My mac book pro has near 5 year. Despite this age , I curse my slow computer. Chrome takes 10 seconds to launch and I can take a coffee while keynote loading.


I have see a advertise at korben blog which talk about SSD at 100€ for 240 GB. My choice will be a OCZ Vertex Plus at 120€. Even if it has somes issues.



The first problem is to transfert 300GB in 240GB. I have used carbon copy cloner. This software is easy and it worked at first reboot. After the replacement of hard drive, the Macbook pro is looking for the old hard drive and this take a time. The solution is alt+cmd+P+R to reset the PRAM.

I followed this recommandations  :

  • Disable the hibernation :
    sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0
    sudo rm /var/vm/sleepimage
  • Enable  trim instruction help with trim enabler   (the OS can inform the free sector to the drive)
  • Enable  the flag noatime. Avoid update the file timestamp unnecessary (see the first link)
  • Disable sudden sensor action.
  •  sudo pmset -a sms 0

And now, it is the happiness. My computer is very fast !

Let’s hope that work for long time !