SSD for macbook pro 2011

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rsagevik
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SSD for macbook pro 2011

Post by rsagevik » Sun May 29, 2011 7:04 pm

Just recently bought one of the new quadcore 15" macbook pro's.
I'm looking for the proper SSD for it. I can get one of the Crucial M4
types for a fair price, but I've read that some has problems with it..

For those of you with the "2011 Macbook pro and SSD" experience..
What would be my best bet for a SSD drive?

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Re: SSD for macbook pro 2011

Post by starving student » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:16 pm

bump for norway

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Re: SSD for macbook pro 2011

Post by beats me » Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:17 am

When it comes to audio and video work it's all about capacity over supposed slight performance increase.

Saw there's a 480G SSD laptop drive going for about $1,600. Fuuuuuuuuck that.

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Re: SSD for macbook pro 2011

Post by MichaelN05 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:40 am

I have a 2009(I think) aluminum MacBook with an Intel SSD in it and I love it. I've never read about any confirmed issues with them, I say go for it.

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Re: SSD for macbook pro 2011

Post by p8guitar » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:11 pm

beats me wrote:When it comes to audio and video work it's all about capacity over supposed slight performance increase.

Saw there's a 480G SSD laptop drive going for about $1,600. Fuuuuuuuuck that.
That's wrong. When it comes to playing live on a stage that is being shaken by bass frequencies, it's all about the bouncing reading head of your hard disk... 8)

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Re: SSD for macbook pro 2011

Post by fishmonkey » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:07 am

check out the Mercury Extremes:

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/internal ... _Sandforce

there are the older SATA 3Gb/s models, and the more expensive SATA 6Gb/s models...

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Re: SSD for macbook pro 2011

Post by p8guitar » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:03 pm

fishmonkey wrote:check out the Mercury Extremes:

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/internal ... _Sandforce

there are the older SATA 3Gb/s models, and the more expensive SATA 6Gb/s models...
Do you know how good the garbage collection of the mercury extreme is? I'm a bit afraid that it will get slower after some months?

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Re: SSD for macbook pro 2011

Post by fishmonkey » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:12 am

p8guitar wrote:
fishmonkey wrote:check out the Mercury Extremes:

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/internal ... _Sandforce

there are the older SATA 3Gb/s models, and the more expensive SATA 6Gb/s models...
Do you know how good the garbage collection of the mercury extreme is? I'm a bit afraid that it will get slower after some months?
they use Sandforce controllers with overprovisioning, and tests show that they don't slow down over time, even without TRIM support in the operating system.

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Re: SSD for macbook pro 2011

Post by ekwipt » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:36 am

I just put a Vertex 2 on my MacPro and it's the only thing that has given me any performance gains over the last two years. Cheapest way to breathe life into a computer.

Saying that I'd go with either the new Intels or the Vertex 3 both have sata 3 connections. You could also take out your DVD superdrive and put the old hard disk in there for samples etc.

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Re: SSD for macbook pro 2011

Post by Tarekith » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:41 am

OSX Lion has Trim support, FYI.
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Re: SSD for macbook pro 2011

Post by fishmonkey » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:15 am

some recent SSD benchtests here:

http://www.barefeats.com/ssd6g.html

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