what ssd is a better buy?

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  1. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    You get more drive for the money with Crucial and it is $5.00 cheaper, not to mention it is a drive with a good reputation. Easy decision.
     
  2. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    ^What he said^

    Crucial has more storage for less price and is a trusted brand. I've heard kingston ones aren't very good
     
  3. Traverse macrumors 603

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    You get slightly more space with the crucial and I've heard good things about Crucial. I've actually heard some negatives about Kingston, but that was a while ago.

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  4. mohawkapple thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply's, Its these two that they had in stock at my nearest pc shop!
     
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    I would go for Crucial MX100 or Samsung 850 Pro (NOT 850 EVO). They both uses MLC rather than TLC which has longer life. I believe Samsung 850 Pro has 10 years warranty, EVO has 3 or 5 years warranty, MX100 has 3 years warranty. Crucial supports OSX firmware updates while Samsung requires Windows. Go for 850 Pro if money isn't an issue and you have Windows PC.
     
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    I was just ready to post the same link. From all the research I have done, the Samsung 850 EVO is supposed to be a very good drive...
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That is a good deal. Samsung is getting aggressive with their pricing to be sure.

    OP> Here is your drive right here. Either the 850 EVO or MX100 are a close call as far as performance and all, so I would just get whichever is cheapest and that looks like the EVO for now.

    I would stay away from the Kingston you mentioned since it uses a Sandforce controller and those do not have good incompressible data speeds if you ever want to use FileVault encryption on your MacBook.
     
  10. technosix macrumors 6502a

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    I have that same Samsung EVO in an older MBP and it's been excellent, fast and reliable.
     
  11. georgage123 macrumors newbie

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    I have seen great performance with all types of data. I read this article that says the sandforce compression works across the whole drive, not just individual files. http://blog.seagate.com/intelligent...-technology-delivers-upsides-ssd-performance/
     
  12. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Crucial. Kingston has a poor rep and no need to take that risk.
     
  13. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    OP:

    What year and model of MacBook will this drive go into?

    I would avoid Kingston based on quality complaints, but...

    ... the Crucial drive seems over-priced for the size.

    Shop around.
    Buy online.
     
  14. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    The OP noted that this was the choice of what was in stock in the local PC shop, of course they will get a better price online and I have to assume that anyone savvy enough to post on here knows this and is making a conscious choice to buy locally. In which case the crucial is the one to go for.
     
  15. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Crucial. No firmware problems. No throughput issues. Quality costs it seems. OP also stated that was the choice he had.
     

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