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    Solid state drive
    My friend was to update his 2007 17in MacBook Pro to solid state, we have a question about it. Is there a different power cord associated with SSD that is different than what's normally used for HDD?
    -Matt

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    No. If you get a notebook oriented drive, it will have the same power and data connectors as any old SATA drive.

    I would caution your friend though - the SSD market is in turmoil right now. Might not be a bad idea to let things shake out, there are very heavy markups on Intel drives at the moment because Samsung identified a problem in its controllers. And of course, the other, cheaper drives out there have issues with "stuttering".

    I would recommend reading this article (at least the first part of it) before plunking down a significant chunk of change on an SSD.
    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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    SSD's and standard HD's use the same connectors.

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    Ok great, thanks for the advice, i'll pass that article onto him.
    -Matt

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