SSD advise for MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009)

brave5213

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Oct 7, 2008
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i decided to buy a SSD for my veteran mbp :) but i really don't know which one fits for my computer. my options are;

1) Intel 520 Series 120 GB SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5-Inch Solid-State Drive - SSDSC2CW120A3K5 : $185
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Series-2-5-Inch-Solid-State-Drive/dp/B006VCP7YA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332104838&sr=8-1

2)Samsung 830 - Series MZ-7PC128N/AM 128 GB 2.5 Inch SATA II : $180
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-830-Series-MZ-7PC128N-Internal/dp/B005T3GQM4/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1332104913&sr=1-4

3)OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SATA 6Gb/s VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5": $170
http://www.amazon.com/Vertex-120GB-VTX3-25SAT3-120G-Solid-State/dp/B004Q81CKY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1332104970&sr=1-1

which one is the best among them? or if you have any other suggestions??

thanks.
 

Nov 28, 2010
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I can't say, which is the best, but I also have a 2009 17" MBP and I use the Vertex 3 120 GB SSD via an Optibay adapter and haven't had a problem with it yet in the last four months.

MacBook, MacBook Pro: Replacing the Hard Disk Drive, transferring data to the new HDD

the guide includes:
  • 0. Identify your MacBook or MacBook Pro
  • 1. Getting a new HDD
  • 2. Guides to replace the internal HDD with a newer one
  • 3. Transferring data from the old HDD to the new HDD
  • 4. Using the optical disk drive (ODD) slot for placing an SSD or HDD inside the MB/P (OPTIBAY)

 

Attonine

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I have a Mid 2009 17" MBP. I'm not sure why you have limited yourself to these 3 SSDs, but I have a Crucial M4 512 GB, no problems for the best part of a year, including 2 firmware updates, I believe the M4's have been pretty well received to date. Crucial have a scanner on there site which can advise you as to what SSDs and RAM are suitable for your machine. They also sell the SSDs in a kit form with a cable to help clone your current HDD directly to the SSD.
 

brave5213

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Oct 7, 2008
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no i'm not limiting myself :) those are the ones, that i found from some comparison webpages. i'm open for any suggestions :)