How good is the 256GB SSD on the updated MBP15

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by EJ123, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. EJ123 macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2009

    I am buying a MBP15 this week. I am very tempted by the 256GB SSD. Ignoring the huge price compared to buying it separately, does anybody know
    which brand it is and if it is a good performance 256GB SSD? That is compared to the other mean-nasty-fast SSD's out there. I am in a situation where I will fork the 750$ but I would not do it if it is for a drive in the low end of the spectrum. Thanks for any tip?
  2. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City
    Check out some posts here on the site, someone posted about a Samsung MLC 256gig SSD off Ebay that was nearly double the speed of some others I'd seen.

    It is however in the $900 range, I'll update my post here when I find the thread.

    Found it:

    I'm tempted but decided to wait till after WWDC in June and hopefully they intro a new larger size SSD and drop the price of these a bit. To the question of speed.. I used the new Rev B MBA for about 2 months and I can say the machine feels very fast even vs my new 17 MBP (granted it's a 5400 rpm drive) but the boot time, application response (opening) time is insane on the SSD's.

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