launching ms office in 11' baseline 15" mbp with kingston ssd

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mactastic91, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Mactastic91 macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011

    I put a kingston now v series 128g ssd in my 2011 baseline macbook pro last night and she really flies. Theres a video I just took of me opening ms office 2011. I honestly cant imagine what the new ssd's are going to be like. :eek:
  2. kjos8035 macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2011
    Lol great vid. I wonder if anyone has more questions as to whether an ssd is worth it? :p
  3. strang macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2009
    Still costs an arm + leg. When the market saturates with 3rd gen SSDs I'll look into buying a 2nd gen :p. Hopefully the new Marvel and SF-2000 series will push the 2nd generation SSDs to $1.5/GB or lower price points.

    I'm perfectly fine with a SF-1200 based SSD as long as the firmware is trouble-free. My 2010 MBP doesn't have a SATA3 interface anyway. I dream of a $1/GB SSD one day.
  4. ljx718 macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2008
    What model is that? Really impressive. Also, was that after a reset? Could've been on the ram if you had recently opened it
  5. Merkyworks macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2008
    Isn't that the SSD that Apple is supposedly putting in MBP's?
  6. axu539 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2010
    Current SSDs won't dip much in price (look at the prices of Intel's G1). The only way SSDs REALLY drop in price is due to shrinking (from 34 nm to 25 nm which is cheaper to manufacture). Therefore, it'd be to your advantage, price-wise, to just buy 3rd gen.
  7. Mactastic91 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    I definately think the ssd is worth it, and I'm a tight wad! Heres another video for inspiration lol. shutdown, startup, and manually opening ms office. Boot is around 16-18 seconds. And I believe that the kingston ssd's are the ones that apple ships. Could be a samsung though as the hdd I pulled out was samsung. I really cant wait to see vertex 3 or intel 510 on a 17" or top of the line 15. This is the 2.0ghz version. with 4g of ram.

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