New era of SSD has arrived!! Crucial M500 vs new Samsung Evo!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bobby Corwen, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    Crucial M500 on Amazon:
    960 GB for 599$


    Samsung Evo on Amazon:
    1TB for 650$

    Well forget Optibay. These bad boys are here just in time for the Retina MBP era!

    Samsung is sold out, but does anyone have the low-down? Is Evo equivalent or better than the pro line? Or is pro still better? Where does it fall in the order of speeds?

    Samsung is clearly the better choice overall, agreed?
  2. johnnnw macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2013
    Here "just in time for the Retina era", but don't fit in Retinas :)
  3. Zeov macrumors 6502a


    Apr 1, 2011
    they are very impressive indeed. But 1 TB SSD is A LOT.

    imagine having two 1 TB SSD's in a Unibody MacBook... o_O

    i currently have 768GB SSD in my Retina, but if i had the option to go with 256SSD + 512GB HDD, i would have done that.. but sadly it's all flash.. i hate storing movies and music on SSD :p
  4. ViennaXP macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2012
  5. aixporter macrumors member


    Feb 21, 2009
    No... OP is mislead. Retina Macs do not have user serviceable parts - meaning you can't plug these in.
  6. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    You can't plug in the specific parts mentioned in the OP but the Retina's SSDs can be replaced by the end user.
  7. ViennaXP macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2012
    We need more SSD Sellers for the Retina Macbook. As far as I know OWC is the only company ,which sales SSDs for the Retina.
    Their prices are pretty high
  8. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    Evo is the replacement for the old 840. The Pro persists and is still one tier up.
    It is basically a 840 with newer Nand (128Gbit chips). It isn't really any faster or slower at the same capacity. Higher cap is usually better for write performance though (and endurance).
    I really doubt that anybody can possible notice any kind of performance difference between any of these modern SSDs. They are all so so close in performance.
  9. cube macrumors Pentium

    May 10, 2004
  10. B... macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2013
  11. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    Wait wut?


    All my storage space plans down the toilet...

    I guess I just have to buy the drive and memory I want directly from Apple...

    Damn, I specifically need a min of a Terabyte for all my stuff...
  12. cube macrumors Pentium

    May 10, 2004
    A bigger 2.5" SSD plan would be 2TB at around $5000.
  13. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    You can't put a standard 2.5" drive in a rMBP, but Apple generally uses custom versions of the latest SSDs in their machines.

    I wouldn't be surprised to find that the special blade SSDs in the Haswell rMBPs are based on the 840 Evo and Crucial M500. The fact that 1TB SSDs are becoming common also bodes well for a 1TB option in the new models.
  14. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    Well I would be getting a Haswell rMBP...
  15. Gedankenlos macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2013
    Can you explain why you hate storing movies and music on SSD please :p
  16. Zeov macrumors 6502a


    Apr 1, 2011
    feels like a waste of SSD because watching a movie or listening to a song doesn't require anything near 500 Mb/s.. SSD's are still too expensive for mass storage (for the average user)
  17. xxcysxx macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    all that capacity and its still stuck on sata 3, the new macbook pro is using pci express interface. that's much faster than sata 3.

    beside the capacity, the speed is also what ranks up the quality of the drive.
  18. Pheo macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2011
    About time Apple sorted their flash pricing then!
  19. scbond macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2010
    Nottingham, UK
    Hardly a new era...the M500 has been out for some time now (like several months before the first post).
  20. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    They're based on the Samsung XP941s

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