Samsung 850 EVO in Mid-2010 13" - Great Upgrade!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by djc6, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. djc6 macrumors 6502a

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    My sister has a Mid-2010 MBP 13" MacBookPro7,1 MC374LL/A. Over the years it has become unbearably slow with each upgrade to latest OS X.

    So last night I backed up machine to time capsule, installed a 256GB Samsung 850 EVO, used a bootable USB drive for fresh 10.11.2 installation (came pre-patch with 10.11.2). Then on first boot used migration assistant to restore all her old applications, settings, etc.

    WOW! It's like a new laptop! I also have a 8GB memory kit due to arrive later in the week - not sure its even necessary considering how well the factory 4GB is working.

    I wasn't sure it was worth upgrading this old of a machine, but it was well worth the $70 SSD investment. Should be able to get a couple more years out of it.

    No problems replacing 9.5mm HDD with 7mm SSD since its held in with screws.
     
  2. krishmk macrumors 6502

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    Computer will be like new with SSD..

    SSD Drives are one of the greatest inventions for speeding up computers. I have been using an SSD on windows ever since they came out, first SSD I bought was 56GB for 220+ and it was awesome.

    2 Years ago, got a windows laptop, got an SSD before I bought the laptop, came home opened the laptop replaced the HDD with SDD and I am not even sure I still have that 5400 RPM in the house.
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    A SSD is one of the best upgrades you can do. They really do give new life to older hardware.
     
  4. robvas macrumors 68030

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    I put an 80GB Intel XM-25 in my 2010 MacBook about a year after I got it. Never went back to a spinning HD!
     

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