Best 512Gb SSD for MBP 17 2011

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by awillighagen, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. awillighagen macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2012
    Hi guys,

    what is at this moment the best 512Gb SSD for a 2011 (early) MBP 17 inch?
    Price is not a concern, speed is (read and write) and stability ofcourse.

  2. chandler99 macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2009
    York, UK
    Crucial M4 from what i've read before. Do a quick search for SSD buying guide.
  3. Geo411m macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2010
    I agree with chandler99. They have them on sale from $345-379.
  4. user418 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2010
    These are two of the fastest, most reliable on the market in my opinion. I believe the Intel has faster read/write speeds. Not sure if it comes in a larger capacity though. I'm slightly biased towards the Samsung as I currently own a 256gb model and it is smooth, fast, and very reliable. My boot time is 15 seconds, apps open in the blink of an eye, and no beach balling. Perhaps an Intel owner can give their opinion on their drive from personal experience.

    Intel 520 480gb @ $790

    Samsung 830 512gb @ $700

    Here's a link to a an excellent post on SSD's by a MR member named HellHammer.
  5. awillighagen thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2012
    Mabye the Samsung is indeed good choice, i'm also looking into Plextor (M3 pro sersies)
  6. Rajpdx macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2012
    Samsung 830, but the Crucial M4 is better value.
  7. GoodOne macrumors regular

    May 6, 2012

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