SSD Recommendations?

Trebucket

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Aug 26, 2012
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Hi,

I own an early 2011 13" MBP running Snow Leopard (i7-2.7Ghz).
I am looking to buy a 250Gb SSD to replace the existing HDD in my
notebook.

The following seem to have good reviews on Amazon -

SanDisk Extreme
Corsair Force 3

Does anyone have any experience with either of these drives?
I'd love to hear other recommendations in a similar price bracket.

Many thanks!
 

derbothaus

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Jul 17, 2010
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Look for SSDs with Samsung's P830 controller, simple.
Otherwise there are plenty of faster and just as reliable out there. But Samsung is a great choice. Just not the ONLY choice.
 
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Trebucket

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Otherwise there are plenty of faster and just as reliable out there. But Samsung is a great choice. Just not the ONLY choice.
Could you point me to some of these other options that would be compatible?
 
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Orlandoech

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Hi,

I own an early 2011 13" MBP running Snow Leopard (i7-2.7Ghz).
I am looking to buy a 250Gb SSD to replace the existing HDD in my
notebook.

The following seem to have good reviews on Amazon -

SanDisk Extreme
Corsair Force 3

Does anyone have any experience with either of these drives?
I'd love to hear other recommendations in a similar price bracket.

Many thanks!
Between these two I would pick the Corsair, easily. However for not much more you can get one of these drives;

http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC256B-WW/dp/B0077CR66A/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1346006301&sr=1-1&keywords=samsung+830

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Technology-2-5-Inch-Industrys-Warranty/dp/B007RARHSO/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1346006314&sr=1-1&keywords=ocz+vertex+4+256

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Force-240GB-2-5-Inch-CSSD-F240GBGS-BK/dp/B008FSYUO6/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1346006328&sr=1-1&keywords=corsair+force+gs+240gb

Here are two speed test I did on my brothers 2012 13" MBP with the 830 and Vertex4.
 

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jav6454

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SandForce controllers are good to save writes to your SSDs; however, they have been shown to have their several hiccups. Way too much for my taste.
 
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Orlandoech

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There are PLENTY of other SSDs JUST as reliable and as fast as the Samsung 830. Its all technologies, some have issues, some dont.
 
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AlexMaximus

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Very satisfied with Intel..

I have my Intel SSD now for a year and I am extremely happy with it. For your model you would need the 520 series with the SATA3 controller on it. It might not be the fastest. But you have the Nr.1 Company behind you with the best service and the biggest development team out there. If quality and security is important to you, Go for Intel Inside...
 

derbothaus

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Could you point me to some of these other options that would be compatible?
Any SSD is compatible. It comes down to price, performance, and stability.
Favorite 2 right now are Intel 520 and aforementioned Samsung 830. Look out for Plextor M3 Pro as well with the new Marvell controller. Too soon to know stability but Marvell has been solid in the past and it screams.
http://thessdreview.com/our-reviews/plextor-m3p-256gb-sata-3-ssd-review-absolutely-marvell-ous-performance/4/
 

Ricanlegend

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I have my Intel SSD now for a year and I am extremely happy with it. For your model you would need the 520 series with the SATA3 controller on it. It might not be the fastest. But you have the Nr.1 Company behind you with the best service and the biggest development team out there. If quality and security is important to you, Go for Intel Inside...
So you saying this is slow ?
550MB/s read (240GB)
520MB/s write (240GB) lol