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AdamGold says

Wait why do you need encoslure if you use the HDD as external HDD ? What’s the use of the encolsure?

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AdamGold says
AlexPascal said
AdamGold said
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So the internal HDD can actually perform as an external HDD ? Even for Windows?
Of course. It’s just an ordinary 2.5” HDD that you’d find in any external drive. You can’t boot any OS off it obviously. USB isn’t fast enough.
I really appreciate your answers to my annoying questions, thank you! :)

If I choose to do just like you, 120GB SSD without internal HDD how do I move everything to the SSD before I plug off the HDD ? Is this what SuperDuper! does? But where does the backup go? Didn’t find it in their website.

BTW

What encolsure did you buy for replacing the HDD with the SSD ?

Unfortunately, the SSD I purchased was not pre-formatted so my MBP did not recognize it when I put it in the external case and connected it via USB so I had to put it in the MBP , pop in the Snow Leopard recovery disk, go into Disk Utility, format it, remove it, put the original HDD back in, put the SSD in the external case, connect it, clone the HDD to the SSD with SuperDuper!, then take out the HDD , put the SSD back in, and put the HDD into the external case and delete everything from it.

In other words, if the SSD was pre-formatted and the MBP would have recognized it, it would have saved me a ton of time. By the way, you’re going to need to format the SSD to the Extended Mac Journaled format or whatever it’s called.

I bought this: http://www.amazon.com/Vantec-NexStar-2-5-Inch-External-Enclosure/dp/B002JQNXZC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323634617&sr=8-1 and I highly highly highly recommend it. It’s extremely cheap but it feels incredible. It looks great (it comes with a faux leather pouch which is pretty nice, actually) and it just feels very solid and sturdy and has a great finish to it. Literally worth every penny. I highly recommend it if you can get it in your country.

Edit: And no problem. :) I really wished someone helped me when I was doing this so I’m glad to help!

Wait I didn’t fully understand. Do I need the enclosure to support Mac or the actual SSD ?

And why does the encoslure even matter? (I mean why buy this one and not something else)

I buy a Crucial SSD so I guess the MBP will recognize it, right? If so, what will I have to do?

Edit:

Found these two in my country:

http://www.vantecusa.com/front/product/view_detail/177 for 30$
http://www.vantecusa.com/front/product/view_detail/229 for 25$

Which one should I get?

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AdamGold says
AlexPascal said
AdamGold said
So the internal HDD can actually perform as an external HDD ? Even for Windows?
Of course. It’s just an ordinary 2.5” HDD that you’d find in any external drive. You can’t boot any OS off it obviously. USB isn’t fast enough.
I really appreciate your answers to my annoying questions, thank you! :)

If I choose to do just like you, 120GB SSD without internal HDD how do I move everything to the SSD before I plug off the HDD ? Is this what SuperDuper! does? But where does the backup go? Didn’t find it in their website.

BTW

What encolsure did you buy for replacing the HDD with the SSD ?

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AdamGold says

So the internal HDD can actually perform as an external HDD ? Even for Windows?

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AdamGold says
AlexPascal said
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Okay thank you very much guys, order a Crucial 8gb kit. :)

Now, couple of questions about SSDs:

1. If I want a double installation ( SSD & HDD ), means I won’t have a burner?

2. How do I move all my apps and os to there?

3. What folders exactly do I need to move? “Sytem”, “Applications”, “Library” and “Users” too?

4. I currently have 160GB HDD and I use only 40GB, which SSD should I get?

Thanks again!

1. Yes. Not a huge loss considering the Airs and next generation of MBP ’s won’t have one either.

2. Use an app called SuperDuper! to clone the data to make sure it all works perfectly.

3. Better to move everything with SuperDuper! so nothing gets messed up.

4. I’d recommend a 120GB but it looks like a 60GB will suit your needs.
Thank you very much for the quick answer.

1. So how will I insert discs?

3. Then why do I need the old HDD if I move everything to the new SSD ?

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AdamGold says

Okay thank you very much guys, order a Crucial 8gb kit. :)

Now, couple of questions about SSDs:

1. If I want a double installation ( SSD & HDD ), means I won’t have a burner?

2. How do I move all my apps and os to there?

3. What folders exactly do I need to move? “Sytem”, “Applications”, “Library” and “Users” too?

4. I currently have 160GB HDD and I use only 40GB, which SSD should I get?

Thanks again!

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AdamGold says

I know but the one you linked to doesn’t exist in my country :( Are you sure the other one won’t work?

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AdamGold says

64GB Ram?!! :O

Now I want to know if this will work with my MBP 2 .26GHz Intel Core 2 Dou, if it will I will buy it right now.

http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=A9D8C4E7A5CA7304
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AdamGold says

Okay I found one in my own country, what do you think of this one:

http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=A9D8C4E7A5CA7304

Will it fit to MBP mid-2009? 2.2GHZ

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AdamGold says

Thank you very much, I have some questions about SSD :

1. If I want a double installation (SSD & HDD ), means I won’t have a burner?

2. How do I move all my apps and os to there?

3. Which one should I get?

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