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This review is from: Arclyte - N00466 - Notebook Battery - 13 MacBook Unibody Aluminum
Pros: The one that works is really good. It has 5100mAh, charges well, computer operates normally.
Cons: I ordered two of these for two different MacBooks of the same model. One works, one doesn't. The defective one fails in both computers and the good one works in both computers. That's not great quality control. Though I only have a sample of 2... so other reviewers will have to chime in to see if the defective rate is better than 50%... it must be better than 50%, but I am disappointed that I got a defective one.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 EVO 2.5" 750GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7TE750BW
Pros: Fast. Light. Energy efficient. And... FAST!!
This drive is so incredibly fast. Since there is no seek time like disk drives, random access of lots of small files is just crazy fast. My computer boots faster, NetBeans, Microsoft Office, Apple Numbers, VMware, and even Chrome load faster. Orders of magnitude faster.
Cons: Requires additional hardware to perform the upgrade as well as moderate tech knowledge (unlike, say, memory, but not unlike other SSDs).
Other Thoughts: To upgrade my MacBook, I used the following to perform the upgrade: APRICORN ASW-USB-25 USB 2.0 to SATA Adapter, the command line tool "dd", the toolkit "Syba SY-ACC65062" (for screw drivers, etc.), and the software utility Trim Enabler.
It took 20 hrs to transfer 500 GB of data from my old drive to the new drive via the Apricorn adapter.
If you are not an expert, then I recommend getting a hard drive cloning software utility such as SuperDuper instead of using the command line "dd" (which comes with OS/X).
This review is from: APRICORN ASW-USB-25 USB 2.0 to SATA Adapter
Pros: Worked without a flaw. Inexpensive. No drivers and no power supply make it simple and easy to use.
Cons: Slow. I attached an SSD to it and cloned my internal hard drive to the SSD over USB 2 and I got 6 MB/s. That's pretty slow, I'm not sure if it had to do with the adapter or something else. It took 24 hrs to clone 500GB.
Other Thoughts: I used this to upgrade my MacBook Pro to an SSD. This device allowed me to clone the old drive to the new one. Everything worked without a hitch.READ FULL REVIEW