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Performance boost your MacBook Pro

Because the MacBook Pro is a portable system, you can't crack it open and replace the CPU or graphics, so the upgrades that we can do are going to be limited. Nevertheless, there's a lot we can do to give this already fast machine a significant performance bump.
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Crucial RAM

  • DDR3 PC3-10600
  • 16GB (2 x 8GB)

Price: $160.

Image source: Crucial.

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Crucial RAM

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Crucial SSD

  • 64GB SSD - $97
  • 512GB SSD - $599

Image source: Crucial.

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Crucial SSD

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Crucial SSD

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Samsung 830 series SSD

  • 512GB
  • SATA III
  • Up to 520MB/s Sequential Read Speed
  • Up to 400MB/s Sequential Write Speed
  • 80K IOPS Random Read Speed
  • 36K IOPS Random Write Speed

Price: $849.99.

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Samsung 830 series SSD

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Samsung 830 series SSD

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Hardwrk SATA Adapter for MacBook Pro

Adapter Kit for installation of a second harddisk (HDD) or SSD into the DVD-Drive slot of a unibody MacBook Pro:

  • 1x Hardwrk SSD HDD Adapter (SATA)
  • 2x Wiha precision mechanics screwdriver
  • 1x external USB-DVD-Drive enclosure
  • 1x electrical engineering spudger
  • 1x printed installation instruction

Price: Approx $100.

Image source: Hardwrk.

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Hardwrk SATA Adapter for MacBook Pro

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Hardwrk SATA Adapter for MacBook Pro

Enclosure for optical drive.

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