SSD for my non-unibody MacBook Pro 4,1?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by telleir, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    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!
  2. macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2012
    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.
  3. macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    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.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2013
    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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