I just ordered the Samsung 470 256 for 2011 MBP

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  1. Alexjones macrumors 6502

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    How is the compatibility with a 2011 MBP running Lion? I ordered it on Amazon like 2 minutes ago. I have a little time to cancel my order. Please share your experience.. Thanks
     
  2. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    It runs perfect.

    Crucial M4 256GB is slightly faster though.
     
  3. niceguyeddie macrumors member

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    I got one a couple of days ago. No problems at all, runs really stable and fast.
     
  4. Alexjones thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can you run Samsung SSD magician software on Lion or is that just good for Windows?
     
  5. yui4 macrumors 6502

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    Mines running perfect. I bought the same ssd from amazon. No issues at all.
    My MacBook came with lion installed & it's fine
     
  6. johnhurley macrumors 6502a

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    Just on windows ... my 470 ( as of last weekend ) came updated already with latest firmware but you really should check.
     
  7. Alexjones, Sep 17, 2011
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    I just found out that there is no way to update the firmware or download SSD magician ,Samsung s optimization tool on apple os systems. Only windows . To update the firmware, You must mail the SSD to Samsung.. I hit that Amazon cancel button just in time. Next research on deck, OCZ vertex.
     
  8. Jase Winter macrumors newbie

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    Go for a crucial M4, working perfectly in my MBP running lion and you can upgrade the firmware with a mac no problem.
     
  9. AppleGoat macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't been following your threads lately, but I remember you had an M4. Did that not work out for you? I had issues with the M4, now I have a Samsung 470. This is a tremendous drive and you'd be foolish to choose something else. Unlike with the M4, updating the firmware is not imperative. The only thing I regret is that I didn't get the 256gb version. The more of this drive, the better.

    The SATA III drives are imperceptibly faster. Reviews have claimed that Lion boot times are longer than Snow Leopard. Well my 470 boots up on Lion as quickly as the M4 had on SL.
     
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    I'm not bothered about updating the samsung firmware, it runs without a glitch on lion now so am happy to stay with the firmware it came with
     
  11. Alexjones, Sep 17, 2011
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    I returned and got a refund on the Crucial because of the TRIM issue. The research i did on the Samsung 470 said it has SSD magic , A Samsung tool that optimizes the drive. I got all excited, Ordered it on Amazon only to find out SSD magic is only good for Windows. I am back to square one. At present im back to my 7200rpm 500 GB stock HHD. Lets face it. Unless you order the SSD from Apple already installed, You are left out in the cold when it comes to TRIM. Thanks Apple .
     
  12. niceguyeddie macrumors member

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    Don't the M4 and 470 have their own garbage collection thingy in their firmware?
     
  13. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes, they both do.
     
  14. niceguyeddie macrumors member

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    So Alex. Stop mincing about and get an SSD. :D
     
  15. marnuc macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I just ordered a 128gb 470 ssd, please can someone tell me how do I upgrade the firmware with my macbook pro? if I only can do it in windows, how should i do it? or is it necessary to upgrade the firmware?
    also should I enable trim manually?

    sorry, I know there are too many questions.

    Thanks in advanced.
     
  16. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I bought mine in July and it had the latest (May) firmware already, so I doubt one you buy now would not have this latest firmware.

    I believe you need Windows to update FW with a Samsung SSD.
     
  17. Chasel macrumors newbie

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    Besides m4 and 470, is there any other drive that will run well without TRIM support in osx? What about intel 510?ß
     
  18. WorldIRC macrumors 6502

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    Why are people opting for this drive now considering it is not the top spec compared to other options?

    I'm looking for an SSD, primarily to function just as the boot drive with my OS and APPs.
     
  19. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    Because it's one of the most reliable SSDs that works problem free with all Macs.

    A month ago many Macs had problems with SATA III SSDs, not anymore though.

    Now I would rather get Crucial M4. As reliable, cheaper and faster.
     

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