Special note for specific 2009 iMacs, 2008-2010 MacBooks, 2008-2009 MacBook Pros & 2009 Mac mini.

We highly recommend the use of a SATA 2.0 (3Gb/s) SSD such as the OWC Mercury Electra 3G for the following Macs:

iMacs w/ Model ID:

  • iMac9,1
  • iMac10,1
  • iMac11,1

MacBooks w/ Model ID:

  • MacBook5,1
  • MacBook5,2
  • MacBook6,1
  • MacBook7,1

MacBook Pros w/ Model ID:

  • MacBookPro5,1
  • MacBookPro5,2
  • MacBookPro5,3
  • MacBookPro5,4
  • MacBookPro5,5

Mac minis w/ Model ID:

  • Macmini3,1
  • Macmini4,1

While a 6G SSD does function, it will only do so at SATA Revision 1.0 (1.5Gb/s, 150MB/s) speeds rather that the SATA Revision 2.0 (3.0Gb/s 300MB/s) speed the computer can deliver.

The Mercury Electra 3G SSD is the OWC recommended upgrade option for the Macs listed in the special note above.