Budget SSD Recommendation

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by boba7523, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. boba7523 macrumors regular

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    Hi guys,

    I'm looking at upgrading my 2010 MBP with SSD but am overwhelmed by the many choices of SSD that's out there.

    The main thing I'm looking for is speed, and around 60 GB as I don't need that much space. The if you guys know of any good SSD that fits what I'm looking for, and please let me know. I Thanks
     
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  3. boba7523 thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    I love my Vertex 3, zero issues. Boots in >13 seconds, turns off in >3, doesn't have any problems with sleep/hibernation or waking up, apps launch instantly, just all around perfect. Just fwiw, since the next 30 or so posts will be about how terrible OCZ drives are...
     
  5. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    OCZ Solid 3 is pretty good. Very cheap. It can be had for as little as $125 for the 120GB model here in Canada.
     
  6. boba7523 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, i googled and found threads about how bad Vertex 2 is... Ugh... Now im back at 0... May i ask if you have > 120 GB version?

    I have the mid-2010 MBP, so i won't benefit from Sata 3, but if it's going to eliminate all the problems that people are experiencing with the Vertex 2, then i'll go for it.
     
  7. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 120GB one, I got it from new egg for $190 shipped. I probably could have went with a 60GB and got a DataDoubler and put my stock 250GB HDD in, because I only "need" 45GB or so on the SSD; and I would have saved a little bit, but down the road I want to put in a 1TB so I can store some BluRays and FLACs from my NAS when I travel or whatever.


    I have a 13" 2010 also, I went with the 3 to get the newer: SandForce controller, firmware, and NAND, and I figured it still has to be faster since the Vertex 2 doesn't saturate SATA2. Honestly, I'm sure the Vertex 2 would have worked great, but it was only like $20 more for the Vertex 3 at the time. I would say like 99% of OCZ drives are flawless, and 1% beaches very, very loudly.
     
  8. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    I have a 120 Vertex 2 after some initial issues it's all good
     
  9. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    Vertex 2 works flawless with current FW. It is not the best choice for a small capacity drive though. With capacity you will always loose speed too. I would aim for some older 34nm drive which has more chips which means more populated channel -> more speed.
     

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