What's the best bang-for-buck SSD drive for the 13" MBP?

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  1. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

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    I'm really liking the thought of having an SSD drive in my new 13" MBP but I don't have a clue as to which one I should choose.

    my budget is somewhere in the 250-ish range. so I'm hoping some of you pros can suggest something good in that price range.

    I see alot of them are SATA II. can our MBPs use these or do I need to stick with just the regular SATA drives?

    thanks.
     
  2. analytical44 macrumors regular

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    How much storage space are you looking for? Do you have an external hard drive?
     
  3. SephirothXR macrumors 6502

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    Look at the Intel SSDs. They don't pack a lot of space for the money you're looking at, but they're the best and the cheapest ones on the market right now, but you can always buy an external hard drive (get like 320 GB for $99 with Western Digital). I might buy one in a year or two because I know that MBPs last a long time, so SSDs will definitely increase longetivity.
     
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  5. Grayer macrumors newbie

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    I have the same question as the OP. Will the ones that say SATA II work on the new MBPs?
     
  6. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    SATA II will work.
     
  7. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502

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    imo best value is the ocz vertex

    i have the 120gb and its plenty of room for me since its for my laptop, my desktop at home does everything else.
     
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  9. ozziegn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I already have a 120GB external drive that's been my main backup storage means forever. So I guess I could get by with a smaller SSD drive. I would think something in the 120GB range would be fine.
     
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    do you see the 2nd gen on there?....i sure dont.
     
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    oh i realize this....my point is...its not avail. so he wont be able to get it. i would just buy the 1st gen for what little diffrence in speed it offers, the iops are increased.

    if you cant wait...get the second gen but i think the OP is looking for one now.
     
  15. analytical44 macrumors regular

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    Based on all that I've read, I really wouldn't reccomend anything but the X25; it just seems to be the best overall by a mile. If you can work with 80GB that's in your price range but I'd advise saving some money and getting the 2nd gen 160GB when you can afford it. Do you have an immediate need for a SSD or are you able to wait a little while?
     

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