2010 MBP and Samsung 840 SSD

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  1. ma5ter5 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I've been looking at purchasing an SSD for my Mid-2010 MBP. I was thinking of getting the Samsung 840 series 250GB SSD for it. I've been reading mixed reports as far as the drive working out of the box or needing to get some sort of firmware update through bootcamp. Any insight?

    Thanks in advance.

    -Steve
     
  2. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

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    Usually the Samsung SSD's are shipped with the latest firmware based on my experience.

    You don't need bootcamp to update the firmware on Samsung SSD's.
     
  3. ma5ter5 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you, UBS28.

    Also, do I need to be worried that it is a SATA 6Gbit/s drive, and the MBP is SATA 3Gbit/s? I see that the drive is supposed to be SATA 3.0Gbit/s compatible.
     
  4. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

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    It will work fine.

    You still get a huge improvement since the speed of a SSD comes from it's latency.
     
  5. waboosh macrumors newbie

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    i got the 840 pro on my macbook and it worked like a charm, Im using the 250 and so happy with my choice!

    just for reference, I have a early 2011 13in, don't think you'd have any issues tho
     
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