samsung 250gb or samsung 256gb

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by perlsyntax, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. perlsyntax macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2014
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    They are both fine SSD's although some have had a few firmware issues with smasung ssd's.

    The EVO (250gb) is the budget version but the only real difference with the PRO (256Gb) is the amount of writes the drive can take before it starts to fail. Both of these numbers however are so high as to be a non-issue for most consumers, buy whichever is cheaper the performance is the same.

    I would however reccomend you look at the Crucial MX100 and MX200 series these have better firmware track records and seem rock solid in most macs. If you MBP is from before 2011 I would consider the crucial BX100 it's not quite the performance of teh others but it is cheaper and the 2010 and before MBP has a sata 2 interface and that will limit your read/write speeds and bandwidth and it'll make no difference to you.

    As for having enough space just check and see how much you are using now, also take this oppurtunity to have a clear out and get rid of those old files and unused apps to create some space.
  3. perlsyntax thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2014

    Right now i have a 500gb hard rive 5400rpm use only

    498.89 Capacity
    462.44 Available
    36.45 used
    846,857 files

    Maybe go with Crucial ssd cost less then samsung ssd?
  4. Rhinoevans macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2012
    Las Vegas, NV
    I just installed the 256G 850 EVO ($98) in my NR MBP 13. I did not think that it was worth the extra $ for the pro. With all that i have on it, including 40G movies and some music, I still have 175G available on the 256G. More than enough for me, since I also have a 64G Sd card with the Nifty mini drive. I guess maybe consider a 512 for about $170.
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    You have used practically nothing you could get away with a 128GB SSD.

    Yep buy the crucial I would, they are a bit cheaper and just as good.
  6. perlsyntax thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2014

    I was looking at the intel ssd to i hear good thing about them to:)
  7. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You got some good advice from Samuel there... either the Samsung or Crucial are pretty good bang for the buck right now. Usually the Crucial BX100 is cheaper, and I would just go with that.

    Nothing wrong at all with Intel, but I think you will find it costs more.
  8. mlts22 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2008
    SSD prices have gone down by a good margin these past few months. I'd probably look around, because SSD makers revise their drive controller ROMs all the time, especially to fix bugs as with Linux's TRIM command.

    I do like Intel as well, and sometimes you can find them at a decent price. There have been some great reviews about their drives with regards to torture tests (powering them off during writes.)

    I'd definitely look at 240-256GB as a starting point, go from there. Heck, I picked up a 480GB external SSD for $200, so prices are pretty reasonable.

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