Upgrades for my trusty 2009 MBP

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

  1. PVIllustration macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2009
    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.

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    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

    Oct 1, 2009
    Great. Thanks for the reply! Much appreciated! :)

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