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Old Apr 2nd, 2015, 04:01 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
It's not an issue if the user wants to ignore all issues using a non-Apple provided SSD and possibly end up with some significant slowdowns etc.

Their choice…

And there won't be slowdowns with 3rd party SSD if trim is enabled.
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Old Apr 3rd, 2015, 11:53 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by lorewren View Post
Its a mid 2010 model. Its a given that I will be maxing out the memory.

Need a recommendation for a solid state hard drive as upgrade from its stock hard drive.

Wife is ultimate office application user and is getting a 2015 Mac AIr. So this machine will migrate to me to be my travelling, coffee shop office and when required on-site freelance machine.

As always much appreciated your insights.

Ed, I think you need to set a simple budget. Depending on the size of the volume you want to get, it can get up there - esp for a 2010. 5 yrs old isn't all that old, but consider this:
  • your 16G of ram will run you @ least $175 taxes in.
  • Your HD will be anywhere from $135 (very low end for a 256G) to $275 (512G) for a SSD.

I'm all for reviving for cheap. Good thing is that you didn't have to pay for your unit, so sinking in more $ can be justified. And of course - what you plan on doing with it too.

I'm undergoing a sim project. I just bought a Crucial BX100 and not the MX. I have good write speeds on paper as the 512G write speeds > 256G > 128G. I'm going to partition mine as well so that's why I wanted to get the biggest one. 1T might be much but that's on you. And I did look @ Samsung SSDs. I just felt like i was getting great value w/ Crucial, and again started to look @ the amount i was spending -vs- age of the unit.
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Old Jun 12th, 2015, 06:16 AM   #23
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I have upgraded quite a lot of older macbookpros with crucial ssd mx 200 (500 gb) and with Yosemite,its as good as new.Download trim enabler from Cindori.Its free download
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