1. Optid's Avatar
    Hi all I have a MacBook Pro 13" Mid 2012 that is like to upgrade to an SSD. Any recommendations on a drive?

    Thanks
    05-28-2013 12:44 PM
  2. CG68's Avatar
    I have used Crucial M4 ssd's for my Macbook Pros and they have performed very well with no issues. Others may chime in with their own experiences with other ssd makers.
    05-28-2013 02:23 PM
  3. Optid's Avatar
    I have used Crucial M4 ssd's for my Macbook Pros and they have performed very well with no issues. Others may chime in with their own experiences with other ssd makers.
    I just looked at them they have a 960 GB for $600 it's pricey but I don't want to downgrade from my current 750 GB.
    05-28-2013 06:49 PM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Since you currently have the non-retina model, you won't have to downgrade...get yourself a smaller capacity SSD and a data doubler to run your 750GB HDD in your optical drive spot. This will give you the benefits of the SSD (start up and app launch quickness) with the massive internal storage size of the HDD.

    Crucial is a good company, but I've also heard good reviews about the Mercury line of SSD's (and i think they are cheaper too).
    05-29-2013 01:21 PM
  5. Optid's Avatar
    Since you currently have the non-retina model, you won't have to downgrade...get yourself a smaller capacity SSD and a data doubler to run your 750GB HDD in your optical drive spot. This will give you the benefits of the SSD (start up and app launch quickness) with the massive internal storage size of the HDD.

    Crucial is a good company, but I've also heard good reviews about the Mercury line of SSD's (and i think they are cheaper too).
    So from my understanding of this ill be able to keep both HDDs installed?


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    05-30-2013 01:59 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    You should only have one HDD right now...the 750GB internal hard drive that came with your macbook pro.

    What you'll have at the end of this is the following...

    - SSD will take the place of your current hard drive and will function as the launching point for your operating system and your apps...it will also provide you with more internal storage as well (dependent on which capacity you choose).
    - The data doubler will remove your CD/DVD drive and will mount your existing 750GB hard drive in its place to be used purely as a storage mechanism.

    ...so for example, say you got a 320GB SSD, and you bought the data doubler and used your 750GB HDD as well, you'd essentially have over a terabyte of internal storage (minus what your operating system and apps take up).
    05-30-2013 02:21 PM
  7. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I have a Crucial M4. I love it, even though its only been a few days
    06-07-2013 09:49 PM

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