Best 1 Tb Ssd for Macbook Pro

Best 1 Tb Ssd for Macbook Pro – If you’ve decided to make the internal SSD upgrade for your Mac, tell us what your experience was like. We’d love to hear which drive you chose and how your MacBook Pro functioned afterward.

OVERVIEW

It may seem like SSDs have been slow to take off, but they really are the drives for many laptop computers in the future.

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ROUND UP

They’re generally faster, more durable, and more efficient than any similar-sized HDD, and you can count on them to store your files and applications safely.

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1.SanDisk 1TB Extreme

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2.SAMSUNG 870

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3.Western Digital 1TB

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4.WD Blue 1TB

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5.Crucial MX500

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6.LaCie Rugged

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7.Owc 1.0TB Aura

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8.G-Technology 1TB

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9.Transcend 480GB

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10.Seagate Expansion

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Best 1 Tb Ssd for Macbook Pro – BUYER’S GUIDE

Storage Size – A key factor to look for in a good SSD is storage. Storage capacity varies according to price, but generally speaking, you’ll want a minimum of 250GB of storage for an SSD you plan to use as an OS drive. That means it should be able to handle your operating system, key programs, and a few additional files and games. Larger storage options range from 480GB, 960GB. 1TB, and 2TB, each with a corresponding price increase. For those who have a lot of photos, videos, and games, you’ll likely want at least 1TB.

Read/Write Speed – Sequential read/write speed measure the performance of an SSD. The read speed measures how long it takes to open a file, while a write speed measures how long it takes to save something to an SSD. The higher numbers are better. In most cases, affordable SSDs tends to have lower read/write speeds, but they’re still fast enough for the average person when it comes to booting and multitasking. If you have a more intensive workflow requiring video and photo editing and rendering, a faster and more expensive SSD can pay off.

Software – Getting all your files over to a new SSD isn’t always a simple process. Many SSDs will come pre-partitioned, so a portion of the storage has already been allocated as a backup. They may also come with software (as in the case of Samsung) allowing you to easily copy and transfer files from an old drive to a new one and manage firmware updates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you replace the MacBook Pro’s internal SSD yourself?
The newest MacBooks aren’t serviceable by most users, at least not officially. Doing so may void your warranty. That said, if you know what you’re doing and you have the right tools, it’s possible to swap out the SSD yourself. Take a look at our instructions for how to upgrade your Mac’s drive.

Can I install 2 SSDs in a MacBook Pro?
The MacBook Pro only have a single drive slot, so you can’t add a second SSD. Your only option is to replace the existing SSD with a bigger one. Another alternative is to use an external storage device. It’s also worth taking advantage of cloud storage options if you’re hard up for space.

What SSDs are compatible with the MacBook Pro?
All of the SSDs on this roundup are compatible with the MacBook Pro. We’re particularly partial to the SanDisk SSD Plus as one of our top choices. It works well with older MacBooks and offers fast read/write speeds. Other options come from reputable brands like Samsung, WD, Seagate, and others.

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WRAP UP

When most of us think of where our Macs store data, we are used to saying “the hard drive”. But the truth is, not all drives are physically spinning HDDs anymore, and the Solid State Drive (or SSD) is becoming an increasingly common upgrade for MacBook Pros of all ages.

Because SSDs have a number of advantages compared to HDDs, they are more speedy, reliable and quieter — yes, you won’t hear the click sound from a spinning hard drive. However, SSDs are also a little bit expensive than HDDs though the price difference is diminishing

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