4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 2, 2013 7:32 AM by Michael Nikonov
Michael Nikonov Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello to everybody!

I want to upgrade my MBP by installing of a SSD instead of optical drive.

Please help me to choose the best of SSD that fits to my model.

I've read a few test and made a short list of SDD. Here it is:

Plextor PX-256M5P


OCZ VTX4-25SAT3_256G


OCZ is the fastest one by tech spec, but I have read somewhere that OCZ SDD's doesn't fit to MBP as well as it kills of MBP's motherboard or something like that.

Is that true?


So please help to chose one of these 3 model or advise me an other model.


Thanx a lot.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (29,995 points)

    Pesronally, I have and recommend the Crucial m4 series for Mac users. They just 'play well' with Macs and you can update the firmware on a Mac, unlike some other brands with which you need to use a Windows machine to update firmware.


    It's not the very fastest drive around - but quite a few of us around here have them and have had no problems with the drives.


    If the other models that you mention fit the MacBook Pro form factor, I'm sure that they would work. But I'd take a look at the Crucial m4 256GB SSD - the price/performance ratio is very good.


    Go to the Crucial site and look around. You can usually save a few dollars by shopping at Amazon, Newegg, etc.


    Good luck,



  • Michael Nikonov Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you, Clinton!

    The Crucial model is the cheapest one (in Russia is about $200) and as you mentioned is more stable than others. It might be the winner ;-)


    Thanx again!

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (29,995 points)

    Yep - it's about the same price here - go for it: I'm sure that you'll love it and that it will give you a better computing experience overall.


    Good luck,



  • Michael Nikonov Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Clinton, everyone!


    Is Crucial M4 still the best for MCB or situation has been changed?

    I saw on the market new Crucial M5 with higher perfonce then M4. But is it reliable as M4 is?


    And now I'm looking to 480/512 GB models (not 256 or less).


    Please support.