SSD for MacBook Pro 13 2011

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Fierfek, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Fierfek macrumors newbie

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    I'm currently looking for the perfect SSD for my MacBook Pro 13, 2011 Model


    Perfect for me means:
    -Very reliable
    -Quick
    -Easy install (meaning I don't have to go out and buy a SATAIII cable)


    I'm looking at these drives
    Samsung 128GB Solid State Drive MZ-5PA128
    -Apple's SSD's of choice are Samsung and Toshiba
    -Not the fastest, but if Apple picked it, it will probably be reliable.

    Intel 320 Series 120 GB
    -Intel seems to fail less
    -Would put 510 series on my list, but I have heard of issues with it and the 2011 Macbook Pro Models

    OCZ 120 GB Vertex 3
    -Some of my friends swear by these, I'm just hesitant because of reliability issues.

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    My research is based on late night google searches, Amazon product reviews, and my excursions into lurking on the MacRumors forums. If I'm wrong about anything, please feel free to correct me.

    Also feel free to suggest a SSD drive not on the above list.

    Thanks!
     
  2. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

    sporadicMotion

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    There are tons of thread on this. Do a search :)
     
  3. Fierfek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just did, mostly I'm trying to see what the general consensus is now. Also managed to check out your youtube channel. I like the style of your videos.
     
  4. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

    sporadicMotion

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    I havn't noticed much of a concencus on the forums. I used a Vertex 3 MaxIOPS in mine before I sold it and it was fine. Any drive can die so just be sure to back up no matter what.

    ... and thank ya for checking them out. Glad ya liked it :)
     
  5. aldejesus macrumors regular

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    No matter manufacturer, any SSD could failed. Go with the best you can afford, make backups and look for a good warranty and costumer care.

    (I have a MBP 13" 2011 i7, with a OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G. No issues at all)
     

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