Best ssd for MBP 13"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Iphone3gs, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Iphone3gs macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2009
    Please name which SSD you have at the moment (if you are using ssd instead of HDD). And can you give your comments.

    I am looking to get a good SSD with decent memory. Which will maintain high speed even after long term use say after 1 year+.

    A new ssd review i just came across below, any idea if these are better then the Intel -X25M or other decent ones?
    As these seem very new just came out recently.
    Does anyone have a comparison with grapshs to show which ones are better in speed and other details like efficiency, power usuge, heat consmption.

    Super Talent DuraDrive ET2 IDE SSDs and DuraDrive ZT2 ZIF SSDs Unveiled

    Aug 3rd 2010


    These are list of top 10 ssds.

  2. vant macrumors 65816

    Jul 1, 2009
    Next month Intel will launch new SSDs. They are the market movers who dictate price. I'd wait for them to make a move.
  3. Constantine1337 macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2009
    The most important thing when buying an SSD for mac is looking out for GarbageCollection. The problem is that OSX will not support TRIM and your SSD performance will degrade over time.
    OWC offers imho best SSDs at the moment, because the SSD itself has integrated GC and eliminates need for you to periodically "recondition" SSD on mac (which is pretty time consuming and involves erasing all data on the drive).


    Remember... you have a system that will not support TRIM, so unless you want to buy DiskKeeper from digilloyd, you will have to recondition your SSD from time to time. If you do not want to have your speeds degrade, check out the OWC SSD (or any other equivalent for that matter, altho I believe OWC is the best at the moment).

    Hope it helps.
  4. dave12345 macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2008

    do you have a link to this please ? i'm looking to get an intel ssd but might wait if this is the case
  5. Iphone3gs thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2009
  6. CrackedButter macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2003
    51st State of America
    This article and discussion would seem to make the case that lack of TRIM on OSX doesn't matter.
  7. Tmacfan4321 macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2007
    University Park, PA
    ^ That X25-V is an X25-M with half of the read/write speeds.

    That second link is probably talking about Intel's next generation of SSDs, the G3 line.

    Also, any Sandforce controlled drive (OWC Mercury, OCZ Vertex 2, Corsair Force) will mostly share the same features and comparable read speeds. They all have GC, TRIM, and a decent amount of overprovisioning. I like SF SSDs, so I would suggest that you find the best deal on any of the three drives and buy that one.
  8. johnnymg macrumors 65816


    Nov 16, 2008
  9. Ice Dragon macrumors 6502a

    Ice Dragon

    Jun 16, 2009
    Really? Already? I thought Q4 meant towards the holiday season though the earlier the better I look at it.
  10. Tmacfan4321 macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2007
    University Park, PA
  11. Tmacfan4321 macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2007
    University Park, PA
    There are no set dates yet. They could announce them in Q3 or Q4.
  12. circularforward macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2010
    +1. Although I think it's more like Q3/Q4 as others have mentioned, but next month would be very much welcomed!
  13. Constantine1337 macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2009
    The article makes the case, that SSD degradation is OS dependent. The article also states, that OSX does indeed do better than Windows when it comes to file management, but it also says that "the degradation under OSX will not be as high", meaning that eventually you will end up with a degraded SSD which needs to be reconditioned (which will either cost you 40$ or you'll have to pray to Got GParted-trick will work for you).

    Therefore, one should look out for a SSD that does some kind of error-correction of its own and is not system dependent.
  14. Marklarry28 macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2010
  15. klover macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
    OCZ Vertex. Installed it last week and it's lighting fast. Cheap too!

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