Sandisk Plus SSD in a late 2008 MBP?

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

  1. spiritlevel macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    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?

  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000


    Jan 19, 2015
    Oregon, USA
    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 G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    It really won't make much of a difference either way on a a 2008 MBP.
  4. spiritlevel thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    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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