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

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    #1
    considering the fact that it will be used for 2-3yrs max
     
  2. akapaul macrumors member

    akapaul

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2009
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    #2
    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 6502

    EvilEvil

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Location:
    New York City
    #3
    It's not worth it right now for the price to space ratio.
     
  4. applepearpp macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    #4
    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

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2006
    Location:
    Connecticut
    #5
    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

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2010
    Location:
    US
    #6
    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

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2010
    Location:
    Nor Cal, USA
    #7
    You can get a 120GB for $200 -250. Most on the forum will reccomend OCZ Vertex 2 or OWC.
     

Share This Page