Upgraded my MacBook Pro SSD from 250 GB to 1 TB

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For when I am on the road, I love my late 2012 MacBook Pro Retna 13". Only limitation was the 256 GB SSD I had in it. After some lingering, I ordered a Transcend 720 960 GB SSD to replace my original unit.
Installation was a breeze.
I did the Restore in Disk Utility to clone my original 256 MB SDD. Then I swapped out the drives, selected the new SSD to be the startup disk and enabled TRIM with the Transcend JetDrive Toolbox app.
Everything works seamlessly as if I never changed anything. As mentioned above, I only had to authorize my MS Office software - took all of a minute.
Of course I have a lot of catalogued image files in my home iMac, but had only the last couple of years worth in my MBP.
I used to bring an external HDD on the road with all the files that I did not have in the MBP. I would also use the external HDD to download cards when on the road.
Now, with the 960GB installed, I am in heaven! Everything I have in my iMac is in the MBP. I can do everything and have all files and imaging software available when on the road.

As a last remark, the quality of the Transcend JetDrive package and its content really impressed me. Of much higher quality than the 1 TB SSD I tried previously from another retailer. That previous one drove me nuts and I returned it after a number of failed attempts to make it work. Maybe a bad apple (pun fully intended... :p ), but I gave up on that one after wasting a very frustrating weekend.

I am glad I decided to get the Transcend. Now I am just hoping that the Toolbox TRIM utility gets fixed so that it will work with Yosemite...
 
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