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Is this SSD upgrade what I need?

I am wanting to upgrade a Mac Mini Model A1176 and a macbook pro Model A1211 to SSDs. I have my plan of action and just want to confirm I am doing what I should, and if anyone has any tips. Here it is.

SSD kit with 120gb ssd: $179.95

120 GB SSD Upgrade Kit

120gb SSD: $169.95


snow leopard DVD $19.99:

Install guide for Macbook Pro: free

MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Hard Drive Replacement

Install guide for Mac mini: free

Mac mini Model A1176 Hard Drive Replacement

sub total: $369.89

ifixit shipping: $10.40

Total: $380.29 (without tax)

Mac mini Model A1176 Hard Drive Image


Mac mini Model A1176 Hard Drive Replacement

Difficulty: Moderate30 minutes - 2 hours

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SSD's are for writing and reading at really fast speeds, depending on what you will be doing with your computer it would be a huge improvement on saving and pulling up data on the fly with no lag time.

Ether a SSD or standard Hard Drive would be fine for a upgrade.

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Thank you for responding. Both computers are running slowly one really slowly so yes SSDs would be perfect. I take it as a thumbs up from you so thank you!


If a PC on a normal bases is going slow, you might want to check the systems ram, different OS require a minimum to run properly not including programs. example will be XP min is 1 gig and your current system has 2 gigs you will have 1 extra gigs to use towards programs.


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