SSD advice

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by oyyen, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. oyyen macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    There is a special discount on Sandisk SSD 240 Gb SATA 3 in my country. I want to upgrade my mid 2010 MBP 13" 7,1 with this SDD. Is this hardware good for my device?

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B006EKJ8UI

    13" Mid 2010 mbp 2.4 GHz
    2x2 Gb ram
    250 Gb 5400 rpm HDD

    NVidia MCP89 AHCI:

    Vendor: NVidia
    Product: MCP89 AHCI
    Link Speed: 3 Gigabit
    Negotiated Link Speed: 1.5 Gigabit
    Description: AHCI Version 1.30 Supported
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It'll probably work fine, Sandisk makes pretty good stuff. Personally I'd stay away from any Sandforce controller based drives, but they're not nearly as terrible as they used to be.
     
  3. oyyen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sandisk 240gb SSD price is same with OCZ 120gb vertex or agility 3 solid state disks. Is it worth to sacrifice 120gb of capacity only for the brand? Should i choose one of the OCZ's?
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I'd just go with the Sandisk drive. Your MBP can only do SATA II, so that will limit the maximum read/write speeds on any of the drives.
     
  5. oyyen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there any known incompatiblity between sandisk and my mbp?
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I have seen several posts on here from other users with that drive, so I don't believe there is any ongoing issue with it.
     
  7. natesymer macrumors newbie

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    I have two Crucial 256GB M4's in my MacBook Pro. They were $200 each, but they are arguably the most reliable SSD. I also have a 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 in my hackintosh. Both are good drives. Hell, the OWC drives aren't bad either, I would buy them before any other Sandforce drive.
     

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