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Jun
22
awarded  Yearling
Jun
18
revised Do I really need to replace my MacBook Pro?
Added trim configuration
Jun
18
answered Do I really need to replace my MacBook Pro?
Jun
4
awarded  Critic
Jun
4
revised Samsung SSD 840 speed issue
added more options to try and locate the problem
Jun
4
comment Samsung SSD 840 speed issue
Another thing to try is booting from a clean install of OSX on an external USB disk.
May
29
answered Samsung SSD 840 speed issue
Mar
12
comment Replacing DVD with SSD - What is the best way to test SSD reliability?
A good answer would provide a tool or script to verify that the data being written to the SSD is not corrupted in any wat.
Mar
10
comment How to install Windows 8 with BootCamp 5 Assistant via USB?
The question is about installation from USB, not from a DVD.
Mar
10
comment How to install Windows 8 with BootCamp 5 Assistant via USB?
The question was about creating the USB installer, not installing to a USB disk. However, have you verified that this works to boot Windows from a Mac? In my experience this procedure works to create the USB installation but it won't boot on a Mac.
Mar
6
comment What is the biggest disk that can be used in place of the optical drive in an early 2011 15 inch MacBook Pro?
I have narrowed it down to the HGST 1.5 TB drive and the Samsung M9T 2TB. The HGST drive is available (I have one in my table right now) and can be configured to run at SATA II speeds. The Samsung is not yet available as a bare drive (although it's found inside some external drives) and I haven't found a way to run it at SATA II speeds.
Mar
6
comment Main partition on original Apple SSD or new Samsung PRO SSD in 2011 Macbook Pro?
How to actualy test it is an interesting question. Why don't you ask it in a separate question? Even though you can use the drive there may be errors happening during the transmission of data that could reduce the drive performance or even worse could corrupt the data.
Mar
6
answered Main partition on original Apple SSD or new Samsung PRO SSD in 2011 Macbook Pro?
Mar
5
comment Main partition on original Apple SSD or new Samsung PRO SSD in 2011 Macbook Pro?
Have you checked that you can run any of the SDDs in the optical drive bay? 2011 mbps seem to only run reliably when the optical drive has a drive that connects at SATA II speeds.
Mar
5
comment Can I create a fusion drive with an HDD that already has a boot camp partition?
I've done it several times on a 2011 mbp so at least it may depend on your configuration. See the other answers.
Feb
28
comment What is the biggest disk that can be used in place of the optical drive in an early 2011 15 inch MacBook Pro?
Most 2.5" drives will fit as @omgmog says, but I'm looking for the those that work reliably and provide the most storage. The actual SATA link speed is negotiated between the SATA port and the hdd, so it can't be deduced from the hdd specs alone. The trouble with 2011 mbp is that the optical drive SATA port only works reliably if the actual negotiated speed is 3G bits/sec. It's not a problem with SATA 2 drives because the maximum link speed is 3G but newer drives, the ones that tend to provide the most storage, are usualy SATA 3 and not always negotiate a 3G link speed in this case.
Feb
28
awarded  Student
Feb
28
comment What is the biggest disk that can be used in place of the optical drive in an early 2011 15 inch MacBook Pro?
For more information, I'm now using the stock drive that came with the mbp in the optical drive and a SSD drive in the hdd bay.
Feb
28
revised What is the biggest disk that can be used in place of the optical drive in an early 2011 15 inch MacBook Pro?
Made it clearer that I'm looking for the drive with the most storage space
Feb
28
comment What is the biggest disk that can be used in place of the optical drive in an early 2011 15 inch MacBook Pro?
I'm looking at the drive with the most storage space that will fit in the optical drive bay, and that will work reliably in an early 2011 15inch mbp. I'll update the question to make it clearer.