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Which SSD will work with Bootcamp on my MBP?
March 20, 2010 6:12 PM   Subscribe

Which SSD will work with Bootcamp on my 2008 MBP?

I've read some SSDs don't play nice with Bootcamp. I'm considering upgrading my MBP's drive, but only if it can run Bootcamp.

MBP model 4,1 (2008) -- 2.4 GHz.

If you are running the same model with a SSD and successfully installed Bootcamp with Windows 7, which manufacturer did you go with? Note, later models don't seem to have as many issues -- so I'm looking specifically for experiences with my same model. Thanks.
posted by whiskeyspider to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
 
You might try starting a thread the MacRumors forums. I've seen recommendations for OCZ Vertex and Intel x25m-g2, although I'm not sure about your specific model.
posted by sharkfu at 6:19 PM on March 20, 2010


OCZ supports TRIM and the pricing on the Vertex model is pretty good. There's also a new Vertex Turbo model with a nice performance increase.

I have a 60gb Vertex in a desktop and it will soon go into my Macbook, which is close to your vintage. So far I have not read anything that suggests it will not work. Its an SATA device and the Macbook is just an intel-based PC. No special drivers are needed for the disk drive and Bootcamp handles the drivers for everything else. I do manually get the Nvidia drivers from the website for performance reasons, FWIW.
posted by damn dirty ape at 7:14 PM on March 20, 2010


Thanks for the thoughts so far. Here are some examples of what I've read that have me concerned...

Crucial M225: http://www.forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD/MacBook-Pro-w-M225-SSD-can-t-boot-from-Windows-CD-DVD-amp-Boot/m-p/6577

Intel x25m: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=9105464
posted by whiskeyspider at 8:48 PM on March 20, 2010


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