Help choosing an SSD for mid 2009 MBP

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

  1. 1Instinkt macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

    OCZ-PETROL:

    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

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    thanks

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

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    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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