Best SATA 3Gb/s 2.5 in. SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Jaben3421, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Jaben3421 macrumors regular

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    I am looking to get a new 3Gb/s SSD because I'm boosting the speed of my old MacBook and just go new RAM. I am looking for a 120GB SSD, preferably SATA 3Gb/s because that's the max my old 2009 MacBook has (I know it can use a 6Gb/s but it doesn't take full advantage, so it's cheaper for a 3Gb/s) I've heard a lot about the Intel 320, but heard a lot about people still getting 8GB issue even after the update. I was wondering your personal preference on a 3Gb/s SSD, maybe what you use. Thanks.

    *NOTE*
    Don't mind my signature about my new 2011 MacBook Pro, this is my old computer that I'm upgrading to make into a desktop computer sort of.
     
  2. entrywounds macrumors newbie

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    The 120GB Samsung 840 is on sale on amazon right now for 91 bucks. Gonna be hard to beat that deal.
     
  3. paul-n macrumors regular

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    I would go for SATA 6 Gb/s drive, because why buy and old drive.
    I like Samsung and Intel SSDs, and can recommend the Samsung 840 (Pro) series works fine for me.
     
  4. Jaben3421 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't want to spend extra money on a 6Gb/s drive when my MacBook can't take advantage of it
     
  5. RSL macrumors regular

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    That's not the point. The newer SSDs are just better technology. They offer great improvement in the random read/writes over the old tech, and even a SATA I interface can take advantage of this. Moreover they are less power-consuming.
     

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