Upgrading early '11 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dano89, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. dano89 macrumors newbie

    dano89

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    So I want to upgrade my '11 MBP. I ordered a Samsung 850 Evo 1tb SSD and also got my hands on a Micron C400 128gb SSD for free. I also ordered a Data Doubler. I'm wondering how to set up the MBP so I can run the 125gb as a boot drive and the 1tb as memory storage.
     
  2. Yurish macrumors newbie

    Yurish

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    I'm not a mac guru, but to be on safe side I would replace original HDD by Micron C400 128gb SSD and perform a fresh MAC OS install.
    After that I would replace CD-ROM by Data Doubler with Samsung 850 Evo 1tb SSD.
    Probably you may try to do all at once as well, I guess Mac OS may give you an option to select System disk drive.
     
  3. slam5 macrumors member

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    Hi, I would suggest you put samsung as boot as it is way faster than the c400. Put the samsung as internal is your best bet. I would leave the micron out. Maybe you can use it as a backup?
     
  4. dano89 thread starter macrumors newbie

    dano89

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    I could do this for sure. Is the 128 that slow? Is there any way I could use it as sort of an "internal" external drive. Something to store photos and documents and random crap on?
     
  5. Rocko99991 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, noticeably slower. Don't use it for boot no matter what. Just leave it out.
     

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