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SSD Upgrade on MacBook Pro. Will it boost the performance?

My MBP hard drive is old so planning to upgrade to a 500 GB SSD.  Expecting to get a good performance boost. Any recommendations or tips for SSD upgrade?


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Posted by: anonymous_9363 5 years ago
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Best money I ever spent on any computer upgrade ever. Ever!
Posted by: MAXintosh 5 years ago
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Best single upgrade I have ever made.
Posted by: peteosmac 5 years ago
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SSD upgrade is possible the best hardware update to get on Mac. It also comes over your budget as to what SSD you are going to have it on Mac. I would recommend you having the SSD with a decent storage size. And yeah, do backup all your data before you upgrade the MBP to a SSD. 
Posted by: rileyz 5 years ago
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Don't buy a crap SSD (;

Make sure it Mac compatible SSD, get a Samsung - they seem to be pretty hot right now with insane IOPS.

What out for Single Sided SSD issues - ie you might need to get a single sided ssd because your mac book needs the super slim type. Normal SSDs have chips on both sides.

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  • Agreed, easiest way to upgrade would be to buy it from OWC: https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/ssd/owc - jknox 5 years ago
Posted by: MacDude 5 years ago
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That and max out the installed RAM. 

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