Ssd?

Afbar1114

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Jun 18, 2012
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this is for a future thought but does any sad work in MBP? does it have to be a certain model? im thinking if i see a huge sale on ssd's on black friday i might pick one up if the price is right.
 

Zedsdead185

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Sep 14, 2006
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any 2.5" sata ssd should work. But it may not be optimised to your machine. If your MBP was made before 2011 then it is likely a SATA 1.5gb/s model. However, if its 2011 onwards then it is most likely a SATA 3gb/s macbook pro. As I said, any sata SSD should work, but find out which one you should get in order to optimise the MBP first. No point spending extra on a SATA 3Gb/s SSD if your macbook only supports 1.5Gb/s.

Thought I'd edit to save confusion. 1.5Gb/s is still very fast and worthy of an SSD. My Macbook Pro is a mid 2009 model and so is 1.5gb/s. I bought the Crucial V4 (which is optimised for 1.5gb/s) and it is fantastic! It boots up in seconds! Didn't want you thinking that 1.5gb/s wasn't worth getting an SSD for.
 
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Southernboyj

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Mar 8, 2012
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any 2.5" sata ssd should work. But it may not be optimised to your machine. If your MBP was made before 2011 then it is likely a SATA 1.5gb/s model. However, if its 2011 onwards then it is most likely a SATA 3gb/s macbook pro. As I said, any sata SSD should work, but find out which one you should get in order to optimise the MBP first. No point spending extra on a SATA 3Gb/s SSD if your macbook only supports 1.5Gb/s.
Exactly this, he is right on. I would recommend getting either a Crucial M4 series or Samsung 830 though. The Intel models are good as well but are pricey.
 
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Afbar1114

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Jun 18, 2012
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any 2.5" sata ssd should work. But it may not be optimised to your machine. If your MBP was made before 2011 then it is likely a SATA 1.5gb/s model. However, if its 2011 onwards then it is most likely a SATA 3gb/s macbook pro. As I said, any sata SSD should work, but find out which one you should get in order to optimise the MBP first. No point spending extra on a SATA 3Gb/s SSD if your macbook only supports 1.5Gb/s.
i think mine is a stat3 6Gb/s
 
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paul-n

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Jul 12, 2012
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I can recommend the Samsung 830, it is fast and reliable ssd, also power consumption is good, especially in idle.
 
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T5BRICK

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Aug 3, 2006
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any 2.5" sata ssd should work. But it may not be optimised to your machine. If your MBP was made before 2011 then it is likely a SATA 1.5gb/s model. However, if its 2011 onwards then it is most likely a SATA 3gb/s macbook pro. As I said, any sata SSD should work, but find out which one you should get in order to optimise the MBP first. No point spending extra on a SATA 3Gb/s SSD if your macbook only supports 1.5Gb/s.

Thought I'd edit to save confusion. 1.5Gb/s is still very fast and worthy of an SSD. My Macbook Pro is a mid 2009 model and so is 1.5gb/s. I bought the Crucial V4 (which is optimised for 1.5gb/s) and it is fantastic! It boots up in seconds! Didn't want you thinking that 1.5gb/s wasn't worth getting an SSD for.
1.5Gb/s would be SATA 1, which was only in older Macs. The Unibody MacBook Pros have all had SATA II(3Gb/s). Until recently(late 2011 I think?) when they were upgraded to SATA III(6Gb/s). I've got a mid 2009 model and my SSD is SATA III, but the link speed is limited to 3Gb/s, due to the SATA controller on my logic board.

So, while there are limits to the transfer speeds on older machines, there isn't a huge difference in price between SATA II and III drives. If you find a good deal on a top of the line drive, go for it. I've got a the M4 in my computer and I see pretty respectable numbers.
 
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