SSD For My Macbook Pro 2011 13' i5……Quick Question

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  1. Neverbepeace macrumors 6502a

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    I am looking for an SSD for my mbp. Question is…..I have been reading about trim and im not understanding the definition of it.

    I was going to get an SSD from apple but I know there are better one out there for around the same price. My main concern is I dont want to be bothered with "Trim"…..I just want to purchase an SSD….pop it in….and call it a day. Not looking to spend more then $250…….looking for 128GIG+

    Could anybody lend a hand and recommend a brand….

    P.S

    I will be doing video editing for the most part……Thanks
     
  2. Peteman100 macrumors 6502

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    Either get an SSD from Apple or an aftermarket SSD with good garbage collection (Sandforce, Toshiba)
     
  3. Neverbepeace thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok….so any thing with "Sandforce or Toshiba" are the ones to look for. For instance, I am looking at the OCZ brand that has sandforce….that would be the one I want correct? Thanks
     
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    "trim" is something that happens in the background, you do not need to worry about it.
     
  5. pszilard macrumors member

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    There is script to enable TRIM on any SSD that is capable. It is just two clicks to run. Do get a Sandforce controller SSD though.
     
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    Does Intel have a Sandforce controller?
     
  9. soundguy15 macrumors member

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    No. They have their own Intel controller, but it does the same thing.
     
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    If you're getting the OCZ Vertex 3, don't use the TRIM enabler, it causes random pauses. The garbage collection on Sandforce SSDs is good enough that I wouldn't worry about it.
     
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    samsung 830. just installed it and didn't need to update anything.. just make sure you format it appropriately
     
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    I think sdxc is meant to be better but I have never tested this since photography is not my bag.
     
  16. fisherking macrumors 603

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    i got the crucial M4 (256G) with the same model 13"; installed it, and am happy.

    after much research (and contacting crucial) i opted to NOT install the trim hack; crucial's garbage collection is good enough.

    well worth it.
     
  17. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    It's fast enough for it's purposes.
    I looked into SD cards as a possibility to increase my 128GB SSD storage. The idea of course is that both are solid state devices, so I thought it might provide similar read/write speeds. It's very hard to find reliable information on the speed of SD cards and ports. The SDXC card slot in the MBP reports 2.5 GT/s, which would be quite fast.

    Has anyone seen any benchmarks for this?
     
  18. pazz macrumors regular

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    The Crucial M4 is a good value for money SSD. Just a shame it wasn't released/available when I was looking for an SSD.

    I've had my Intel 510 since I bought a 13" i5 6 months ago. Had trim enabled via the hack and had no problems whatsoever. Intel are considered one of the most reliable SSD manufacturer's, that coupled with good results from Anandtech was my reasoning behind the product choice.
     
  19. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    Since I was interested in the SD card possibility, I looked for benchmarks. Here is what I found, from early 2011:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sdxc-sdhc-uhs-i,2940-14.html

    Just one quote from this:

    I think a 128GB SSD is a much better option compared to 60GB SSD + 64 GB SD card. I'm also not sure if the Apple card reader understands the UHS-I standard.
     
  20. SayMilesAway macrumors regular

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    I have the Crucial M4 as well. I have not enabled TRIM.
     
  21. miker2209 macrumors regular

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    I think you should worry about the specs that effects real life use and not tiny little specs, that's for nerds.
    I got the crucial M4, super fast and no problems what so ever.
     
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    I have an Agility 3, I like it. I do have trim enabled.
     

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