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Old 25-07-2014, 10:39 PM   #16
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wasted. if it was e early 2013 model u can go for e transcend jetdrive ssd

JetDrive™ 500/520/720/725-Welcome to the Transcend Info Website
is it really that good? reliable?
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Old 26-07-2014, 08:03 PM   #17
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is it really that good? reliable?
u can check amazon for reviews. I think pretty good. but at e moment only supports up to e early 2013 model cos e later models r using PCIe
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Old 27-07-2014, 09:55 PM   #18
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u can check amazon for reviews. I think pretty good. but at e moment only supports up to e early 2013 model cos e later models r using PCIe
then i shall wait and see if there are early 2013 refurbished MBPs for sale.
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Old 06-08-2014, 01:25 AM   #19
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Any member got upgrade their early 2008 MBP ????
Wat SSD and how the performance ???
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Old 06-08-2014, 06:56 AM   #20
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early 2008? I think u'll need a non-sandforce ssd.
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:17 AM   #21
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Wats a non sand force SSd ???
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Old 06-08-2014, 04:48 PM   #22
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Any member got upgrade their early 2008 MBP ????
Wat SSD and how the performance ???
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I did. Performance is good. Boot up time is quicker than my brother's 2011 macbook, running on a hard drive.

It's the best upgrade you can give your ageing macbook.
I bought my SSD from OWC. But i will retire this macbook after Yosemite since Yosemite (if i remember correctly) is the last OS that can support this model.
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:16 PM   #23
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I am considering fitting an SSD on my mid-2012 mbp 13" & push my current hdd to the cd-rom drive (kick out the cd drive).

Is it advisable to have this setup?
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:41 PM   #24
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Wats a non sand force SSd ???
sandforce is e controller of the ssd. yr early 2008 macbook likely has a nvidia based sata controller which does not play well with certain sandforce based ssds. e sandforce based ssds will run at sata1 speeds when connected.

Upgrading old Macs to SSD’s
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I did. Performance is good. Boot up time is quicker than my brother's 2011 macbook, running on a hard drive.

It's the best upgrade you can give your ageing macbook.
I bought my SSD from OWC. But i will retire this macbook after Yosemite since Yosemite (if i remember correctly) is the last OS that can support this model.
Ssd from owc
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Price ??? And where ???
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Old 07-08-2014, 12:21 PM   #26
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Any member got upgrade their early 2008 MBP ????
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The difference is like night and day. One of the biggest changes, other than speed, is your battery life.

I was using a Crucial M4 in my 08 MBP before I transplanted it into my mid 12.
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:45 PM   #27
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Anyone using samsung for their early 2008 MBP ???
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Old 09-08-2014, 04:43 PM   #28
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Ssd from owc
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just google OWC to get all the details. They have installation guides to tell you which ssd to get and what not.
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Old 13-05-2015, 03:57 AM   #29
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Sorry for reviving an old thread but the article here (which is linked at the bottom of one of the guys who commented) is a must read for those intending to upgrade their Macs to SSD.

The article is here: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/tuylaant/20...-macs-to-ssds/

I've done upgrading for a few friends and referrals from friends who have Macs. Besides OWC, which is expensive in my opinion partly due to shipping, a decent alternative that won't go wrong is Crucial. Crucial BX100, MX100 all use controllers that work without issues with Macs. They also belong to the company Micron, which Apple uses for memory.

Even though the newer Samsung Evo 850s don't use Sandforce controllers, I've had an issue where the OS X will install into the SSD, but refuse to boot. I resolved the issue by cloning a pre-installed OS X from a USB drive into the SSD.

That said, I think specs on paper wise, OWC and Samsung might be a tad faster than Crucial. But in real world, you probably won't notice the difference so I'll rather go with Crucial.
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