Mac Solid State Drive (SSD) Upgrade Database

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  1. Adel

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    Dammit. There's a 480GB SSD drive now selling on NewEgg for $120 only!

    Where has this been all my life? It isn't as fast as the new Samsung 950 Pros now, but heck, an SSD beats any physical drive any day.
     
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    Any feedback on the Samsung 850 EVO line? Does it have the same issues as the 840 EVO SSD's? Planning to get the 500GB model as the prices have dropped quite a bit. Thanks!
     
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    Read some articles and feedback that since this uses a different memory, it has so far have no similar issus with the 840 series
     
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    Thanks Macmon!
     
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    are we allowed to ask/post pricing and availability on local shops?
    i just found a seemingly good price for the 1tb samsung 850 evo and i'm just curious baka may nakahanap ng better price somewhere?
     
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    Of course you are allowed to share prices
     
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    hmmm... pahabol cyber monday (499 for 400gb)? i did just get a 240 though, combined with 120 for my mbp
     
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    Upgraded my old mid 2010 MBP to SSD last October when I was in the US. I got a samsung evo 500gb. Best decision I've ever made. Then i turned the optical drive into a second internal drive where i placed my old HDD, then i bought a USB case for the optical drive and installed it there. I did everything myself with the help of google, and now it's been almost 2 months and everything is running perfectly and smoothly.
     
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    like here on the forum?
    found a 1tb samsung 850 evo for P17,900 cash price.
    if anyone knows where i can get something cheaper?
    or is that as low as it goes?
    it sells for $347.99 in amazon.
     
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    anyone tried upgrading the rMBP 2015 model yet?
     
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    i read from news articles... ssd and regulard hard disk prices are almost the same.. good for us consumers!!!
     
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    is it even possible? i tried asking this before and someone told me we can't upgrade it :(
     
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    someone did it already, the only problem is that there are still no 3rd party SSD that will work for mac. What this person did was go on Ebay and bought an OEM 256 PCIE SSD and installed it.

    dito sa pinas most likely para maka obtain tayo ng SSD for mac na may tamang firmware is sa mga sirang rMBP 2015 xD most likely sa GH :))))))) or via Ebay then tas johnny air padala nalang XD
     
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    Hi sir, i have the same mbp 2010 model 13", planning to follow your upgrade. Just to clarify did you upgrade ram also? How do you switch from one drive to another i.e. ssd to hdd? Sorry noob questions. Thanks
     
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    ^ Regarding switching drives, you can check instructions from ifixit.com if you want to do it DIY style. You can do a clean install of the OS or clone your hdd to ssd.
     
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    slightly OT, i've lost some screws DIYing 2 mbps, can anyone point me in the right direction for replacement ones? TIA!
     
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    I upgraded my ram to 8GB a long time ago, but I didn't do it myself I was scared to open my laptop that time. But yeah there's a detailed instruction on ifixit on how to change you hard drive, though you need to have the proper tools.
     
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    Anyone interested in a 3.84 TB ssd by Samsung? Its only US$2000 :eek: It would be perfect for Hitme and I though hehe

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