SSD Upgrade for the Apple MacBook Pro (Mid 2007 and Late 2007) Laptop/Notebook

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Your MacBook Pro (Mid 2007 and Late 2007) System Specs

System specs as shipped by the manufacturer.
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DDR2 PC2-5300

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 4GB
Slots: 2

15-inch MacBook Pro utilizes the following processors: 2.2GHz, 2.4GHz, or 2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 17-inch MacBook Pro utilizes the following processors: 2.4GHz or 2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Memory or DRAM is the "working" memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.

video - installing memory



Storage Drives -- hard drives and solid state drives -- are the permanent memory for the programs and documents on your computer.

Data Transfer Rate is the rate at which data can be sent or received. This is determined by your motherboard. A drive with a higher transfer rate will only run at the rate of the motherboard's transfer rate.

Cache is a type of working memory that allows the drive to perform faster.

RPM is the rotations per minute of a hard drive which effects the speed of data transfer.

Solid State Drives are non-moving memory, so access speed is instant.

Graphics Card:

nVidia GeForce 8600M GT Graphics

External Connector: 15-hole connector

Graphics Card A circuit board fitted to a computer containing the necessary video memory and other electronics to provide a bitmap display. Adaptors vary in the resolution (number of pixels) and number of colours they can display, and in the refresh rate they support. These parameters are also limited by the monitor to which the adaptor is connected.

Crucial M500 240GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD

Crucial M500 240GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD
Part Number: CT3816272
  • Transformative performance: dramatically faster than a hard drive
  • 7mm drive; includes 9.5mm adapter bracket
  • Three-year limited warranty
Guaranteed-compatible with the Apple MacBook Pro (Mid 2007 and Late 2007)

Transform your system's performance.
Dramatically faster than a hard drive, the Crucial M500 SSD isn't just a storage upgrade - it's a complete system transformation. Designed to keep your system up to speed with today's multitasking demands that often require instant and simultaneous use of apps, websites, downloads, work files and more, the Crucial M500 delivers nearly instant boot times, powerful data transfer speeds, increased multitasking capability, and rock-solid reliability - all at an affordable price. The Crucial M500 also includes top-level encryption technology to keep your data safe and is available in capacities up to terabyte-class. Built on proven quality, the Crucial M500 SSD has passed hundreds of SSD quality tests and over a thousand hours of prerelease validation testing. Don't settle for anything less.

Product Highlights

  • Ample storage: available in capacities of 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB†
  • Includes top-level hardware encryption technology
  • Advanced controller technology and Micron custom firmware
  • Extensive quality and reliability testing built into every drive
  • Compatible with PC and Mac® systems

†1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual usable capacity may vary.

Micron® Quality - As a brand of Micron, one of the largest NAND manufacturers in the world, Crucial SSDs are designed and developed in-house with the latest technology. This means four things: hundreds of SSD qualification tests, over a thousand hours of prerelease validation testing, 1.5 billion dollars invested in R&D, and more than 30 years of industry expertise.

Adaptive Thermal Protection - Greater thermal management enables the Crucial M500 to work with the host computer to dynamically adjust power consumption based on usage demands, which helps address the cooling challenges of ultra-small, thermally constrained systems.

Hardware Data Encryption - The Crucial M500 SSD offers top-level hardware-based encryption, enabling enhanced data security. Our AES 256-bit hardware encryption engine and TCG Opal 2.0 compliant firmware allow the drive to operate at full speed without the performance loss that's typically found in drives that use software-based encryption technology.

Three Year Limited Warranty - From prerelease validation testing to ensure that our SSDs work with the broadest range of chipsets, motherboards, and operating systems to more than a thousand hours of endurance testing, our drives are tested for reliability from start to finish. We proudly offer a three-year limited warranty and award-winning tech support.

Capacity (Unformatted): 240GB
Interface: SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3GB/s compatible)
Sustained Sequential Read up to (128k transfer): 500MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write up to (128k transfer): 250MB/s
Random Read up to (4k transfer): 72,000 IOPS
Random Write up to (4k transfer): 60,000 IOPS
Form Factor: 2.5-inch, m-SATA, and M.2
NAND: 20nm Micron MLC NND
Life Expectancy: 1.2 million hours mean time to failure (MTTF)
Endurance: 72TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 40GB per day for 5 years
Operating Temperature: 0°C to 70°C
Firmware: Field upgradable firmware
Product Health Monitoring: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) commands


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"I feel the need, the need for speed!"

By Lion of Mozambique

from Clewiston, FL

Verified Buyer


  • Cost Effective
  • Easy
  • Speed


  • Apple Store Had To Format
  • Had To Visit Genius Bar

Best Uses

  • Ressurrection Of 2007 Mac

I replaced the dead 120 GB HDD in a 2007 Macbook with the M500 240GB SSD. I had to visit the Apple Genius Bar to get the SSD drive formatted correctly, but no problem; the help was was free. Now this old dual core 2007 Macbook boots faster than my quad core 2011 Macbook: 18 seconds vs. 45 seconds. Its like having a new Macbook! Happy, Happy, Happy!


It's like getting a better machine

By veggiedude

from South San Francisco

Verified Buyer



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        My 6 year old MacBook Pro's drive failed. Impressed with the performance in my newer iMac, it was a no brainer to replace the internal drive with a SSD. Now the performance of my aging MacBook Pro is better than when it was new. Machine boots in just seconds and overall performance feels snappier. And because there are no moving parts in a SSD, I don't have to worry now about the head being suddenly jarred as was the case in a regular hard drive in a laptop.

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