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

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by brave5213, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. brave5213 macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2008
    New York
    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

    2)Samsung 830 - Series MZ-7PC128N/AM 128 GB 2.5 Inch SATA II : $180

    3)OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SATA 6Gb/s VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5": $170

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

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    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)

  3. Black.Infinity macrumors 6502


    Apr 17, 2010
    Apple tree-Toronto
  4. Attonine macrumors 6502a

    Feb 15, 2006
    Kent. UK
    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.
  5. brave5213 thread starter macrumors regular

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

Share This Page