SSD Replacement for 2010 MacBook Pro - Help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jbgc, May 1, 2011.

  1. jbgc macrumors member

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    Hey,

    I am looking to replace my 500GB HD in my 13" MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz Mid-2010 model for a 128GB SSD - I now realize that I want speed over capacity. I will be doing this myself.

    I want to know which 128GB SSD is the best option for me and where to buy. I want a fast enough drive that doesn't consume too much power and is affordable.
     
  2. McGiord macrumors 601

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  3. thurstmw macrumors newbie

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    People really like OCZ and Intel. I have a 64 Kingston cause it was cheap as hell and I have my other HDD in the optibay for capacity.

    You will fall in love with almost any drive. I say go for one that is cheap. One with good garbage collection is recommended though since apple dosent seem to like to support TRIM on non OEM drives.
     
  4. jbgc thread starter macrumors member

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    I ended up getting this one. It looks like a good one but is also very affordable, especially if you do the rebate! I can't wait for it to get here - thanks for the help, thurstmw!
     
  5. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Can you cancel that order? Get a Intel 510, cheaper, better quality and based on 32mm NAND so highly reliable.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Maybe you are confusing the Intel 510 with another model? The 510 is a SATA III interface which he will see no benefit from on his 2010 MBP. The Intel 510 is at least $100 more than the drive he ordered.

    The Intel 510 does use 34nm NAND which gives the NAND cells better longevity, but that has no impact on reliability.

    I own a Intel 510 in my 2011 MBP and like it, but I don't see the benefit for this user in his 2010 MBP.
     
  7. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Yer this, I was tired can't even understand what i wrote now.
     
  8. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Finally figured out what i was on about. I was talking about the Intel 320 SSD
    The bit about the NAND is wrong though when talking about the 320.
     

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