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    Upgrading to SSD
    I just bought a SSD for my new macbook pro. Does my macbook pro need any firmware update or something like that to make the ssd run well? Or I don't need anything just simply put in the new drive and it will work? Thank you.

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    SSDs are recognized similarly to other hard drives, so if you pop it in it should work just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macfrik View Post
    I just bought a SSD for my new macbook pro. Does my macbook pro need any firmware update or something like that to make the ssd run well? Or I don't need anything just simply put in the new drive and it will work? Thank you.
    Hi
    What one did you get?
    let us know how it go's as I'm looking at adding one in my Macbook as well as the standard hd..

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by spazzbecker View Post
    Hi
    What one did you get?
    let us know how it go's as I'm looking at adding one in my Macbook as well as the standard hd..

    Cheers
    Carl
    Dittos. Please benchmark it before the install with some sort of standardized and widely available software like XBench et. al. I'd be interested to get a relative idea of what benefits it shows you. Good luck!
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    Mine is the Super talent SSD 256GB that I bought from Newegg. I want to use this with my upcoming 2.93ghz Macbook pro. But I guess I'll do benchmarking first using my other 2.8 Macbook pro.

    Here is the spec:
    2.8ghz / 4gb ddr3 mem / 256 ssd

    The result is 179.38 using Xbench.

    I will do another benchmarking using my 2.93 ghz model when it arrives later this week.

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    Thanks. What was the Xbench score with the standard non-SSD drive?
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    Is that drive SLC or MLC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    Is that drive SLC or MLC?
    MLC. Price isn't too bad either. $489.00

    Regards.

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    could you post how your battery time changed please? tnx

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    MLC. Price isn't too bad either. $489.00

    Regards.
    I thought the MLC drives were painfully slow in write performance.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    I thought the MLC drives were painfully slow in write performance.
    They are indeed slower, and less reliable than SLC.
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    What is MLC and SLC? Does anyone can lighten me up here? Thanks.

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    From Wikipedia:

    SLC versus MLC
    Lower priced drives usually use multi-level cell (MLC) flash memory, which is slower and less reliable than single-level cell (SLC) flash memory.[11][12] Still, MLC chips continue to be used in many commercially available SSDs
    I've read a number of reviews and it seems that some of the MLC drives can be really bad, to the point that some systems are nearly unusable, which is why I was wondering since the OP had stated they were really happy with the upgrade.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    I see. Yesterday I bought Samsung 2.5" Drive at ebay. I think that it uses SLC flash memory, because the price is twice of what I buy at Newegg. Thanks for replying. Will compare the old MLC drive with the newer Samsung SLC drive.

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