Mid 2012 MacBook Pro Renovation RAM and SSD

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Hi guys,

My computer currently has only 4 GB of memory and is really slowing down when I work in Photoshop for over half an hour. I have decided to upgrade the memory to 16 GB and perhaps replace the hard drive with SSD. As for the RAM, I have two options that match the specs for my comp from apple's website, anyone know it they're any good?

Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL11 SODIMM 204-Pin 1.35V/1.5V Notebook Memory CT2KIT102464BF160B at Amazon.com

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory (CMSX16GX3M2A1600C10) at Amazon.com

As for the SSD I'm thinking about the Samsung 840 series. Anybody have experience with it?


Thanks!
 

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If you used Crucial's ram tool to identify the correct ram...then there's nothing wrong with Cruical ram...we recommend Crucial ram all the time.:)

You can also consider ram from OWC (macsales.com). Another great supplier of Mac products.:)

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I bought the crucial kit you mentioned for my own 2012 MBP. Works perfectly and made a HUGE difference!

As for SSDs. The 840 EVO series has been well-reviewed, though of course there are now faster SSDs from Samsung and others. For a 2012 I'd suggest either the 840 EVO or the OWC or the Crucial equivalents.
 
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Hi guys,

I have decided to update my mid 2012 MacBook Pro that currently has 4 GB of memory with some new 16 GB RAM and perhaps replace the hard drive with SSD. It has started feeling sluggish in the last few months. :Not-Amused: I have read that replacing these two things will make a major difference in the performance. As for the RAM, I have two options that match the specs for my comp from apple's website, anyone know it they're any good? I have never replaced the RAM on any computer before.

Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL11 SODIMM 204-Pin 1.35V/1.5V Notebook Memory CT2KIT102464BF160B at Amazon.com

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory (CMSX16GX3M2A1600C10) at Amazon.com

As for the SSD I'm thinking about the Samsung 840 series. Anybody have experience with it?


Thanks!
 

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@brkit2012:

Please do not cross post or double post. You have already asked these same questions once and received several answers. No need to post again. I've merged your posts together here in the original thread.
 

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