Best 256GB SSD I can get for mid-2012 MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacPeople, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. MacPeople macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2012
    Hi, so I have a Macbook Pro non-retina 2.6Ghz 8GB of RAM and 750Gb HDD, and I want to know which is the best 256GB SSD I can get now in terms of preformace and compatibility (I'm running OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4). Please, can anyone help me!? :D:)
  2. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Best hands down in performance is the Samsung 840 Pro. The 840 Evo isn't as fast but it's cheaper.

    I've got an 840 Pro in my 15" and an 830 in my 13", and they've never presented a problem. Just make sure to enable TRIM.
  3. dazlicous macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2011
    would depend on year and if its sata 2 or 3
  4. alex0002 macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2013
    New Zealand
    The model year is in the thread title (2012), so he has SATA-3. Regarding 'best' it depends what you'd call best. I'd agree with the previous suggestion of the Samsung 840 Pro as one of the best.

    Sandisk Extreme II is another one to consider, although I'm not sure how many people have installed those in a MacBook Pro, while the Samsung appears to be more popular. Review of the Sandisk Extreme II here:
  5. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    If you're not on a budget, then the Samsung 840 Pro would be your best bet. Should you want something more affordable, I would get the Crucial M500.
  6. alex0002, Jul 29, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2013

    alex0002 macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2013
    New Zealand
    Yes, I should mention I also ordered the Crucial M500, as I didn't feel the need to spend the extra $55 (current price difference compared to 840 pro on
  7. davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    Best SSD? Search in Google results;,3269.html
    Many users on this forum have a preference for Samsung products, with perhaps Crucial the next in the popularity line, so you can get a lot of opinions on these drives here. Head over to for specific reviews on many different brands, (use the search function on the HP) such as Plextor, etc.:
  8. B... macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2013
  9. paul-n macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2012
    840 Pro is one of the fastest, but also 840 Evo should work really fine for every days work.

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