Upgrading macbook pro help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by baardkolstad, May 9, 2013.

  1. baardkolstad macrumors newbie

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    Hi, i would like to upgrade my early 2011 macbook pro with new ram and a secondary SSD instead of the optical drive.

    My current SSD is a Corsair Force 3 240GB, it has good speed, but not enough capasity for me. So whats important with the secondary is that it is high on capasity, not as important that it is fast. What SSD would you guys recommend for that purpose? Also, will any SSD work with my macbook pro?

    Is the crucial ram good?

    What tools will i need to change the optical drive and my ram?

    Sorry for bad english. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    • Any SSD will work, I recommend non SandForce Based SSDs though.
    • Crucial is a good brand, for memory or SSD.
    • T20 Torx Driver (possibly), Phillips screwdriver
    • 2nd HDD Caddy

    I like Samsung SSDs, the 840 (Non-pro) will provide the best value over the Pro version.
     
  3. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    The MBP would use a Torx T6, not a T20. Also, those cheap optical bay caddies can cause issues when using an SSD, particularly on 2011 systems. Though it costs a lot more, the OWC Data Doubler is a much better choice. I've installed several with zero issues.
     
  4. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    And Ive used/installed several cheap ones with no issues. OWC is overpriced and hyped due to their "Mac compatible" approach to price gauge their products.

    I even have a small, quick review of the cheap Amazon one on MR.
     

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