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Jedi Knight
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I have a 17" MacBook Pro from 2010,with a 500GB Hard Drive,8 GB of RAM,and running Yosemite. I had hard drive corruption a couple weeks ago,I believe from MacKeeper popping up repeatedly,and the Genius at the Apple Store erased the hard drive,and re-installed OSX Yosemite. I then restored from a Carbon Copy Cloner backup. Now,my internal HD shows 703.74 TB free space! The backup 500GB hard drive shows 75GB of space free. I'm not hearing any noises,or having any other performance issues. Should I replace the internal Drive? It checks out fine,according to Disk Utility. I'm considering a 1TB HD or a Hybrid 1TB HD. Any suggestions?
 
Posts: 185 | Location: Southfield, Michigan U.S.A. | Registered: June 26, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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If you are seeing more space than you should be seeing... I would conclude that your HD is starting to fail.

My suggestion would be a SSD instead of HDD or Hybrid HHD. Solid State Drives are becoming very reasonable in price/size ratio. The speed improvement is fantastic. Crucial's MX series is probably the best bang for your buck.


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Thanks,Dave. Do you have confidence in a SSD's reliability,since some reports say that they have catastrophic failures,without warning? I have thought that the Cost/benefit ratio was still too high for the benefits of quicker launching or Boot-up times. If you still recommend a SSD,can I pay you,or someone else in MacGroup install it for me? The Apple Store wouldn't install a hard drive on a 13" MacBook Pro,that was bought at the same time(2010),because it's 5 years old.
 
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Macike,

In half-a-dozen SSD installations in MacBooks, MacBook Pros, and Minis, I have had one infant mortality, promptly replaced by the vendor. As Calvin says, "Back Up or Give Up!"

You asked, "can I pay you,or someone else in MacGroup install it for me?" Why, yes, yes you can.
 
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SSD's have gotten better in recent years but they don't offer a chance to retrieve data like a HDD might. Of course, if you are regularly backing up this isn't a problem.

I would be happy to suggest Jim Cutler or Brian Stone, if you are not comfortable doing this yourself. A fair price would be between $35-50 plus the cost of a SSD. Talk to either of these guys on where to find the best deal for one.


Dave McGuire
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Thank you very much Gentlemen,I'll be in touch with one of those Gentlemen soon. If OS X is installed on the new drive,can I restore from my Backup drive as easily on a SSD as I would with a Spinning Hard drive? Is a Clean-install recommended,if you don't have all of the serial numbers and Software discs?
 
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