SSD for December MBP 2012

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gaussianmist, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. gaussianmist macrumors newbie

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    I recently purchased a macbook pro 13' as of yesterday (December 24). I've had my share of research on SSD's in this one day and plan on ordering one within the week.

    I am now pretty much leaning towards an OCZ Vertex 4, but I am hearing many bad things as well as good things about it. My main concerns are as follow:

    1)Is the firmware update even possible on my current mac, and if so how often must i update?

    2)Can this whole process be avoided by purchasing another SSD in the same price range ($150 below), that comes with preinstalled firmware, and has no TRIM issues.

    Any help would be useful at all seeing I am very new into this
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    OCZ has greatly improved their SSD's - I used a OCZ Vertex 3 MAX for about 6 months - zero problems - upgraded the firmware with my MBP.

    Most people hear suggest the Samsung 830/840 or M4 - But I think any major brand SSD will work fine. All SSD have the ability to be faulty. :)

    Enjoy your purchase.

    Look at the companies website to determine the firmware upgrade requirements.
     
  3. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Samsung, Samsung, Samsung.

    830 or 840 Pro if you want the best performance/reliability. The OCZ might be a little faster than the 830 (but definitely not the 840 Pro) but those few Megabytes will cost you in the future.
     
  4. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Get the best deal on a Crucial M4, Sammy 830/840/840 pro, Vertex 4 you can find. I don't think you can go terribly wrong with any of these drives.

    Unless you're regularly moving large amounts of data around, you'd probably have to be Mr. Data to notice a performance difference between these models.
     
  5. gaussianmist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all for your replies, I ended up ordering an Samsung 840 120gb regular. Merry Christmas guys!:D
     

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