which SSD in mac pros ?

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  1. Macintox macrumors member

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    has anyone of you been able to see what brand of SSd's Apple is installing in the new MB pros as an option ?
    read in Europe some people who bought the 256GB got a Toshiba / Slow Snail Drive . other luckier ones a faster Samsung ...

    and, has anyone of you installed a fast Intel SSD ? works OK ?
     
  2. fehhkk macrumors 6502a

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    Read posts about people installing the X-25M with no issues. It seems that the Intel SSD's are the only ones that cannot do bootcamp, though, if that's something you need.
     
  3. dekka007 macrumors member

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    The Intel SSD's do not have ANY problems using Bootcamp. I have 2 installed in my Macbook Pro. Using Boot Camp without issues.

    I also have 2 installed in RAID 0 on my Mac Pro no issues again with bootcamp.

    The Intel SSD's are the best on the market if u ask me with the random read speeds killing the competition.

    Also when Intel release a firmware update you can flash it right on your mac without using a PC and without losing any DATA on your drive.

    Try that with the cheaper variety's.

    The latest Intel Firmware also updates the Algorithm so there is NO slow down over time with these drives unlike the others in the market.

    If your going SSD and can afford it I would go Intel.
     
  4. Some Guy 555 macrumors regular

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    I was just about to comment on this but someone beat me to it :)

    I have had no problems with bootcamp (for windows 7 RC).
     
  5. Macintox thread starter macrumors member

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    great thanks for your answers, seems that Intel is the way to go . May be the new ones that are anounced will be even better ...and cheaper.
     
  6. Some Guy 555 macrumors regular

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    I have an x25E in my desktop and was planning on buying one for my mbp but with the recent rumors that intel is releasing new ones (bigger capacity, faster, cheaper) I see all the reason to wait.
     
  7. claus1225 macrumors member

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    Intel SSD with bootcamp

    Hello dekka007,

    Just curious, is your MBP June 2009 version? I read that there seemed to be some issues with firmware. I wanted to get the intel SSD but had doubts.

    Any issue with running vista with bootcamp using intel SSD?

    thank you,
    claus
     
  8. dekka007 macrumors member

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    My MBP is early 2009 not the June 2009.

    If you are referring to the Sata being capped to 1.5 on the new models I believe there is already a firmware released for it that upgrades it to 3.0gb/s Sata II.

    So as far as I know no problems with the June 2009 and Intel SSD's since this update - although I have not researched the 2009 June machine that much.

    I do not run Vista in bootcamp but have Windows XP on my MBP no problems and Windows 7 Beta on the MP. All no problems at all.

    Like the above poster pointed out possibility of new Intel SSD's coming soon which might be worth waiting for or of course price drop on the current ones :)
     
  9. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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    my intel x25-m 160gb with boot camp 3.0 is perfect with win7 rc1.

    osX ditto !

    mbp 17" 3.06
     
  10. a13x macrumors member

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    Just curious, how do you check which SSD model you have? I have an Apple 128GB SSD...
     
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  12. a13x macrumors member

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    I know that...but how do I check the brand of what Apple supplied me with?
     
  13. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Apple logo - About this Mac - More Info - Serial ATA

    It's probably Samsung. If it says Intel at the top, that's the controller (or would it say Nvidia on the new models). Anyway, look below that.
     
  14. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    Hey bro...
    The Apple 128GB SSD any good ????
    Because I choose one from Apple too... Wait for shiping\

    Cheers
     
  15. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

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    I was thinking about one of those too for a new MBP 13"
     
  16. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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    you will love it. ;)
     

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