SSD Choice?

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  1. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    I'm looking to purchase a SSD about 250GB for my 13" MBP. I've read tons of threads on which is good and bad. It appears everyone has their faults. I was set on the Intel 510, but it seems like that is not the best choice for the money out there. Then the OCZ Vertex 3 appears to be the favorite among these boards. But what about something like a Samsung 470? It that close to what Apple puts in their BTO? What concerns me is spending several hundred dollars and not getting the results I was expecting. Any information would help me out alot.
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Just remember, the SSD will be confined to maximum speed allowed by the bus. So bear that in mind when selecting SSDs.
     
  3. Apple Expert thread starter macrumors 65816

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    How can I find the bus speed? My CPU has the 6 gig sata on both the hdd and optical drive.
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Then its the SATA III bus... it maxes out at 6Gb/s or 750 MB/s.
     
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  6. Apple Expert thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The Vertex 3, is that stable? Do I need to do the TRIM hack or just install it and enjoy?
     
  7. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Yes, some people have issues, but that goes with everything. There are horror stories with EVERYTHING. If I lived life based off horror stories I would never step foot out of my house, but thats not realistic, nor is not buying something you want because some people had issues and then BASH the company for it.

    Just because someone else had issues doesnt mean you will nor the next. It doesnt mean you wont. If you think its a "gamble" then dont buy technology in general. I would recommend the OWC SSD or OCZ Vertex 3.

    Just because Intel has been known for LESS issues doesnt mean they dont have issues and doesnt mean you wont get a bad SSD...
     
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    i'm currently running a 240 GB vertex 3. i haven't experienced any problems yet but i've only had it for about a week.
     
  10. Apple Expert thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Seems like the Vertex 3 is the one the get if you have the 2011 MBP.
     
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    I have also installed a c300 with no issues...
     
  13. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    How do you update an ssd that requires Windows?
     
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    Just saw this on Engadget. Curious to see reviews on this. For the price and speed, these look tough to beat!
     

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