Intel X25M 160GB still best SSD out there?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 53x12, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. 53x12 macrumors 68000


    Feb 16, 2009
    I have a 3.06 GHz 15in MBP with 4GB RAM and a 500GB 7200 RPM HDD. I am looking at getting a SSD to make the system quicker when working on larger files, opening up applications, and startup. I would then get a hard drive enclosure and use the 500GB as an external hard drive for backups and storage of media files.

    After doing some research it seems like the Intel X25M is one of/if not the best SSD out there. Is that still the case or is there another SSD you guys would recommend. I need a drive that is at least 160GB.
  2. vant macrumors 65816

    Jul 1, 2009
    X25-M is the best. Actually, the X25-E is the best.
  3. 53x12 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Feb 16, 2009
    Does that still hold true if comparing it to the X-25M G2?
  4. bware189 macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2009
    It is, from the research that I've done on the net. Its the most reliable, fastest, although the price is not exactly right for the storage space. For what you want though, the intel will deliver.
  5. fehhkk macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    The X-25E is overpriced, when compared to the X-25M G2 for bang for your buck and capacity.
  6. vant macrumors 65816

    Jul 1, 2009
    Depending on needs... I wouldn't recommend the X25-E unless you required the extra durability and seq speeds.

    An X25-M is more than enough for an above average consumer.
  7. p3ncil macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2009
    Not really.
    You are comparing a SLC to a MLC.
    Of course the SLC ssd (X-25E) would be much more expensive.
  8. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    Not exactly right based on...? Does another vendor sell product for less that has better performance? Not saying the price isn't high but it sounds a bit like those guys who say the 80/160 gig is a rip off because you can get a 2 tb drive on newegg for half the price.
    Yeah a diesel generator is overkill for a mission critical data center when a couple of off the shelf APC's will do the job :)

    Diff products for diff usage.

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