Looking to update to SSD - Mid-2009 MacBook Pro - SATA or SATA II?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AaronMT, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. AaronMT macrumors regular

    AaronMT

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    Hi,

    I'm looking to update my mid-2009 MacBook Pro with an SSD 80GB 2.5IN. Would I be looking for SATA or SATAII drives? My current hard disk drive has a link speed in the system profiler of 3 Gigabit and is negotiated at 1.5 Gigabit, so I assume that I'm good for SATA 2, correct?
     
  2. SicMX macrumors member

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    Jep, SATA 2 it is

    I'm in the same boat myself, but thinking of upgrading my Mid 2009 MBP to a OCZ Vertex 2. Haven't had any luck finding clear instructions for the whole process though. It seems fairly complex from the swapping processes to updating the firmware on the SSD...
     
  3. andreiru macrumors 6502

    andreiru

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    Mid 09s have known issues with SATA II drives.
     
  4. derickdub macrumors 6502

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    Really? I never knew that. My Mid '09 had a SATA II drive in it when I got it, and has one in it now. I haven't had any problems.
     
  5. MrJolly macrumors member

    MrJolly

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    I had terrible beachballs with my replacement WD SATA2 and EFI1.7. Reverted to EFI 1.6 and loving the Crucial M4 512GB.
     

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