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5.0 out of 5 stars Fast & stable, July 22, 2012
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This review is from: Kingston HyperX 3K 240 GB SATA III 2.5-Inch 6.0 Gb/s Solid State Drive SH103S3/240G (Personal Computers)
I installed this drive in an April 2010 MacBook Pro (15", 2.4 GHz Core i5, 8 GB RAM). Installation was a breeze using iFixit.com's instructions.

The interface on my MBP is 3Gb/sec so it doesn't get to the Anandtech benchmark numbers, but I am seeing ~250 MB/sec write and ~290 MB/sec read using the Blackmagic benchmark tool. It's actually faster than my Sandybridge MacBook Air (1.6GHz, 4GB RAM, 128 GB SSD).

Everything installs very quickly. I did a fresh install of Lion in ~15 minutes. All applications run quicker and boot times are startlingly brief. Currently the uptime on my laptop is 29 days... I would say is it is stable thus far.

I would recommend this drive to anyone that wants to get a little more out of their aging laptop or desktop. A 240 GB SSD at <$1/GB is a good deal in my opinion.
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Initial post: Oct 17, 2012 8:18:22 PM PDT
i have a question, this item works great whit a hp pavilion dv6-7010 laptop?

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 9:33:34 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 28, 2012 9:43:58 AM PST
Peter Benoit says:
I'm looking to do something similar to my MBP. Which instructions did you use on iFixit.com?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 8:30:16 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 28, 2012 8:30:49 PM PST
Dr. DR says:
Here are the instructions for the HDD repair:
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+15-Inch+Unibody+Mid+2010+Hard+Drive+Replacement/3030/1

Here are the instructions on how to create a bootable Lion USB key with Disk Utility:
http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/07/how-to-create-a-bootable-backup-mountain-lion-install-disk/
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