Samsung 830 or M4 for 2010 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nickjf20, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. nickjf20 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I've got a 2010 mbp (SATA 2) and am thinking of adding a 256GB SSD.

    I've only ever seen people use the crucial M4s, and I know they can have their firmware updated under osx.
    I'm not sure about the 830

    I can get the 830 (higher read/write, but irrelevant due to sata2) for £144 from OcUK, or the M4 from amazon for £149
     
  2. user418 macrumors 6502a

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    Personally, I prefer the Samsung 830. It's fast, reliable, and as you said, it has slightly faster read/write speeds than the Crucial M4.

    You can't update firmware on the 830 via OS X. You would need access to a Windows machine for that.
     
  3. LEARN2MAKE macrumors member

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    I bought a 512 GB m4 about 3 or 4 months ago and it has worked flawlessly in my 2010 MBP. Updating the firmware was easy and quick just follow the instructions (and I didn't need a windows machine). I chose m4 because it was cheaper and updatable on Mac. Since 830 is cheaper for you, as long as you have a windows machine go with that. If you decide to go with the m4 instead I can attest is is also a great drive.
     
  4. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Think of it like this. If one or the other was complete garbage you'd know. Since the read/write will be perceptively unnoticeable, I went with the M4 (512GB). It's on sale now for $399.

    I say get the cheapest of the two and forget about numbers. The m4 has a 3 year warranty. Not sure of the 830. I'm sure it will have a warranty as well
     

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