Good SSD under 350 dollars for the new 13" MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pesper, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Pesper macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    Hi there.

    I just bought a 2011 low-end 13" Macbook Pro. Instead of buying the high-end i figured I'd use the money for a nice SSD.

    Now, could you all-knowing guys out there please recommend a good SSD to replace the 320 Gb HDD with? I'm looking to spend maximum $350, and if you could paste a link to the store aswell it'd be awsome! OCZ? Intel? Kingston? Samsung 470...? :) I need 160 Gb or more. The more the merrier.

    I appreciate all kinds of responses, as long as it's any help...

    Thanks! :apple:
  2. Pesper thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    I am ALSO interested in what RAM you'd recommend to buy when upgrading from 4 Gb to 6 or 8 Gb ($400 in store is a bit too much)...?

    I know that there are some previous posts about SSD and RAM, but the SSD market is moving fast and these MBP's have just been released so that's why I'm making a new post about it. I think many are planning to do just as me so :)

    Again, thanks!
  3. Peterpot macrumors member


    Jan 13, 2011
    I would like to know as well! Also, would an SSD be worthwhile with a 2.66ghz C2D macbook pro?
  4. henrikrox macrumors 65816


    Feb 3, 2010
    Kinda stupid to buy ssd's now. When new ones are on the release door.

    Vertex 3 (when its coming out) will be awesome it seems

    And you cant go wrong with

    the next line of intel ssd's

    they should be out very soon, i
  5. nytrav macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2011
    Brighton UK
  6. wrightc23 macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2007
    Well I've just dropped a Corsair F240 (240gb) and 8gb DDR3 into a base spec 13" with i5 for a mini-vmware development platform. It absolutely flies, it's noticeable quicker than the 2010 Core 2 MBP. CPU can now keep up with the SSD and RAM when virtualising and I've got 4 logical cores in a tiny laptop.
  7. Pesper thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    So Corsair F240, the new Vertex 3 or the new Intel then right?

    How much does/will these cost?
    How do I check if my 2011 13" MPB support SATA III 3 ?

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