30GB OCZ Vertex??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by skcheng, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. skcheng macrumors newbie

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    Is a 30GB OCZ Vertex large enough to run a 13.3" MacBook Pro's operating system? Computer will not be used to store data and will mainly be used for web browsing.

    Newbie Mac convert here.

    Thanks for any advice.

    skc
     
  2. dherts macrumors newbie

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    Sure, SL only needs <10GB so you can surely install the OS on that much space. Storing any large quantity of applications, movies, or music, however, and you might just be SOL.

    My recommendation? Splurge and get an Intel SSD, probably the 80GB one if you can make do with that little space. That should be more than enough for all of your applications, and probably sufficient for your music, too.
     
  3. Falk3r macrumors newbie

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    Also of note: the smaller the SSD, the more rapidly you'll "age" it due to OSX not supporting TRIM.

    http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3531&p=1

    Performance degrades to a lower, steady-state level once the drive has been "aged"... still many times faster than a spinning platter HDD, but read the above article to be enlightened.
     
  4. Nano2k macrumors regular

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    If you want to go cheap, check the Kingston or Intel 40gb SSD. Best choice at this time (both are the same).
     

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