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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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Macbook Pro SSD Question

i have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010). Can i put a SATA 3 ssd?
link speed: 3 gigabit
Negotiated Link Speed: 1.5 Gigabit

If not, what ssd can i put? i would like a 256gb ssd

Thanks in advanced
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 09:05 PM   #2
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i have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010). Can i put a SATA 3 ssd?
link speed: 3 gigabit
Negotiated Link Speed: 1.5 Gigabit

If not, what ssd can i put? i would like a 256gb ssd

Thanks in advanced
First of all, this is the Mac Pro (workstation tower) forum. You'd get a lot more answers in the MacBook Pro forum.

But anyway, yes, you can use a SATA-III SSD in a 2010 MBP. It will just downgrade to SATA-II (3Gbps) speeds.

The Samsung 830 256GB is a very good drive for the money (often under $200 on Newegg) and the installation is pretty easy. Also check out the Intel 520 series and OWC/Macsale's offerings. All good choices.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:41 AM   #3
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Installation of the SSD is pretty easy, just unscrew 10 screws on the bottom, then 2 inside. Then you need a small Torqx to detach the 4 bolts.
The Samsung 830 is a pretty drive, which works fine in multiple Macs from friends.
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