Intel x25-m G2 SSD vs Intel 510 SSD for 2.2 Ghz Macbook Pro 15''

Overall value: Intel x25-m G2 vs. Intel 510 vs. OWC Pro


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badfish123

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Sep 18, 2010
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Hey guys, i just ordered a new 2.2 ghz macbook pro 15'', and plan on buying an Intel ssd for it. Should i choose the 120 gb x25-m g2 or the 120 gb 510 ssd.The 510 is about 100 bucks more expensive, and i was wondering if the difference is worth it. If the change from x-25m g2 to 510 is not significant, I will pick the x-25m.

also, if not the intel ssd, i might consider buying the OWC 120gb ssd. How does it compare against intels ssd's?
 

syan48306

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Apr 15, 2010
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The intel 510 is anywhere from a little faster to quite a bit faster than the x25-M, depending on what you're looking at. Random Read/Write it is almost the same if not worse than the X25-M but the sequential read and other stats gives the Vertex 3's a run for it's money. Well not really but it's almost the 2nd fastest, behind the Vertex 3's. Currently, it is one of the fastest SSD's out on the market.

To be honest, you really shouldn't be looking at the G2's because that's the previous generation. Since you have a 2011 MBP, you should use the SATA III port to it's fullest. What you really should be looking at are the intel 510's, Vertex 3's (coming out in a couple weeks), C400, and any other Sandforce 2nd generation SSD. In general, the next gen SSD's are $2/Gigabyte so they're all pretty similar in price. All that's left is to pick a company you like or look at the little things ie. RAISE, Firmware, Reliability.
 

Weaselboy

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Intel will soon be releasing Intel 320 series SSD as a replacement for the X25-M. I think this is the more mainstream drive as opposed to the 510 server/commercial market. I would be willing to give up a little speed for the reliability of an Intel SSD.
 

brendu

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Apr 23, 2009
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Hey guys, i just ordered a new 2.2 ghz macbook pro 15'', and plan on buying an Intel ssd for it. Should i choose the 120 gb x25-m g2 or the 120 gb 510 ssd.The 510 is about 100 bucks more expensive, and i was wondering if the difference is worth it. If the change from x-25m g2 to 510 is not significant, I will pick the x-25m.

also, if not the intel ssd, i might consider buying the OWC 120gb ssd. How does it compare against intels ssd's?
I have never used intel's but I know they are considered by many to be the most reliable. I ended up getting the 120GB OWC SSD this week and I love it. It is extremely fast. If I were you I would do as some others have been saying and wait a couple weeks/months for the newer generation SSD's though. Since your macbook has SATA III it will be worth it.
 

dagamer34

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May 1, 2007
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I'd say wait for the OCZ Vertex 3. Better random read/write performance at about $50 cheaper for 120GB and $100 cheaper for 250GB compared to Intel SSD 510 prices.