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#1 Gotenks98

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 19:18

I am thinking of getting a SSD for my Mac Book Pro. I am looking for a 512gb SSD that's a good price and reliable. It does not have to be the fastest thing ever just reliable and cheap. Also if this works out well I might just do the same thing for my desktop. Is it ok to put a laptop SSD in a desktop system if you get the right mount for it?


#2 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 19:20

You're going to spend close to $400, just so you know:
http://www.newegg.co...Id=1&name=512GB

My recommendation would be the Vertex 4, but the Samsung and Corsair are also good choices.

And yes, most SSDs come with the mounting bracket for a desktop PC.

#3 Mindovermaster

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 20:19

Samsung 830 FTW. :)

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:08

Hello,

I have been using a 512MB Crucial M4 SSD in my ThinkPad X220 as a secondary SSD for storage for a couple of months now. No problems noted so far. The model I purchased was the 7mm high one, which has the same price and performance as the 9.5mm high model, except uses the smaller casing to fit into my ThinkPad.

I would suggest getting a 7mm high drive even if the MacBook Pro has a 9.5mm high drive so that if you want to reuse it in a computer that only has a 7mm high drive bay you will be able to do so without having to remove the casing and void the warranty on the SSD.

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Aryeh Goretsky

#5 Arceles

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:10

Another vote for Samsung 830, those things really rock.

#6 Achal

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:50

Another vote for the Samsung 830...don't get Corsair, had my Force3 die on me after 7 months :(

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:34

I'll add another vote for the Samsung 830 - have had one in my desktop for about 8 months now and it's been rock solid and a quick performer.

#8 Arthax

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:37

Apple Fusion Drive. *ducks*

#9 tuckeratlarge

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 19:40

I'll add another vote for the Samsung 830

#10 vetneufuse

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 19:42

Samsung 830 series has been awesome for me so far, it's controller seems to work great, it can do a secure erase in about 5 seconds of the entire drive if you needed to have data security if you ever sold it

Apple Fusion Drive. *ducks*


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#11 tsupersonic

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 19:45

Another vote for Samsung 830, or the newer 840 (although the 830 can be found on sale). If you're not getting Samsung, consider Intel, or Crucial. I just avoid OCZ, as I've now have 3 friends with failed OCZ's SSD (and also my 1st gen. Vertex died 4 months in). OCZ is a hit or miss, but some have good luck with them.

#12 vetneufuse

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 19:49

Another vote for Samsung 830, or the newer 840 (although the 830 can be found on sale). If you're not getting Samsung, consider Intel, or Crucial. I just avoid OCZ, as I've now have 3 friends with failed OCZ's SSD (and also my 1st gen. Vertex died 4 months in). OCZ is a hit or miss, but some have good luck with them.


yeah, 840 has a little bit more interms of IOPs but with the 830 you won't even notice the difference personally...

#13 Ace

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 19:54

Another vote for the Samsung 830. I have three of them so far.

#14 mr_sock_00

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 20:08

I had OCZ Octane SSD for 3 months and it died. So I got another one RMA'ed brand new and it was dead on arrival. I wouldn't be surprised if the 3rd one dies on me.
Would not get another OCZ even if it was <$20.



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