Quick SSD question

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  1. Celtics9RRondo macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering what model/brand apple uses if you order their own SSD upgrade? Any ideas? Thx
     
  2. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

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    Samsung.
     
  3. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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  5. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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    take intel, superb also with boot camp ..
    and firmwareupgradeable !
     
  6. Joruus macrumors member

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    The fastest SSD for Real World use (MLC) is the intel x25-m. The other drives look better at benchmarks, but ppl generally interpret them wrong, you have to look at worst case performance, eg small random reads and writes. Intel wins there.
     
  7. Celtics9RRondo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what model and size would u recommend for the new 13" macbook pro's?
     
  8. Joruus macrumors member

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    I can't really recommend the Path I would choose, because it voids your warranty, maybe not when a authorized Dealer would do it. But here goes.
    Get a 80GB Intel x25-m and put it into a http://www.mcetech.com/optibay/. Install OS X on it and use the HDD shipped with the MBP for ~/Music ~/Movies ~/Downloads and so on :) IF you are into Macports (when you don't know what it is you don't) also put /opt on the HDD (not ssd)
     
  9. Celtics9RRondo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ahhh, so it does void your warrenty to swap out the hard drive, ive read it does and it doesn't. im def buying a 13'' and want a ssd however the whole 1.5 sata messes things up for that! waiting for a apple statement on it before I buy one.
     
  10. Joruus macrumors member

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    It doesn't void your warranty when you swap the HDD, but when you replace the SuperDrive i guess.
     
  11. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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    i use 160gb and am waiting for the 320gb intel ...
     
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    I have a Toshiba 256GB SSD in my 17" unibody. I ordered it when the new 17's came out in February. I'm pretty happy with it. I see no need to increase the speed by pulling the Optical drive. While I like the optical drive, it is the only noisy thing about the machine.

     
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    I use the 160GB Intel for a boot drive in my Mac Pro. Very nice.
     
  15. kinkster macrumors 6502a

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    You can get great gains without splurging on a Intel x25-m. Prices on ssds are still high, I wouldn't bother getting something too expensive.
     
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