SSD in MBP 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo

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  1. techmonkey macrumors 6502a

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    I read the SSD sticky but I would like to make sure my MBP can use this drive.

    Its a Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD). I have a MacBook Pro 2.2Ghz Core 2 Duo.

    Will I have any issues with this? I am trying to put new life into it by upgrading the HDD and increasing the RAM to 4GB.

    Thanks.
     
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  4. techmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the replies. I do a lot of unrar large files, will this significantly decrease the life of an SSD drive?
     
  5. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    No it doesn't hurt at all.
    Only random writes can lead to high write amplification and without that one you will never ever manage to wear down the drive by many writes.
    No consumer would manage to wear down nand cells with to much write in a lifetime. Only server workloads manage that. Or controllers with write amp. of 10 or more.
    Read up here.

    The controller or some other defect will kill the drive long before the nand with all the spare area will run out of cycles.
     
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  7. tahoeroscoe macrumors regular

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    Get the intel, historically they have been the most reliable.
     

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