SSD 840 in MBP 13" (i7, 2012)

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  1. Fed macrumors 6502

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    For anyone interested in replacing the stock MacBook Pro 13" i7 750GB HDD with a standard Samsung 840 SSD, my before and after tests are attached.

    Couldn't justify buying the 840 Pro version, as write speeds aren't too important for me. Super-happy with the read performance, feels like a new computer.

    Thanks @Amazon for the boxing day discount :D
     

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  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Wonderful - I think the cMBP with a SSD is an awesome machine.
     
  3. Tenashus1 macrumors 6502

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    Wonderful. Just about what I get with my Crucial M4 in the same machine. Yay!
     
  4. dw3bb10 macrumors 6502

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    I've been trying to justify the Pro as well. The 120GB 840 is only $99 on NewEgg. Thinking about pulling the trigger.
     
  5. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    I was thinking the same thing!:p
     
  6. Fed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Will do when I'm back on my desktop.

    Can anyone recommend a caddy for the optical drive? Can't decide if I should put my HDD back into it or my old SSD? Slightly worried about the heat.
     
  7. Spink10 macrumors 601

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  8. natesymer macrumors newbie

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    OWC DataDoubler. It looks nice when I open up my MBP to clean out the fan
     
  9. Fed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, that could be the one! Thanks. Looks a treat!
     

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