Samsung 830 Sata 3 work with mid 2010 mbp 15"

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  1. Muscle macrumors regular

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    As the title states will it be compatible? Also why are prices for intels 320 sata 2 ssds still this high? Even more expensive than new sata 3s
     
  2. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    I'm pretty sure it would, but it would be running at SATA 2 speeds.

    You'd be best off with a Samsung 470.
     
  3. Muscle thread starter macrumors regular

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    The thing is these SATA 2 SSDs aren't that much cheaper than the new SATA 3. Some are even more expensive.

    As long as it works. Thanks
     
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    You did right!
     
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    That's the problem with retail. The cost to manufacturer determines the end price. As processes get cheaper and more efficient to produce, the newer products drop in price, but that usually doesn't affect the older products as they are just as costly to produce, and sometimes stop being produced so their prices remain high and as you pointed out sometimes higher.

    Yes, it might not make sense, but you'll usually only see a drastic price reduction when resellers and manufacturers are willing to take a loss to dump older products. Electronics, especially parts, don't always work like autos and other things when it comes to newer and better model years. Just look about buying older RAM and you will be baffled by the prices compared to newer, larger, faster memory modules.
     
  6. Muscle thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the info.

    Quick question, why is there 2 different Samsung 830 series SATA lll 256 gb ssds with 2 different manufacturer#?

    MZ-7PC256N/AM vs MZ-7PC256D/AM

    Compared it on newegg and couldn't see a different b/t these two.

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    Ok I think I figured it out, one comes with a notebook upgrade kit while the other a desktop upgrade kit. Can anyone explain what these are?
     
  7. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Usually a notebook kit is the raw drive and the desktop kit is the same drive with a mooting tray to fit into the desktop 3.5 " opening. Some kits will even include the external drive caddy and transfer cables, but those are even more expensive.
     
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    Thanks. Too late now just purchased the 830 256gb at the local store and they're having it installed ( out or warranty + harddrive crashed). Paid 369 + tax for them.

    Is the intel one more reliable than Samsung? I thought apple's ssd option implements Samsung and/or toshiba
     
  11. jekyoo macrumors 6502

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    Yes, Intel is more reliable than Samsung but that doesn't mean that Samsung is bad. Samsung builds pretty much every component in their 830 ssd so it is very reliable. When the Intel 520 released (which was recently), the Samsung 830 was pretty much considered an alternative to the Intel 520 if you don't want to spend more. But with the prices of the 520 being cheaper/the same as the 830, I don't see the reason not to get the 520 over the 830.
     

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