What SSD Drive For Late 2008 Unibody Macbook Pro

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  1. JonnyAlpha macrumors regular

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    Hi;

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

    Questions:

    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. ELMI0001 macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    get a sata ii speed SSD it would be worth your time.
     

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