Is there a SSD with no problems for MBP 2011??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dp84, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. dp84 macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2010
    I'm going crazy, every model I look for, there is a people reporting problems in various forums.

    I have a brand new MBP 15" (2.0Ghz / 2011), what I have to buy to be ok? I'm looking for a 120Gb...

  2. hawk1410 macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2011
    Samsung series 470 has no issues that i know of
  3. Philflow, Jul 23, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2011

    Philflow macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
    1. Crucial M4 128GB with firmware 2
    2. Samsung 470 128GB
    3. Kingston V+ 100 128GB

    Vertex 3 with firmware 2.09 does fairly well too. I personally don't recommend it because of the track record of Sandforce SSDs. For examples see Newegg Vertex 2 reviews.
  4. Heavertron macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2011
    Another vote for the Samsung (or samsung based) drives. Mine has been flawless.
  5. Bossieman macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2011
    I have the Vertex 3 Max IOPS 120GB and I havent had any problems. It works like a charm and it´s freaking fast.
  6. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005

    Trouble free and reasonably priced.
  7. dp84 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2010
    thank you guys :) :)

    I can have the m4 and the samsung at the same price, which one? (the OCZ Vertex III MI is too expensive)
  8. Philflow macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
    Crucial M4 if you favor a little more performance. Samsung 470 if you favor a little more battery life.

    Differences are small though.

    Personally I'd go with Crucial M4, it's the newer technology and SATA III. Make sure to update the firmware to 2.
  9. Chiuy macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2011
    NorCal, Bay Area
    Definitely the Samsung. It actually boosted my battery by 30 mins of usage.
    No problem, no nothing. Worth the extra $ and it has 3 years warranty. (Even though I think all SSD come with 3 years warranty as standard)
  10. DropKick macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2008
  11. MKang25 macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2010
    I heard that the M4 had poor garbage collection and with no Trim support it would degrade anyone have any experience with this.
  12. Philflow macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
  13. TonyNguyen macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2011
    I'm using Crucial M4 with MBP 15" i7 2.2Ghz. Before upgrading to Lion I had no problem, but after the upgrade, I always get the beach ball issue :mad: I had to upgrade Crucial M4 firmware to version 002 and so far it works ok :D
  14. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2011
    No one seems to be voting for the Apple SSD. I'm thinking of getting a 13" with the Apple SSD since it's only $225 (with education discount) and that's about the price I would pay aftermarket for 128gb anyway. Let Apple take the risks of putting it in, plus one less warranty headache.

    Any comments on Apple vs Samsung? Or, could the Apple be a Samsung?
  15. Fugue macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2011
    I plan on buying a 128GB SSD for my 13", but it's so hard to choose.

    Originally, I planned on the Vertex 3. After seeing many issues with it, I passed on it.

    Then came the Intel 320, which had fantastic reliability. On came the problems with it, however.

    Now I'm looking at the Crucial m4 and the Samsung 470. Although the speeds are not up to league with the others, reliability is key. Plus, it's not as if a difference will be noticed in real world usage, but I am a benchmark whore.

    Thing is, the Samsung 470 is a dated drive, and I would hate to invest into a technology that is around a year old. The Crucial m4 on the other hand has a tiny percentage of problems.

    I'm sure a drive WILL come along barring any defects, but how long shall I wait? Fortunately, the price keeps decreasing almost daily.
  16. superericla macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2010
    Other people have been having problems with OCZ drives but my Agility 3 on my base 2011 15" MacBook Pro has been running flawlessly.
  17. Philflow macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
    Since firmware 2 the Crucial M4 has no problems with Macbook Pro.

    I had the 256GB in my MBP, worked flawless and very good battery life.
  18. apolloa macrumors G4

    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    Is that with or without trim support?
  19. nizmoz macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2008
    Crucial m4 256 gb in my mbp 11. Fw 2 and no issues. Trim is on with lion.
  20. Philflow macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
    Did you mean it's automatically on or did you enable the TRIM hack?
  21. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a


    May 25, 2010
    Most of these "issues" are overblown.
    +1 for the OWC 6G SSD
  22. Minhthien macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    Does the trim hack compatible with lion?
  23. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
    Samsung 470 SSD

    Using it with trim hack 1.2 with Lion in 2011 MPB. No problems whatsoever. Also used it with Windows 7 in another laptop.
  24. s2ksleepy macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2011
    i know youre looking for a 120 but just about every 160gb g2 intel has worked flawlessly for MBP owners.
  25. ibarnett macrumors regular


    Aug 20, 2010
    Gold Coast, Australia
    I installed the M4 2 days ago in my 2011 13" MBP.
    Initially beach balls until upgraded to firmware 2, now fine.
    I installed the trim enabler 1.2, then restored to default after reading of potential problems. I didn't see any change either way.
    Now unsure whether to use 2.0 when it comes out, or not?????:confused:

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