MBP 13" mid-2010, realistic read/write speeds after SSD upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ChocoboNL, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. ChocoboNL macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008

    I just upgraded my mid-2010 13-inch MBP (running OS X 10.9.4) with a 512GB Crucial MX100 SSD. Things are running smoothly, but I download the Black Magic Disk Speed Test and got 213MB/s write and 265.9MB/s read speeds, not quite up to the SATA II speed caps.
    I'm quite happy with the 'snappiness' of the system after upgrading from a 256GB stock hdd @5400rpm, but is this expected performance or should I be able to squeeze a little more performance out of this SSD?

    I already did the following to enhance system performance:
    - Enable TRIM (as per these instructions)
    - Disable Sudden motion sensor (sudo pmset -a sms 0)
    - Turn off hibernate mode (sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0)

    Thank you for any tips!
  2. macenied macrumors 6502a


    Aug 20, 2014
    Nothing wrong with your MBP. That's the price we pay for SATA II.

    I have a 13" MBP mid 2010 as well. SSD is Corsair force GT 480. The MBP feels very responsive though.

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  3. kfmfe04 macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2010
    I'm getting 103MB/160MB on an older 240GB Intel 335 (mid-2009 13" mbp), but it's perfectly adequate on this machine as the main purpose of the upgrade is to allow me to hold out as-long-as-possible before buying a new machine.

    If something works, I tend to leave it alone as I strongly favor stability (good luck on your tweaking).
  4. illusionx macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2014
    Brossard, QC
    I got similar speed on an 2009 unibody MacBook and a Samsung 830 pro 128gb SSD.

    I would say, get a newer MacBook if you want more speed.

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