Any Issues With The Intel 520 SSD With Early 2011 Base 13" MBP

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  1. gregpod9, Aug 7, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2012

    gregpod9 macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2007
    Yesterday I ordered the 240GB Intel 520 SSD for my early 2011 base 13" MBP and I would like to know if there are are issues with this SSD with the MBP?
  2. Xerotech macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2011
    The SSD itself is known to cause BSOD and kernal panics because of the sand force. I believe there were a few firmware updates, however, sand force is a little unreliable. I'd go for the 510 or the samsung 830.
  3. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    I purchased one from BestBuy and used it for about a week - then returned it to purchase something different. I had zero problem with it - just wanted to try a faster drive. I had zero problem with it - didnt even need to update the firmware.
  4. lisiac macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2012
    the thing is, i cannot do the guid, right now i went to the recovery disk and i'm trying to install the Lion and a friend of mine had installe w7, i just erased it and aparently that was problem, i don't know, i'll wait and see what'll happen.
    wish me luck.
  5. gregpod9 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2007
    I decided that I will refuse shipment on the Intel 520 SSD from Newegg, because I read from Intel support forums that a lot of people are having issues with the 520 SSD in their MBP. Today I ordered the Crucial M4 256GB SSD.

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