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Glad to hear that, but do you got more suggestions?

Best SSD you could look at are Samsungs 840 and 840 EVO that are extremely reliable and fast. The Pro version is more expensive and is not targeting the same group of users.
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The best thing to do is buy one used off the OCN market. I was able to score a 120gb for 55 bucks. 250gb for 120. Keep your eyes out ! for the same price you can have a lot more room and maybe an even more quality SSD.

I threw in a Kingston 3k in my MacBook pro and it is so smoootthhhh
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Best SSD you could look at are Samsungs 840 and 840 EVO that are extremely reliable and fast. The Pro version is more expensive and is not targeting the same group of users.
When looking at price of the Kingston ssd i linked to...the 120 GB is a bit more expensive (but not by alot). So i may get that one. Also the Evo is TLC flash memory though, while the Kingston one is MLC. Plus the 120 GB EVO costs more than the Kingston one.

So unless a discount appears or something i will stick with the Kingston one.
Same thing for Kingstons Hyperx 3K 120 GB.

Thanks for your answers smile.gif
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How big is his HDD? The stock ones are 320GB, correct? And does he need the optical drive on a daily basis? This is actually relevant.

My magic crystal ball says <120GB SSDs have terrible prices. Scroll down to the very first 30-64GB drive on that list; I'll wait. Some of the low-end 120/128GB SSDs drop to as low as $80 fairly often, and right now, this here A-Data drive is. The 120GB version of the Kingston V300 you're looking at was $70 a couple weeks ago. Just be patient.

So, if he's willing to spend $100 or so, he can get a good capacity, low-end SSD (and in reality, there will be no noticeable difference in performance between low-end and high-end) and an ODD to HDD adapter. Replace the ODD with the HDD and the HDD with an SSD. I'm not sure at all how Macs' file system works, but tiered storage in Windows isn't too difficult.
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