Kingston SSDnow V+ 256 GB

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Desmo1098, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Desmo1098 macrumors regular

    Desmo1098

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    Kingston SSDnow V+ 256 GB just installed on my 2.8 Ghz MBP... Hollar! Wicked fast. Made in Korea with Samsung controller.
     
  2. DAMNiatx macrumors 6502a

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    how much ?
     
  3. Desmo1098 thread starter macrumors regular

    Desmo1098

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    $699 at Fry's Electronics, I was surprised they stocked them along with the 128GB... better than then BTO option on Apple website, so I bought it and installed myself.
     
  4. Harrelson macrumors member

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    Im sorry but the Samsung controller (jmicron) is the worst of all SSD's
     
  5. Desmo1098 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Seems to be plenty fast for what I am using it for... Applications launch without hesitation, importing of Audio CD's is quick, iMovie works with no hiccups. Plus it is Kingston, the company name itself stands for something.
     
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    Even more ironic is that I bought it for the same price as the Intel 160 GB is going for on Amazon.com, so thats 96 more GB for the same price. I tested the 1st generation Intel SSD and this Kingston seems much faster. I have not had a chance to run Xbench yet, but I will soon.
     
  7. acurafan macrumors 6502a

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    enjoy it, 'wicked fast' is understatement...it's like running on RAM.
     

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