First SSD in MBP?

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  1. Emrtr4 macrumors regular

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    Has anyone put a Solid State Drive inside a MB or MBP? \
    I go off to college fall of 2008 and I am determinded to have a Solid State drive in my (future) laptop then instead of the dangerous, slow, loud, and hot hardrive I have now.

    Anyway, has anyone put one in? When someone does they better post it!!
     
  2. Episteme macrumors regular

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    Dangerous...?
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    No, they are drop-in replacements have been shown to work with PCs...
     
  4. Membrain macrumors member

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    expresscard/34

    I want someone to put a SSD in the expresscard/34 slot and tell me if it is 3Gig/sec or 256m/sec. i think the specs I'm reading on the apple support page are outdated. That would be the optimum way in my mind to do it. No opening the Casing, PCI-X bandwidth and could be used as santarosa robson (Is that the name) memory.
     
  5. Episteme macrumors regular

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    No, no, the original posted claimed that current HDs are "dangerous". Hence my question.
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Considering that the MBPs are so new and replacing a hard drive voids the warranty unless Apple or a certified tech does it, I wouldn't hold my breath.
     
  7. uicandrew macrumors 6502a

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    go to forums.macnn.com and go to the powerbook/macbook pro subforum.

    someone has used a expresscard/ssd in their macbook pro with disappointing results.
     
  8. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a

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    You only void your warranty if you damage your computer in the process.
     
  9. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    More precisely, it voids the warranty if Apple finds out that you replaced the hard drive. MBP hard drives are not "user serviceable parts". Question is, is anyone out there willing to take the risk on their new MBP?
     
  10. Igantius macrumors 65816

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    Given the high cost for not much storage, I wouldn't say many but there's always one...
     
  11. Membrain macrumors member

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    can you give me a few more details, I can't find the related post.
     
  12. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    I am interested in this as well. I'd love to intsall the OS on a SSD in my express slot.
     
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    2010 - 256GB SSD's! On a more serious note, i'm quite sure the next revision of the MB/MBP line will support hybrid drives. More info in Jan hopefully.
     
  15. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    I do not need a large SSD, just enough for OSX and applications.
     
  16. katorga macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure the hardware has to "support" hybrid drives, only the OS. Like any other on-disk cache, the actual SATA chip on the disk could manage the nand cache and make the entire hybrid appear to be a normal disk.
     
  17. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

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    Screw solid state hard drives.

    I'll even tell you why: the memory can only be written to 100 000 times or so (unless they've fixed that) meaning that your hard drive will most likely last you not very long at all (can't tell you exactly how long).

    These obviously have great potential but I don't think they're up to spec yet.
     
  18. amc382 macrumors regular

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    i'd take another route

    you sound afraid of a regular hard drive crashing. they best thing for you to do is buy a nice external firewire drive for like $100-150. You could probably get 500gigs for that price. Back up all your important stuff to this and you're guaranteed to be prepared for the worst. besides anyway, i wouldn't describe regular HD as dangerous in the sense of them being ticking time bombs, but remember that flash memory can also corrupt.

    another pro of regular storage is that it is faster than SSD. SSD do offer better battery life, but with the much increased cost, it just doesn't seem worth it.
     
  19. Marioz macrumors member

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    for the moment they are not implemented by manucturers as it is practically impossible to use them for more than a week or so. If u consider dangerous an HD what to think ab a device who is not able to keep data safe for some days?
    To use a solid state card as HD with all the read/write needed it is not possible. That's why nobody used the full Intel Santa Rosa chipset with the solid state cache.
     
  20. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Why?

    Why are there always these morons who want a certain technology just because it is new? Nevermind the fact that a 160GB SSD drive probably costs more than a Macbook Pro and Mac Pro put together?
     
  21. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    Alls I am interested in is enough space for OS X and my applications which would be under 20 gigs. How expensive are those?

    Maybe the "morons" dont realize how expensive they are....A simple "do you know what the price of those are" would of been suffice.
     
  22. macfanmac macrumors newbie

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    First SSD in MBP?

    Instead of SSD, samsung has a recent C2D laptop out in the market with hybrid drive (1GB Flash+8MB cache+160GBHD):D . It is said to be the lastest technology develop via coorperation between Microsoft and samsung during the developement of Vista. Microsoft claim the highest % energy save as much as 90%. It is not OS dependent. :)
    That means it can be incorporated into MBP easily. I can see it should be included the next update of MBP. However, I really want this right now!!:apple:
     
  23. amc382 macrumors regular

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    maybe you should consider using punchcards... :)

    - 0% chance of crashing, just don't get them out of order.
    - expandable: need more space, buy more cards.
    - price: cheap as paper.
     
  24. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Current consumer level drives could last approximately 10 years or so, but that's with the worst-case scenario. The technologically superior higher end drives, which will eventually trickle down to the consumer level, are capable of millions of rewrites. So in a few years or possibly sooner, we will see drives that are capable of lasting as long or longer than the magnetic HD's we're used to.

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    Here's a review of the Lexar ExpressCard/34 SSD - I had the same thought, but have since changed my mind.

    http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/peripherals/first-review-lexar-expresscard-ssd-254364.php

    For my money, I could probably buy an ExpressCard 5-in-1 or 7-in-1 card reader, and put an 8GB SDHC card in there and get as good or better performance, and have an overall more useful setup.
     
  25. deanj macrumors newbie

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    I've just this minute had my 8gb lexar expresscard delivered. i've not looked at that review posted above, but will do in a min.

    If anyone has any questions or wants me to do any specific tests on it let me know!
     

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