

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