SSD upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by N-Y, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. N-Y macrumors regular

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    i currently have a MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3, Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB... but my hard drive isn't SSD, and I keep reading I will see better performance if I upgrade my drive....

    Looking for help on which SSD's I should be looking at to get, which ones are the best... they seem to be getting more reasonable in prices
     
  2. itegypt macrumors 6502

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    I have crucial for about three years now and so far no issues
     
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  4. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    Have you looked at this thread? Lots of good deals to look at with feedback on compatibility.
     
  5. N-Y, Nov 28, 2013
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    N-Y thread starter macrumors regular

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    will this SSd be compatible with my laptop?

    my macbook pro model is MacBookPro8,2

    also looks like he's sold all the 500GB versions lol
     
  6. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    Samsung 840 evo or pro.

    Once installed you will never go back to a mechanical hard drive. Boot should be under 15 seconds. You may need to upgrade the firmware on the drive, I've installed about ten this past month and half have needed the update.
     
  7. N-Y thread starter macrumors regular

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    big difference between evo and pro?
     
  8. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    Pretty sure the only difference is higher sequential writes and higher random IOPs.
     
  9. Freyqq macrumors 601

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    EVO uses TLC NAND and pro uses mlc NAND. Mlc has higher reliability, but evo is suppose to be good enough for consumers.
     
  10. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    Pro is dearer, slightly slower write, maximum 512gb but 2 years more warranty. They can take more of a thrashing than the evo but they go to 1tb.

    Both superb regardless.

    Glad I didn't explain the technical differences ;-)
     
  11. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    As explained you will probably never notice the difference. I have the Pro but if I was buying today I would go with the Evo so I could get more space.
     

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