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#1 startrek1997

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 00:56

Hey guys,

I am looking into upgradeing my crappy ssd in my mid-2010 mac book and was wondering what your guys sujjestions are?

I have heard that cruicel or samsung are nice. I am looking for atleast 250gb.

 

thanks,

Matt




#2 farmeunit

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 01:00

Have used both, but have been buying Samsung.  No problems with the Crucial, though.  I own an 840 Pro and buy regular 840s at work.  Probably start getting EVOs.



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 01:13

What about the Hybride drives?



#4 Hurmoth

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 01:41

What about the Hybride drives?

That's what I was going to suggest. WD Black² might be something to look at: 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD.



#5 +goretsky

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 07:22

Hello,

 

In addition to Crucial and Samsung, Intel's SSDs are also good.  I've also had good results with Corsair, Kingston and MyDigitalSSD as well.

 

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Aryeh Goretsky



#6 #Michael

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 14:39

Some might disagree but I have had issues with hd in my older macs and have figured out that not all hd work in the macbook pros.

 

Do yourself a favor and do crucial's product matcher and it will find ssds that will work in it. http://www.crucial.com/store/ssd.aspx

 

 

EDIT: according to crucial, this ssd will work in a mid-2010 15" macbook pro:

http://www.crucial.c...066553FA5CA7304



#7 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 14:56

The Samsung 840 Evo 250GB is probably the best value at the moment.  Last I saw, they run something around $150 (USD).



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 21:12

Considering capacity, 250/6 seems to be the current sweet spot for great performance at a great price. Best price/performance ratio is found in drives like the 250GB Samsung 840 EVO or a 240GB Crucial M500.

 

If you also require some storage space, look into one the hybrid drives produced by either WD or Seagate.



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 19:42

I prefer the Mercury SSD series over at Other World Computing:

 

http://www.macsales.com

 

If your laptop supports 6G (SATA III) interfaces, the Mercury Electra 6G series would be your best bet:

 

http://eshop.macsale...ury_Electra_6G/

 

They make some of the fastest SSD drives available, their prices are fair, and their customer service is far above the standard.

 

Tim



#10 Elliot B.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 19:53

Hey guys,

I am looking into upgradeing my crappy ssd in my mid-2010 mac book and was wondering what your guys sujjestions are?

I have heard that cruicel or samsung are nice. I am looking for atleast 250gb.

 

thanks,

Matt

http://www.tomshardw...ark,3269-6.html

 

Use the hierarchy table towards the bottom of the page.

 

Avoid OCZ drives, the company filed for bankruptcy a week ago.



#11 #Michael

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 23:19

Great deal going on at amazon right now.  A 1TB samsung ssd for $529:

 

http://www.amazon.co...?tag=cult087-20



#12 Decebalvs Rex

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 23:22

I say go for Intel SSD! Reviews are great but the price is a bit high.



#13 OP startrek1997

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 15:46

Does any one have any experience using the data doubler from owc?



#14 shivs

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 14:12

Does any one have any experience using the data doubler from owc?

 

Yes I used one in my Mid 2012 15" MBP with a Samsung 840 Pro. Worked very well. Very solid compared to the cheap ebay optibays.

 

 

Edit: Just noticed that you're using a 2010 MBP so I'd check if your optical drive SATA connection will be 6Gbit.



#15 Ulpian

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 14:46

Out of >20 SSDs I own or sold, all working well. Cheap and reliable - ADATA SP900 128GB (one of them) and SX900 64GB (the rest).





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