SSD for my non-unibody MacBook Pro 4,1?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by telleir, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. telleir macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    Hi everybody,

    I own my MacBook Pro for almost 5 years now!
    Always worked perfectly for al those years, but he's getting a bit slow...
    So I was thinking about buying a SSD, to give it a boost for his least years.

    But the question is, what SSD should I buy for such an "old" MacBook Pro?
    Couple of guidelines:
    > Currently running OSX 10.6.8, but can update to Lion,...
    > The SSD should work good in combination with my current Mac.
    > If my Mac decides to die, I would like to use the SSD in an other laptop/desktop.
    > Would like to stay in the size of my HDD => 250GB.
    > Personally the Samsung Evo 250GB seems a good price/perf ratio.

    My configuration:
    MacBook Pro 4,1
    Intel T9330 CPU
    4GB PC2-5300 DDR2/667Mhz RAM
    512MB NVIDIA 8600M GT
    250GB HDD

    Thank you for your tips and help!
  2. paul-n macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2012
    Your system is fast enough to gain performance from such an upgrade.
    The mentioned 840 Evo is a great choice, and the drive replacement should be no problem.
  3. brdeveloper macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    There are two weeks since I bought a Samsung 840 EVO and it works flawlessly on my unibody late-2009 macbook. I first installed Snow Leopard, but I have just upgraded to Mavericks. The macbook has a SATAII port and the EVO is SATAIII, but it's backward compatible.

    It works well in both systems. I didn't enable TRIM because various discussions in forums say that modern SSDs have decent built-in garbage collection.
  4. KeegM480 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2013
    Orlando, FL
    First of dont go to Lion, go to Mavericks, its free.
    Next, yes the Solid State will be a big performance boost.

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