SSD Install Success!!!!

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  1. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    I just got done installing my new SSD. The install and restore of files worked great. Here are the numbers for my new Crucial SSD.....

    Screen Shot 2012-06-27 at 3.22.38 PM.png

    Is this pretty good? I would do benchmarks but I don't really understand how to read benchmarks or what program to use.
     
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    You're telling me! I just opened all my programs in like 5 sec lol!
     
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    That's great, congrats! What kinda mac do you have? And was it hard to install the new ssd at all?
     
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    I have the early 2011 15". The install was the easiest install, next to upgrading the ram to 8gb Crucial, which I did as well.
     
  7. iKIKO macrumors regular

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    congrats bro. i just made the same update. but my ssd its not as fast as yours. but still a huge improvement.
     
  8. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    What model SSD did you buy? I got the Crucial 256GB M4.
     
  9. pepatrick macrumors member

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    Just added a Samsung 830 256gb to my 2012 MBP. Very nice performance increase...and considerably faster than the OWC ME 240 6g SSD in the same unit.
     
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    Nice! I read Samsung and Crucial are one of the best.
     
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    They're 2 of the best. Given the choice, I'd choose the 830 though.
     
  12. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Nice. 268 write speed though, I was under the impression they were close to 500? How does the 830 compare, anyone know?
     
  13. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Because they're more expensive? :)
     
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    I have the same one and thinkin about upgradin sometime soon:)
     
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    This is from Crucial's website......

    Screen Shot 2012-06-27 at 5.28.18 PM.png


    Samsung's website....

    Screen Shot 2012-06-27 at 5.36.06 PM.png


    Even though on paper the Samsung looks dramatically faster as far as write speeds, I've read that in real world application the comparison is hard to differentiate.
     
  16. pepatrick macrumors member

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    Newegg has the 256gb Samsung 830 for 189.00 I purchased mine the other day off sale. I called them up and they gave me the rebate. Normally they dont, but I purchase quite a bit of stuff from them.
     
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  18. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Exactly what I got! How do you take a video of your desktop like that? Mine came with 000F Firmware too.
     
  19. fleawannabe macrumors regular

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    Did you do the optibay thing?
     
  20. cookiesnfooty macrumors 6502

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    Might sound strange put I wrapped the Sata cable in kitchen foil and surrounded it by masking tape and I get a little higher than your results with my Crucial, macbooks don't by default have very good shielding.
     
  21. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    Does this actually help and/or increase read/write speeds?
     
  22. ugp macrumors 65816

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    I used Screen Flow. I ordered my drive from Amazon with the Transfer Kit. Wasn't much more over just the drive. Made things a lot easier for me when installing the drive.

    Yeah mine works just fine without doing that.
     
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    Samsung 830 512 GB in my MBP 17" 2011.
     

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  24. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Very nice! I'll probably go with one of them when I get around to upgrading then
     
  25. iKIKO macrumors regular

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    i have the kingstone v200 128g. after the updating the firmware they just released, i get 200-220 writing and around 300 reading. its not that fast, but def an improvement over the old hdd i had. besides i got a got deal on it :D
     

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