Are these SSD's any good?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by airattack111, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. airattack111 macrumors member

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    Hey guy's I have an optibay, but I don't have an SSD to put in it yet. Newegg sent me a promo code for select ssd's. Are any of these good?

    under $68
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...1&cm_re=PPSSLLMKFXBDZO-_-20-233-681-_-Product

    under $73
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...1&cm_re=PPSSLLMKFXBDZO-_-20-233-611-_-Product

    I don't really need the best of the best but would like something snappier than my seagate hybrid if possible. If not these I would assume the crucial or samsung 120gb's would be good choices? Thanks (2008 unibody mbp)
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

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    I'd recommend the Crucial 120GB, I run 60GB of OS and Apps on it (Hitachi 1TB media HDD)
     
  3. happyfrappy macrumors 6502

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    Corsair Force LS is the faster linked one, however Samsung is the best for speed/reliability. Crucial, Intel & SanDisk are the next best. You have to remember Corsair is typically a rebranded Samsung, Crucial or SanDisk chips with whatever flash controller chipset they choose for pricing reasons(ex: Samsung, etc).
     
  4. stazi34 macrumors newbie

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    Look for the 840 pro or 840 evo from Samsung, they have a cool software feature too, not sure if that will work for you but they are highly reliable.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Either of those will work just fine. Ignore all the speed ratings. For your 2008 you will not see anything close to the top speeds on any SSD anyway so you would be spending more money for nothing.
     
  6. Daniele Mnn macrumors newbie

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    Get the cheaper one or go with the samsung evo 840. Be sure to put the ssd in the place it belongs and your current hdd in the optibay since it uses a slower connection.
     
  7. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    What this guy said; Weaselboy knows his stuff.

    Also check my sig for some guides on SSDs.
     

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