Sandisk Plus SSD in a late 2008 MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by spiritlevel, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. spiritlevel macrumors 6502

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    I'm replacing the hard drive in my late 2008 MBP with an SSD.

    I can pick up a 240GB Sandisk Plus tomorrow in a black Friday sale for almost half the price of a Samsung Evo 850.

    However I have read about some problems people had with older Sandisk SSDs in 2008/09 MBPs for which Sandisk issued a firmware update - although all those threads were from around 2012.

    Might I expect similar problems with a new Sandisk Plus drive? or would the firmware on a new Sandisk Plus drive be OK with a 2008 MBP?

    Should I just shell out the extra for the Evo 850 to be safe?

    thanks
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    I do not know where you are making your purchase, but on Amazon US the Samsung 250 Gb ($78) is $19 more than the 240 Gb Sandisk Plus ($59), the Samsung is not double the price of the Sandisk. I would go for the Samsung, it is newer technology and 10 Gb more capacity.
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It really won't make much of a difference either way on a a 2008 MBP.
     
  4. spiritlevel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for your responses and apologies for the delay replying - realised I had an old Vertex 2 lying around so decided to use that instead.
     

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