Buying RAM + SSD for MacBook Pro 13-inch, Mid 2012. Tips?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gomezkebab, May 25, 2017.

  1. gomezkebab macrumors newbie


    Jan 9, 2017

    I own a MacBook Pro 13-inch, Mid 2012 GB 1600 MHz DDR3.

    I want to upgrade the RAM to 16 GB if possible and buy an SSD disk.

    Which model and type of RAM memory should I buy? Which SSD disk should I buy?

    Looking for best budget variants.

    What would you recommend?
  2. Audit13 macrumors 68030


    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    The Samsung 850 evo or Crucial mx300 is a good choice for ssd.

    For ram, I just use generic ddr3 1600 1.35v sticks.
  3. ZapNZs macrumors 68020


    Jan 23, 2017
    I generally use Crucial for RAM because I find them to be very consistent, and reasonably priced
    I agree the Samsung Evo and Crucial MX300 are good choices for your SSD. These are fast, reliable, and proven platforms.

    If price is a lesser of a factor, the Samsung 850 Pro is arguably the Ferrari of SSDs - using premium 3D MLC NAND with the best warranty, fastest speeds (kind of a moot point as they are all fast), and best endurance. The SanDisk Extreme Pro was a (2D) MLC-based SSD that was very well liked, and SanDisk recently discontinued it - you can sometimes find them on closeout specials.

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