Intel x-25m vs Crucial c300 for a MBP 13'. I need feedback!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gimmi80, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. gimmi80 macrumors member

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    Hi!

    I would like to get some feedback on these two ssd drives.
    I own a MBP 13' late 2010 and I would like to upgrade to an ssd

    I'm considering two drives:

    Intel x-25m 160Gb
    Crucial c300 128Gb

    They have a comparable price but reading a few reviews the c300 seems to have better performance, but minor storage capacity (obviously).
    what's your experience?
     
  2. jetblk328i macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking to get a ssd too, i'm between the intel and the ocz vertex 2....
     
  3. pedrofan macrumors 6502

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    I think this could help you ;)

    http://www.barefeats.com/mbpp19.html

    http://macperformanceguide.com/SSD-RealWorld.html

    Due to the second analysis, the owc mercury pro is the best for macbook pro, as it doesn't lose performance with the time. Don't look only at transfer speeds, because most ssd degradete along the time specially in mac because they don't have trim (nor owc mercury either toshiba ssd 512gb that mcb installs, they maintain transfer rates without trim)
     
  4. JasonH42 macrumors 6502

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    Lloyd has an obvious relationship with OWC so bear that in mind when reading the above review although by all accounts the OWC drives are terrific.

    I've been running a C300 since March with no slowdown and it's 4/5 full. Awesome drive, wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
     
  5. gimmi80 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks.

    Apparently crucial surpassed intel with the latest c300.
    I thought the x-25 was still the "gold standard" for macbook pro
     
  6. spencers macrumors 68020

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    It was for quite a while. The storage space is ideal, but there are other brands out there that offer a much improved write speed, which is where the X25 suffers.
     

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