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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by InsertNombre, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. InsertNombre macrumors newbie

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    So I'm going to be switching over to Mac from PC before I go back to the uni.
    I was just having problems deciding on an SSD. And I did look at the other thread for SSD, but that one was for a 15" and I'm getting the 13".

    So far, I have narrowed it down to three choices: samsung Mz-5pa, Crucial M4, or Crucial C300

    P.S. They are all 256 GB SSD
     
  2. r0k macrumors 68040

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    I have OCZ (3GB/s) Vertex 2's in several of our older Macs and I'm very happy with them. Anandtech has good reviews and comparisons of SSD drives. That's where I went when I was looking. SSD is so expensive, I'd tend to find the lowest priced one and then scour the web for its faults to make sure you aren't getting stuck with a unit that has some flaw like slow transfer rates. This is the biggest issue with SSD. Some have older controllers that don't support newer SATA speeds (6GB/s). Some have slow transfer rates even with the latest SATA.

    In my main machine, I have a Seagate Momentus XT. It's a 7200 RPM 500 GB HDD / 4GB SSD "hybrid" and performs very well for only a 10% premium over a normal 7200 RPM drive versus the double or triple or even more you might wind up paying for an equivalent SSD.
     
  3. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    15 or 13 use the same size SSD, 2.5, check out OWC
     
  4. InsertNombre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So would sticking to a lower SSD such as a 120 be a better option?

    I only had those options above because they seemed the best, and I was leaning toward the Samsung because of the positive reviews it has.
     
  5. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    A 120GB isn't a good option if you need more space and have the money for a bigger drive.

    If you need a 256GB drive and can afford it, then look at the 256's.
     
  6. InsertNombre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Then I should go with the Samsung SSD I mentioned
     

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