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What is the best SSD for an 'MBP'

Postby DAGGILARR » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:55 am

My son is stressing about upgrading his beloved MBP 13 i5 with an SSD, I have said probably get a Crucial 128, but is there one out there that is outstanding. any advice on this and pointers to how to fit would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: What is the best SSD for an 'MBP'

Postby Richie Royale » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:11 pm

I got a Crucial 128 for my Mac Pro and so far (after 6 months) no problems. I don't think it is the best on the market, but it wasn't that expensive from Amazon and is faster than a platter HD.
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Re: What is the best SSD for an 'MBP'

Postby Richard901 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:45 pm

Crucial SSDs have very good reviews.

Here's a review of the SSD performance in the Macbook Pro with Retina Display.
The review states:
Samsung's PM830 is quite honestly the best behaved SSD controller I have used under OS X, it is no surprise that Apple chose it. ... d-its-fast
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Re: What is the best SSD for an 'MBP'

Postby oktafish » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:47 pm

I`ve been using a Crucial M4 for the last 6 months with no problems and am more than happy to recommend it, massive performance increase over HD.
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Re: What is the best SSD for an 'MBP'

Postby il Padrino » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:12 pm

Both from reviews, and from personal experience I can vouch for the Samsung 830 series (slightly cheaper now that a new 840 series has been released with great reviews also), and the Crucial M4 series. If using the latter, take note of what firmware edition is used on the drive as there are a few problems encountered with certain firmware. It can, however, be upgraded/changed.

Both drives are excellent in performance, and most importantly for consistency.
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Re: What is the best SSD for an 'MBP'

Postby socode » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:32 am

I've installed Crucial M3s and later M4s in a bunch of MBPs. No issues - but of course back up religiously since when an SSD does fail it will be catastrophic.

I've also dealt with Crucial returns in the past - they were quick, helpful, and replaced with an upgrade-for-like.
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