Intel SSD for MacBook Pro question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jim.bright17, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. jim.bright17 macrumors member

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    Im looking to replace the 160 GB HDD in my macbook pro. I can purchase a 160 GB Intel SSD for $300. I've looked around and I see the price of it is a great deal, but I'm just curious how well the intel drives work with the Mac os? I've read a few places that some of the features are windows only, just wondering if it'll still be good for my Mac. Don't know too much about them so thanks for the help! :)

    Jimmy
     
  2. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    Itll be great. The difference is gonna be amazing. Go ahead and do it, you wont regret it.
     
  3. Constantine1337 macrumors 6502

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    You will if you don't wait for next-gen Intel SSD.
     
  4. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    +1 wait a few weeks
     
  5. jim.bright17 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok thanks! I'm pretty sure I will, I work at a best buy and I'm constantly in awe at how fast the MBA runs just because of the flash storage. Would be nice to get that kinda speed from my old MacBook pro :D
     
  6. jim.bright17 thread starter macrumors member

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    Just curious what will make the new gen better than their current ones?
     
  7. JKK photography macrumors regular

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    Cheaper, as it will use 24nm manufactering (I believe its 24, anyways).

    But yeah, you'll be able to get more GB for your dollar. I'm waiting for this to happen as well.

    So yeah, plus 1 for waiting a bit.
     
  8. trigonometry macrumors 6502

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    The next gen Intel SSD's should have speed improvements as well.
     
  9. millerb7 macrumors 6502a

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    Get a OWC SSD and love yourself.

    Anyways, 285 mb/s is about as fast as 3.0 sata gets. If you're computer is old enough you might not even have 3.0, might be 1.5 like my older MBP.

    Anyways, if you need/want it, buy it now and be thrilled ;)

    You'll live a SSD
     

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