In recent news, I managed to fry my old motherboard and RAM a few weeks ago in the gaming tower. I could have run a few startup disk tests to find the exact issue, but instead, I found it a perfect excuse to upgrade my tower. Luckily for me, my video card and SSD + HD were fine, but the new machine is purring happily. And not a week later, a coworker gave me the mission ("should you choose to accept" (which I totally did (more parentheses))): upgrade my work MacBook Pro with an SSD. This excites me on many levels—
- I’ve never upgraded a laptop with anything but RAM, so this is new challenge!
- If it works, I can get an SSD for myself and upgrade my personal MBP.
- That’ll leave me a lot more money to buy a full-frame camera rather than buying an entirely new laptop, wahoo!
And, as long as I don’t totally destroy the work computer in the process, I could just swap the old HD back in if the SSD proves unsuccessful. I’d like to think of it as employer-sponsored tinkering. What could be better?