MBP 17" Early 2011 and SSD common problem

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  1. WaterFlex, Apr 7, 2012
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    WaterFlex

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    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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ET3SW macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    +1

    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

    WaterFlex

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    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

    WaterFlex

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    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!
     
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