Suggest SSD for MBP (15-inch, Mid 2010)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ramke, May 25, 2013.

  1. Ramke macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2010
    My Macbook pro 15-inch Mid 2010, config details as follows:

    Processor 2.66 Ghz Intel Core I&7
    Memory 8GB 1067 Mhz DDR3
    Software OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G63b).

    Currently, I have CRUCIAL M4 256GB. I Left with only 80GB. But I would like to install, windows with VS2012 Ultimate version with TFS, as I want to do some work on windows too. I need larger capacity SSD drive.

    Kindly suggest an SSD of larger capacity like 480, 512 GB etc (I need the best and compatible with my 15-inch, Mid 2010 2.66ghz with 8GB ram MBP).

    Its already 3 years, Is it worth sell this off and buy a new MBP Notebook.

    Thanks and regards
  2. ccapman670 macrumors regular

    May 31, 2012
    New Orleans / Baton Rouge
    I have the exact same MBP as you. Mid 2010 15" i7 and I upgraded the ram to 8GB. I ordered the Samsung 840 500GB SSD. It can be found at Adorama for $325. Search it on this forum and you'll find lots of positive reviews.
  3. Freyqq macrumors 68040

    Dec 13, 2004
    I have the same mbp, and I got a 256gb samsung 830. Great SSD, but I think it is discontinued.
  4. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2007
    I would think hard about putting a big SSD in a 2010 machine. You'll be limited to SATA II speeds and big SSDs are expensive. You might want to consider a hybrid for this application.

  5. kjb0419 macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2013
    I recommend the Crucial M4 or the Samsung 840. I have had great experiences with both!
  6. paul-n macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2012
    A 250 GB Samsung 840 should be a good choice, regarding price, performance and reliability.
  7. jmdMac macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2010
    Like others have suggested, Samsung 840. I am using one currently in my 2010 MBP.
  8. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    I got the same MBP and used to have lots of freezes and problems with the M4. Now I got a Samsung 830 which is faster and solid in all respects.

    Go for a Samsung 840. It is cheap and solid. Performs well at high capacities.
  9. romiebleed macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2011

    I have the same mbp spec. Went and upgraded with Adata 512 gig ssd a month ago, Very happy with its performance.
  10. devilcm3 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 3, 2011
    South Melbourne, Australia
    or the 968GB Crucial M4 :D

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