What is the most reliable ssd for 15" 2011 Macbook Pro

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  1. LeGacY X macrumors member

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    Hey Everybody! I recently purchased a 15" 2011 Macbook Pro.:D At the time of purchase I decided that I did not want to take the price hike of an ssd. However, having a machine this fast without one is starting to get to me. Any recommendations on reliable ssd for the 2011 model, I'm thinking around the 250 gb range. Thanks!
     
  2. eC1990ho macrumors member

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    the 320 seems be liked by many mbp users, and rightly so.
    fresh speeds and intel renowed quality
     
  3. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    Crucial M4 256GB runs great on Mac with firmware 2.

    Here's mine:
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    Also consider Seagate Momentus XT.
     
  4. marrzie macrumors regular

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    Not the fastest but the best warranty and lowest failure rate intel 320.
     
  5. eUnique macrumors member

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    I installed a 320 yesterday and so far so good, small sample size (or time) tho!
     
  6. DropKick macrumors member

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    I just ordered a samsung 470, so I vote that or the intel 320.
     
  7. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    On Newegg.com Intel 320 has a decent amount of failures already.

    Lowest failure rate? Samsung 470 and Intel X25-m.
     
  8. dmarch macrumors regular

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    My Intel 320 Series installed in an optibay failed last week. I haven't decided if I will go this route again.
     
  9. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    Installed the 600GB Intel 320 a couple of days ago, no hiccups, no sleep issues. Day-to-day, it's as fast as the m4 as far as I can tell so another vote from me on the 320.

    If it fails down the road, I'll report back but I honestly hope not.
     
  10. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    My OWC 6G SSD is nice, 460MB/s Write, 480MB/s Read on AJA. Serving me perfectly and OWC seem to know their stuff when it comes to customer service.
     
  11. secretanchitman macrumors 6502

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    i have the patriot wildfire 240GB installed in my mbp. no issues at all with osx or windows 7. love it.
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    The intel 320 series comes very well regarded, in doing my research I opted for that model.
     
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  15. satchow macrumors 6502

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    OWC 6G. Plus they have one of the best warranties in the business if you're looking for reliability.
     
  16. aguscalderon macrumors newbie

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    320 + 1

    installed 320 120GB 3 weeks ago, great drive so far so good.
     
  17. Kraznoff macrumors member

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    Why? I have a vertex 3 and it works great so far.
     
  18. Hyper-X macrumors 6502a

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    Oh boy...:rolleyes:
     
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  21. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    Samsung 470 SSD

    Used in 2 laptops so far with absolutely no problems.
     
  22. Philflow, Jul 12, 2011
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    Philflow macrumors 65816

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    There's new firmware for the OCZ drives very often. They're up to 2.09 already. This could be explained as a good thing or a bad thing.

    New firmware may fix BSOD and freezing issues, it doesn't fix the relatively high amount of failures people experience with Sandforce drives.

    OCZ makes SSDs that perform very well. If you want the most reliable there are better options out there.
     

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