Good Buy ?

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  1. AMGCLK65 macrumors member

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    Question for the experts. Ive got a 2011 MacBook pro 2.3 i5. I'm in the market for a ssd. Frys electronics has a 128gb Kingston v-100 sata 2 fOr 124.99 after rebate. Should I get that, Spend the extra 50 or so for a sata 3 ssd?
    Also I'm a light user, online, iPhoto, nothing to crazy.
    Thx for the help?
     
  2. soco macrumors 68030

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    Sounds good to me. Fry's is good stuff.

    You might even say this is a... Best... Buy... :eek:
     
  3. AMGCLK65 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thx for replying. Yeah I'm kinda worried about all the ssd problems in the 2011 MacBook pro line up.
     
  4. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    It is not limited to the MBP line, the issues are being seen across the SSD line. The main problem, as I see it, with SSD's is that they give little warning to failure. Generally a HDD will give sounds or responsiveness and report errors before it completely fails. SSDs on the other hand can die for no reason and without warning (and the data isarrecoverable). This doesn't stop me from wanting one though. The main issues people are having relate to the latest SATA3 and the controllers they are utilizing, but the SSD you are looking at is not SATA3 and has a more stable version of that controller (if I remember correctly).
     
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    well make sure you bay your puting it in is SATA 3, other wise no advantage to it over the SATA 2
     
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    Right. It's a sata 2 ssd. I've got a sata 3 bay. But I figured that I'm a pretty light user I wouldn't see a difference in speed. But for a extra 50$ I can get a sata 3 drive.
     
  7. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Yes, but what drive do you get for that extra $50. The Kingston drive has good reviews and seems to be very reliable and stable, if that extra gets you a V+ with the same size, I say go for the SATA3, if it gets you an OCZ, I would think very hard about it until the firmware on them is proven to work well with the MBPs. These are just my $0.02 and opinions.
     
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    It's a corsair force gt for the extra 50$
     
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    It makes no sense to put a sata 2 ssd in a sata 3 computer. You might as well sell your computer and trade it for a 2007 if you don't care about speed.
     
  11. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Your opinion, but not necessarily true as the speed boost will definitely be noticed with a SATA2 and some of the SATA 2 are much more reliable and stable than the 3's. Unless doing heavy activity, most would never notice the difference between a 2 and 3 (especially if it is going in the Optical bay, as not all are 3 compatible and those that are sometimes have issues).
     
  12. AMGCLK65 thread starter macrumors member

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    New Ssd

    So i picked up A Corsair force 3 120gb for 129 from frys electronics.
    Seems to be running flawless. ill keep my fingers crossed on that.
    I've heard bad things on corsair ssd. But i couldn't resist the price:D
     

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