Hi folks, wanting to upgrade current drive in my MacBook with an ssd to around 500 gb. Samsung or crucial, or ... from msy or ... many thanks in advance,
My recommendation is go with the Samsung 850 EVO or if you want it to last even longer, the 850 Pro
I upgraded a 2010 MacBook Pro a couple of weeks ago, the Samsung 850 EVO drive in 512GB was what i chose.
If your MacBook Pro still has the original memory I'd suggesting putting 8GB of RAM in it as well.
I put 16GB in my mid 2012 15" MacBook Pro when I installed an older 256 GB Samsung SSD in it and it made a huge difference - I've since put a 480GB Sandisk SSD in it.
The mid 2012 will take 16GB, I don't think the 2010 version will from memory.
Good point, I don't think the mid 2012 does 'officially' but it works without any issues. I suspect that the 2010 would not though as you say.
2010 maxed out at 8GB memory.
2011 onwards added the capability of addressing 16GB.
I put 8GB and a Crucial 250GB in my mid 2010 Macbook (not Pro). I've had no issues with the Crucial.
Thanks for all of your replies! Seems like everyone is happy with a ssd and they are getting cheaper:) so Samsung or crucial? Have 8gb of memory which I put in last year and should I just go to a Genius Bar and see if they will load a more current os? I have 10.6 at the moment:) many thanks
If you're upgrading your RAM, I'd suggest buying it from Amazon. They have specials on them all the time. I picked up 16GB (2X8GB) Crucial for AU$85 delivered.
I'm not a fan of Samsung as a company - customer service that makes Dilbert look good - or their products, with which I have had plenty of difficulties. Everyone recommends the 850 EVO though and it's rare to see them for prices significantly higher than their competitors. I went through the choice a few months ago with one of the work machines and, for the size I was looking at (250GB) it just wasn't worth buying anything else.
I'd recommend the Samsung 850 EVO as well. Good performance and reliable.