Best SSD for mid 2009 17in?

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    Recently my 2011 17in died so to replace it, I bought a maxed out mid 2009 matte display 17in with the 3.06ghz duo with the slow spinning 5400RPM 500Gb hard drive. I been reading that some SSDs don't work with the Nivida 9400m chipset or that they would only work at 1.5GBps instead of 3.0GBps. Does anyone else have a good SSD that works good in their late 2008 uni to mid 2009 uni if so let me know what you use.
     
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    There's at least a couple of other threads on SSD replacement in this vintage of MBP's going on right now. I'm just going to put the links. The problem is not with the NVidia 9400M, which is a GPU but with the NVidia MCP79 chipset which has the SATA controller.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/optical-drive-for-ssd-on-17-mbp.1941918

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/compatible-ssd-with-macbook-pro-early-2011.1947143

    If you buy an SSD that works well in your machine, report back so that others may benefit from your experience.
     
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    The Samsung 850 EVO works great in that model. You're not going to get the full speed benefits of the SSD, but your Mac will be using as much read/write as your Mac is capable of, at least. The difference in performance will be greatly noticeable compared to an HDD.
     
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    I have read that the 850 EVO works pretty well with this model. So maybe I'll just end up getting that then. I'm just hopeing others who have the NVidia MCP79 chipset with SSDs would post what they use since im curious what my best options are. Due to this funky chipsets.
     
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    One of the other threads had somebody report that the Evo 850 was working fine in an early 2011 MBP. I'll repeat what I said there. Do NOT NOT NOT NOT get the Evo 840 - there is quite a difference between the two - the 840 appears to have problems with the NVidia MCP79.
     
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    The 2011 doesnt use Nvidia MCP79 chipset tho, only the 2008 uni and 2009s (maybe the 2010) the 2011s definitely didnt use the nivida hip set that wouldnt make any sense why have nivida have a chipset in a computer with a AMD graphics. So really if the 2011 works with the 840 or 850 doesn't matter. Plus the 2011 can use sata 3 the 2008 uni - 2009 was only the sata 2 standard as well as the 2010. All i care about is if it works with the 2009s. Plus i own a 2011 ik what works in the 2011.
     
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    From what I have read, the NVidia MCP79 may be in "Macs" between 2007 and 2011. You may be right about it not being in 2011 MBP's but it's easy to check the System Report and it will tell you whether it's there or not and select an SSD accordingly.
     
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    There not in any mac up to 2011s at all. The last mac to have it was the late 2009 unibody plastic Macbook. By 2011 every mac was off of the old Nvidia MCP79. And used Intel Chipsets again. I know that I have the Nvidia MCP79 chipset I already said made that clear when I made my original post. For the 5th time (or whatever) I just want to know some SSD models that are compatible at Sata 2.0 speeds with the Nvidia MCP79 that others are using currently. From what I read from others, there was mixed reviews about some SSDs working and not working correctly due to firmware issues and whatnot with the SSD communicating to the chipset. I don't want to waste money on a SSD that might not work correctly.
     
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    I have used Intel 320, Samsung 830, 840Pro and now an 850EVO in a early 17" MBP and they all worked at SATA 2 speed (3Gbps).
     
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    Ok, cool which one would you say has worked the fastest(and or the best) in your 17in Macbook Pro or do they all work about the same?
     
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    The 850 EVO is the most stable and I would definitely recommend it. It also comes with the best warranty.
     
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    Just looked at some pricing for the 850 EVO it seams the best price for speed and storage.
     

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