Ssd 128gb?

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  1. Liquinn Suspended

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    Hi, I've found a Kingston SSD V100 128GB SATA2 2.5inch Hard Drive SSD on Amazon.co.uk for £125.69.

    Is this a good deal? Which SSD make/brand is better? Crucial, Kingston etc?

    That's less than a pound per GB.

    Thanks for any info.
     
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  3. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    I'll buy that nearer the time to when I get my MBP.

    By then prices may have dropped somewhat.
     
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  5. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Thanks for that link! Shall I buy the SSD in that link nearer the time to when I get the MBP?

    And would it be possible to use the 750GB HDD that comes with the MBP by default as an external?

    Then that way I have the benefit of a SSD, and quite a large external to use for my main documents on my MBP.

    Cheers,
     
  6. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    I would wait if you don't have the MBP yet, they'll only come down in price/increase performance and capacity.

    Yes. External enclosures are £5-10 on ebay. Or get one of these for £10 and have both the SSD and HDD as internal drives for speed and capacity*
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300596800401&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:GB:1123
    (guide here http://lifehacker.com/5541774/how-to-install-a-solid+state-drive-in-your-macbook ) I am in the process of researching doing this for my own MBP.

    (you can get an enclosure for the optical drive, or a whole new optical external drive for around £20)
     
  7. Jrv macrumors regular

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    Don't mess up or make a mess in there though. When you need to take it in for warranty stuff, you'll need to put all the factory components back into it, which means reinstalling the superdrive.
     
  8. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    I hope Apple go SSD with the next MBPs, since that would save me the hassle of installing one myself, when I purchase one.
     
  9. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    SSDs are still expensive, and some people would still rather have a 750GB hard drive, instead of an SSD with lower storage space.
     
  10. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Yeah true, is it worth me buying a 64GB SSD for a MBP I'm buying next year?
    Then perhaps I could use an external HDD for data for my Mac?
     
  11. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    I suppose you could do that :)

    I've gone for getting a 256GB disk though. I'll still use an external drive, unless I get my paws on a 750GB+ SSD, which let's face it, is probably going to cost more than the MacBook Pro itself, or only a few hundred GBP less.
     
  12. Liquinn, Sep 10, 2011
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    Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Yeah I see. :) I've just saw an Acer with pretty damn good specs. (750GB HDD with 120GB SSD, i7 etc, Blu-Ray, 18.4" screen etc). It's so tempting to buy it, but it runs Windows :(
     
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    Windows is not bad :)
     
  14. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    I already own a few Windows laptops, so buying that laptop I saw earlier would be pointless.

    Would a MBP take two 512GB SSDs?
     
  15. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    Oh, I know what you mean.

    Well, it you swapped out the optical drive, for an Optibay(TM), and placed an SSD in there.
     

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