SSD Replacement for Macbook White Unibody (Late 2009)

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  1. pandapanda

    pandapanda New Member

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    Hello!

    I'm planning to replace the original HD of my Late 2009 Macbook White Unibody with an SSD. I'm totally clueless about it. Can anyone please point me to the right direction (like reputable repair people/centers, what's the best brand to get, usual cost, etc.)? I'd like to take it to Power Mac but people are saying it always costs an arm and a leg to have it done there. Thank you!
     
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    cybersniper Well-Known Member

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    +1 on Louie... Crucial and Samsung for me too (and OCZ) - grab a Samsung 850 Pro (stay away from the EVO line)

    yeah, do it yourself, it aint that complicated - given the right tools.
     
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    Got the Bx100 from Crucial from Sir Louie and ugraded myself with the Macbook Aluminum. Very snappy in terms of response.
     
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    Thank you! Is file transferring painless when upgrading? Or does it require a clean install?
     
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    Transfer depends on how much files you have and what their sizes are. You have some options here:

    1. You can clone your old drive to the new drive by using a 3rd party application. (e.g. SuperDuper)
    2. You can clean install the new drive with OS X and restore files via Time Machine.
     
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    I usually do a backup then clean install. In my case since the ssd is new. I did a clean install and did manual transfers of files I need
     

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