Best 256GB SSD for mid-2010 15" i7?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vbman213, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. vbman213 macrumors 6502

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    I've read through the SSD Buying Guide but would like some direct feedback. I've heard that the Samsung 870 series are nice (concerning price:performance:reliability). Any thoughts? My budget is about $250.
     
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Samsung 830 256GB or Corsair Force GT/GS Series. Crucial M4 is a good choice too but it has inferior Write speeds compared to the other two. And I know you're limited by SATA II but id still get the faster drive in case you get a new MBP in the future.
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The Samsung 830 256GB units are going for around $210 right now. You can find better deals if you look around, I believe there was a place selling them for $180 a couple weeks ago.

    Personally, I just picked up a 256GB Crucial M4 for my mid-2009 MBP. It works great, although the drive is limited by my SATA II interface(which I believe you would be as well.)
     
  4. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    ...assuming you can get a MBP where you can replace the drive in the future!
     
  5. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Assuming something magically changes 2011 and 2012 machines, there will still be newer MbPs than he has with SATA III
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    If the future model you're upgrading to has a non upgradeable SSD, it is very likely that it'll be faster and have the same or better capacity than a 256GB SSD you buy today.

    Just leave the SSD in your current Mac when you sell it.
     
  7. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    True. But I was referring to macbook pros that will be made in 2013 and beyond.
     

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