Solved! macbook pro ssd - can they be the same? will it make my machine faster?

Charlie_70

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i have recently upgraded my mid 2010 17" macbook pro's hard drive to ssd (Crucial 275 GB Internal SSD - MX300) and would like to upgrade the cd drive to 1tb ssd. Do they have to be the same type of ssd? would I have to get crucial again or can i get samsungs 850 pro ssd? also would upgrading the cd port to ssd make my machine faster?
 

VJ_Gamer

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No. They need not be the same SSD. U can have a different one.

About the speed. MacBook pro 2010 will be having SATA 2 on the CD drive. If you buy a SATA 3 SSD, the speed will not be as much as that of the main HD slot, even though the speed will increase than the normal HD since SATA 3 is backward compatible.

Buy a good compatible caddy for your SSD.

Good Luck :) Peace.
 

VJ_Gamer

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No. They need not be the same SSD. U can have a different one.

About the speed. MacBook pro 2010 will be having SATA 2 on the CD drive. If you buy a SATA 3 SSD, the speed will not be as much as that of the main HD slot, even though the speed will increase than the normal HD since SATA 3 is backward compatible.

Buy a good compatible caddy for your SSD.

Good Luck :) Peace.
 
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