Best SSD drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by joshwillmarth, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. joshwillmarth macrumors newbie

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    I've been looking at SSD drives for my late 2008 MacBook Pro and am trying to figure out what is the best/fastest drive. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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  3. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    Take the top 3 or 4 SSDs that will fit in your MBP. Write down their prices.

    Then look into your wallet/purse. Count your money, write that down.

    Choose the model which is closest to, but does not exceed, the amount of money you have available to spend.

    That is your "best" model. All the datum on speed, battery, color, are irrelevant if you cannot buy it.
     
  4. joshwillmarth thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think the Intel X25-M's top out at 160 GB. I'm looking more towards 256GB drives.
     
  5. vant macrumors 65816

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    The X25-M's are the undisputed best.

    The first moment they came out they sold out at $229. Now they are going for $279.
     
  6. joshwillmarth thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Are there plans for a larger X25-M? 160GB isn't quite enough.
     
  7. mrrippey macrumors regular

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    320gb ones are coming out late this year earl next. there is a time schedule here somewhere.

    btw, intel seem to be the best, ocz are good but some have had issues.
     
  8. antskip macrumors regular

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    There are plenty of fabulous non-Intel 250GB SSD's out there - OCZ Vertex and Summit, Crucial, Corsair etc etc. Compare prices. You will probably notice differences there more than any real-world performance differences.
     

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