Intel 510 120GB in 2011 Mini

Pheo

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Anyone tried this yet? Relatively new drive so most of my searches are coming up fruitless!

About to purchase a 120-128GB SSD, and weighing it up between:

Crucial M4 128GB - £125
Intel 520 120GB - £140

M4 has been out longer, more confirmed as working reports for the 2011 MM including good performance. Not impacted by compressed/non-compressed nature of the data. 3 Year Warranty

Intel - Just Out, but after a year(!) of verification by Intel. 5 year warranty. Slightly more expensive, but thinner. Few reports in any Apple machine, let alone the Mini.

Anyone got any thoughts on which they would choose?
 

Pheo

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Cheers, but the 830 seems very expensive in the UK at the moment!
 

philipma1957

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Well if you mean an Intel 520 sata III ssd I own a 180gb model. You need to look at specs of the 120gb vs the 180gb. the 180gb is faster.

I am using it in my first pc build. My pc has an intel mother board an intel cpu and an intel ssd.

very happy with the build.

other then the price I would say it is a nice drive.


180gb specs and 120gb specs see thumbnails. the 180gb iops blow the 120gb iops away.

iops are small file read write they are really important for osx drives.

I have used intel for years in minis always a favorite.


I have drifted towards samsung and now some nice results with a mushkin ssd
 

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