SSD Upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ballr24, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Ballr24 macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2009
    If I buy the base model 13 inch MacBook Pro, and upgrade to an SSD, will the performance be different than if I upgraded through Apple? Which SSD company(ies) would you recommend, and specifically, any good deals out there right now?
  2. mdgm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2010
    Apple's SSDs are SATA II whilst the MBP has a SATA III port. So yes a 3rd party SATA III SSD is going to be quicker than an Apple one.

    Personally I use an OWC 6G 240GB SSD, but I'm using it in a 07 MacBook so I'm limited to SATA I speeds.
  3. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    I thought 2007 MBP uses SATA2?
  4. Gillespie81 macrumors regular

    Sep 2, 2011
    apple has 2 ssds you could get. i got the slower toshiba. but it is still fast. i paid 180 for the upgrade so i think it was worth it. ssds will drop slowly so i will upgrade to a faster and bigger one when the time is right.

    do what you feel is right. i went with one that has slower speeds and more dependability in my mind and it works pulling it right out of the box and not one that might have problems.

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