Best SSD for MBP????

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  1. weez999 macrumors member

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    Hi guys, I am looking to buy an SSD drive for my early 2008 MBP. What is the best one that provides the best bang for the buck? I am looking at a minimum size of 128GB.

    Also, do I need any special adapter for it to make it fit?

    Thanks for all your input in advance.:apple:
     
  2. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    Intel X25-M 160 GB.

    No special adapter needed, unless you want to cram it in place of the optical drive.

    PS. One question mark is enough. :p
     
  3. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    the intel is a good option. real good performance. and as long as it's a 2.5" SATA no adaptor is needed.
     
  4. seepel macrumors 6502

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    No OCZ love? Not knocking Intel (I have one), but I definitely stand by the OCZ Vertex as a solid drive.
     
  5. tenderidol macrumors regular

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    Your first choice should be Intel X-25 G2 if you can live with the 80GB or 160GB sizes currently available. They cost a bit more compared to others...

    Your second choice should be OCZ Vertex 250GB (if you find the 160GB Intel too small for your needs). There is a big OCZ SSD community out there and they are very active - to the point that I visit their forums to tweak my Intel drives :)

    The rest is pretty much the same...

    Good luck!
     
  6. roliath macrumors regular

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    Get an OCZ drive (check out their forums, they have great support)
    Or an Intel x25m, and be done with it.
     
  7. weez999 thread starter macrumors member

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    awesome feedback as usual from everyone here. I will look into both the intel and ocz for sure..

    thanks guys!
     
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Intel 160GB for space... although OCZ (Vertex series) and Corsair (P-series) have been pumping out good SSDs
     
  9. Habitus macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure it's a 2.5" drive and it's 9.5MM high. Also, I highly recommend intel; I've had nothing but success with mine.

    Habitus :apple:
     
  10. Maim macrumors member

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    the kingston ssdnow M series is basically a rebranded x-25m g2 and is apparently more abundant and cheaper :)
     
  11. tenderidol macrumors regular

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    Never mind... I found the information.
     
  12. Maim macrumors member

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  13. weez999 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys, I bought the Intel 80GB G2 SSD on ebay for 232 with shipping NIB.

    I found so much unnecessary crap on the laptop that I could totally get by with the 80gb.

    You guys are the best!
     
  14. tenderidol macrumors regular

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    Congrats! Just update the firmware to the latest before you install OS X and you'll be up and running in no time.
     
  15. coast1ja macrumors 6502

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    good luck!

    I like the Kingston SSDnow V+ 256gb in my 15" 2.66 MBP
     
  16. HellDiverUK macrumors 6502

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    I like the Crucial one I have. Had it in my Mac Mini, now have it in my MacBook Pro.
     

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