04-07-2015 06:13 AM
I was thinking of upgrade my old hardrive to my new ssd but i not sure what be good ssd drive to get i mean like 256gb be good for clone my drive or would i need more space?
i got a macbook pro 2012 MacbookPro9,2
Or is there any other way to this this
I hope someone can help me
04-07-2015 06:37 AM - edited 04-07-2015 06:45 AM
Perhaps I should first mention that according to forum rules we shouldn't discuss other makes of SSDs here. If you want unbiased advice, if would be best to go to one of the large apple discussion forums such as the official Apple discussion forums or Macrumors.
Macrumors have a long SSD Buying guide thread here:
You might want to start reading towards the end of the thread for more up to date advice.
Regarding size of drive, I'm running a Crucial M500 240GB in a late 2011 Macbook Pro and might upgrade to something in the 500GB size range, which seems to be good value right now. Actual size you need depends on size of iTunes Library, are you running any VMs and things like that,
04-07-2015 11:27 AM
Thanks for tell me not to buy ssd drive from you!
This is a peer to peer forum. The opinions you have recieved are from other users. Crucial have not expressed an opinion as to what drive you buy.
If you tell Crucial your model, they'll recommend upgrades for you: http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/advisor
Note, I am also not an employee of Crucial.
04-07-2015 02:44 PM
I'm not sure anyone but you could answer that to be honest. How much space are you using now and how much do you anticipate using in the future? Can the machine only take one drive or more than one? If you have two drive bays you can get away with a smaller SSD and keep the rest on the HDD. If it'll be your only drive then it needs to be big enough to hold everything you;d ever want on there.
My laptop has a 64GB ssd - but it's not my primary machine so it doesn't have much installed on it. My primary machine, my desktop, has 2TB used across its 3 drives so no single SSD would be big enough!
04-08-2015 01:57 AM - edited 04-08-2015 01:58 AM
First of all thanks for picking Crucial for your upgrade.
We would be more than happy to recommend an SSD for you. We have SSD’s that are guaranteed to be compatible with MacBook Pro systems.
You said in your comments that you want to clone a 500GB hard drive. How much data is actually on your existing hard drive? This will allow us to recommend the correct size for your system. All our current range of SSD’s would work in your MacBook Pro model.
We currently provide three different SSD solutions. We have the MX200, MX100 and the BX100 models. There are some differences in price and performance from the drives. We have a great chart on the Crucial website that shows you the difference between the drives. You can see that chart here:
When using the forum only people with Administrator, Moderator or Community Manager on their username works for Crucial. I am sorry if there was any confusion over this and I have the customer service direct contact details in my signature.
If you can confirm the amount of data you currently use and the processor and screen size of your MacBook Pro then I can send you direct links to the SSD’s listed against that model. If you do have any other questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask.