Suggesting for adding a SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ScottFitz, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

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    I did this with my old imac last year when a hard drive failed. I went to Best Buy and had the guy help me pick out the right sized hard drive and I paid them to install it. I didn't want to open up an imac. It was their standard ~$40 charge. Well worth it. For an additional $100 or so, they offered to then test it and reload the OS.... I knew I had good Time machine back ups at home and I passed on it. Took it home and loaded up my last back up.

    So, for you guys wanting to add a SSD to your macbook, why not let Best Buy Geek Squad do it. Just a thought.
     
  2. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, an iMac is a little different, and harder to upgrade yourself, because you need to remove the screen. For a MacBook Pro though, it's literally 12 philips screws, 4 torx screws, and the hard drive is out. The whole process takes less than 5 minutes, so spending $40 on that is a ridiculous thing to do. Of course, I'd do the job myself for an iMac too, but I can understand why people would be hesitant there.
     
  3. ^^BIGMac macrumors 6502a

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    Five minutes? :eek:

    When I'm ready Ill send it to you. :D
     
  4. svenn macrumors 6502

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  5. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    Can you open a door?

    IF yes: you can replace a HDD on a MBP.

    IF no: you can't leave your house to go to Bestbuy.
     
  6. BJonson macrumors 6502a

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    LOL. Yeah its more dangerous to drive to best buy than it is to take the back cover of your macbook off.
     
  7. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    And honestly, I wouldn't trust Best Buy with my MacBook Pro.
     
  8. svenn macrumors 6502

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    If we're being honest, I wouldn't trust BB with anything, except taking my money.
     
  9. ScottFitz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh well, it's an option for those of you that aren't comfortable doing it yourself. Maybe this idea will help them. To the rest of you, if you can't say something nice, ****.
     
  10. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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    iMac is one thing, MacBooks are another. Let's leave it at that.
     
  11. Weaselboy Moderator

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    +1

    Also... everybody is forgetting the tools needed to do this. I assume the OP does not have a 00 Phillips screwdriver and a #6 Torx driver on hand, so he would need to find and purchase those. Admittedly not difficult, but everybody has overlooked that.
     
  12. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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    i did mine in 5 mins, i'd rather keep the monies.
     

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