HELP Me choose my first SSD PLZ~

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by oojosheoo, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. oojosheoo macrumors member

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    First things first, I've been researching for many months now and holding back on getting an SSD for my MBP 2010. Just because I wanted to see what Intel had for us. I've been debating on 2 different ones now.

    Either the Intel X-25M-G3 120GB or OWC MEP 115GB. I understand the OWC WRITE SPEED is faster compared to the INTEL. But then again by reading threads I noticed INTEL is much more reliably than SF-1200.

    I will use the optibay method by following this method:

    http://automagisk.no/blog/2010/01/11/macbook-with-two-drives-160gb-ssd-640gb-hdd/

    Final Question:

    Would the updated SF-2000 be only SATA III? (6Gb/s)


    I apologies if this thread is all over the place :confused:
     
  2. KBS756 macrumors 6502a

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    in relation to your last question the updated sandforces with the sata III should be backwards compatible to sata II
     
  3. bigfatdaddyo macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought SSD drives from OCZ and OWC, both have the firmware issue. Getting it resolved with OWC was very simple and easy, 1 call to tech support which they answered on the first couple of rings. OCZ customer service was terrible, I would never buy from them again, took 1 week, 2 phone calls and 5 spins to their email support system. The few dollars I may have saved was not worth my time for after the purchase when things go wrong. I used the data doubler from OWC, video and tools provided gave me all the confidence I could do it first time and correctly. Forget all the read/write speed stuff, the OWC drives are very good, don't get lost in the details.
     
  4. oojosheoo thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for that! Seriously all the specs on paper gives me a headache.
     
  5. oojosheoo thread starter macrumors member

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    iC. Would you say it will be worth waiting for the new SF on my MBP?
     
  6. oojosheoo thread starter macrumors member

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    What do you guys think a out the owc drives causing freeze ups during sleep or hibernation?
     
  7. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    There are already like 4-6 active SSD threads ..
     
  8. FluJunkie macrumors 6502a

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    From my understanding, its not unique to OWC drives, and corrected via a Firmware update.

    I will say that regardless, when you need support or advice, dealing with OWC has been nothing but pleasant.
     
  9. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    Yes and if you purchase a SSD now direct from OWC it will already have that firmware update applied on it (I asked them about this). I presume you could also make a note when you order that having that latest firmware update pre-installed on the drive is very important to you.

    Personally I'm waiting hoping the prices for the SSDs will drop. Still too expensive per GB in my view.

    I also think that with TRIM support coming in Lion that the optimal time to switch to a SSD would be after I update to that.
     

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