Wow. I put a SSD and fresh install of Yosemite in my mid 2010 and..

dudeslife

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Wow. I put a 500 gb SSD and fresh install of Yosemite in my mid 2010 macbook pro and now I don't even know if I want to update when Skylake comes out. It really runs great. Such unfamiliar territory to have a notebook that I can't really find a reason to get rid of (I was windows pre-2010).
 

Samuelsan2001

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Yep a great machine

Wow. I put a 500 gb SSD and fresh install of Yosemite in my mid 2010 macbook pro and now I don't even know if I want to update when Skylake comes out. It really runs great. Such unfamiliar territory to have a notebook that I can't really find a reason to get rid of (I was windows pre-2010).
My brother has my old 2010 top spec with an SSD added and it is still a great little machine. I upgraded purely for the retina screen and my eyes love me for it....

There is a reason that Apple are phasing out HDD now you know why...

Is that a commodore 64 in your sig??? Awesome haven't seen one in years, there was a game for it called Hover Bover that involved "borrowing" lawnmowers and cutting grass before your irate neighbour could catch you, ahhh they don't make them like that anymore...
 

Sabretooth78

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I did the same with my 2012 cMBP and the performance boost was incredible.

I have since migrated back to Mavericks and I've noted that the boot times and other loading times are comparable as well with that version of OS X.
 

dudeslife

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My brother has my old 2010 top spec with an SSD added and it is still a great little machine. I upgraded purely for the retina screen and my eyes love me for it....

There is a reason that Apple are phasing out HDD now you know why...

Is that a commodore 64 in your sig??? Awesome haven't seen one in years, there was a game for it called Hover Bover that involved "borrowing" lawnmowers and cutting grass before your irate neighbour could catch you, ahhh they don't make them like that anymore...
after I installed my ssd and fresh install of yosemite, I changed my wallpaper and moved my dock to trick my mind into thinking I have a new computer. It diminished my craving to buy another macbook pro.

Yeah, my Commodore 64 still runs perfectly and sits on a table in my home-office. :D

 

Hieveryone

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Wow. I put a 500 gb SSD and fresh install of Yosemite in my mid 2010 macbook pro and now I don't even know if I want to update when Skylake comes out. It really runs great. Such unfamiliar territory to have a notebook that I can't really find a reason to get rid of (I was windows pre-2010).
I'd keep it if there's no reason to upgrade. How much RAM do you have?
 

yjchua95

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Did you address TRIM in any way? My early-2011 is begging for a SSD, but Yosemite has me hesitant.
I'm running TRIM off my 512GB Samsung 840 Pro in an early-2011 15" MBP running Yosemite (after disabling kext signing) and it works fine.

Just remember to turn off TRIM and re-enable kext signing before performing an update that requires a reboot.
 

iRadio

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Raid over Moscow....

Was that the one you had to fly the planes out of the hangar at the start? God I lost some hours on that....
 

prasys

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Yep , I am using a Mid 2010 15' MBP , recently swapped the 320GB HDD with 256GB SSD and I have to say , the macbook pro now screams

No more slow booting time , beachballs and all. It makes it to feel like new , with the 8GB of RAM which I have pimped , it feels like a new computer
 

Cloudsurfer

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The 2010 models have proven to be fine models indeed. My girlfriend is using a 2010 mini that had an SSD upgrade and it still flies (she uses it for photography). At this rate, it will still be fine for another couple of years easily.
 

dudeslife

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The 2010 models have proven to be fine models indeed. My girlfriend is using a 2010 mini that had an SSD upgrade and it still flies (she uses it for photography). At this rate, it will still be fine for another couple of years easily.
Did you do the ssd upgrade of the mini? How hard is it?
 

BenDo

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I'm in the same boat as you with my early 2011 13' mb ..fresh install of Yosemite and it feels brand new again...was thinking of upgrading to a 15' once the new mb comes out, but not so sure now.
 

Irock619

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I just installed two Samsung 850 Pros today, one in my 2011 MBP 15" and one in my wife's 2012 MBP 13". I already had a Crucial M4 installed in mine and used it without trim for over 2 years, no issues at all. I do have other gripes with Yosemite though.
 

HuRR

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I just installed an SSD in my MBP Mid 2012. I am in shock at how much the computer screams now. I should have done this years ago. Wow.
 

cambookpro

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8 is enough.
It really depends on what you need to do. You can't categorically say 8GB is enough.

Anyway, I've just put a 512GB Crucial MX100 in my 2011 MBP with a fresh Yosemite install. It absolutely screams - I love it, and means keeping this until 2016ish should be easy. The only problem I had was installing iWork 09, but eventually I got it to work so it's all fine!