Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2013 10:30 PM (in response to kpasa)
See OWC for their collection of Mercury 3G SSDs for your computer. Why take a gamble with other vendors' products, when you know the ones from OWC will definitely work in a Mac.
There are no Mac firmware updates for any third-party SSDs.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2013 11:30 PM (in response to Kappy)
Well owc is more expensive. Maybe higher performing but is it worth the extra cost?
Also, why are reviews (such as Amazon) claiming firmware updates? Are u sure that third party ssds are impossible to get updates for? Or is that just something you've heard or read. I have had an apple certified technician tell me different.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2013 1:24 PM (in response to kpasa)
OK! That helps a lot! One last thing. I've read that some 6gb is backwards compatible with 3gb systems. Would the Crucial M500 be the same? On Crucial's site, it has a list of ssds that are guaranteed compatible. When I found the SSD on Amazon it is a different part number. In the links below, would the Amazon one also be backwards compatible?
Crucial Guaranteed SSD
Thanks for your clarification, Kappy!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2013 1:33 PM (in response to kpasa)
Most all 6 Gb/s drives should be backwards compatible. But it's wise to ask before you buy because there are a few out there that do not play well in Macs with respect to the 3 Gb/s bus.
I really don't know anything about specific model compatibility. I've used OWC's, OCZ, and a Kingston model. But I usually only buy 3 or 6 Gb/s models based on what the computer's bus supports.
If Crucial guarantees Mac compatibility, then that's a big positive for the model. But I have no experience with their SSDs, so I can't give you a recommendation one way or the other.