250GB 5400rpm HDD against 128GB SSD for $350 in 13" MBP...Worth the money?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by deepak.selvaraj, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. deepak.selvaraj, Nov 15, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2010

    deepak.selvaraj macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2010
    considering the fact that it will be used for 2-3yrs max
  2. akapaul macrumors member


    Feb 23, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    It is worth it performance wise. If you have the money - go for it.

    On the other hand, you can sell your current 13", add the $350 you would use to purchase the SSD, and buy a new MBA :apple:
  3. EvilEvil macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    New York City
    It's not worth it right now for the price to space ratio.
  4. applepearpp macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2010
    buy a 64gb SSD, install snow leopard and your apps on it, and then take the CD drive out and replay it with your current ssd. look thro the forum for how-to.
  5. jameskohn macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2006
    dollar for dollar... go for it!

    It seems to me that adding an SSD results in the single greatest change to real world performance in your computer. Going from a 2.4 to a 2.66GHz processor in a MacBook Pro is around $300, and you might NEVER notice the difference. Getting to 8GB RAM can be pretty expensive too. What's questionable is how much of a real impact users will notice from these changes.

    On the other hand, replacing your HDD with an SSD results in very noticeable improvements to performance. Frankly, I can't imagine buying a laptop today without an SSD.
  6. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Not saying you're wrong, but some folks don't keep a ton of stuff on their system and thus don't really worry about price to space ratios. For these folks, putting $250-$450 into an SSD is a big performance boost relative to similarly priced CPU upgrades (when choosing a new system).
  7. sbddude macrumors 6502a

    Sep 27, 2010
    Nor Cal, USA
    You can get a 120GB for $200 -250. Most on the forum will reccomend OCZ Vertex 2 or OWC.

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