128gb Kingston SSD on sale for $134...Anyone ever use this one?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thetruth1985, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. thetruth1985 macrumors 6502

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  2. tredstone macrumors regular

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    I got this one and installed it last week. Didn't have any problems with it and my macbook is blazing fast now.

    Only problem I've had is I can't enable noatime (which is recommended to reduce the number of writes to the drive)... seems to be an issue with SL 10.6.6 though.
     
  3. foulmouthedleon macrumors regular

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    I use it my 15" i5. No complaints here. At that price, go for it.
     
  4. thetruth1985 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool. Did either of you notice a difference with battery life with this drive? I also have 2010 15 inch with i5.
     
  5. tredstone macrumors regular

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    I haven't really kept track to be honest. At the very least I would say it's the same, if not better.

    That's a really good price given the current rate for SSD's is about $2/GB.
     
  6. ExiledMafia macrumors regular

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    I mean anything is going to be better than what you have right now and at that price how can you pass it up?
     
  7. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    other than the lack of capacity, it works great
     
  8. Daud, Jan 28, 2011
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    Daud macrumors regular

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    Some negatives peaople speak about in reviews: JMicron controller, stuttering, slower than other SSD, degrading over time. Seems that you get what you pay for. Still quicker than HDD
    Also a battery eater, according to a MacBook Pro owner on Amazon review..
     

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