Your use of "extensively" scares me.Well, i have researched Intel drives extensively and seems that they don't even make anything at this point larger than 64gb (??) and that their specs are generally not better than the samsung. on the other hand, from what i see, it looks like the samsung and crucial 256gb drives are rated neck and neck and both regarded very highly..... ??
It says : "Transfer Rate 6Gb/sec (compatible 3Gb/sec)". Does the MBP affect this somehow, like restrict it to 3 GB/sec ? Would one experience a bottleneck ?The C300 from Crucial is the best 256GB SSD on the market right now.
The current MBP doesn't have 6 Gbit/second SATA, only 3Gbit/second. So the drive would run in 3Gbit/second mode. Will there be a bottleneck? In theory yes. In practice, probably not noticable.It says : "Transfer Rate 6Gb/sec (compatible 3Gb/sec)". Does the MBP affect this somehow, like restrict it to 3 GB/sec ? Would one experience a bottleneck ?
How about now?How about some resource links to back your comment. Or are you okay with being the dumbest answer in the whole thread ?
You don't need to take it to Crucial physically, you can install the SSD yourself. It is expensive but not messy.So if I want to get a better SSD, I buy a MBP with an HDD, then take it into crucial or whoever and they will remove old / install new drive? Sounds expensive and messy.
Is the stock MBP SSD really that much slower, enough to warrant paying $500-800 more? Plus, who's to say the refresh won't have a better SSD?
Yea I was apprehensive about the same thing, I have a 2007 MBP and changing the storage is a hassle in it. However, to my pleasant surprise, installing a drive in the unibody MBP seems like something my cat can do when she's not busyThanks rumpus -
The most I've ever done with my macs is replace memory - replacing hard drives has to be a lot more involved. I wouldn't want to mess up a brand new MBP. Will just wait & see what they offer in the new one I think.
The price on these drives increased significantly int he past couple of days. It was 429 towards the end of last week, and now its up to 489. That's insane!Here's a 160 Intel.
IIRC they have announced but are not yet selling a 320gb drive.