Wich SSD for Alu MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by matpop, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. matpop macrumors newbie

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    I'm planning to upgrade the macbook 2.4 with a SSD drive, I'm looking for a 256Gb Samsung, I know Intel is better but I need more space than 160Gb :(

    I'm doing fine or there are better options than the Samsung?

    THX
     
  2. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    The Titan from G.Skill is well received. (it uses samsung chips, and I don't know if you mean samsung as specifically samsung branded or just a drive that uses samsung parts)
     
  3. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    OCZ Vertex! Great drive, great support. Love mine.

    See this thread for comparisons of the Vertex with G.Skill and Intel.
     
  4. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Intel ssd and love it. I also have my iTunes 200gb folder on a external drive. Whatever you pick I am sure you will love it. It is the single biggest upgrade that I have ever seen. All my apps open in a second and OS X boots in 15-20 seconds. Never see the spinning ball anymore!;)
     
  5. Mintin8 macrumors 6502a

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    I think i'll need to pick one up!
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Did someone say spinning ball is gone - gone?????


    *raids bank account*
     
  7. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    I have a similar experience. Except since the Vertex is half the price of the Intel, I got the 250 GB model so I don't have to offload anything on to external drives.

    Boot time is very fast (~18 seconds), and i also NEVER see the spinning beach ball.

    SSD is a terrific upgrade. Once they come down in price they are going to get bought up like crazy.
     
  8. magamo macrumors 6502

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    SSD's make your MacBook incredibly responsive, but I think the silence is as awesome as its speed. Actually I was a little worried and wondered if mine was working properly because it didn't make any noise.

    I'm pretty sure in 10 years someone will start a thread and say, "I bought an old MB off of eBay and it keeps making a weird noise!" and others will respond, "Back in the good old days, sonny, laptops used to make a mechanical sound."
     
  9. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    From what I'm seeing, the titan is about 215 dollars cheaper than the vertex, 550 vs. 750. They are almost the exact same size, but the vertex is a bit faster. I would go with the Titan. The return isn't worth the increase in price IMO.
     
  10. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    My choice would probably be the OCZ Vertex. Have a look at THIS thread that I made though. Contains tons of info on many different SSDs.
     
  11. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    You get what you pay for :)

    Does the G. Skill have an upgradable firmware? (Like the Vertex and Intel?)

    I've owned a Vertex for three weeks and there's already been two firmware upgrades. They are a great company (OCZ).
     

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