Advice on SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by andyjslin, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. andyjslin macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Canberra, Australia
    Well it is time my MBP 5,2 (mid to late 2009) got an upgrade as my Applecare runs out. I've seen a lot of specials on SSDs (in Australia) and I am pondering in installing one (and maybe replacing the optical drive with the HD i replace).

    I was wondering where do I start? What are some suitable SSDs that I should target, companies that is. What are some brands that I should avoid due to conflicts.

  2. KevinC867 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2007
    Saratoga, CA
  3. SDAVE macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2007
    I think 256GB is good enough, even for people who need a lot of space. You can still use an external drive or put an HD in the SuperDrive so you have more space.
  4. Nde macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I got a hard drive tray from Amazon for $19 + free shipping. I got myself a 500GB drive and I basically pull the DVD out and pop the new try in with the new hard drive. OWC is nice but they cost a little more.

    The tray didn't fit completely. I have to bent a corner and I used my finger to bent it, no tools needed. Have been using it for almost 1 years with no problem. Got about 72,000+ air miles traveling with it.

    Good luck.

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