Macbook Pro 17" internal SSD or PCI-Express SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AJ/Apple, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. AJ/Apple macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2011
    Hi guys

    i just saw that some one had installed the PCI-Express SSD card and i was wondring what will be better having an internal SSD 3G { i dont want a 6G } , or would it be better to have the PCI-Express SSD ?? :confused:

    and btw capacity is not an issue because i will opt for 128 SSD or PCI-Express card and i have a 1TB external HDD . :D

    so what do you think will be better ?? :D
  2. Erasmus, Aug 16, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2011

    Erasmus macrumors 68030


    Jun 22, 2006
    Hiding from Omnius in Australia
    A PCI Express SSD would be external, wouldn't it? If so, wouldn't it be better to wait for a Thunderbolt external SSD? Can we get a link to this PCI SSD?

    I would suggest that the SATA method would be better as it is an internal solution. Also, SATA 2 is faster than ExpressCard, although only slightly (3GBit/s vs 2.5GBit/s)

    EDIT: If the MBPs now use ExpressCard 2.0, then they are faster at 5GBit/s. However, if you're going to connect them through SATA 2, there won't be any benefit. If you were to use a SATA 3 SSD through the ExpressCard slot, this could be a convenient method of getting around the problems using SATA 3 in the main drive bay.

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