How reliable are the Apple SSDs?

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  1. butters149 macrumors 6502

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    Just wondering how reliable the Apple SSDs are. I am planning to get a MBP this fall and just buy the 256 GB SSD from the apple store online. Does it slow down after awhile?
     
  2. Freyqq, Jun 18, 2011
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    Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    if you buy an apple ssd, they give you trim so it shouldnt slow down much or at all. Also, lion (osx 10.7) supposably has trim standard for ssds.
     
  3. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure it's fine, and it has a warranty anyway. As for slowdown, having TRIM enabled will help. Just don't fill it up to 99% capacity.
     
  4. nunes013 macrumors 65816

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    edited that for you. i think you meant lion. :) i just didnt want anyone to get the wrong idea.
     
  5. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    ah thanks lol that is what i meant :)
     
  6. nunes013 macrumors 65816

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    np lol
     
  7. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    If you get an Apple SSD, you don't need to think about the reliability, because it is covered under Apple's warranty. It's an easy switch out if the thing fails (versus mailing in an getting an RMA from other OEMs).
     
  8. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    They are just as likely to fail as any other SSD. And not everyone has an apple store nearby they can drop their notebooks at, so the OP may need to RMA the whole machine to get it repaired anyway.
     
  9. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    I don't know, but I don't hear too many people complaining thei apple sad has failed them. But how many do you hear complain of a third party sad fail. :rolleyes:
     
  10. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    People come to forums to resolve problems, you see a vocal minority here. Nobody comes on here to say everything is fine.
     
  11. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    Then where are the ones that are having problems with their Apple SSD?:rolleyes:
     
  12. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    They stopped by the Apple store on the way home from work.
     
  13. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    Judging from DP4, Lion will only support TRIM on Apple branded SSDs.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1165847

    But I haven't heard people complain much about Apple SSDs on these forums. So I assume they are reliable...
     
  14. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    I also doubt many people bought them, as you can get an intel ssd or an ocz for a lot less
     
  15. JR1993 macrumors regular

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    In UK, on 15" high end, 128gb ssd from apple is £80 upgrade, when to buy a 120gb Intel 320 is ~£180, thats a saving of £100, and with that comes native trim and the peace of mind that if anything did go wrong, go to an apple store and its sorted under warranty.
     
  16. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    To answer your question far more reliable then any hard drive you have ever used.
     
  17. benderooo macrumors newbie

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    Ssd

    here

    Unfortunately I am one of them...
     
  18. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    The garbage collection on the current Apple SSD models is so strong, they don't loose any performance over time, even without TRIM.

    So there's no need for TRIM.

    For more info: check Anandtech's Kingston V+ 100 review.
     
  19. vasir macrumors newbie

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    That is a strong position you have picked .... you have any data to back that up? by definition flash cells will wear out overtime.
     
  20. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    The garbage collection is VERY aggressive but as Anand stated, this comes with a price.

    1) Very high power consumption, half of that of a Velociraptor under load.
    2) Lower life span due to the tremendous amounts of writes.

    So reliable in terms of performance; yes, but lifespan? Not too sure about that. But hey, Applecare ftw :)
     
  21. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    Don't need data - they are magical.
     
  22. vasir macrumors newbie

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    I love magic .... cheers ! :)
     

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