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Old Oct 24, 2013, 02:43 AM   #1
telleir
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SSD for my non-unibody MacBook Pro 4,1?

Hi everybody,

I own my MacBook Pro for almost 5 years now!
Always worked perfectly for al those years, but he's getting a bit slow...
So I was thinking about buying a SSD, to give it a boost for his least years.

But the question is, what SSD should I buy for such an "old" MacBook Pro?
Couple of guidelines:
> Currently running OSX 10.6.8, but can update to Lion,...
> The SSD should work good in combination with my current Mac.
> If my Mac decides to die, I would like to use the SSD in an other laptop/desktop.
> Would like to stay in the size of my HDD => 250GB.
> Personally the Samsung Evo 250GB seems a good price/perf ratio.

My configuration:
MacBook Pro 4,1
Intel T9330 CPU
4GB PC2-5300 DDR2/667Mhz RAM
512MB NVIDIA 8600M GT
250GB HDD

Thank you for your tips and help!
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Old Oct 24, 2013, 07:01 AM   #2
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Your system is fast enough to gain performance from such an upgrade.
The mentioned 840 Evo is a great choice, and the drive replacement should be no problem.
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Old Oct 24, 2013, 07:19 AM   #3
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There are two weeks since I bought a Samsung 840 EVO and it works flawlessly on my unibody late-2009 macbook. I first installed Snow Leopard, but I have just upgraded to Mavericks. The macbook has a SATAII port and the EVO is SATAIII, but it's backward compatible.

It works well in both systems. I didn't enable TRIM because various discussions in forums say that modern SSDs have decent built-in garbage collection.
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Old Oct 24, 2013, 08:11 AM   #4
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Hi everybody,

I own my MacBook Pro for almost 5 years now!
Always worked perfectly for al those years, but he's getting a bit slow...
So I was thinking about buying a SSD, to give it a boost for his least years.

But the question is, what SSD should I buy for such an "old" MacBook Pro?
Couple of guidelines:
> Currently running OSX 10.6.8, but can update to Lion,...
> The SSD should work good in combination with my current Mac.
> If my Mac decides to die, I would like to use the SSD in an other laptop/desktop.
> Would like to stay in the size of my HDD => 250GB.
> Personally the Samsung Evo 250GB seems a good price/perf ratio.

My configuration:
MacBook Pro 4,1
Intel T9330 CPU
4GB PC2-5300 DDR2/667Mhz RAM
512MB NVIDIA 8600M GT
250GB HDD

Thank you for your tips and help!
First of dont go to Lion, go to Mavericks, its free.
Next, yes the Solid State will be a big performance boost.
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