Best SSD For Me

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by realph, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. realph macrumors regular

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    I'm looking to buy an SSD in the coming weeks in preparation for Lion, I plan to use it as a boot disk. I understand that this will improve boot times and the speed of apps opening, am I right?

    What would be the best SSD for me? Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. MacinJosh macrumors 6502a

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    I can heartily recommend an Intel 320. It's reliable, as fast as your SATAII can handle and it just works.
     
  3. derbothaus macrumors 601

    derbothaus

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    OWC. Either Mercury 3g or 6g (for the future). Someone will post in a sec that they can't be trusted because of OCZ failures. I and many others have had great stability though. The 6g also has the distinction of being one of the fastest. 5 UYear warranty with the 6G version.
     
  4. realph thread starter macrumors regular

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    Would you recommend any online retailers, I'm in the UK?
     
  5. VirtualRain macrumors 603

    VirtualRain

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    +1

    Good reading in these threads...
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1170272
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1167498
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1165229


    That'd be me. :p

    No one is knocking OWC. But they use the same Sandforce controller as OCZ and there have been recent issues with that controller/firmware. Of course, OCZ has their own issues with QC, NAND quality, and their general business practices, but that's not tainting any reasonable person's view of OWC from what I've seen.
     

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