MacBook Pro :: Replace HDD With A SSD Drive?

Jul 2, 2012

If i replace a HDD with an SSD drive will this void the warrantly providing I do not cause any damage as stated below  ?  page 36 in the user manual suggests that you can upgrade memory and HDD although it states  If you attempt to install a replacement drive or memory and you damage your equipment, such damage is not covered by the limited warranty on your computer [URL]

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MacBook Pro :: If Replace Hdd For A Ssd Will Still Be Covered By Applecare

Feb 16, 2012

I am looking to replace my original HHD in my laptop with a new SSD.But i want to know if this will viod my warranty?

Macbook Pro 2.4GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.5)

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MacBook Pro :: Install A Vertex 3 SSD To Replace The HDD?

May 18, 2012

Just bought a new 15" 2.5 A/G and want to install a Vertex 3 SSD to replace the HDD. Despite reading & watching the "how to's", I'm not exactly clear if I simply insert the included restore disc after I do the upgrade or do I need a data transfer kit? I plan to migrate data from my old MBP w/SL(10.6.8), after the upgrade?

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Intel Mac :: Can Replace HDD With A SSD

Apr 17, 2012

I just got an ad in my email. I can get a 12GB SSD with up to 559 MB/Sec speed for $155. Can I replace the HD in my iMac with such a drive? I might then get an external enclosure for the original drive.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

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MacBook :: Replace Drive With SSD

Feb 6, 2012

I have a late 2008 Aluminium macbook. I was wondering about replacing the current har drive with an ssd drive. I know I should get fatser boot time etc but does anyone know what sort of extra battery life I would get by using 1.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Air :: Will It Be To Replace SSD Drive To 256 GB

Nov 16, 2008

I read news that Samsung is already coming out with 256 GB SSD drives. I'm imagining that Apple will start putting those into the Air mid next year, and wonder what are my chances of being able to replace the 128 GB SSD drive (this is assuming I purchase an Air in the next few weeks) myself when the new ones come out? I remember there have been some threads related to swapping drives on this forum in the past, but none dedicated to those new 256 GB SSD drives, as far as I can tell.

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MacBook Pro :: Use Ssd As Boot Drive And Hdd As Storage On 13"

Mar 25, 2012

how to use SSD as boot drive and have HDD in optical bay as storage on a Macbook pro 13. I mean in that both drives work as one . by formatting using mac software . I would like to run all programs and OS but would love to have my downloads and useless data on run on my 1tb 5400rpm hdd without me have to manual send it there..

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Macbook pro 13 Corsair force GT 240

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Mac Pro :: Replace New 3TB Internal Hard Drive With Original Stock HDD?

Jun 16, 2012

my old stock HD capacity is so small. and i want to upgrade/swtich to new 3TB ATA hard drive? it's possible?no issue with intel mac pro 2008? stock HD located in BAY#1  can i upgrade with new high capacity one? how to upgrade? step by step? do i have to move all content frm stock HD to new HD? and how? do i have to upgrade install new HD with disc utility ? how to change? 

Mac Pro 8core, Mac OS X (10.6.2)

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MacBook Pro :: How To Update Firmware & Get SSD Up? - Way To Transfer All Default Stuff On HDD To SSD

Mar 28, 2010

I'm in the "waiting for Arrandale" camp and am considering one of the intel SSD's. All of the reviews suggest updating the firmware. I'm not too experienced with computers and would like some information on what that process involves. Aside from that, I would also like to know the easiest way to transfer the files on the default HDD to the SSD. I will likely use the SSD as the main drive (i don't use too many files), and the HDD for additional storage. So questions...1. If anyone knows of any walkthroughs of how to update the firmware and get the SSD up and running, could you give me some links?2. What is the best way to transfer all of the default stuff on the HDD to the SSD? I've heard this being referred to as "cloning" the HDD and would appreciate the best ways to do it, any necessary programs, etc.

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MacBook Pro :: Replace Stock HD With SSD In I7

Sep 28, 2010

I got the i7 MacBook Pro and want to replace the stock HD with SSD. I am thinking whether to wait for thanks giving time for a better deal on SSD or go ahead and bite the bullet.

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MacBook Pro :: Replace Superdrive With SSD?

Apr 2, 2012

I'm thinking about replacing my Superdrive with an SSD drive in my early '08 MBP. 

I ordered a Caddy to hold the SSD drive.    

Would I be better off putting the SSD drive in the superdrive slot or the standard HD,   Due to Sata/pata reasons.   i hear my MBP uses a pata connection which would limit speed. 

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MacBook Air :: Replacing 128GB SSD Drive With HDD

Jan 23, 2009

I recently bought a MBA with the 128GB SSD. When at the store I launched Word on the SSD version as well as the SATA version and there was a noticeable difference so I decided to pay the extra $700 and go with the 1.86GHz with SSD model. I use this machine for development and my builds carry out file intensive operations that delete and generate a few thousand files (when I generate javadocs). My old Dell desktop from 5 years ago completed this operation in 90 seconds but my MBA takes 400 - 700 seconds. I did some reading and all indicators seem to point to the SSD being fast for reads but slow for writes. Is this correct? I'm not sure I can deal with this slowdown for much longer and I'm thinking a having my SSD replaced with the SATA drive. Will the mac store do this? or is there any less expensive option?

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Intel Mac :: Replace Optical Drive In It With A 2.5" HDD?

Mar 25, 2012

mid-2007 Intel-based iMac

optical drive is shot

cant install winxp on bootcamp without it

thought it'd be easier to have a separate (already windows-formatted) drive (pulled from my laptop) and choose to boot to either at startup.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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MacBook Pro :: No T6 Torx To Replace HDD?

Aug 26, 2009

Just use a pair of pliers! Worked like a charm.

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MacBook :: Possible To Replace SSD On It

Apr 13, 2012

The hard drive on my Macbook 4,1 is way too slow for me now. I want to replace a SSD III or II onto my Macbook. Does SSD III or II work on Macbook 4,1 White Early '08?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Studio Recording - Dual SSD VS SSD ATA Hard Drive?

Jun 19, 2012

I'm looking for real-world advice from people who run multiple storage devices for audio recording using SSD - am I best to run dual SSD's OR 1 SSD and 1 ATA hard drive for a dedicated platform for recording audio in a project studio? 

I'm moving to a Macbook Pro from Windows (no smart comments now) and need the best performance for as long as possible. 

I record rock songs with 40 (or more) audio tracks with signal processing plugins on Ableton Live - I will also use Logic Pro. I also use BFD for my drum tracks which is CPU, RAM and disk instensive. 

I've settled on the 15" 2012 MacBookPro with a hi-res display - I have a Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 firewire audio interface. I already have an OWC 250GB SSD + OWC 8GB RAM upgrade + OWC optical bay HDD caddy to fit. 

So WHICH config is BEST for my long term audio recording?

1. OWC 256GB SSD for boot and apps and Apple 750GB 7200RPM HDD in optical bay for audio/temp files?

2. Apple 750GB 7200RPM HDD as boot/apps/temp and OWC SSD in optical bay for audio files?

3. Apple 128GB SSD for boot/apps/temp and OWC 256GB SSD in optical bayfor audio files? 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Transferring User From HDD To SSD Boot Drive?

Apr 3, 2012

So I'm having problems with my setup, and looking to find a possible remedy.  I have setup my Mac with a 120G SSD in my main drive bay, and moved my 750G HHD to an optibay setup.  I booted off a USB copy of lion to install it on the SSD, used migration assistant to move my things over.   

So currently it boots off the SSD (named Boot Drive), has a "boot user" with its home folder on the SSD, and has my old user (lets call it "olduser") on the orignal drive HDD (called Optibay)  and I created a new user when logged into the "boot user" with the same name "olduser", and moved its home directory to the old HDD path, /Volumes/Optibay/Users/Olduser.  Then I deleted everything except the user folder on the HDD. 

BUT, I'm having spin up issues, and constant read/write on the HDD in the optibay even on the boot user, and at times it shouldn't be.  I have moved my files around enough that I can now fit the "olduser" onto the SSD, (moved the contents of Movies, Pictures, Documents, and Music folders into new folders @ /Volumes/Optibay/Myfolders).   

So how do I move the home folder/user from the HDD to the SSD.  I can't quite figure out the best way to do it with preserving all my settings and everything that is at the root level on the HDD to the SSD.  Trying to preserve permissions seems to be the biggest issue.  Should I be logged into "olderuser" and copy the user folder onto the SSD, then login to the boot user and just change the home directory path to the new one?  Or should I be logged onto boot user when I make the move? The end goal is to make the optibay drive ejectable while running on my olduser account so I can get it to spin down

MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Using OS X With An SSD Plus HDD Setup?

Mar 3, 2012

I recently bought an express card ssd for my late 2008 Macbook Pro. I use the ssd to boot lion osx, and to boost the performance of apps like photoshop. Do to limited capacity (48gb) I need to leave some apps on the hdd. Is there a way to link to the hdd? p.s.I want the icons of the apps to show on the ssd desktop, but be stored on the hdd. Also, I found this link [url], and I had some complications with inputting the commands in terminal; the app was removed from the ssd, but did not point to the folder on the hdd.

Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), late 2008

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MacBook Pro :: Won't Replace Optical Drive With A Second Hard Drive

Aug 22, 2009

I read this somewhere but i cant seem to find it anywhere on google.

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MacBook Pro :: Practical Difference In SSD Vs HDD

Apr 17, 2010

I just ordered my "17i5" (a nice shorthand there) with the 128GB SSD. I've been noticing here and there on these forums about people being worried about using SSD with large files, needing a lot of disk usage (I.e. Scratch disk), and limiting the amount of overall data one puts on the drive.This will be my first experience with an SSD computer. Do I actually need to worry about any of this? In terms of general usage, shouldn't the SSD be simply a much faster and energy efficient disk drive? I will of course keep in mind the normals things, like making sure not to drop below 5GB of remaining storage (OS X doesn't like that even with a standard platter hard drive - though I think that has to do with the writing RAM contents upon Sleep, which I disable anyway).

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MacBook Pro :: Migrating Data From HDD To SSD?

Jun 21, 2012

One of these days, I may purchase a Crucial SSD (512GB). 

I need to know how to copy the contents of my current factory HDD (seagate 5400rpm 500GB) to the Crucial SSD. Note that they are of different sizes. 

What I have:

- Carbon Copy Cleaner

- Time Machine (with time capsule)

- Spare 750GB external HDD 

Which is the fastest, safest, and easiest way to accomplish this task? Again, the drives are of different sizes, and only one can be in the machine at a time.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 13", 500GB HDD, 16GB RAM, i7 2.7GHz

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MacBook Pro :: Difference Between 5400RMP HDD And SSD In My System

Mar 2, 2010

Difference between 5400RMP HDD and SSD in MBP? Because I've got a MacBook Pro and I'm thinking about getting a SSD later in it. So what changes would there be from a 5400RMP HDD to a SSD?

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MacBook Pro :: Seagate Momentus XT SSD And HDD In One System?

May 24, 2010

Been on these forums browsing around snooping info for a while now. I'm in the market for a 2010 MBP and i am really looking into the SSD's. The downside is there price and the relative small storage space.But now i read some post on a tech website about the seagate momentus XTWhich is a 500Gb HDD @ 7200 RPM with a 4GB flash memory. Now i'm intrested to see what you guys think of this concept would it be a good deal to get this into a MBP or just stick with the 500Gb apple HDD till the price on SSD's drop.

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MacBook Pro :: HDD Suggestions Other Than SSD Or Seagate Momentous XT Hybrid

Dec 2, 2010

Just curious as to whether or not there is a consensus on a recommended hard drive other than an SSD or the Seagate Momentus XT hybrid? I received my new 2010 13" MBP yesterday and installed a new 500GB Seagate Momentus XT into the unit. Off of a clean install of OS X, the system worked fine. I did the obligatory software update to 10.6.5 as well as four other updates and it never got past the grey boot up screen. Couldn't get past that no matter what I tried.

So unfortunately, this has soured by tastebuds on the Seagate. There have been numerous posts about issues with this HDD on and I knew that going in, so I'm not looking to particularly rehash it. I tried, it didn't work, time to move on. It will go back. I'm not interested in paying the steep price for performance that an SSD involves. I would prefer to have the additional capacity (320GB+). That said, are there any particular recommendations for a reliable, fast 500GB HDD for my new MBP? Or is it more of a situation where they're all with 1-2% of each other? The unit with most/best reviews seems to be the Seagate Momentus 7200.4. I'm still a little bit bitter about Seagate at the moment, but I'm willing to keep an open mind.

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MacBook Pro :: Splitting System And User Data Between SSD And HDD?

Dec 24, 2010

I wondering which one of the following configuration will be faster:

- 128 GB SSD for OS and Apps + 5400 rpm hdd for games and user data like source codes, etc.
- 128 GB SSD for all of them?

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MacBook Pro :: Backing Up The SSD And The HDD To A Network Using Time Machine?

May 16, 2010

If I put an SSD in and use the OptiBay to replace the Superdrive with an HDD will Time Machine being able to deal with backing up the SSD and the HDD to a network backup using Time Machine?

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MacBook Pro :: 2010 MBP HDD RAM Upgrade Or SSD?

Jul 31, 2010

I am trying to decide whether I should Install a 120/128GB SSD or add a Larger hybrid HDD with an extra 2 gig RAM upgrade. I currently have a 2010 MBP with 4 gigs of Ram and a stock 5400 rpm HDD. I am thinking of replacing the HDD with either the Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB or the OCZ Vertex 2 120GB. I could also use that money to purchase a Seagate XT Hybrid 500GB drive and then use the extra money to purchase a 4GB stick to replace one of the stock 2GB sticks. What's are your thoughts? What is the speed difference between the hybrid and the SSD's? If you chose the SSD, which one?

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MacBook Pro :: How To Move Media To The HDD While Leaving The /Library On The SSD

Aug 8, 2010

Just to let everybody know, I found a pretty straightforward way to do this without having to mess with every single app's preferences. I have a 13 mbp and I replaced the HDD with an intel SSD. The original HDD went into the optibay instead of the superdrive. At first I just moved my whole home folder to the HDD, so that iTunes, iPhoto and everything else would have worked on there not filling up the SSD with unnecessary stuff. But then I felt like my HDD was spinning most of the time and I read that, as I thought, it is better to leave the ~/Library folder on the SSD to avoid this, since every running app basically reads and writes to this folder all the time. So here's what I did:

1) I moved the home folder back to the SSD, copying my ~/Library folder from the HDD in there (this is its default location so you don't have to do anything if you never changed it.

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MacBook Pro :: 64GB Kingston SSD - External HDD Or Surprise?

Aug 22, 2010

from work, I can select either a Kingston 64GB SSDNow drive or an external HDD with similar value. Currently, I use 7200rpm in two unibody MBPs and I have a pair or eMacs with their original drives. Here are my options:

1. SSD in 13" MBP with Windows running on Parallels. I worry that by allocating half of the storage for both OS, I wouldn't have enough space for anything in terms of working with files. Removing the optical drive is not an option here. Also, I need to switch off a few options in Windows, like the disc fragmentation and so on. What are they? Can TRIM support under Parallels be taken advantage of? I'm still not sure about using SSDs. I don't mind waiting for applications to launch or to boot up.

2. SSD in external HDD enclosure with USB, so I can boot from it on both MBPs. In this scenario, it would only run Snow Leopard. But wouldn't a USB2 port impose a bottleneck, almost defeating the point of using an SSD?....................

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MacBook Pro :: 2012 - Buy HDD Model Then Upgrade To SSD?

Jun 14, 2012

I want to buy a MacBook Pro (new 2012 model) and am thinking that buying the 13" 750GB 5400-rpm HHD model and then upgrading it to SSD myself will be a far cheaper way to go?  

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: SSD+HDD Setup And Can't Choose A Startup Disk?

Aug 11, 2010

So I have a Solid State Drive with a OSX Partition and a Windows 7 Partition and a 320 gb hard drive formatted into journaled. I went into the "System Preferences" and "Startup Disk" and the only thing I see is "network startup". What does this mean?It takes ages to boot into OSX unless I start the computer and manually pick a partition and I'm assuming it's because I don't have a startup disk selected yet. I tried switching the position of the hard drive (SSD in hard drive bay and HDD in optical base and vice versa)

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MacBook Pro :: Can I Replace The Hard Drive With SS Storage?

Nov 14, 2010

I have a vintage 2009 17" MBP with 320 GB hard drive.

Can I replace the hard drive with SS storage?

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MacBook Pro :: Replace Hard Drive In Retina?

Jun 15, 2012

im thinking of buying a new retina MBP but want to know how easy or difficult it would be to replace the hard drive if i wanted to upgrade it? 

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MacBook Pro :: Apple Repair Took Intel X-25M SSD And Replaced With HDD 250gb 5400RPM.

Jan 16, 2010

I had an issue with the 9600m GT Graphics card a few weeks ago where the graphics card wouldn't display anything when plugged into an external monitor. The apple store checked it out and said the logic board was faulty and that it would need to be replaced under warranty. (Late 2008 15" macbook pro).

When I received the laptop back, they not only replaced the logic board, but they also replaced the SSD with a 250gb 5400rpm hard drive. I called in and, after being upgraded to the top level supervisor, he said that all of the hard drives being replaced were sent to be refurbished or recycled and that my hard drive had a fault in it so they replaced it. He says that they restore it to the apple original condition and originally they sold it with a 250gb hard drive in it so that's what they replaced it with. Their policy is that only if they replace aftermarket ram with apple ram will they return the aftermarket parts back to you. This repair was conducted yesterday, the 15th of January by apple Tech ID #612525.

I don't expect to get my data back, but if anyone has any idea on how I can get my hard drive back, I'd be willing to reward $100. A new Intel SSD X25-M G2 would be around 250 so I wouldn't want to do that.

I've been on the phone all day with the apple support so I am very frustrated right now.

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Hardware :: Moving From 250 GB 2.5" HDD To A 250GB SSD HDD?

Nov 7, 2010

After playing around with a 2 GB ram / 128 GB HDD new 11.6" MBA, I am wondering if purchasing a 250 GB SSD HDD by Intel and installing on my current 13" Mac Book Pro would be a wise move. I could not believe how the 11.6" MBA seemed 10 times faster than my 13" MacBook.

Anyone have any advice regarding moving from 250 GB 2.5" HDD to a 250GB SSD HDD?

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