17" MBP (late 2007) - Upgrade to SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by VanMac, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. VanMac macrumors 6502a


    May 26, 2005
    Rampaging Tokyo
    Hey All.

    I have a 17" MBP 2.6GHz - Late 2007.

    I have a 500GB Disk Hard drive in it now, but thinking of upgrading to a 500GB SSD.

    I know the laptop is kinda dated, but I get a lot of use out of it, and would like to boost it's performance. I already maxed it's memory to 4GB a while ago.

    So, anyone have any experience with the SSD drives in this model. Also, do I need to be specific on the model/version of SSD that I use? I have lots of data, so need to replace existing drive with same size or better.

    Thanks for any input.
  2. proximo, Aug 22, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2012

    proximo macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Reference this thread:


    Your MBP has SATA I so it's not as fast as more recent models but an SSD will always be faster than a HD on the same interface. Also, you can go up to 6GB memory in a late 2007 model.

    I agree with you that a 2007 is still very useful. If mine had supported a good bit more memory, it would still be my main laptop.
  3. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    Go with M4.
    Your MBP doesnt have the potential to use all the speeds of Samsung 830, vertex, etc.
    I think M4 best suits you.
  4. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    my 2007 MBP but not 17 inches model I am happy with Intel 320 series 160GB SSD. :apple:

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