BEST OWC SSD for 2011 13" MBP 2.3GHz i5

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  1. Titanium81 macrumors 6502a

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    Out of these two drives, what one would be the most compatible with the 2011 13" MBP 2.3GHz i5? The price between the two is only like $10 but the performance is almost twice. Would I have any problems with the 6G? Or is one more supported / stable than the other?


    120GB Mercury EXTREME Pro 3G Solid State Drive
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/YSSDMP120/

    120GB Mercury Electra 6G Solid State Drive
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/YSSD6E120/
     
  2. Ant.honey macrumors regular

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    Go with the 6g. The 13" reports no problems with 6g either in main OR optical bay. I would pony up the extra $ for the Extreme version however personally.
     
  3. Titanium81 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks... Ya the price was not a concern at all.

    I just don't want to have any issues and wasn't sure if there were any incompatibility or stability issues with either one.

    I will be running OS X Lion and Fusion 4 with Windows 7 if that changes anything.
     
  4. sfoalex macrumors 6502

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    I own the OWC Extreme 480 model in the new 2011 MBP. No troubles that I can detect.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/51301639@N07/6396353417/
     
  5. Titanium81 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Any difference between the 15" 2011 MBP and the 13" 2011 MBP? As far as comparability with 3G vs. 6G?
     
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    Only in that no 6G in optical bay on the 15".
     
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    Only in that no 6G in optical bay on the 15".
     
  8. happle macrumors 6502a

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    15" can only use 6g in the HDD bay not the optical bay. 13" can use 6g in both for some weird reason.
     
  9. Titanium81 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Really? Wow! I did not know that. I guess there is a + to having the 13".
     
  10. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    +1

    I have the 480GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G in a 2011 15" MacBook Pro. It's super fast and stable. I've had similar luck with OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPs SSDs. One 2011 Mac Mini was stable even at firmware 2.08. If you go the OCZ route I recommend a firmware at or greater than 2.09.

    The 17" MacBook Pro is the problematic model.
     
  11. sfoalex macrumors 6502

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    Good to hear. We OWC users have to stick together. I'm hoping with all these new firmware updates that all will be well. Love the drive so far.
     

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