Crucial or Samsung 256gb?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Freyqq, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    I'm in the market for a new ssd. The Samsung 830 is used the rmbp, so clearly it is a great drive. However, the crucial gets good reviews and is about $90 cheaper. Which do you guys recommend?

    Also, I have a 2010 mbp 15" and my primary concern is reliability over speed, as I'm stuck with sata II anyway.
     
  2. Sairo macrumors regular

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    Samsung; Faster speeds / more expensive
    Crucial; Slower speeds / cheaper

    Overall both are good and recommended drives on the forum.
    Put your money where your mouth is.
     
  3. kdoug macrumors 6502a

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    There also seems to much fewer problems with Samsung.
     
  4. FastEddiebags macrumors 6502

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    Since its sata 2 , would there still be that speed difference?
     
  5. Sairo macrumors regular

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    I 'think' not, but to be sure check out The Samsug thread.
     
  6. user418 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd go with the Samsung 830. Apple is using them in the new models for a reason. The 830 was on a two day sale at Newegg a week or so ago for $189 and they sold out quickly. If you're patient, follow the threads on MR, and check places like Newegg, Amazon, TigerDirect, BuyDig, and B&H regularly you'll find a good deal to rival those being offered on the M4.
     

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