Macbook Pro, help me please, which HD SSD or Hybrid?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Adamx, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Adamx macrumors member

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    Hello :) !
    I need some help please, sorry for my bad english :p !
    I'm still unable to decide what type and what brand of Hard Disk buy for my New Macbook 15" (2199$).
    I already ordered 8gb of crucial Ram ( Thank you Guys :) )
    and now i'm still stuck with the decision about the HD. I read already a lot of posts but i still donno what to do.

    I can spend ~250$ for it.
    I don't like the HD that will be inside the Macbook when i will get it (750gb 5400rpm) and i want to replace it directly. (Ps: Probably for how much i can sell this HD?)

    Now with ~250$ for you what will be the best buy? What kind and brand of SSD? Btw 128gb will be enough.
    I will avoid at all brands of SSD that can have compatibility troubles with the Macbook Pro.
    Thank you so much guys!

    What about this one?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148348

    Differences between the first one and this?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148362

    Or sounds better one of these two:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...67035&cm_re=intel_2.5"-_-20-167-035-_-Product

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/SSDMX120/



    Or do you think the best way is to buy one of the following products?

    NON SSD:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...m_re=velociraptor_2.5"-_-22-136-563-_-Product

    HYBRID:

    (Differences between these 2 products?)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...48704&cm_re=2.5_hybrid-_-22-148-704-_-Product

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...48591&cm_re=2.5_hybrid-_-22-148-591-_-Product
     
  2. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

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    I'll take a crack at this. Out of the drives that you have listed above I would lean towards the Intel drive or OWC drive. Both are trusted on these forums; however, there is a known hibernation issue with the OWC drive that will hopefully be resolved soon via firmware update. If speed is your main desire, the OWC is faster.

    If you want my real thoughts on the SSD marketplace at this moment, I would tell you to wait for a month or two. OWC should be releasing a new drive with the new Sandforce controller that will able to utilize SATA III speeds. If it were me I would wait it out if you can just to see what OWC has up their sleeves. I think it will be well worth it. If you can't wait, then I would go with either the Intel or OWC drive that you have listed above. Both are great.
     
  3. Adamx thread starter macrumors member

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  4. ddehr026 macrumors 6502

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    Personally I would steer clear of ocz drives. Intel would be the lead for reliability but not necessarily for speed.
     

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