|Oct 24, 2013, 02:43 AM||#1|
SSD for my non-unibody MacBook Pro 4,1?
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.
MacBook Pro 4,1
Intel T9330 CPU
4GB PC2-5300 DDR2/667Mhz RAM
512MB NVIDIA 8600M GT
Thank you for your tips and help!
|Oct 24, 2013, 07:19 AM||#3|
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.
15" rMBP Early-2013, 2.4GHz. After 3 display replacements, I'm still seeing uniformity problems.
2009 Unibody White MacBook, 250GB 840 EVO SSD, 8GB
Mid-2010 MacMini, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD, 16GB
|Oct 24, 2013, 08:11 AM||#4|
Next, yes the Solid State will be a big performance boost.
15" MacBook Pro (2.2GHz i7, 16GB RAM, 240 SSD, 500 HDD) | PowerMac G5 (2GHz, 2GB RAM, 460GB)
iMac G3 (400MHz, 512MB RAM, 40GB) | iPad 2 (Black, 16GB) | iPhone 5S (16GB, Gold)
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