SSD upgrade MBP Late 2008 and Early 2011

TheOkeland

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Hello,

are there any know problems in upgrading a MBP Late 2008 13" and a MBP Early 2011 13" with Samsung 850 evo 250GB SSDs?

90 to 120 seconds to boot is quite slow, the new drives should speed that up :D
 
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serkan

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I did my Early 2011 MBP SSD upgrade 2 years ago and have no problems at all.

I got boot around 10 seconds or less.

SSD : 128 GB Corsair Force GS Media
 

ZapNZs

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No issues at all with the Early 2011 13-inch (first hand experience with the Evo on one of these and it runs at SATA 6 speeds and no fan speed issues.)

IIRC, one of the Mac hardware devices from 2008 or 2009 (I believe it was either an iMac or MacBook Pro?) had a bug where putting certain SATA 6.0 SSDs in them resulted them at running at SATA 1.5 speeds where they should have been running at SATA 3.0 speeds. Someone else may be able to elaborate or correct me if I am wrong?
 

tubeexperience

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No issues at all with the Early 2011 13-inch (first hand experience with the Evo on one of these and it runs at SATA 6 speeds and no fan speed issues.)

IIRC, one of the Mac hardware devices from 2008 or 2009 (I believe it was either an iMac or MacBook Pro?) had a bug where putting certain SATA 6.0 SSDs in them resulted them at running at SATA 1.5 speeds where they should have been running at SATA 3.0 speeds. Someone else may be able to elaborate or correct me if I am wrong?
That's correct.

The older MacBook Pro that has issue are those with NVidia MCP79 chipset.
 
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MacInTO

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Have you tried going into System Preferences > Startup Disk, and then selecting the new drive?

If it's just been installed and this hasn't been done, sometimes it is slow to boot.
 

TheOkeland

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I did not installed the drives yet. I just wanted to know, if there is something I have to consider.

The drives are ordered, will try to get them running next week, or so.
 

MacInTO

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Ah, you're referring to the boot times of your existing drives! :p

You won't have any issues with Samsung EVO SSDs.