Retro fit SSD drive to MBP

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  1. Heimdall

    Heimdall OT Supporter

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    Well since Mac shack has been of great assistance to me in the past i've come back with more questions! :big grin:

    I have a 17" MBP, 2.4ghz/2gig ram/160gig hdd. Today the HDD decided to do a bit of crunch crunch tick tick noise making which has since subsided but got me a bit concerned. This got me thinking, with SSD's being the latest craze is it possible to buy a decent quality 256 or 512gb SSD drive, swap it into the MBP and just install OSX onto it without problems or is it a bit more complex than that?

    If it is just a simple swap what drives do you guys recommend? Samsung? or some other brand?

    Thanks in advance :big grin:
     
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    If your drive is SATA compatible, then it shouldn't take more than a simple swap. Dunno about IDE.
     
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    and you could probably just mirror your install back onto the drive with a tool like superduper
     
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    It isn't that bad as long as you follow one of the guides on the internet. How much are you looking to spend on an SSD? You know that a good 250gb SSD is north of the $750 mark eh? There are currently no consumer drives that are 500GB+. The only two drives you should be looking at if you give a shit about speed are the Intel X25-M (which comes in 80GB/$320 and 160GB/$630) or the OCZ Vertex (30GB/$130, 60GB/$210, 120GB/$330, and 250GB/$775).

    I have an 80GB X25-M in my MBP and it fucking flies.
     
  6. Heimdall

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    Cool thanks for the info :)

    They're still that expensive? ouch, i've seen some cheap 1's around but have been a bit wary of them and I guess that means they're garbage. I wouldnt need huge storage on my laptop anyway so the huge sizes aren't really "that" important. Still works out cheaper than buying a new laptop :o
     
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    i am in the industry and would only go with an intel drive.
     

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