For Macbook PRO 13" 2009: Intel X-25M 80Gb or GSkill Falcon 128GB

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by luigigti, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. luigigti macrumors newbie

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    Dear All,

    Im a spanish guy from Barcelona! Nice to say hello to anybody! :) And sorry for my english, Im trying to have better level of my english! :D

    I have a macbook PRO 13" 2009 and i want to change Hard Disk drive for one SSD drive.

    ¿¿ Intel X-25M 80GB or GSkill Falcon 128GB ??

    Which drive its better to have MAC OS Leopard installed?? Anybody can recomend me what is the best drive?

    Here in Spain the two units have the same price (aprox. 300euro) but i want to know compatibility problems, etc...

    Many thanks! :)
     
  2. jay1118 macrumors member

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    English is a little off but i have seen worse in this forum.
     
  3. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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    take the intel for no problems at all; don't forget to update the firmware if it's not the latest ...
     
  4. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    I think the Intel drive would be best. But if you can wait, Intel will be releasing much better SSDs soon.
     
  5. Some Guy 555 macrumors regular

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    The GSkill Falcon 128gb can't hold a candle to the intel X-25M.

    I believe these are the ones that you are looking at:

    GSKILL FALCON 128GB
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231256

    Intel X-25M 80GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167005

    The GSkill Falcon may have better sequential write speeds than the intel, but the truth is that RANDOM write/read times are the ones that matter. And the GSkill won't come close to a 10th of the intel's random access times.

    Also if sequential is important to you the intel X25M has better read times (250MB/s versus GSKILL's 230MB/s)

    Get the intel. Better in every way.
     
  6. luigigti thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. RKpro macrumors 6502

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    I'd pick the X25. Actually I would wait about 2 weeks because Intel is rumored to release new versions of their SSDs. Higher capacity, faster, and possibly cheaper. If not cheaper, you can bet the current model's price will drop significantly.
     

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