8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2012 7:15 PM by sangretoro
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I have MacBook Pro 15", early 2008 (not unibody) and now I plan to upgrade storage. Now I have 250GB 5400rpm HD drive SATA 1.5Gb/s.

The first question is what version of SATA I have? SATA II, or what?

Then second question: can I use SATA III with 6Gb/s for example or it will be just a waste of money? Or should I use SATA 3Gb/s better?


Thank you in advance,


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 3GB SDRAM, 250GB HD, Nvidia GeForce 860
Solved by Poikkeus on Jul 2, 2011 1:50 PM Solved

Both are top-notch SSDs, equally recommendable. The OWC line is somewhat cheaper, however.


Your 2008 MBP is very nice, but an SSD will give it new life.

Reply by Poikkeus on Jul 2, 2011 10:37 AM Helpful

You would best investigate this drive:

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/internal_storage/Mercury_Extreme_SSD_Sandforce/So lid_State_Pro/


A SATA III with 6G/s is best suited for the 2011 MBP. Your 2008 MBP is ideal with the one linked here. I love Apple products, but OWC is unrivaled in reliability, and a recent price reduction brings the total to about $427 for 240gigs with a three year warranty.

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