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Hey guys.

I ordered a 64 GB sad from eBay last night for my mid 2010. MacBook. Now do you guys think I will have any problems geting it to work in my Mac? Hears what I got SAMSUNG MCC0E64G5MPP-0VAD1 (U270D) - 2.5" 64GB SSD SATA II

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aren't macbook hdd's soldered on?

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I hope not! :0

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aren't macbook hdd's soldered on?

 

No. Maybe the Macbook Air is.

 

You shouldn't have any issues. I had to do a firmware update on my OCZ to get it working in OSX, but I think that had more to do with it being new to the market.

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aren't macbook hdd's soldered on?

nope, i believe only the retina mbp and the airs has that problem

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Ya I know the newer ones are flash memory.

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If it's a Macbook Pro there's no problem with the replacement, i did it.

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Its a MacBook mid 2010 Intel core 2 duo

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Its a MacBook mid 2010 Intel core 2 duo

 

Should go in without issue, I have the same computer and put an SSD in mine.

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Do you see a big difference form the HDD? I also have 5gb of ram in it.

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Is this normal speeds for a SSD? I thought i would be getting faster speeds. Screen_Shot_2013_07_09_at_12_58_37_PM.jp

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That does seem pretty slow.  I'm not sure if it will make a huge difference or not, but you probably also have to force TRIM on.

 

http://www.groths.org/trim-enabler/

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You sure your not testing a normal HDD there, an not your SSD?

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
CrystalDiskMark 3.0.2 x64 © 2007-2013 hiyohiyo
                           Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [sATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

           Sequential Read :   505.907 MB/s
          Sequential Write :   450.097 MB/s
         Random Read 512KB :   441.120 MB/s
        Random Write 512KB :   452.286 MB/s
    Random Read 4KB (QD=1) :    32.179 MB/s [  7856.2 IOPS]
   Random Write 4KB (QD=1) :    60.639 MB/s [ 14804.5 IOPS]
   Random Read 4KB (QD=32) :   252.875 MB/s [ 61737.0 IOPS]
  Random Write 4KB (QD=32) :   233.156 MB/s [ 56922.8 IOPS]

  Test : 1000 MB [C: 44.2% (47.4/107.2 GB)] (x5)
  Date : 2013/07/09 12:34:12
    OS : Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)
 

Here is my normal HDD

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
CrystalDiskMark 3.0.2 x64 © 2007-2013 hiyohiyo
                           Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [sATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

           Sequential Read :   108.112 MB/s
          Sequential Write :   101.263 MB/s
         Random Read 512KB :    29.127 MB/s
        Random Write 512KB :    45.823 MB/s
    Random Read 4KB (QD=1) :     0.305 MB/s [    74.4 IOPS]
   Random Write 4KB (QD=1) :     0.667 MB/s [   162.9 IOPS]
   Random Read 4KB (QD=32) :     0.656 MB/s [   160.0 IOPS]
  Random Write 4KB (QD=32) :     0.487 MB/s [   119.0 IOPS]

  Test : 1000 MB [D: 46.2% (430.2/931.4 GB)] (x1)
  Date : 2013/07/09 12:37:43
    OS : Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)
 

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You sure your not testing a normal HDD there, an not your SSD?

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

CrystalDiskMark 3.0.2 x64 © 2007-2013 hiyohiyo

                           Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [sATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

           Sequential Read :   505.907 MB/s

          Sequential Write :   450.097 MB/s

         Random Read 512KB :   441.120 MB/s

        Random Write 512KB :   452.286 MB/s

    Random Read 4KB (QD=1) :    32.179 MB/s [  7856.2 IOPS]

   Random Write 4KB (QD=1) :    60.639 MB/s [ 14804.5 IOPS]

   Random Read 4KB (QD=32) :   252.875 MB/s [ 61737.0 IOPS]

  Random Write 4KB (QD=32) :   233.156 MB/s [ 56922.8 IOPS]

  Test : 1000 MB [C: 44.2% (47.4/107.2 GB)] (x5)

  Date : 2013/07/09 12:34:12

    OS : Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)

 

Here is my normal HDD

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

CrystalDiskMark 3.0.2 x64 © 2007-2013 hiyohiyo

                           Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [sATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

           Sequential Read :   108.112 MB/s

          Sequential Write :   101.263 MB/s

         Random Read 512KB :    29.127 MB/s

        Random Write 512KB :    45.823 MB/s

    Random Read 4KB (QD=1) :     0.305 MB/s [    74.4 IOPS]

   Random Write 4KB (QD=1) :     0.667 MB/s [   162.9 IOPS]

   Random Read 4KB (QD=32) :     0.656 MB/s [   160.0 IOPS]

  Random Write 4KB (QD=32) :     0.487 MB/s [   119.0 IOPS]

  Test : 1000 MB [D: 46.2% (430.2/931.4 GB)] (x1)

  Date : 2013/07/09 12:37:43

    OS : Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)

 

The SSD is the only thing in my system.

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Sure they sent you a SSD? ;) Whats the make and model number of it?

 

edit: Ah missed the model number you posted before - yeah thats OLD and ****ty SSD..  What did you pay for it?

 

What did your old drive report with the same test?   Your random speeds should be much better than your old HDD..

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old drive was like only 40 and 50

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Food for thought:

I bought a Western Digital 640GB drive. For WHATEVER reason it did NOT work in ANY mac unit! Yes it fit fine, yes I could install OSX.. but it froze up for 2-3 seconds every 5 seconds. "wait for a firmware update" which took many months to surface. Well after I had sold the drive off and picked up an hitachi. Since this occurance I ensure whatever I buy for MAC is proven compatible - because what a time I had figuring that out.

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For future reference, the best place to get an SSD, especially for a Mac, is Other World Computing at www.Macsales.com. They make a lot of their own hardware, especially the RAM and SSD drives. They are also consistently faster than other SSD drives from other makers, and they have no problems working in a Mac. The SSD drives they make to replace the stock Apple SSD drives put the stock SSD drives to shame. Just make sure you get the right kind, as they have both 3G (SATA II) and 6G (SATA III) versions. Only 2011 or newer laptops from Apple have SATA III interfaces. That is another reason the old SSD you bought is not very fast in your 2010 MBP. It's (SATA II) MAX read/write is 300 MBps, and that is at perfect lab conditions. I imagine that the old SSD you bought likely has a SATA I interface, which maxes out in lab conditions at 150 MBps. This pic is from the OWC website and shows possible speeds on a SATA II interface with their Mercury Electra 3G SSD drives, which is what you would purchase for your laptop. I hope this info helps!

 

Tim

 

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i am still getting great boot times and app launch times.

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you bought second handed or brand new? 64GB is kinda small. At least get 128GB or higher.

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I don't get why you would put a 64gb ssd in your mac either.  For a mid 2010 mac, putting a 128 or 256gb drive would give it a new lease on life.

 

A few months ago I put a crucial 256gb ssd in my older 2009 macbook pro, it was like a brand new computer.  Take a look at this drive: http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-256GB-2-5-Inch-9-5mm-CT256M4SSD2/dp/B004W2JL2A/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1374183297&sr=1-1&keywords=CT256M4SSD2

 

At the time it happened to be on sale for $150.

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I currently have an 80GB SSD in my MBP and when 500GB SSDs come down to 256GB prices, I'll be upgrading again.

 

At this point my main board or screen is going to have to go out for me to upgrade my 2009 MBP.

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