Samsung SSD 850 PRO 1TB
Briefly, if you still have your factory drive in a Mac laptop, don't even hesitate - just buy this.
I'll make this pretty short - since I could go on and on. I have a mid 2010 15" MacBook Pro, 500gb, which over the years had become slow as an old dog - with everything. I keep it in mint shape, and it's made very well, as all Apples are. I dreaded having to buy another new Mac, and shelling out over $2500; I decided it wasn't going to happen this time - I did this scenario many times before.
Very quick research on the PRO vs the EVO revealed a very highly rated product with extreme life expectancy due to its technology, backed up with a great warranty. I shopped and found a deal of basically $100 off the going price of $500 - got mine for $400. I'll skip the basics; I installed Carbon Copy Cloner, $40, bought a good (cheap) Sabrent SATA cable $10, cloned my 500gb hard drive. The SSD started right up, is unbelievably fast in everything it does - from startup speed to Photoshop to everything - this old 2010 MacBook is like a brand-new computer. I saved over $2000!! I should also mention I upgraded the factory RAM with another $80 investment, so this also played a role. I also bought a $10 app that monitors fan speed and computer temperature – the computer runs nice and cool, even under a heavy load. If you have an older Mac like me, skip the move to Sierra. I did it, and it complicated things immensely; it's another chapter and suffice it to say, it caused over-heating all by itself. Sick with the latest edition of El Capitan and enjoy the immense speed and storage space. You'll probably need a newer Mac for Sierra, but they won't tell you that,
BTW, lots of people have reported over-heating out-of-control with Sierra, and unfortunately Apple is useless with tech help.
I can't say enough about the Samsung 850 PRO 1TB – best money I EVER spent on computer equipment.Read full review
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