Solid State Drive For Macbook Pro mid 2012

Hi Apple Users,
I would really appreciate some advice, a link would be great too.
I am using a mid 2012 macbook pro with 16gb ram. After trouble here and there, slowing down here and there to the point I'm about to crack - solution = Solid State Drive.
I use a variation of 2D & 3D Programs to design with which include photoshop, maya, modo and Mari. My laptop just can't cut it most of the time and I need whatever I can so I can get jobs done without any lag, freezing or spinning ball while my laptop tries to catch up.
I have browsed around for A solid State drive but what I found is confusing or at least I get somewhat lost in my search of plug and play. My built in hard Drive of 500gb has 350gb spare so going for a 250gb SSD seems the sensible option as I use my external HD to store my files, music etc.
I don't want to open my macbook and fiddle too much so any suggestions which are near enough 'plug and play' would be great. I am aware I will have to take the casing from my macbook but I want an SSD that -
- Fits straight into my macbook pro from out of the box
- I can use my time machine backup to put onto my new SSD without trouble and Can continue getting my design work done.
Budget wise I don't want to spend over £250 and that reminds me I would like to purchase from A uk website or retailer.
Please Point me in the right direction of what SSD to buy.
Really Appreciate your advice.

Any SSD with a SATA formfactor of 2.5" diameter and a thickness of 9.5 mm will be compatible with your MBP.  Another possibility you might explore is OWC. te
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SSDs are indeed expensive, but is is not my place, nor anyone else's, to tell you how to spend your money.  To dismiss your query by expressing personal bias is a disservice to you and the purpose of these forums.
I have installed in my MBP a Seagate SSHD (hybrid), 1 TB in capacity.  The cost is a very modest premium compared to a conventional HDD.  Boot and shutdown times are dramatically faster than before but it will not give the same performance as a SSD in processing resource intensive applications.  This is simply to give you an additional alternative to consider.

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