Realiable and cheap SSD for macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by esadb, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. esadb macrumors 65816

    esadb

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    Been meaning to get a SSD and some ram for my macbook (c2d, 2.26ghz, 2gb ram)

    The ram I am not to worried about that's easy to figure out.

    Now the SSD I have been looking at prices and they seem to vary quite a bit, I think a 128gb should be enough and I can use the current drive that's in the mac 250gb and put in an external enclosure.

    Any recommendations on what drive? I am trying to stay on the cheaper side, plan is to sell the kinect sensor I got and add some funds and get a drive.

    Hit me with some recommendations.
     
  2. RLesko macrumors member

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    The top two brands would probably be OWC or crucial drives. They are SSD's, its not possible (to my knowledge) to find them for "cheap". Be preprepared to spend about $200 on a 128 gb ssd.
     
  3. r0k macrumors 68040

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    Another option is the Seagate Momentus XT which is a hybrid 500 GB 7200 RPM / 4GB SSD drive. It uses the SSD as "cache" so read response is SSD-like but the cost is closer to a normal hard drive than an SSD drive while performance is closer to an SSD drive than a normal drive.

    I have one in my 2.4 Ghz Macbook, along with 4 GB of RAM and it's like having a new machine.
     
  4. esadb thread starter macrumors 65816

    esadb

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    Hmm I didn't even know about those. Seems like a pretty solid drive, some great reviews online about it.

    That might be a better price point then, their currently $99 at various online places.
    Mind if I ask how much you paid for yours? Perhaps they will be dropping in price soon?
     

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