13" 2.7ghz MBP With New Samsung 470 SSD 256GB Benchmarks

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  1. harryhood, Sep 11, 2011
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    harryhood macrumors regular

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    Just ordered a 13" 2.7ghz MBP and I can't decide..

    Bought and installed aSamsung 256GB Solid State Drive

    Massive difference. I would recommend to everyone. Everything opens and responds INSTANTLY.

    Ran a 5 minute benchmark just now:

    WRITE AVERAGE: 233
    READ AVERAGE: 232

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  2. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    It's worth it, the Samsung is a reliable one. Ivegot both a crucial m4 and Samsung 469, both 256GB coming
     
  3. Jrv macrumors regular

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    "13" 2.7ghz MBP"

    Well since it's clear that you enjoy wasting money, go for it.
     
  4. harryhood thread starter macrumors regular

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    Why? Because the benchmarks show its a 12% difference between models? I bought a refurbished one for $1269 otherwise I would've probably bought the entry model.
     
  5. mountains macrumors regular

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    I'd hardly call an SSD a waste of money. Easily the best thing I've ever spent money on for a computer.
     
  6. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    It will make a difference in boot and launch times, and I know many people swear by them. Personally, I've got a 7200 RPM drive that I paid $60 for 320GB, and it's plenty fast for me. I rarely shut my computer down, so boot time is basically irrelevant, and that also means most of my apps are kept in RAM, which is faster than a SSD anyhow, so while I'm sure it would make a difference, it's just not worth that much money to me at this point.
     
  7. harryhood thread starter macrumors regular

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    Bought the Samsung 256GB 470 Series.

    B&H is running a special until 9/24, $40 off.

    Only $385 shipped. LINK HERE
     
  8. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    I have never used a SSD. People swear by them, and I would love to have one, but if you need storage and cannot afford to carry around a USB drive everywhere you go, I would not bother. If the 512GB drives were affordable, meaning less than $700, I would entertain buying one of those, but they are not so I am out of luck.
     
  9. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a

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    An SSD is THE best upgrade you can put into it. I went with a 64GB Samsung 470 + 1TB Samsung 5400RPM in the OptiBay (previously has a 120GB Vertex 3 and 750GB 7200RPM Seagate, switches due to too many issues w/ the Vertex 3). The 470 is fast, stable and smooth. I do not notice a speed difference and in some cases like shutdown/boot/sleep, it's quicker.


    And for around $330: http://www.ebay.com/sch/Drives-Stor...70+256&_catref=1&_fln=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m282

    NEW.

    I'd make an offer on the 2nd one ($329.99/Best offer). Offer like $300 or something, may get lucky.
     
  10. harryhood thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I saw the ones on eBay. There are some really flaky sellers out there when it comes to stuff like this.. I don't like buying expensive items that are somehow much cheaper on eBay than anywhere else in the world. Check the feedback.. people claiming the never got items and taking 4-6 weeks for it to arrive.. :/

    $424.99 is the standard price everywhere for the 256GB Samsung 470. B&H has the cheapest price anywhere besides eBay with a $40 off price so $385 shipped.
     
  11. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Good plan. The rule of "If it seems too good to be true..." is especially applicable to stuff like that.
     
  12. spencers macrumors 68020

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    Got my 256GB Samsung 470 from ebay. Very happy with it, and yes it made a huge difference.

    My computer is no longer bottlenecked by the HDD.
     

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