Samsung 470 SSD

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  1. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    Am I the only MBP user with a Samsung SSD? Got a new 2011 MBP and installed a 64 GB Samsung 470 SSD.( Don't need a large HD). I installed the OSX and Trim Enabler and everything seems to be working perfectly. From OFF to fully working in 16 seconds. So far, so good!!
     
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    If you have a Feb 2011 MBP; the HDD connector is SATA III. Get an OCZ Vertex 3 240GB. It's a bit more money, but has 550MBps/500MBps read/write.
     
  7. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    The Samsung 470 is an excellent SSD. Mostly faster than Intel 320 and it has the lowest failure rate on Newegg.

    Also check this review for real world performance comparisons between Intel 320, Samsung 470 and Crucial C300.
    http://www.laptopmag.com/review/storage/intel-ssd-320.aspx
    While it's a fast drive the Vertex 3 only reaches those speeds with 0 fill data, not with real world data. I had the Vertex 3 in my MBP 13" but it didn't work perfect and battery life was bad.
     
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    Good post! The reviews on the Vertex 3 are mixed. Some people love it or hate it. Seems like there is no middle ground here. The Vertex 3 speeds are good, however "real world" situations are the best. Unless you run benchmarks all day. ;)
     
  9. jimbo1mcm thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So far the Samsung 470 SSD has worked flawlessly. Use time about 5 hours daily.
     
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    I've got a Samsung 470 256 GB in transit with delivery due 6/21. I was impressed by the low failure rate, the mostly positive reviews, various posted benchmarks, price, and design. I read somewhere that enabling TRIM was not necessary with this drive. Have you tried the drive without TRIM enabled? Any difference in performance? Can hardly wait for mine to arrive.
     
  12. jimbo1mcm thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Why Trim?

    I previously had my SSD 470 in a Win 7 machine that had trim enabled automatically. It worked perfectly, so I wanted the same capability in my MBP. There were good reports of the Trim hack working well, so I tried it and it seems to be fine. Read about Trim and understand why it is needed. I am a little hazy about how OSX uses a hard drive, but I think trim should be used with OSX. There are some threads that say it isn't necessary.
     
  13. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    Samsung 470 doesn't really need TRIM but if it's working well for you why not.
     
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    Basically all I have to do is install the drive and reinstall the OS? I'm about to purchase this drive as Amazon has it on sale for $419. Not bad for this storage size.
     
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    Any idea when the Samsung 470 came out? Was wondering how recent it is.
     
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    I think in October 2010.
     
  17. PlaidHatter macrumors member

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    I have been running a 256G for a bit over a month now. Biggest speed boost I have ever put in a system. I am running with TRIM on too. Won't be a concert after next month anyway.
     
  18. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    You mean concern after next month? Why is that?
     
  19. DaMarcus macrumors newbie

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    One of the better SSD's you can get at SATA300.

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    And as you can see the TRIM Enabler works very well. I'm using this SSD since december '10 :)
     
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  21. t0rr3s macrumors 6502

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    This will be my next SSD after i sell off the OWC one.
     
  22. PlaidHatter macrumors member

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    Yes I meant concern. I mean it won't be a concern whether to enable trim or not because it is officially supported in Lion sqo it won't be anything that you have to worry about hacking on or not.
     
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    It is?? The forums I've been reading here says it's not and only the apple ssd are.
     
  24. revelated macrumors 6502a

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    Have had it for a month now. Not a single issue. No slowness, rare beachballs, and the ones I do get are expected - i.e. I run a heavy app.

    It actually fixed my slow boot issue. Can now cold boot in 12-15 seconds which is more in line with what I expect.

    It also fixed my "eternally checking password" issue.

    Highly recommended, is this drive. TRIM is not enabled. In my eyes it's not needed for this drive.
     
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    I just purchased the 256gb drive from Newegg for 370. It was on sale for 420, but they have 10% off ssd and I had $30 credit. Can't wait to get this installed. :)
     

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