SSD direct answer

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacBallin22, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. MacBallin22 macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2011
    After reading several forums here about SSDs I can't figure out if it is possible to place a third party SSD without any issues. Can some please give me a direct answer whether this is possible and which SSDs are good to get. I rather just buy the bare min and replace it with a SSD off newegg.

  2. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    The answer is: Maybe

    You really need to tell people what your system is if you want more detailed answers.
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Normally yes, as I used a third party SSD (OCZ Vertex 2) with my first party Mac (MBP).
  4. dgitalchaos macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2011
    I don't have any problems on my 2011 15" 2.2 MacBook Pro with the Crucial C300 (with TRIM enabled).

    Install was a breeze and no problems. It had firmware 0006.

    Got it brand new unopened from eBay for $400.
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Yes you can put in any 2.5'' HD or SSD in your macbook pro so long as it's the correct type( SATA II or III, depends on your model).

    And no, it will not void your warranty.

    Which one you choose is up to your and your wallet.
  6. MacBallin22, Mar 30, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2011

    MacBallin22 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2011
    well im going to go with the 13' i5 model so if that helps what type of ssd I should get then let me know. Thanks for answers thus far!
  7. NikFinn macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2009
  8. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005

    See this reliability data from an Anandtech article. Many users here use the Intel X25-M SSD and it seems to have fewer compatability problems than some of the other brands. The X25-M has just been superseded by the Intel 320, so that may be worth a look also.

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