SSD speed for early 2011 MacBook Pro

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  1. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    Instead of going for a new MacBook Pro with retina and I decided to upgrade my early 2011 13" MacBook Pro with a 256 GB SSD. Might as well save a few bucks. :)

    After installing the SSD, I'm getting about 330 write speed and 500 read using Black Magic. Does this sound right? I thought the SSD should be reading and writing at 500. By the way, the SSD is a Crucial MX100.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Those are the specified speeds for that model SSD. Not all SSDs have the same read and write speed.
     
  3. Mik3F macrumors 6502

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    Sounds about the same as mine, and I am running the same SSD in my Early 2011 13" MBP
     
  4. AppleFan360 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Oh yeah, you're right. I just found the chart for the different size SSDs. The 256 model is designed for a 320 write speed. It's the 520 model that gives the full 500 write speed. Guess I was looking at the wrong column on the chart. :)

    Thanks.
     
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Yup. Not all SSDs are created equal.

    My 512GB Samsung 840 Pro gets 470MB/s writes and 500MB/s reads.
     
  6. AppleFan360 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Good to know. Thanks.

    What an amazing upgrade this has been. It has breathed new life into this MacBook. Regular task are so much faster. Much better than simply buying a whole new MacBook. Retina screen would be nice but I don't use my MacBook often enough to warrant having that especially since I already have the 5K iMac.

    Before, the MacBook was painful to use but now it's like having a whole new machine. Nice!
     
  7. mjohansen macrumors regular

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    Same here.
     
  8. mjohansen macrumors regular

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    I agree - before I replaced the HDD is was unbearable slow. Simple change to an SSD changed all that :)
     

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