SSD Problems.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by theaero, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. theaero macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I've done a bit of searching, but can't seem to find direct answers for these questions

    I just purchased a 160gb Intel X-25M G2 drive.

    1. How can I back everything up, when I don't have a second computer or an external harddrive? Am I going to be stuck with just reinstalling SL from scratch, and not being able to access my old files until I purchase something like an optibay?

    2. Should I turn off SMS?

    3. Will I notice any problems with sleep, etc? What should I prepare myself for when installing an SSD?


    Thanks a bunch in advance! I'm excited to pop this guy in! :D
     
  2. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    #2
    1 - ouch; guess you're stuck to USB drives or flash cards - or the painfully slow burning DVDs

    2 - probably; wouldn't hurt to leave it on i suppose

    3 - get ready for amazing speeds? shouldn't get any sleep issues
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    #3
    Buy a cheap USB 2.5" hard drive enclosure and put the old hard drive inside of it. Then, after installing OS X, hook up the external hard drive and use Migration Assistant.

    I don't believe you will need to.

    You shouldn't have any problems, I've seen and used Macs with SSDs and none of them have had problems with sleep. After installing a SSD be prepared to be shocked at how fast your computer is.
     
  4. theaero thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm not going to lie, I'm loving the answer to #3 ;)
     

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