SSD Shopping for MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tdj, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. tdj macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys/gals,
    Just started posting around here. Going to take the Apple plunge. While the general consensus is that the MBPs are not the latest/greatest, at least they're better than a week ago - and I cannot wait any longer. I see that most people are recommending SSD upgrades to be done in the aftermarket. SSD options include Intel ?X-25M? (I hope I got the model number right), OCZ Vertex ?for Mac?, and some others that I see on Newegg. Is the general consensus still that Intel's are reliable AND fast, albeit pricey, and OCZ is a worthy second-place? Over in the MBA forum, they tout Runcore - any success with these over here in MBP land? Are there some SSDs on the horizon that I should be aware of?

    I'm looking for a quick, reliable SSD, with idiot-proof instructions, as the most I've ever done is install RAM and get to a hard drive on an HP laptop (I don't know if that's easier/harder with macs). Also, I'm looking for a good place to "put" the oem apple hard drive - hopefully use it as a backup - any suggestions of kits that will allow this?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
  2. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

    lionheartednyhc

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    I just bought this one a few hours ago to go along with my 13" I bought this morning. Its been getting good reviews and is made specifically for the Mac (I don't know how much of a difference that will make.)

    http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Technology-Vertex-Solid-OCZSSD2-1VTXA60G/dp/B0026P34IW
     
  3. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    ^^^
    The OCZ Vertex Mac edition is apparently identical to the regular version (well, other than the sticker).
     
  4. koruki macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered the i5 15" with the standard drive and a new Intel X-25M 160Gb from my local computer shop. I think the SSD will be here before the laptop waiting to get used!
     
  5. gadgetfreaky macrumors 6502a

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    What do you guys think of this one?

    OCZ Technology 250 GB Vertex Series SATA II 2.5 Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-1VTX250G

    Either that or the Crucial 255

    I hear there is no trim support for SSDs in mac...does that mean it's far better to just wait or the drive will fail quick?
     
  6. rumorholic macrumors newbie

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    Anyone know what make and model SSDs come with the MBPs?
     
  7. PaulDCarlucci macrumors newbie

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    Apple, like most OEMs, use Samsungs. They're poo.
     
  8. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    The new drives have garbage collection, so they're going to age much better than the older SSD's ones.
     

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