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Best SSD for Mid 2009 Macbook Pro

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July 21, 2012 4:55:37 AM

Hi All,

I have a Mid 2009 17'' MBP. I am trying to find the best 240/256GB SSD for it. I know the SATA controller on the mid-2009 MBP is SATA II with 3.0 GB/s. I have few questions.

1. I was considering the Samsung 830 256GB but now that I know it is a faster SATA III drive that the MBP won't be able to fully utilize, should I consider a SATA II drive or am I just better off buying the newer drive?
2. If I should consider SATA II drives, what are some good options available for a SATA II in 240/256GB capacity?

Thoughts? Suggestions?

-t

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July 21, 2012 2:08:54 PM

1) Buy the SATAIII. Samsung 830 256GB or M4 256GB are the best. Now you can get for $180. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.buy.com/prod/crucial-m4-256gb-2-5-sata-iii-s...
2)No.
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July 21, 2012 3:08:58 PM

Done. Just bought Crucial M4. Amazon had it for similar price (but with faster shipping).
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July 21, 2012 3:09:03 PM

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July 21, 2012 3:12:40 PM

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The M4 has lower Power consumption than the 830.

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