Since this is my first post here I guess it's worth saying: hey guys! I'm thinking about upgrading my early 2011 mbp (13") at last - both the drive (from HDD -> SSD) and the ram from (4GB -> 16GB) 1) I did some digging around and people usually tend to favour the Samsung 840 line, but I'm still hesitant should I get the Samsung SSD840 500GB (MZ-7TD500B/IT) for ~280$ or the Crucial M500 480GB (CT480M500SSD1) for ~380$? If the prices or the product # seem weird that might be because I'm currently in Japan. Is Crucial worth the extra 100$?? 2) as for the memory I read that most people successfully installed 16GB on this MBP model even though Apple officially says it supports only up to 8GB. Besides "you should get a well known brand" are there any recommendations? I was thinking about the Corsair MAC MEMORY (CMSA16GX3M2A1333C9) 2x8GB but apparently even though it's "mac tested" many people have problems with it? And it seems awfully expensive here (~200$!) As for alternatives (in Japan) I found: Patriot Memory PSD316G1333KH - 130$ Corsair CMX16GX3M2A1333C9 - 165$ Corsair CMV16GX3M2A1333C9 - 175$ (no idea what's the difference) Kingston KVR13N9K2/16 - 165$ Should I just go for the cheapest option or for the most expensive "mac tested" one?