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

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by harryhood, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. harryhood, Sep 11, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2011

    harryhood macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2006
    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:


  2. ct2k7 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2008
    London or Florida
    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

    Aug 17, 2011
    Long Beach, California
    "13" 2.7ghz MBP"

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

    Mar 15, 2006
    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

    Aug 26, 2011
    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


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    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

    Mar 15, 2006
    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


    Nov 14, 2002
    Charleston, SC
    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


    May 3, 2011
    Perrysburg, OH
    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


    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

    Mar 15, 2006
    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


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    Good plan. The rule of "If it seems too good to be true..." is especially applicable to stuff like that.
  12. spencers macrumors 68020


    Sep 20, 2004
    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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