Samsung 830 or Vertex 4?!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dw3bb10, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. dw3bb10 macrumors 6502

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    Looking to pick up my first SSD. Both are 128gb drives, and priced the same. I've head good things about both drives. I know the Vertex is FAST. Which would be best for my 2012 cMBP?
     
  2. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    The Vertex is "fast" - in sequential read/write. The Samsung 830 offers more consistent and fast performance in random read/write, which is what affects everyday usage, like opening programs and files. Sequential is noticed when loading giant, 1GB+ files, like loading a map in Battlefield 3. Besides, the Samsung has a better warranty.

    Make sure you pick up TRIM Enabler.
     
  3. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    You cant tell the difference between them in speed - so go with the Samsung 830.
     
  4. robvas macrumors 68020

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    The Samsung is a far better drive. OCZ makes mediocre products and Samsung is the best of the best.
     
  5. BRyken macrumors 6502

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    Apple uses Samsung drives as well, if that makes a difference.
     

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