Samsung 830 or Crucial M4 - New mbp?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by logicpro7, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. logicpro7 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok,
    I am kind of new to ssd's but have spent a bit of time on here having a read up on them.

    I have the latest i5 mbp running 16gb memory and my main use is heavy Logic Pro and Final Cut work.

    I am looking at around a 256gb ssd for use as the main os and apps then re locating my 500 momentus xt with media files etc to where the dvd drive currently is. Or would you suggest leaving the xt where it is and putting the ssd in place of the dvd drive?

    I have kind of narrowed my choice down to either the Samsung 830 or Crucial M4... What are your thoughts?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Samsung 830 is a bit faster but otherwise they are very similar. Price is probably the deciding factor; what are the prices in your country?
     
  3. logicpro7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. IndoX macrumors regular

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    Crucial is known to be very reliable. Even when they have issues they resolve them very quickly.

    Reliability > speed anyday.
     
  5. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    I went for a Samsung 830.
    Very happy with it.
    I've created a video of the speeds etc on my YouTube channel.
     
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