Someone suggested the Crucial M4 (£289 on offer from dabs), or Samsung 470 (£344) instead, and I've heard these may be more stable/reliable, but they cost more. Obviously it's not just speed I need it's lack of freezing for odd seconds here and there. I had enough trouble with earlier versions of the Seagate Momentus XT firmware (even though it now seems fixed) so I'm wary of drive firmware and short freezes. I am mostly interested to hear from owners of the 15" or 17" mid-2010 MBP from a chipset/SATA compatibility perspective. The crucial good a good review from Anandtech (and low maximum, rather than average latency), but there was some mention about needing OSX to use TRIM else its performace might diminish.Thinking of getting an SSD to replace one of my 500GB HDDs in my 17" mid-2010 MBP (I have an optibay). I'd change the drive that has OS, apps, and my music projects and samples for better performance (leaving the photos/mp3s/movies/everything else on the 2nd HDD).
Currently from my research I'm mostly thinking of a OCZ vertex 2 E (£260), or an OCZ Agility 3 (£315). The vertex 3 is just too much money.
The mid-2010 MBP is 3GB/s SATA, so I wouldn't be able to take full advantage of the Agility 3 and it's 6GB/s SATA, but it should still be faster than the Vertex 2, until it hits the SATA bus limit.
So, would I really notice, and is it worth the extra money for the performance of the A3, or should I save my pennies and get the V2?