help me choose a ssd for 13mbp.

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  1. toxicdrift macrumors member

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    hey guys, so ive decided go take the plunge.....just confused between two..

    patriot torqx 128gb / intel 160gb gen 2. more or less a 100$ diff between both.. but whats making me turn towards the patriot more is the 10 yr warranty..both offer similar performance aswell...but i just want ur final take on which to go for.. ill be buyin the 4gb ram upgrade and the ssd within this week.. so please help :D:D


    ps / should i be considering the corsair drives?
     
  2. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

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    I have the Vertex 120 GB in mine and it has no problems so far (Knock on wood). I would go with either the new Vertex or Intel 160GB SSD.
     
  3. Davidkoh macrumors 65816

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    I got the Intel 160 Gb drive, and it is awesome! No slowdown over time at all that any test have picked up. It rather sped up slightly.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Stay away from these funny brands and go with Vertex or Intel. I would go Intel myself because that's where all my research lead me, but Vertex is not at all a bad brand.
     
  5. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    hey, get dan elec's X18 M SSD w/ 2.5"

    i just dropped this into my 13"....only G1....but its a beauty....and cheap :D

    the kit comes with

    X18M - 1.8"
    1.8" to 2.5" enclosure
    Thumb drive with acronis + superduper, one for mac , once pc
    2.5" external enclosure w/usb cables

    cost me 248 Canadian at newegg, free ship.

    great deal :D
     

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  6. toxicdrift thread starter macrumors member

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    intel seems 2 be the winner amongst every1.. price might be the only factor... ocz and patriot r well under 400$ ... any1 find a good deal for g2's on 80gb or 160gb?? do lemme know.. lookin to buy within this week,
     
  7. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a

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    Newegg has a sweet deal on this today - 189.99 US!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...m_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL111709-_-SSD-_-L0E-_-20157021

    Need to enter a promo code to get the discount.
     
  8. gotzero macrumors 68040

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    I keep getting more of the Corsair P-Series over Intel. I am up to six of them now and they are all perfect. I would highly recommend them.

    The Intels are nice drives, but there is a huge pricing premium for them right now.
     
  9. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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  10. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a

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    Huh, sorry about that. That is the code that they emailed me this morning... wonder why it isn't working :( I wasn't actually trying to buy one, just trying to help out.
     
  11. toxicdrift thread starter macrumors member

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  12. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    ummm no...not really


    performance difference is not very much, ill stick with $40 cheaper, since the G1 has a trim like feature in firmware 8820, i have had no slow downs at all.
     
  13. Ace134blue macrumors 6502a

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    Intell SSD rapes every single SSD out there. Except the new OCZ Z-drive. But thats another story. :rolleyes: for only 1300$
     
  14. toxicdrift thread starter macrumors member

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    yea.. now im just wondering weather i should get the 80 or 160! 160's like double the price for that size. i wish they werea taddd bitt cheaper lol.. i so want the 160! :eek:
     
  15. macfrik macrumors 6502

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    go for intel 160GB. i use it on my 15 umbp and it is blazingly fast. I chose the 160gb because i need extra space when im on the go.
     

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