Best CHEAP SSD to get for my MBP

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  1. AMacbook macrumors member

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    I have a MBP 15" 2011 and I was wondering what SSD I should get that isn't overly expensive.
     
  2. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    What capacity do you need? And what is your budget?

    I'd recommend OWC 6G Electra or the Samsung 470/Intel 320. (For 120/128GB)
     
  3. tamvly macrumors 6502a

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  4. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    Wait, where is that deal at? The cheapest I've seen is $270 at NewEgg.
     
  5. tamvly macrumors 6502a

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    Pela Electronics via Amazon. You have to watch and wait - patience required as the prices fluctuate quite a bit.

    Now that I look back, it was actually $260 plus five bucks shipping.
     
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  7. Fugue macrumors 6502

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    I am dying to get an SSD, but I will wait and see how Lion will support them. Especially the SATA III ones.

    I crave the reliability of Intel with the speed of the Vertex 3. With the price of a hard drive and I'm in heaven. That last part might never come true. :mad:
     
  8. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    I have a 2009 Macbook Pro.

    Are the SSD drives compatible or do I have to look
    for a specific?

    I am also tempted to go SSD but really, I would
    not even begin to think about purchasing one until
    I can get 500GB in the $500 price range. And, even
    that is still a bit steep.
     
  9. ratzzo macrumors 6502a

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    By the time we get those prices, it'll be time to replace your 2009 MBP and purchase MBPs which will come with them integrated :p
     
  10. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    Yes, which is what I expect for the 2012 refresh.

    However at the same time, No.

    Whatever Apple offers us in the next MBP is going
    to far exceed actual hard drive cost.
     
  11. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    Best cheap SSD for MBP? Kingston V+ 100 by far. No SSD has better garbage collection. It's the reason Apple uses nearly the same SSD in the MBP.
     
  12. nickcao macrumors member

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    if you want the cheap one, why dont you try apple ssd? only 60 pounds for 128g. its enough for normal use.
     
  13. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    Beeeeeeecause he already has a MBP and it did not come with an SSD in it.
     
  14. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    wait i was just at the apple site and it's 250$ to upgrade from 320gb HD to 128gb ssd.
    and keep in mind you don't get to keep the HD!!
     
  15. Daniel97 macrumors 6502a

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    From where?!?!!?!?!
     
  16. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    Stay away from the corsair performance 3 series for now...recall on the 128 and a ton of early failures (including mine at 3 weeks) on the 64.

    Just a heads up.
     
  17. zettahertz macrumors newbie

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    Think the issue is on the Corsair Force 3, not the Performance 3. I'm waiting for my replacement as well, hope it works out good.
     
  18. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    You're right....there are a fair mat of reported failures of the performance series too. What chapped me was their rma process. It took them 3 business days to even respond to my request, then it was going to travel 2 days, spend five days there, and two days back...this is all business days. Wich meant I would have to rebuild a machine multiple times..no thanks. Horrible customer care IMO.
     

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