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Old Apr 1st, 2015, 11:19 PM   #11
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I have a 2007 15"MBP with maxed RAM but otherwise all original including the HD. It runs everything I need quite nicely using 10.10.2 Yosemite!!!

So don't be swayed by all the retrogressive natter against Yosemite......

The OP was asking for ...recommendation for a solid state hard drive as upgrade from its stock hard drive and input. Something your MBPro doesn't have.

And the Yosemite support or lack of, is a bit of a concern for some. And just saying and mentioning some might want to be aware…
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Old Apr 2nd, 2015, 06:46 AM   #12
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I presume you mean Trim Enabler and are aware of any consequences using it as outlined at his support site:



About Trim in Yosemite



In OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), Apple has introduced a new security requirement called kext signing. (A kext is a kernel extension, or a driver, in Mac OS X)



To continue to use Trim Enabler and continue to get Trim for your third party SSD, you first need to disable the kext signing security setting.




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https://www.cindori.org/trim-enabler-and-yosemite/

It's not an issue.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2015, 01:08 PM   #13
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It's not an issue.

It's not an issue if the user wants to ignore all issues using a non-Apple provided SSD and possibly end up with some significant slowdowns etc.

Their choice…
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Avoid OWC SSD's -- slower and less reliable than offerings from just about anyone else, excluding the super cheap branded SSD's. We used to sell them; high percentage of failure made us avoid them. We've had more OWC SSD failures than Crucial and Samsung failures combined -- which currently stand at zero.

Not sure about all the FUD about Yosemite and SSD's; neither Crucial or Samsung SSD's have any issue with Trim Enabler on Yosemite, including in my own personal machine, running a Crucial (MPB '12, and my PC as an aside, unrelated.). No issues, period. Crucial's are cheaper priced than Samsung's and aren't any slower in most areas. Also considering the '10 MBP isn't SATA3, getting the faster Samsung is pointless - get the cheaper Crucial and enjoy the new life it breathes into the unit.

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Thanks for the info, monokitty. Anyone have a link to a one-stop-shop for good SSD related info? I'll be upgrading an older laptop to an SSD later this summer...
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Thanks for the info, monokitty. Anyone have a link to a one-stop-shop for good SSD related info? I'll be upgrading an older laptop to an SSD later this summer...
If you're looking for the best, Samsung 850 Pro.
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Thanks for the info, monokitty. Anyone have a link to a one-stop-shop for good SSD related info? I'll be upgrading an older laptop to an SSD later this summer...
Just get a reputable brand SSD. That's pretty much all you need.

Get a Samsung for the fastest write speed, get a Crucial for read speeds if you don't care so much about writing speeds; the Samsung is at least $60+ more expensive over the Crucial for identical read speeds (550MB/s) for the same capacity, with the advantage of higher write speeds if you need it. (S.850 Pro vs. C.MX100 - 256GB models.)
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Thanks for the info — Avoid OWC SSD's ...

It's nice to read of some actual experience than some questionable reviews…
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Just get a reputable brand SSD. That's pretty much all you need.

Get a Samsung for the fastest write speed, get a Crucial for read speeds if you don't care so much about writing speeds; the Samsung is at least $60+ more expensive over the Crucial for identical read speeds (550MB/s) for the same capacity, with the advantage of higher write speeds if you need it. (S.850 Pro vs. C.MX100 - 256GB models.)
The other thing to note is the Samsungs are likely going to be far more reliable over time than Crucials etc. 25% higher MTBF, and over 4x higher lifetime read/write durability. I believe they're the only company offering a 10 year warranty on an SSD.
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Thanks for the info — Avoid OWC SSD's ...



It's nice to read of some actual experience than some questionable reviews…

OWC is actually overpriced for what it is for a 2.5" SATA SSD.
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