MBP 17" Early 2011 and SSD common problem

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  1. WaterFlex, Apr 7, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2012

    WaterFlex macrumors newbie


    Mar 24, 2011
    Hello guys.
    I have been using my MBP 17" Early 2011 for one year.
    At the same time i bought Crucial C300 128Gb SSD and couldn`t make it work properly without lags. Do you remember? Thousands of people who had 17" MBP Early 2011 had the same problem.

    I sold my SSD and started using my default HHD instead.
    But now I would like to buy SSD. Who has MBP 17" Early 2011? Please, dear, what SSD do you use?

  2. ET3SW macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Everyone here seem to agree that either the crucial m4 or the Samsung 830 are the way to go. I was having problems with my corsair SSD so I replaced it with a m4 and it's been rock solid
  3. lamboman macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2011
    As said by ET3SW, Crucial m4 and Samsung 830 are popular. That said, Sandforce drives have become better (though still not worth the risk for some) and the new Vertex 4 looks to be a very quick drive, but whether you want to risk it, being a new drive and all, is up to you.
  4. shardey macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2010
    I have used an Intel 320 80gb, Intel X25m and X25V and recently have the Intel 520 series 120gb, all of these I listed had zero issues with them.
  5. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006

    M4, 830. Use them both. no issues mostly.

    (Except one M4 (I have several) went bad. No problem, Crucial was good with a replacement (a new sealed one).

    M4 to save few bucks maybe. but if your getting a 64GB as a boot drive, carefully look at specs as some of the 64GB variety are actually slow (the 830 is good at this size, as I recall.

    But, really, rotary drives are so obsolete for boot drives, it isn't funny.
  6. WaterFlex thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 24, 2011
    Thank you for your replies. I decided to try and ordered 120Gb SSD OCZ Vertex 3 Series (VTX3-25SAT3-120G)

    Will post the results on Monday.
  7. WaterFlex thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 24, 2011
    Ok, mates! I am happy now!
    Just have installed my SSD and Mac OS x Lion!
    Write: 160MB/s
    Read: 490MB/s

    I am happy!
  8. WaterFlex thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 24, 2011

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