Resale Value of MBP after SSD Upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sshhoott, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. sshhoott macrumors 6502


    Feb 6, 2010
    Hi, I am going to be replacing my 250GB 5400RPM HDD with OCZ 256GB Vertex 4 for $200 today.

    How much of an impact will this upgrade have on the resale value of my MBP 13" (mid 2010) if I sell it in the summer of 2013? Will the resale value be at least $100 higher?

  2. mohsy90 macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2011
    New York
    Seeing that prices will further drop within the next year for SSDs as well as your old MBP, you'll probably see a $50-100 return on it. There is really no way to tell for sure.
  3. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Also considering the average user will care about capacity more than SSD speed, its usually useless in my trials of selling my old MBPs. I always just removed them and put the stock HDD back in.
  4. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    spot on
  5. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    If you're doing it as an investment there's a lot of better ways to get a return for your $. Investing in computer hardware sure ain't one of them.
  6. Naimfan macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2003
    If you're lucky, you might get $50 more in a year.

    As Orlandoech wrote, purchasers of used computers seem to value storage over speed.
  7. coldjeanzzz macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2012
    This seems to be true. A lot of college students seem to buy MBPs over the MBA even though the MBA is more portable. I think they look at the storage capacity, see 500 GB vs 128 GB and right away decide the MBP would be better. So I can't imagine an SSD would do much to increase the value overall
  8. TechZeke macrumors 68020


    Jul 29, 2012
    Rialto, CA
    Well, in 2012 the average teenager/college student has gigs and gigs of music, let alone HD Videos and photos. I know allot of people with 100+ Gigs worth of music. They view 128 GB as something you would find an ipad or iphone, not your actual computer.

    If I wasn't an engineering major that needs to run CAD,(Thus my need for the 15" Quad core i7 and dedicated 650M) I probably would have went with the MBA since 13" MBP isn't really much more powerful than the Air.

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