Upgrades for my trusty 2009 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PVIllustration, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. PVIllustration macrumors member

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    hi all

    Just need quick confirmation that my current upgrade plan for a new SSD and more Ram is within what my MBP can handle.

    I have my eyes set on this drive from Samsung, even though I might not get the full potential out of it.

    Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC256B 256 GB

    Basically, I just need to know if it will work at all. :)

    If there are better drives I should know about I would be happy to be told.

    Thanks!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    An S-ATA 6.0 Gbps (S-ATA III) SSD will work with an S-ATA 3.0 Gbps (S-ATA II) interface, I do the same with my 2009 MBP and a Vertex 3 SSD.
    I also have 8 GB of third party RAM.

    MacBook, MacBook Pro: Replacing the Hard Disk Drive, transferring data to the new HDD

    the guide includes:
    • 0. Identify your MacBook or MacBook Pro
    • 1. Getting a new HDD
    • 2. Guides to replace the internal HDD with a newer one
    • 3. Transferring data from the old HDD to the new HDD
    • 4. Using the optical disk drive (ODD) slot for placing an SSD or HDD inside the MB/P (OPTIBAY)

     
  3. PVIllustration thread starter macrumors member

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    Great. Thanks for the reply! Much appreciated! :)
     

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