SSD Upgrade

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  1. potpot2

    potpot2 PhilMUG Addict Member

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    cant remember the brand anymore. more than 2 years already. you can check out his posts in tipidpc. search louie.
    contact number is 09178098784

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    I recently got my HD upgraded to a 500GB SSD driver just recently via Ynzal/Normer (Service costs php2,500 as iMac adhesive prices went up). It really makes me think, why haven't I done this before. Everything just boots up within a blink of an eye. :)
     
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    jays0n New Member

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    How many days before you got it back? Or they did it while you wait?

    Thanks
     
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    Around 4 days. Give it around 5 business days at most. :)
     
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    Okay. Thanks.
     
  6. vrl29

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    i agree that the SSD upgrade from an HDD is one of the best possible upgrades you can do to your workstation (Desktop/Laptop). the speed difference will be very noticeable, even with entry model SSDs like Kingston.

    It would be preferable if you can buy bigger SSD sizes, but the price per GB of an SSD is still expensive compared to HDDs. If somewhat in a budget, a smaller sized SSD would suffice (as long as it's for the OS only; user files like pictures & videos could be placed in an HDD).

    We did the SSD upgrade to our cousin's Macbook 2012 Pro model (non-Retina); the Optical Drive was swapped out in favor of an HDD caddy and the old HDD (500GB) was placed in the caddy. The SSD was placed in the old location of the HDD. One of the best bang for the buck upgrades you can do.
     
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    warmgreentea PhilMUG Addict Member

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    ^ Ang pag palit ba sa SSD nakatulong sa iyong pag paslang kina Taguro at Sensui? :p

    250GB SSD is the safest bet these days, and it seems that the 40-80gig ones had become extinct nowdays. Wait for black friday deals; 1TB SSDs for 9-11k pesos. :)

    So far so good with my SSD. Still blazing fast despite eating up more gigs these days.
     
  8. jays0n

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    I am currently using an external SSD as my startup disk.

    Will there be a difference (in terms of speed) if I the SSD is installed as the main drive and replace the old HDD instead?

    Thanks
     
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    night and day sir :) very big difference!

    boot time is now as fast as the retinas :)
     
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    Alright! Thanks sir.
     
  11. Miguel A.

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    sorry to bump, but does anyone know of a reputable service center that can install SSD and RAM upgrades in a Late 2012 iMac 21.5 inch within the day? Like we'll drop off the iMac 10AM in the morning and hopefully it's ready by 5PM. It's for my aunt and she needs it back ASAP, can't afford to wait more than 1-2 days for it.
    Also we got a 1TB Samsung 860 QVO and Kingston 8GBx2 DDR3 1600, hope they don't have any compatibility issues.
     
  12. antski

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    try them:
    Ab-Blanc Laptop / Apple Mac Repair Center

    Apple Macbook, iMAC ,any Laptop problem? Call us at 3438-8622, 0917-8952315, 0932-8899386 Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm. Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm
     
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    Try Ynzal.

    http://ynzal.com/
     

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