Single or dual internal drives to suit any need
All MPG Pro Laptops have the option of dual internal drives, which can join forces to suit your particular needs for enhanced capacity, performance, or reliability.
Choose dual solid state drives, dual hard drives, or one of each. Popular choices include the folllowing:
- A single 480GB SSD: simple, outstanding performance.
- Single 120 or 240 or 480GB SSD + 500GB or 1TB hard drive for extra storage.
- Dual 200GB or 400GB solid state drives as a single RAID-0 volume (twice the speed and capacity.
SSD reliability and c apacity
The enterprise-grade solid state drives we choose for RAID have 28% over-provisioning for long-term performance and reliability (most other brands have 0% over provisioning!). Hence 200GB instead of 240GB, 400GB instead of 480GB, etc.
For a single volume, or dual individual volume setups, models with 7% over-provisioning (OP) remain incredibly durable and robust, and are still hugely preferable to alternative brands with 0% over-provisioning. These models available at 120/240/480GB capacity.
Not sure which configuration is best? Request a quote and we'll take it from there.
You supply the MacBook Pro of your choice (screen size and type and speed, etc).
All 2011 MacBook Pros can accept up to 16GB memory.
Goal: extreme speed
Approximate cost: $399 labor +parts (dual SSD, bracket)
Dual solid state drives of the same capacity, configured as a single volume (RAID-0 stripe).
- System software + applications + data all reside on a single volume.
- Simplicity of a single volume (clone one volume for for a complete backup).
- Doubles the drive speed of a single drive.
- Doubles the capacity of a single drive.
- Backup is external.
- Total single volume capacity of 200GB or 400GB using 2 X 100GB SSD or 2 X 200GB SSD.
Goal: exceptional speed
Approximate cost: $399 labor + parts (SSD, memory)
One 240GB or 480GB SSD:
- Everything on one drive.
- Backup is external.
Goal: Cost-effective reliability
Approximate cost: $399 labor + parts (dual HDD, bracket, memory)
Choose dual 500GB 7200rpm hard drives (or SSDs) configured as a single mirror volume (RAID-1 mirror).
- Either drive can fail without loss of functionality.
- Hard drives offer ordinary drive speed.
- 500GB capacity.
Everyone's needs vary, and the right blend of performance, storage, reliability, and cost can vary. That's why we offer consulting to help you decide which Mac to get as well as how to configure it— without spending any more than you need to. Contact us for a consultation.
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Shown below, a 17" MPG Pro Laptop with dual OWC 200GB Mercury Extreme solid state drives. One is mounted in the standard bay at upper left, and the other is mounted in the optical bay. The 8GB of memory is at center, as two 4GB modules.
The whole setup is neat and tidy, with no moving parts! The optical drive has been removed, and an external optical drive should be considered with your MPG Pro Laptop.
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