X-25M G2 in 09 MBP 13"

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  1. Thedesolateone macrumors newbie

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  2. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    That sounds a lot like the dreaded beachball EFI 1.7 issue to me. I hope I won't run into it as I'm still waiting to get the Intel X25-M G2 160 GB. The stock drive on my 13" MBP works fine.
     
  3. Farplaner macrumors 6502

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    I have the G2 on the 2008 unibody model MBP, and it's running perfect :)
     
  4. oomikeyboy macrumors newbie

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    I have a x25-m 160gb G2 in my mid-2009 MBP13, and its working flawlessly. I definitely recommend just biting the bullet and get one.
     
  5. xxnoelziexx macrumors member

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    Been running mine in 13" base and it is so quick. Running snow leopard with EFI 1.7. I even had a OCZ summit which worked perfectly too.
     
  6. Hydra macrumors regular

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    I have 80GB G2 in my late 2008 nVidia unibody macbook, works fine.
     
  7. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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    So late 2008's didn't have any problems like the summer 09s do?
     
  8. iPhanatic macrumors member

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    Have it in my mid 09 13" since Fri and it does indeed work flawlessly with SL. I just love my MBP now, boots in 16 sec and apps open in 1-2 sec
     
  9. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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    To install an SSD, is there anything you do differently than a normal drive (as far as preparation)?

    Do you just hook it up externally, clone it, and install it? (or install it, load a backup from Time Machine)

    Is there any other stuff you have to do?
     
  10. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Its better to do a clean install of SL, then restore all your data off Time Machine using Migration when SL launches.
     
  11. iPhanatic macrumors member

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    No difference. I cloned externally then installed
     
  12. mrrippey macrumors regular

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    Clean install of Snow Leo is recommended

    Music, downloads, documents, (all of that crap under user account, create a symlink to HDD so you dont do all of those writes to SSD) This is provided you are doing a SSD/HDD internal combo.
     
  13. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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    If you're doing a direct replacement of an HDD with an SSD (leaving the optical drive alone and in tact), then why is a clean install recommended? What's the advantage to merely cloning the HDD to the SSD and then replacing it? :confused:
     
  14. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Working pretty, pretty good in my August 13 MBP.

    X25 G2 160GB MPB 2.26GHz
     
  15. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    I think it's mainly due to a lot of files and junk that accumulating over time, so some prefer to do a fresh install.
     
  16. tejota1911 macrumors 6502

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    I installed my 2nd Gen 160GB intel SSD tonight, and it's running flawlessly! 15-16 second boot times! 1-2 second shutdowns! Apps launch near instantly! All in a 2.26GHz, 4GB RAM, Mid-2009 13" MBP WITH the dreaded EFI 1.7 Firmware Update! I'm glad I saved my money on this model, and did the RAM & SSD myself. This thing is a portable powerhouse!
     
  17. coldpower27 macrumors regular

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    I just ordered a X-25 G2 hopefully I can get everything installed just fine...
     
  18. tenderidol macrumors regular

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    My first G2 160GB drive was defective (8MB bug), but the second one has been working fine so far on my mid-2009 MBP 15.

    I may pass this drive to my wife's mid-2009 MBP 13, once the 320GB Intel SSDs are out :D
     

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