Changing the hard drive in a pro 2009

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by badigel, May 7, 2014.

  1. badigel macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2014
    #1
    Hello,

    The hard drive in my macbook pro 09 has broken down and I want to change it.

    I was thinking about replacing it with an ssd. Will any ssd do the job or do I need to look for a specific feature?
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2011
    Location:
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    #2
    Any 2.5" SATA2/3 SSD will do the job. However there's no point going for the fastest SSD, as your MBP only has a SATA2 (3Gb/s) connection, so you're capped to around 300MB/s.

    Go for something like the Crucial M4 or the M500.
     
  3. badigel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2014
    #3
    Thanks.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    #4
    Just because you can't reach the sequential performance is SATA 3 (6Gbps), doesn't mean you have to go for a slower driver. Never drives also have faster random performance which even the fastest drives fail to saturate a fraction of their sequential speed.

    You'll notice random performance more than sequential performance. Random use is day-to-day use when opening up programs, opening files, etc.
     
  5. ecschwarz macrumors 6502a

    ecschwarz

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    #5
    I agree with this - plus, many SATA 2 drives are just as expensive, if not more, than the SATA 3 drives due to the industry moving towards SATA 3 (sort of like how some older types of RAM are more expensive than newer types). Just about anything should work - the models by Crucial are popular as are the Samsung 840 Evos (keep an eye out for deals on Amazon, 9to5Toys, or DealNews)
     

Share This Page