Aftermarket SSD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kingh, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. kingh macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    Anyone know where to get a reasonably priced aftermarket SSD for the new macbook pros?

    I am in the market for a 128GB or 256GB SSD but from apple they are way too overpriced.

    Thanks
     
  2. dta macrumors newbie

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    Apple's SSD prices don't look that overpriced this time. But of course if you can find a better SSD with a similar price go for aftermarket. OCZ Vertex 3 is coming.
     
  3. incongruity macrumors member

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    Given that the upgrade to a 128 GB SSD only costs $100 when ordering from Apple, I'm not sure where you think you can find a cheaper option – I sure can't and I'm somewhat reconsidering my choice to not get it.

    The 256 GB upgrade seems basically on-par with 3rd party offerings - so that's a toss-up. Get it from Apple and get the warranty or get the std. drive and get an SSD from a third party and have the original drive as an extra/external.

    Personally, I'm considering re-ordering and getting the 128 GB SSD and then swapping out the optical drive for a std. drive. That'd allow me to keep the OS and apps on the SSD + swap space and then all my user files on the 2nd drive. Doing that is about $100 cheaper going from Apple rather than a complete aftermarket option.
     
  4. bossmanjunior macrumors member

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    wait for the ocz vertex 3, if you know whats good for you. 500 read/write, 256GB $499.

    and boom goes the dynamite
     

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