What SSD Drive For Late 2008 Unibody Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JonnyAlpha, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. JonnyAlpha macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2008

    I upgraded the RAM to 8GB and installed OSX 10 on my Late 2008 Unibody Macbook Pro and was now considering an SSD Drive.


    1. What make of Drive should I get?
    2. What Size Drive should I get, I will be installing Mavericks but probably want Boot Camp with Windows 7 and or Some Form of Unix Operating System (TBC). I backup to a 2TB NAS Drive so storage is not a problem?
    3. I presume a 2.5 SSD Drive is a straight swap?

  2. ELMI0001 macrumors 6502


    Jan 5, 2009
    Olympic Hills GC
    This is where I started my research: TheWireCutter

    I went with a 512GB after going from a stock 160 to a hybrid 500.

    Yeah, straight swap. Very simple to do. Backup with Time Machine, swap drives, format drive, restore from Time Machine.
  3. tcphoto macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2005
    Madison, GA
    I installed a Samsung EVO 250GB in my Late 2008 MBP a year ago and am very happy with it.
  4. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    Don't spend too much time going over speed specs, etc. The 2008 only has 3Gbps SATA so any current drive will more than saturate it.
  5. gochi macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2011
    get a sata ii speed SSD it would be worth your time.

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