MBP 13" SSD Question

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  1. AeroUK macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys,

    Does anyone know the largest SSD currently available for the Macbook Pro's?

    I really want to get a 320 ish size instead of my 500gb 7200rpm drive.

    Best,

    Aaron
     
  2. mrrippey macrumors regular

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    Largest SSD are about 256gb right now.
     
  3. TripleJJJ macrumors member

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    So far yes, for a "reasonable" price, but SSDs are not about size, they're about performance.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    There are 320GB ones out there and even 512GB but they are not worth it. As TripleJJJ said, SSD isn't about capacity, it's about speed. 128GB is the biggest one I would think about because it offers plenty of space for OK price.

    If you're ready to take out your SuperDrive, think about replacing it with either SSD or HD, because 32GB/64GB SSD + 500GB HD is amazing combo
     
  5. mrrippey macrumors regular

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    +1 as i am going 80GB Intel G2 SSD and 250GB HDD and just put the Superdrive in an enclosure
     
  6. AeroUK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do you know how much a 256GB is in the UK? are all SSD's the same quality?
     
  7. phixiuz macrumors regular

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    Just get the Intel X-25M 160GB, biggest bang for the buck hands down.
     
  8. antskip macrumors regular

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    There are a host of fine SSD makers, such as Intel, Crucial and OCZ. Most recent models are brilliant. In real life use, you may not notice performance differences. All are silent, tough, and awesomely quick compared to HDD's - especially in reading. What you will notice is what size it is (if it isn't big enough), and the price you pay. Intel has probably the quickest product overall but is restricted to 80GB and 160GB. Other big makers such as Crucial and OCZ have 120GB and 250GB as most popular sizes.
    Have a look at a few reviews:
    Intel review: http://hothardware.com/Articles/Intel-34nm-X25M-Gen-2-SSD-Performance-Review/?page=1
    OCZ, Corsair, Kingston, ST review:http://hothardware.com/Articles/Four-Way-SSD-Round-Up-Redux-OCZ-Corsair-Kingston-Super-Talent/
    Indilinx vs. Samsung vs. Intel comparison:http://pcper.com/article.php?aid=766
    Crucial review:http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1651&pageID=7399
    also: http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3631&p=1.
    Crucial makes it easy for you, and gives you online guidance on options suitable for your computer at http://www.crucial.com/uk/promo/index.aspx?prog=ssd
    Crucial make excellent SSD's (120GB and 250GB).
    Other UK sites like M2M sell a range of Crucial, Samsung and OCZ SSD's (all excellent). http://m2m-direct.co.uk/index.php?page=shop.browse&root=8&category_id=158&option=com_phpshop&Itemid=
    A 120GB is around 240 pounds, and 250GB twice that.
    If I could get the latest Intel SSD at a good price, and the right size, go for that. But if you need a different size, get a better price, you should also be very happy with other options.
    I have used a OCZ Summit 120GB SSD for 4 months now (the Intel was ridiculously expensive then, and not the right size for me), and am still totally happy with it - as I am sure I would be with most modern SSD's, if size and price is right.
     
  9. DAMNiatx macrumors 6502a

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    +1
     

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