Crucial vs Sandisk vs ? 240gb SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gold89, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. Gold89 macrumors 6502

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    Hi there,

    I need to get two SSDs, one to replace a slow and old late 2008 13" Macbook hard drive and one to replace a full 120gb SSD for an early 2011 Macbook Pro.

    Down to these two, would prefer to buy from B&H as easy to collect and issues with shipping.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1192030-REG/crucial_ct240bx200ssd1_bx200_240gb_2_5_ssd.html

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1113892-REG/sandisk_sdssda_240g_g25_ssd_plus_240gb_ssd.html

    Any advice as to which to go for (or an alternative?) would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Those are both good SSD's to choose from. I would go for the Crucial since is slightly faster, cheaper, and have a good reputation.
     
  3. treekram macrumors 6502a

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    I think you have the NVidia MCP79 SATA chipset in your computer. You can press the Apple icon in the top left corner, press "About This Mac", press "System Report", press "SATA"... in the left dock and there should be a listing of what SATA controller you have. If you do have the MCP79, take a look at this web page about the issues that a person was having with the Sandisk (search for Sandisk on the page):

    https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/252469/Mac+Mini+only+runs+1.5+gigabit+on+SSD

    Crucial drives usually don't have this problem. You can go to the Crucial web site to see if they list as compatible with your computer. I'm pretty sure the BX200 is fine with the MCP79.
     
  4. austinpike macrumors 6502

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    Check some reviews on that BX200, it is a bit of a dog and not up to par with other Crucial offerings. It kind of cheats with cache to make it seem faster than it really is; with large/long writes it slows down dramatically. May or may not be an issue depending on your use. If it must be from B&H I would throw the Mushkin Chronos into the mix.

    Edit, for reference:
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/3000...s-but-not-for-slinging-extra-large-files.html
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    I've had good luck lately with Sandisk drives.

    For the 2008 MacBook, ANY SSD will be "fast enough", because the internal bus of the MacBook is "the limiting factor". No particular SSD will be faster than any other.

    You might also check amazon for Sandisk and Crucial pricing.
     
  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    On that macbook the sata connection is your limiting factor any modern SSD will max that connector so buy what you like, crucial and samsung are pretty good for compatability/price/size compromise
     

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