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    hi
    i am thinking of purchase a ssd so i need some information about that. I have a 2008 mbp (processor 2.4 GHz memory 4 Gb 667 MHz ) . I 've seen that the link speed is 1.5Gb. I don't know what ssd to choose and what should be the features of it !
    Thanks

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    Hi people, i have the same question too. i have a mid 2009 macbook pro unibody with 320GB hdd and after using the macbook air, i really appreciate what a SSD could do to my system. so i am interested to get an SSD but dunno where to start, which too look for, are there compatibility issues or specific range of SSD that can be used.

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    You will both need a 2.5" Sata SSD drive, the main thing that should really concern you is what capacity you want/ can afford as SSDs are still quite expensive.
    For example: Crucial CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5-inch Solid State Drive (128GB,Real SSD,C300,SATA 6GB/S): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzard2010 View Post
    You will both need a 2.5" Sata SSD drive, the main thing that should really concern you is what capacity you want/ can afford as SSDs are still quite expensive.
    For example: Crucial CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5-inch Solid State Drive (128GB,Real SSD,C300,SATA 6GB/S): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    Hope this helps

    - Simon
    Thank you buzzard

    i noticed that there are SATA II and SATA III SSD with different transfer rates, should i be concerned about it?

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    Head for Sata II instead of Sata III as they are cheaper and your macbook can't support the 6GB/S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzard2010 View Post
    You will both need a 2.5" Sata SSD drive, the main thing that should really concern you is what capacity you want/ can afford as SSDs are still quite expensive.
    For example: Crucial CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5-inch Solid State Drive (128GB,Real SSD,C300,SATA 6GB/S): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    Hope this helps

    - Simon
    apart from the link speed that ssd has which is bigger than that my mbp supports, is there any possibility to have ssd sata II or III and when i buy a new mac to connect it as external disc? (or sata II or III aren't compatible with that i have now) In what features of ssd should i pay attention?
    thanks for the response

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzard2010 View Post
    Head for Sata II instead of Sata III as they are cheaper and your macbook can't support the 6GB/S.

    HTH,

    - Simon
    Thanks Simon! I will look out for the Sata II. There are many different brands out there and each brands offer many variant like performances and what not. What are those difference?

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    Price is the primary difference in all categories - size, capacity, and bus speed. 2x in any category = 2x the price. For example, even though my MBP 2011 could benefit from the Sata III interface, I would rather have twice the size, or half the price. Any SSD is so much freakingly faster than any hard drive, I'd say that 99.99% of most people would have the same inclination. The exception - the guy who edits HD video for a living who will buy as many as possible and put them together in a RAID 0 array for all out speed.

    Here is a nicely presented summary of these choices, and the company I am planning to buy from (OWC SSD)...
    OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD Serial ATA 2.5" Solid State Drives using High Performance SandForce Processor solution
    2011 MacBook Pro 13" i5, 8/300 gig 27" + 23" disp

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