New Sandisk Extreme SSD into MacPro 2008 or Macbook Pro 2011 ??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by berndkiltz, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. berndkiltz macrumors member

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    Hey Guys, a Question for you Experts...

    I just ordered a new Sandisk Extreme 240 GB.
    Originally I wanted to put it in my MacBook Pro (2nd latest generation Sandy Bridge) but...

    I also have a Samsung 470 SSD (256 GB) in my MacPro.
    I use the Macpro much more than the Macbook, so my Question:

    Will the Sandisk be much faster in my MacPro 2008 (SATA II) than the Samsung 470? Or will the difference be very small and I should rather put it into the Macbook, which has SATA III?

    Thank for any Advice or Data - Best
    Bernd.
     
  2. filmak, Jun 21, 2012
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    filmak macrumors 6502a

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    Please avoid Sandisk's ssds, too many problems, no firmware updates, low reliability etc. Google about.

    Your Samsung is a lot more reliable.

    This is what we use too for our mbps.:)
     
  3. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    Sandisk Extreme SSDs have steller reviews and work great.

    That said, you won't see much difference at all between two good SSDs. Just put the Sandisk in the MBP.
     
  4. filmak macrumors 6502a

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    I agree for the stellar reviews but Sandisk's ssds have a lot of problems.
    I was ready to buy one but after a lot of searching I could not trust them for my data, they have a higher failure rate and a sandforce controller which is in general not so mac friendly.

    some info:

    http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/SanDisk-Ultra-SSD/SSD-Ultra-120GB-New-Firmware-Sleep-fix/td-p/252224

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3978911?start=0&tstart=0

    look at the comments under the review
    http://www.mactrast.com/2012/03/review-sandisk-extreme-ssd/

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/283440-14-samsung-sandisk-extreme

    check http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sandisk-240gb-extreme-ssd-amazon-157-19-down-again-1220633

    "If you want a reliable and extremely quick SSD, look at the Crucial M4 .

    I did a lot of research when choosing my latest SSD's, as I got stung by the Vertex 3 / Agility 3 (they were causing my system to lock up and BSOD, while reporting issues with everything from my ram to my cooling!). I spent a good month researching SSD's before I made the change to Crucial.

    If you Google for information on the Sandisk range of SSD's, you will find they have an above average failure rate. ......."
     

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