Kingston Solid State Drive - A Good Choice?

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  1. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

    powerbook911

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    Costco online seems to have a pretty good deal on a Kingston 64 GB SSD.

    Would this work nicely in a 2009 Mac Mini and/or 2009 MacBook Pro?

    I know it's small, but for my applications in these machines, it's probably all I would need, especially in the Mac Mini.

    The details are here:
    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11613187



    Or would I be much better off getting an OWC drive?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Badrottie Suspended

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    if no one answer then you should try with Samsung, OWC or Intel SSD
     
  3. tug macrumors 6502

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    I've got a crucial 64GB SSD in my late 2008 macbook it works like a dream, no issues at all.
    i have only got lion on it, i drag all third party apps from my WD 1TB ext. HD so as to keep SSD 'tidy' of course over a period it will get clogged with stuff, but i maintain it by clearing 'clutter' from it periodically.
    (i run all third party stuff directly from ext.)
    so if you want my opinion, then yes go for it. :)
     
  4. jtamac macrumors newbie

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    I have a Kingston 256GB SSD in my iMac and it works great. Not the fastest SSD out there, but much faster than a HD.
     
  5. thrasherx macrumors newbie

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    The Kingston V+100 uses the same Toshiba controller as the SSDs that Apple uses. Expect similar performance. I have a 96GB model in a 2007 Macbook. It maxes out the 1.5Gbps SATA connection. Seems like the best value drive.
     
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