Can I get a single answer for which SSD to get?

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  1. kyle1320, Jun 21, 2012
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    I have an early 2011 13" MBP. I'm looking for the best SSD around 250GB. So far I think I like the Intel 520 240GB one, but I would like a single solid answer. All of the threads around here seem to have many different answers. My priorities seem to be (in order):
    1. Reliability
    2. Speed
    3. Cost

    So, can I get a good single answer?

    Edit: Thank you everyone who answered, I'll be getting the Crucial M4 (CT256M4SSD2CCA if anyone wants to know)
     
  2. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    People have different opinions so your going to get different answers. To be the best blend of the three is the Crucial M4 256. The Samsung was close behind but the $50 cheaper price and OS X updater on the m4 swung it to its favor. The intels are just to expensive to compete for me.
     
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    Unlikely.

    And as you already put your eyes on a product, why not go with it?
     
  4. kyle1320 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm more of an optimizer.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    As there are more varied opinions than there are SSDs, it's pretty impossible to get just one answer, unless you lock the thread after the first response. There is no single right answer.
     
  6. Rajpdx macrumors regular

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    Hmmm.

    Interesting post. Makes you sound rather demanding. Using "please" will get you a long way you know.

    Crucial M4.
     
  7. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    impossible to have one answer to a question like that, some people are brand loyal so they will say a certain brand, some poeple will say whatever brand they currently use, some people will say dont buy this brand because they had a bad expierence some will say there is nothing wrong with that same brand


    good luck on your purchase, my opinion is they are all the same with a different label on them
     
  8. kyle1320 thread starter macrumors regular

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    There are many seemingly similar 256GB M4s with different model numbers on Newegg. Mind taking a look? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...NodeId=1&name=Crucial&Order=PRICE&Pagesize=20
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Thank you! :) (I'm "old-school"!)

    Edit: Who am I kidding? I'm just old! :D
     
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  11. Rajpdx macrumors regular

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    Good Morning,

    The Crucial M4s on Newegg are all the same drive - just different extras in the box but you want a 9.5mm. The $10 for the transfer kit is not too bad - you get a handy cable which allows you to attach a 2.5 inch drive to your computer via usb. Otherwise you need an enclosure or a drive bay.

    So you can confidently pick whichever you like.

    Best Regards.
     
  12. Arran macrumors 68040

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    You want the whole internet to agree on something? How long do we have?

    Maybe you should just post a poll?
     
  13. iDutchman macrumors 6502a

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    Crucial M4. I have one running rock solid in my MacBook Pro 15''.
     
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    I have no experience with SSDs, but I hear about the Crucial M4 a lot. And that's all I can add to the conversation.
     
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  17. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    I've had a crucial M4 in a machine, and a friend of mine too, and they are great drives... don't think theres need to look further. Just search the web about how to get TRIM support enabled in OSX.
     
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  19. JasonH42 macrumors 6502

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    OCZ Vertex 3 & 4, Crucial M4 and Samsung 830 in no particular order, just find the best deal for the capacity you need. Personally I would stay away from Intel as they had some data corruption issues in the recent past which is obviously the last thing you'd want and quite unforgivable IMO.
     
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  21. Rajpdx macrumors regular

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    I think he was joking.
     
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    Firstly Hello and thank you for the response, as he said I don’t know him and I apologise for taking offence:)
     
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    What the hell just happened in this thread. I come back and old people are reminiscing and saying thanks. Is that what I missed
     
  25. donga macrumors 6502a

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    I think the term you're looking for is "thread hijacking" ;)

    As mentioned above OP, do your research and pick the one that's best for you (no "right" answer in this case)
     

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