SSD in White Unibody MacBook

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  1. c613m macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys,

    I'm struggling in deciding which SSD to get for a white unibody MacBook. I want a 120GB to slap in there, and not an OCZ.

    Has anyone had a good experience and could make recommendations? I'm looking for reliability x affordability. Right now, at the top of my list is an OWC 120GB SSD.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Blueimac macrumors newbie

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    Kingston SSDNow V Series 128 GB

    I bought a Kingston SSDNow V Series 128 GB SATA 3 GB/s 2.5- Inch Solid State Drive SNV425-S2/128GB from Amazon ( mostly because it was the lowest price one I could find ) over a year ago for my MacBook 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (13-inch, Late 2009) – Model A1342.

    Boot/Shutdown and Application loading time increased three times faster ..It's was well worth the money and I would highly recommend buying one.

    There's actually a newer model available on Amazon now, Kingston SSDNow V100 128GB SATA II 3GB/s 2.5 Inch Solid State Drive SV100S2/128GZ

    It's a little less money than when I bought mine, and a $60 mail in rebate is being offered but you have to purchase one by the 20th of this month



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  3. Sonhascome macrumors 6502

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    Yes, Kingston is a pretty good mid-range reliable namebrand, it probably won't get too much better than that
     
  4. c613m thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, thanks guys, but the OWC drive is cheaper than Kingston... at least in Canada. If it was cheaper I'd definitely go for the Kingston...
     
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  7. c613m thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just found one for a really good price, the SV100S2/128GZ. Thanks for the advice. :)
     
  8. dylin macrumors 6502a

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    Just what i wanted to read. Plan on buying an SSD either if there is a nice sale on black friday, or as a christmas gift for myself. :)
     
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  10. c613m thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cause they're crap and have the highest failure rate. The method to update firmware for OCZ drives me bonkers. I had an Agility 3 in my iMac, took quite a few hours to figure out how to finally update the firmware, and when I did, the next morning the drive was dead. That's after 2 months of usage. OSX compatibility with OCZ is still shotty at best, regular spinning beach balls are not on my list of favorite things. My OWC drive on the other hand has been excellent!

    Just from my experience, that's all.
     
  11. Montymitch macrumors regular

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    I've got an Intel 320 120gb in mine (late 08). I bought it at Best Buy, knowing that I'd pay a little more, but when it crashed and died a week after installing getting it replaced was a breeze.
    The replacement that I got has been rock solid since July.
     
  12. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    I've had just the opposite experience..

    When OWC brought out the firmware updater so did OCZ..
     
  13. Nameci macrumors 68000

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    I have an Intel 320 120GB, and it is rock solid on a macbook early 2008.
     

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