Macbook Pro SSD Question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Cammed87Chevy, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Cammed87Chevy macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2012
    i have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010). Can i put a SATA 3 ssd?
    link speed: 3 gigabit
    Negotiated Link Speed: 1.5 Gigabit

    If not, what ssd can i put? i would like a 256gb ssd

    Thanks in advanced
  2. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    First of all, this is the Mac Pro (workstation tower) forum. You'd get a lot more answers in the MacBook Pro forum.

    But anyway, yes, you can use a SATA-III SSD in a 2010 MBP. It will just downgrade to SATA-II (3Gbps) speeds.

    The Samsung 830 256GB is a very good drive for the money (often under $200 on Newegg) and the installation is pretty easy. Also check out the Intel 520 series and OWC/Macsale's offerings. All good choices.
  3. paul-n macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2012
    Installation of the SSD is pretty easy, just unscrew 10 screws on the bottom, then 2 inside. Then you need a small Torqx to detach the 4 bolts.
    The Samsung 830 is a pretty drive, which works fine in multiple Macs from friends.

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