which ssd should i buy 13"MBP??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tkboss88, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. tkboss88 macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2009
    hello everyone! i am in the market for a new ssd for my 13"MBP. i am a college student and i don't have a lot of money lying around. my budget is $200 - $250 and i wish to get more than an 80 gb one if possible. any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

    THANKS!! :cool:
  2. seepel macrumors 6502


    Dec 22, 2009
    For a good SSD from 120-160GB I think you are looking at the $500 range. There are a few 120GB SSDs at newegg for the $250-$300 range but I think you'll be getting what you paid for.
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    The Intel X25-MG2 80Gig is around that price range and its what most users here get.
  4. vant macrumors 65816

    Jul 1, 2009
    If your a college student, your better off saving your money.

    SSDs are unnecessary luxuries.
  5. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000


    Nov 14, 2008
    So your going to blow money on a smaller drive
  6. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2009

    Chose 2.
    • budget is $200 - $250
    • more than an 80 gb
    • good performance (SSD vs SSD wise)
  7. Davidkoh macrumors 65816

    Aug 2, 2008
    lol, not really. I am a college student and I use the Intel 160 Gb, if you can afford a Mac you can easily add the extra for the SSD. In the states it's all cheap anyway, I dropped 2600 usd so far on my 13" 2.26 Ghz MBP with the Intel 160 Gb drive. That would be what? 1700 in the states? That's cheap.
  8. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    lol throwing money around xd
  9. Davidkoh macrumors 65816

    Aug 2, 2008
    You can never spend too much, you can only make too little ;). That's what I live by, this year I wanna pour money into starting a watch collection and traveling, so ill have to step up my working while doing the studies.
  10. coast1ja macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2009
    I would suggest getting a good quality drive, and checking on ebay or craigslist. I got a 120gb OCZ Vertex for $200 on ebay brand new. A good drive on your budget can be done.

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