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SSD in my Mac Pro mid 2009 model?


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I would like to upgrade my SSD i have read up on it but im not sold 100% yet! My computer specs are in the link below please give me any suggestions on upgrading my computer, doesnt need to be amazing just a little faster would be nice!
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I would like to upgrade my SSD i have read up on it but im not sold 100% yet!
Why do you want to upgrade your MacBook Pro's SSD?…and why are you not 100% sold yet? What else do you need to know? SSD's are simply a storage device. If your current SSD is too small…then install a larger one if your budget will allow it.

FYI…upgrading to a larger SSD most likely will not result in a noticeable (by human perception abilities) speed increase. Upgrading from a traditional hard drive to an SSD you will see a big difference. But going from a smaller SSD to a larger SSD is usually not that noticeable.

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Are we discussing a Mac Pro or a MacBook Pro? No link below alas. As Nick suggests a new SSD will be simply bigger. The SATA speed of whatever you have will not change from SATA, SATA II or SATA III.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Crucial USA - scan results ....Not the most computer savvy person but i believe i have a traditional HD....so you are saying upgrading to any compatible SSD will give me a noticeable difference in speed? are their any downfalls?
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Crucial USA - scan results ....Not the most computer savvy person but i believe i have a traditional HD....so you are saying upgrading to any compatible SSD will give me a noticeable difference in speed? are their any downfalls?
Your original post said that you had an SSD in it already. In your 2nd post you said that might have a traditional HD. This is a pretty important point...so it would be good to know for sure...before you start spending money.

If you do currently have a traditional "rotating" HD...then upgrading to an SSD will result in:

- faster restarts
- faster saving of files
- faster opening of files
- faster launching of applications

But...what an SSD will not do is actually increase the speed of things cpu and gpu related. An SSD is just a storage device...it will not make cpu calculations or graphics processing faster.

If you actually do already have an SSD...then another or bigger SSD is not really going to speed things up.

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I have dual ssd's in my MacPro and MacbookPro they are very fast as I have also put them in a RAID 0 configuration. We are talking 12-15second boot times apps open in a flash... I'm very happy with my upgrades...


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Still in the dark oh well...........

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