SSD Christmas HALP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by will6680, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. will6680 macrumors newbie

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    Well, for Christmas I really need to renovate my MBP15. I've decided to go with an SSD. And I need a 240-256 GB drive, and I've found allot that are in my price range (400-500).

    Here are some that I need to compare; I need help from the pros, you guys http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...00008120 4020 600038500&IsNodeId=1&name=240GB

    and more: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...00008120 4020 600038487&IsNodeId=1&name=256GB

    and these too:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139420

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139423

    and

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220509

    Can one of you please give me a good suggestion!

    It means allot

    Thanks
     
  2. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    I've heard good things about the kingston SSD Now Series. I'm actually considering picking one up for myself in the near future.

    EDIT : I Know patriot is a reliable brand, and I've read a couple good reviews on the inferno series. Likewise, I have considered one of those for myself as well.
     
  3. mpr131 macrumors member

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  5. will6680 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. will6680 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    baump and Would the instillation be the same as any other drive.
     
  7. mpr131, Dec 2, 2010
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    actually, i just installed the OWC 240GB in my system tonight. installation was simple and would be the same as any SSD you choose. they also have videos on their site for you to follow.

    My first impression of it is...WOW.

    EDIT: here is the install video link: http://eshop.macsales.com/installvideos/. just choose the computer and what you're installing. also, the link you provided includes an external case for the SSD. if you're installing inside the mpb, you won't need that kit. here is the link to the bare drive: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/internal_storage/Mercury_Extreme_SSD_Sandforce/Solid_State_Pro
     
  8. TheBaconKing macrumors regular

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    Installation would be identical to any other SSD or HDD. That drive is great it even comes with an enclosure, even though they are cheap it is still nice.

    You have everything you need to install the SSD right there in that package.

    Now if only I had $500 to spend on a SSD of that size.
     

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