SSDs and Macbook Pro

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I'm just wondering about the possibility of swapping out the 500gb hard drive on the 17" Macbook Pro (current model) with a 2.5" SATA SSD. I don't know what the speeds of Apple's SSDs are, and along with the price, I'd rather buy a OCZ drive that is many times faster and a little cheaper.

Could I clone the two drives easy with a hard drive cloner?
 
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You should be able to use a program such as SuperDuper to copy your hard drive's contents over without any problems, as long as there is the space to do so. You'll also want a USB or FW Serial-ATA adapter for your SSD so you can do the copying ahead of time. Just make sure you can find a SSD that is big enough to hold everything that's on your 500gb drive. Solid State drives are much more smaller in capacity as well as more expensive. It might be better and easier to create a new install of MacOS on the SSD and then move over the documents you need from your old HDD.
 
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SSDs are more expensive then external hard drives, around $2-3 per Gigabyte. This may seem pricey as compared with standard hard disks and get up to 2 Terabyte cap. Most Mac users never come close to filling up large drives. New Imacs have 1 TB drives in them. All depends on your pocketbook
 
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