Any SATA/EFI issues with Jan 2009 17" MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by KettyKrueger, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. KettyKrueger macrumors 6502

    KettyKrueger

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    Hi,

    Just wondering if the Jan 2009 or 'early 09' models have the same freezing/beachball issues the 'late 2009' models have?

    I've had 3x15"MBPs and 1x17" MBPs (all June 2009) that had the freezing/SATA issues so I'm keen to avoid these problems.

    The Refurb Store has a Jan 09 model that is calling out to me!

    Can anyone confirm that I won't have any SATA issues with this model? Will I easily be able to swap out the HDD without any compatibility issues?

    Thanks.
     
  2. KettyKrueger thread starter macrumors 6502

    KettyKrueger

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  3. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    17" MacBook Pros (Early 2009 or Mid 2009) have no known issues related to EFI or Serial ATA.
     
  4. KettyKrueger thread starter macrumors 6502

    KettyKrueger

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    Sneakz - the would be encouraging had I not just returned my 4th June '09 MBP due to the EFI/SATA issues (3 x 15" and 1 x 17").

    Any one else got an opinion on this?
     
  5. Tweak3D macrumors regular

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    my 17 is perfect and has had no problem with an SSD or 7200RPM hdd that I installed before.
     

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