Help choosing an SSD for mid 2009 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 1Instinkt, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. 1Instinkt macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2012
    For a lay person I have done quite a bit of research about SSD's for my 2009 MBP, and I am completely stymied by the lack of agreement about which are reliable and what factors play into choosing an SSD. I have heard everything from the "Crucial G4 working perfectly fine", to don't waste money on a 6 GB SSD since my MBP will only be able to use 3 GB. Some have said to go with intel, or samsung for reliability, but most of those people where not upgrading a 2009 MBP. Who out there has upgraded their 2009 MBP to an SSD successfully, and what brand did you go with? Any special considerations?
  2. Duckypoos macrumors member

    May 7, 2012
    here's details of my mid 2009 mbp with 64gb SSD installed with 250gb HDD replacing the optical drive :

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,4
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.53 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 8 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP53.00AC.B03
    SMC Version (system): 1.49f2

    NVidia MCP79 AHCI:

    Vendor: NVidia
    Product: MCP79 AHCI
    Link Speed: 3 Gigabit
    Negotiated Link Speed: 3 Gigabit
    Description: AHCI Version 1.20 Supported


    Capacity: 64.02 GB (64,023,257,088 bytes)
    Model: OCZ-PETROL
    Revision: 3.120000
    Serial Number: OCZ-MS6GSE07O*******
    Native Command Queuing: Yes
    Queue Depth: 32
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Medium Type: Solid State
    TRIM Support: Yes
    Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified

    I've had no problems since installation 3 months ago.

    Hope that helps a little.
  3. 1Instinkt thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2012

    Yes, thanks. 3 months not that much time just yet, but certainly appreciate the specs.
  4. emacna1 macrumors regular

    May 31, 2012
    I'm also in the market for an SSD. For what it's worth, it seems SATA II (3GB/s) SSDs are going for more than SATA III (6GB/s). I'm keeping my eyes on these two, watching for price drops:

    1) Samsung 830 Series 128GB SATA III SSD on Amazon for $149.92.

    2) Crucial 128GB m4 SATA III SSD on Amazon for $113.99.

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