What SSD and Memory for 2010 MacBook Pro?

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  1. MacMonkey13 macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Gurnee, Illinois
    I've tried to decipher all the past posts and stickies to figure out what type of SSD and memory I should put into my 2010 MacBook Pro. I'm not the most adept at all this computer jargon so terms like SATA and DDR3 have my head spinning like the hard drive I want to replace.

    My current MacBook Pro is 15 inch; 2.4GHz, intel Core i5, with 4GB memory and 320 GB SATA disk.

    I understand that my Mac can only take up to 8 GB of memory buy what type?

    Also, what specs do I look for in the new SSD?

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    RAM: 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM RAM, 1067 MHz and 1333 MHz will do fine.

    SSD: Any SSD out there, the Samsung 840 (Pro) and Crucial M4 are often recommended.

    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. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    SO-DIMM DDR3 1066MHz - Crucial, Corsair, Kingston, GSkill, Geil are all reputable brands.

    SSD - Crucial M4, Samsung 830, Samsung 840.

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