Which SSD to buy

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  1. macmee Suspended

    macmee

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    Hi!

    I have a 13-inch Late 2011 MBP and I want to upgrade it with an SSD (I also have a 2010 iMac but I don't think I'm capable of taking it apart and putting an SSD in it).

    Anyway I read about SSDs for the MBP in the buying guide and here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1230622 but I don't seem to understand what specifications I need to look for specifically so it will work with my macbook (MacBookPro8,1), and also I don't know what read/write speed I should be looking for.
     
  2. Pentad macrumors 6502a

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    I have installed the Crucial M4 (512GB) in many colleagues machines with nary a problem. They have been great SSDs and the permanence is outstanding!

    -P
     
  3. macmee thread starter Suspended

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    Does it work with a 2011 late macbook pro?
     
  4. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    It'll work. Good, solid drive.
     
  5. Jedi macrumors regular

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    Does Crucial provide any "TRIM" or Garbage Collection either embedded in the SSD itself or on software ?

    Many thanks :)

    Later ,

    Gary 
     
  6. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Trim is a function of OSX, and enables itself only with Apple OEM drives. It can be enabled by the user with some command line magic in Terminal. M4's have built in garbage collection.
     
  7. Jedi macrumors regular

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  8. Alpha male macrumors newbie

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    did you install them in the optical drives? or replaced the harddrives..?
     
  9. FuNGi macrumors 65816

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    You can use Trim Enabler and avoid entering your own commands.
    There are many descriptions of how to optimize your system once you install your own SSD. I have the Crucial M4 512 and have had zero issues with th 000F firmware (the newest firmware is mainly for Windows 7 optimization, the firmware before this had a 5,000 hour bug :()
     
  10. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    I like these SSDs;

    Samsung 840
    Samsung 830
    OCZ Vertez 4
     
  11. zackkmac macrumors 6502a

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    I also have the Crucial M4 512GB and I really enjoy it. I've ordered 4 more for the new MBP's I just purchased. :D
     
  12. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    I've had the M4 (512GB) in my 2012 13" MBP and haven't had a single issue with it. I highly recommend it!
     
  13. paul-n macrumors regular

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    I plugged one Samsung 830 in a MBP 2011 from a friend, he really likes it.
    Also the new 840 SSDs are fine.
     
  14. Jedi macrumors regular

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    Thanks again guy`s for your helpful recommendations.

    I`m sure that those whom have worked with SSD`s are for more aware
    than someone who as not. ( me ! :) )

    Much appreciated , Happy Holidays :D

    Gary 

    PS:

    Ever since I started reading about the Crucial M4 , the has been my
    first choice , now that the Samsung 840-Pro as been released , that also
    sonds good , but $ 4 $ , I think the M4 is still on top !
     

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