Apple SSD into older MBP

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  1. maylen macrumors member

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    Hey guys,
    I'm in the market for an SSD for my MBP 2010. I read that it only has SATA II connection, so I decided its better to get an Apple SSD, cause it will have almost the same speed and native TRIM. So I looked to buy one and the only ones I found were pulled from 2011 MBPs with serial ending in GBSJ.
    So my question is will I have the native TRIM if I put this in my MBP or should I look for the 2010-pulled SSD or get the Samsung 830 directly?
     
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    Why get the Samsung 830 and waste money when you can't take advantage of the max speed with SATA II?
     
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    Because you can move it to another computer when you sell the MBP. How much of a price difference between the Apple drive and the Samsung?
     
  5. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    Not sure about Apple SSD. But if going after market then why not get a cheaper SSD for SATA II connections? If the OP plans on selling the MBP then might as well wait because SSD's are getting cheaper almost day by day.
     
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  7. maylen thread starter macrumors member

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    Difference between Apple SSD and Samsung 830 is about $5. I am not planning to sell the mac for now.
     
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    Again, what's the price difference between the sata II and III drives? It was only $165 to buy a 256GB Crucial M4 at amazon today. I've seen the 256GB Samsung for $180 recently.

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    If the price difference is $5, I'd get the Samsung. You'll have a great, fast drive that can really fly if you happen to upgrade(these things aren't always planned).
     
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    I agree with this guy. Get the 830 in case/when you do get a new MBP.
     
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    And significantly slower write speeds. Samsung 830 is Leaps better.
     
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    Which is what I did because I got a great deal locally. I'd rather have the 830, but this one will do.
     
  14. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    His computer is SATA II so what's the difference? You can't get 480mb write speeds with SATA II. Crucial has cheaper drives than the M4 as well, just look on their website.
     
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    The Crucial V4 may be a cheaper drive in theory, but I haven't seen it as cheap as the M4 when it goes on sale.
     
  16. BigMoo macrumors member

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    You guys just have to take it day by day and look for sales. I got my 256 GB 830 about two weeks ago for 189.99. You just have to browse sites that show deals and keep an eye out!
     
  17. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Hes not going to benefit from the 830 speed.
     
  18. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Thats true, but if he ever upgrades MBPs, he will. Why spend the same and get slower?
     
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    By the time the OP upgrades to a new MBP the price for SSD's will be cheaper.
     
  20. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    If he's upgrading to a SSD and the choice is between an older Apple SSD or a new Samsung 830, and they're within $5 of each other, what would you do?

    Keep in mind that the Apple drive(depending on the time it's from) may not even be able to saturate the SATA II bus. The Samsung will.
     
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    Wait. I have a question?
    Samsung all the way. Sequential saturation is moot on a boot drive. Look at 4K and random. Thats all you need to know. And all current SSD's can't saturate 4K to 500MB/s they can so 90-120MB/s do link matters not. Get the most recent always for boot disk.
     
  23. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502

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    some numbers
     

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  24. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Is this from your 2010 machine or 2012?
    Because this looks like SATAIII
     
  25. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502

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    I have more Macs but these two in my signature are the one that I use most
    I might be getting a MBP 15" 2.7 Ghz, still deciding though

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    as stated already by T5BRICK I would buy a SATAIII anyhow so he can transfer it into a new laptop when he decides it's time to buy a new one.
     

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