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Seagate Momentus XT SSD in 2013 Macbook Pro


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colnthefox

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Hello,

 

I'm looking to upgrade my Macbook Pro HD to SSD and was wondering if the Seagate Momentus XT would work alright with this? 

 

Link to the drive: http://www.ebay.co.u...=item339242f5a6

 

Laptop was bought in July 2013 but has been lazy since upgrading to Mavericks and can't seem to keep up with the apps I use for work (Chrome, Mail, Calendar, Notes, Skype, Excel) and doesn't seem to enjoy running Logic Pro.

 

I've had a search online for this but most are for older models of the Laptop and HD.

 

Many thanks

Colin



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I have one in my 2011 MBP. it's nowhere near the performance of a real SSD (it's only got 8gb of flash memory), but it's faster than a 7200 RPM hard drive. You would be better off getting a real SSD for your OS, removing your DVD drive, and then putting your current hard drive where the DVD drive would normally go and storing your data there. Or you could also use that same setup and do a DIY Fusion drive, which works more like the Momentus XT except it's much faster.







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