Kingston Solid State Drive - A Good Choice?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by powerbook911, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    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:

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

    Thank you.
  2. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    if no one answer then you should try with Samsung, OWC or Intel SSD
  3. tug macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2010
    loughborough. u.k.
    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

    Mar 10, 2008
    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

    Oct 12, 2011
    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.
  6. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England

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