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SSD for MacBook Pro 13"

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msclaxton Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Jan 23, 2013 12:43 PM

Will a SSD drive 7mm in height fit fine in to a MacBook Pro 13"?

 

One of the SSD drives i've been looking at is a Kingston 120GB SSD V+200 and it differs in heigh from other SSD drives i've looked at.

 

Thanks.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (22,555 points)
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    Jan 23, 2013 12:47 PM (in response to msclaxton)

    One would think it should since the standard height is 9.5 mm.  To be on the safe side, I would contact the manufacturer to be certain.

     

    Ciao.

  • sh9683 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 23, 2013 1:31 PM (in response to msclaxton)

    personnally i think its way too much for not much memory,

  • Jon P D Level 4 Level 4 (1,460 points)
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    Jan 23, 2013 2:23 PM (in response to msclaxton)

    i like crucial and macsales

     

    crucial have a tool where you can enter your system info and it will only show upgrades that will work with your computer

  • sh9683 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 23, 2013 3:25 PM (in response to msclaxton)

    ny ssd is way over priced, i mean 1000$ for 1tb vs 200$ for a 1TB HHD, personnally i would go for HHD, cheaper, a little slower maybe, but better bang for buck

  • dmachine Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 3:34 AM (in response to msclaxton)

    check out hybrid drives as well. Amazon UK (if you're in Europe) has the best deals on SSD drives. Read the reviews and you should be fine. On average, expect to pay 1 USD/gigabyte of SSD space.

  • sh9683 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 11:12 PM (in response to msclaxton)

    still a heck of a lot cheaper to go with hhd. wait till SSD prices drop to somewhat decent prices, sure their faster, but you don't have half the memory you could get with HHD

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (26,745 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 11:19 PM (in response to sh9683)

    And HDD's are a whole lot slower than SSD's. In fact, prices for SSDs have dropped - I paid $600 for my 512GB Crucial m4 SSD in April of 2012, and now it's just at (or below) $400. To the original poster - take a look at the Crucial website and compare prices for 128GB and 256GB m4 SSDs - only about $100 difference. And I would NOT put the SSD in the optibay - they just don't seem to work well as startup disks in the optibay. Put your SSD in the HD bay and your HDD in the optibay for trouble-free operation.

     

    Good luck,


    Clinton

  • sh9683 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 9:52 AM (in response to clintonfrombirmingham)

    personally i would wait a couple years, to the point where i can get ssd for dirt cheap. right now the price is not worth the speed,

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