Desktop Samsung 830 SSD in MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Erasmus, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Erasmus macrumors 68030

    Erasmus

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    Hi guys,
    does anyone know if the desktop version of the Samsung 830 2.5inch SSD will fit in a MacBook Pro? Is it exactly the same thing as the notebook version, just with a different bracket? And if so, is the bracket even needed?
     
  2. upbraid macrumors member

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    it will fit, your hdd is 2.5 as well.

    no bracket needed but if you want to run ssd+hdd the specifics are different.
     
  3. Erasmus thread starter macrumors 68030

    Erasmus

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    Yeah, I guess my real question is if I need to use the bracket that would come with the Notebook kit. So if I were to buy the desktop kit (as it's cheaper on Amazon) would I have to buy some kind of bracket as well?

    17" early 2011, in case it makes a difference.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    You don't need the bracket at all for a mbp
     
  5. mickpearcey macrumors member

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    The only difference from the Laptop & Desktop installation kits are that with the laptop kit you get a USB to SATA so you can update the firmware easily on a Windows PC and you get the bracket in the Desktop kit.
     

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