Most reliable SSD for MAcbook Pro 15"

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  1. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    Hi all,

    got a 2.2ghz 15" MBP. Want to get a decent SSD (that's better than Apple's SATAII option.
    But I want the reliability of an "Apple" drive. Is that possible? I mean why is that achievable on a normal HDD but not SSDs?
    Also. is TRIM necessary? The camp is so divided I can't get a clear cut, well reasoned answer.

    Thanks all :)
     
  2. Flyinb macrumors member

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    Samsung 470 hands down
     
  3. wikus macrumors 68000

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    Probably the Intel 320 with the latest firmware.
     
  4. spencers macrumors 68020

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    Running a 256gb Samsung 470 with TRIM activated just fine here
     
  5. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    Vertex 3 with the TRIM hack, zero issues. Just stupid fast performance...
     
  6. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    Intel 520+ or Samsung 470/480. That said, I've got a Crucial M4 with no problems.
     
  7. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    When is the 520 set to drop? It sounds promising, I know getting a 1TB HDD for my optibay is the smart thing to do, but something in me wants dual SSDs lol
     
  8. hawk1410 macrumors 6502

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    Crucial M4 hands down, Intel 520 isn't as fast and cannot even be said to be more reliable(both are equally reliable).So i see no reason why it is more expensive
     
  9. blkonblk17 macrumors 6502

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    Samsung 470 here.. Love it. No problems period!
     
  10. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    I think sometime this quarter - no word on pricing, but as usual, rather expensive! SSD in RAID..... :D
     
  11. derickdub macrumors 6502

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    Have you seen benchmarks for the 520? I haven't seen any and didn't know anyone had done them, but I don't really keep up with that. I would probably wait a while before buying an SSD right after the release though, since they seem to be hit or miss on reliability for the most part.

    If you can wait a couple months after 520 release it might be worth it, other wise stick to something that is known to be reliable. Having a reliable drive is better than having a drive that can top benchmarks but only last a few months IMO.
     
  12. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    i haven't seen any 520 benchmarks, you aren't thinking of the 510 right?
     
  13. Cosmos666 macrumors newbie

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    I have a OWC Mercury Pro Extreme for a little over a week now, works fine!
     
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    crucial m4 here. not a single problem. Just extreme speed
     
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    Yeah, sorry i was thinking of the 510, anyway i would still say M4 since reliability for newer tech is always an unknown.
     

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