MBP 2011 users - what SSD work for you ?

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  1. CHSeifert, Apr 22, 2011
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    CHSeifert macrumors 6502

    CHSeifert

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    Hey,

    I ordered the MBP 15 hi-Res glossy, 2.3 ghz, 128 GB Apple SSD and need to upgrade it to 8 GB ram and a new SSD.

    Will do the optibay trick and have 2 SSD drives in the MBP.

    But have been hearing quite a bit different stories from MBP owners.

    For some the vertex 3 works, for some not.
    For some intel 510 works, for some not.
    For some crucial m4 works, for some not.

    Does anyone have trouble with the SATA II based Intel 320 SSD ?

    What SSD works in a MBP 2011 ?
     
  2. JasonH42 macrumors 6502

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    Both the C300 and Vertex 3 worked well in mine, 2011 15" 2.2GHz.
     
  3. iMackPro macrumors 6502

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    the mbp in my sig

    i love my SSD its awesome, came with trim enabled. its still very very fast. i have zero complaints.
     
  4. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    Unless you need a bigger SSD, I'd wait on upgrading until the real-time performance difference between the factory drive and aftermarket drives are established. Thus far, I haven't seen any indication that you get much faster load times or data transfer times for the files that most people use. Also, the Toshiba SSD used is much faster than their previous drives and the memory used is quality stuff.
     
  5. Mollemand macrumors regular

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    The C300 works wonderful for me. Mine is a 256GB with rev. 0006 firmware.

    Got an Apple BTO 128GB in my Air. That one works great too :)
     
  6. CHSeifert, Apr 23, 2011
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    CHSeifert

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    Look i'm glad you like it - now how about replying to my question : What the heck is the brand ?

    Not helping me terrible much by telling me you love your SSD, if you know what I mean :sighhhhhhh:

    You got a point :)

    Maybe I should stretch my budget and see if they can make it with the 256 SSD BTO from Apple and the get a momentus xt 500 gb hybrid drive for data. It's pretty fast for a hybrid drive :)
     
  7. WaterFlex macrumors newbie

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    Crucial RealSSD C300 256Gb is the best one :up:
     
  8. darktiger macrumors newbie

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    Vertex 3 without any issues...

    15" MBP 2011 2.3 ghz w/ antiglare screen.... also I upped my memory to OCZ 8GB DDR3
     
  9. polbit macrumors 6502

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    +1, just installed it, and runs like a champ, with no issues!

    Polbit
     
  10. mmcatee macrumors newbie

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    My setup

    I have a 2011 17" 2.2 8 GB RAM MBP. I have the Crucial 256 SSD installed in the hard drive bay. I have had no issues with this drive since I installed it.
    I had installed all my applications on the original stock drive. I then did a a time machine backup to an external drive. I then installed the SSD and did a fresh install from the install disks and then imported the time machine backup and it has worked great. In addition I have added a Momentus XT in the optibay as my data drive.
    I have not had any issues with this setup either so far. I am moving a lot of pictures on and and off whit each assignment.
    Good luck with your install.
     
  11. BigBeast macrumors 6502a

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    I have the OWC 256 GB drive you see in my signature. Works like a champ. Let me tell you, that buying a bigger drive (256 GB) works a lot better than having the optibay caddy. I had more problems with the DVD drive taken out that having it in. Not actually TAKING the drive out- that's easy. But the MBP does diagnostics when playing DVDs to make sure your drive is there and working (I guess) which annoyed me. My advice? Pick a large enough drive for your purpose and keep the DVD drive in. It's less hassle.
     
  12. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    For a lot of reasons I went with the Intel 320 series in my new MBP. I think I made the right move. Lots of speed and absolutely zero issues in the two weeks that I've had it in. Whether or not I would actually be able to see a real-world speed difference between my SSD and a faster SATA3 SSD, I don't know. All I know is that this SSD is fast and is a rock-solid performer.
     
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  14. CHSeifert, Apr 23, 2011
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    I haven't heard of this before - anyone else have the same problems when they removed their DVD optibay drive and installed an extra HDD or SSD ?

    So OCZ Vertex 3 256 should be a safe buy ?

    No reported problems so far, at least that I could find among 2011 MBP
     
  15. Mollemand macrumors regular

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    If I was to buy one today, the Vertex 3 would be my choice.

    I haven't read about any issues on Mac.
     

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