11 Replies Latest reply: Jan 29, 2013 5:22 AM by msclaxton
msclaxton Level 1 Level 1

Will a SSD drive 7mm in height fit fine in to a MacBook Pro 13"?


One of the SSD drives i've been looking at is a Kingston 120GB SSD V+200 and it differs in heigh from other SSD drives i've looked at.



MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • OGELTHORPE Level 8 Level 8

    One would think it should since the standard height is 9.5 mm.  To be on the safe side, I would contact the manufacturer to be certain.



  • sh9683 Level 1 Level 1

    personnally i think its way too much for not much memory,

  • msclaxton Level 1 Level 1

    Do you have any suggesstions for a better SSD? I'm looking for 120/128GB.

  • Jon P D Level 4 Level 4

    i like crucial and macsales


    crucial have a tool where you can enter your system info and it will only show upgrades that will work with your computer

  • sh9683 Level 1 Level 1

    ny ssd is way over priced, i mean 1000$ for 1tb vs 200$ for a 1TB HHD, personnally i would go for HHD, cheaper, a little slower maybe, but better bang for buck

  • msclaxton Level 1 Level 1

    Well the reason i'm getting a SSD in my MacBook Pro is because i'm removing my optical drive and replacing it with a SSD.

  • dmachine Level 1 Level 1

    check out hybrid drives as well. Amazon UK (if you're in Europe) has the best deals on SSD drives. Read the reviews and you should be fine. On average, expect to pay 1 USD/gigabyte of SSD space.

  • sh9683 Level 1 Level 1

    still a heck of a lot cheaper to go with hhd. wait till SSD prices drop to somewhat decent prices, sure their faster, but you don't have half the memory you could get with HHD

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7
    Mac OS X

    And HDD's are a whole lot slower than SSD's. In fact, prices for SSDs have dropped - I paid $600 for my 512GB Crucial m4 SSD in April of 2012, and now it's just at (or below) $400. To the original poster - take a look at the Crucial website and compare prices for 128GB and 256GB m4 SSDs - only about $100 difference. And I would NOT put the SSD in the optibay - they just don't seem to work well as startup disks in the optibay. Put your SSD in the HD bay and your HDD in the optibay for trouble-free operation.


    Good luck,


  • sh9683 Level 1 Level 1

    personally i would wait a couple years, to the point where i can get ssd for dirt cheap. right now the price is not worth the speed,

  • msclaxton Level 1 Level 1

    I've gone for the Crucial M4 128GB SSD for £84.99 and is working as expected. Tonight i'm removing the optical drive and putting the HDD back in so I have dual HDD's.


    Is it worth creating my own Fusion drive or is it too risky? My original plan was to have the OS and applications/documents on the SSD and use the other internal HDD for media use. But then I read a guide on creating your own Fusion drive and looks easy but not sure if its worth it and if it carries any risks.