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Are Solid State Drives Worth It?

Is it worth going to all the trouble of installing a Solid State Drive?

Absolutely! I recently switched to an SSD: it is like a brand new computer. It loads faster, it boots faster… it’s just so much better.

There are plenty of videos and tutorials on the web to show you how to do it. This post is only about whether you should do it. Again, yes, do it.

The Details:

Brand Name: Crucial

Model: M500 480GB SATA 2.5

What I installed it on: 2013 MacBook Pro

Difficulty Level: Much easier than I expected

My advice:

Before you buy the SSD, make sure you can handle the installation on the computer you have. For example:  on a late 2012 iMac, it is a major pain to perform this installation with many potential problems. Of course, you could hire a professional to do it for you if you’re not confidant enough in your skills. Research the process first, before you buy.