want the FASTEST 128 GB SSD for my new MBP

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
i just bought a refurb off apple store, MBP intel i7 2.66 15" (on it's way) .. comes with a 500 gb 5400 rpm drive. obviously, no option to configure a refurb...



I'm Thinking to get one of the following:



A) Kingston M-Series or V+

B) OCZ Vertex Pro or EX series

C) Crucial?

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,195moderator
    I would hold off for a bit:



    http://www.electronista.com/articles...ble.ssd.sizes/



    You will soon get double the storage for the same price with faster transfer rates. The Intel drives usually perform best for random write. Not sustained sequential write - that's where the OCZ drives are better currently - but the new batch might address this and are reported to have 200MB/s transfer rates.



    The prototypes are already in the open:



    http://www.semiaccurate.com/2010/09/...chips-spotted/



    If only Apple made the desktop drives easier to access so we have the option to use them.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Marvin View Post


    I would hold off for a bit:



    http://www.electronista.com/articles...ble.ssd.sizes/



    You will soon get double the storage for the same price with faster transfer rates. The Intel drives usually perform best for random write. Not sustained sequential write - that's where the OCZ drives are better currently - but the new batch might address this and are reported to have 200MB/s transfer rates.



    The prototypes are already in the open:



    http://www.semiaccurate.com/2010/09/...chips-spotted/



    If only Apple made the desktop drives easier to access so we have the option to use them.



    Thanks for the article! "late 2010" , so it should be close...



    aren't the kingston and OCZ currently claiming 250-275MB/s transfer speeds?
  • Reply 3 of 5
    Quote:

    Intel has started mass production of its new NAND flash circuits with 25nm technology, which will lead to substantially higher storage capacities. We now have reliable information that points to that 25nm products will not appear before February 2011, but in large quantities.



    ARTICLE:

    http://www.nordichardware.com/news/8...uary-2011.html
  • Reply 4 of 5
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,195moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by domerdel2 View Post


    ARTICLE:

    http://www.nordichardware.com/news/8...uary-2011.html



    That's a shame if that turns out to be the case. It says that other manufacturers might be able to use the same internals though so it could just be Intel's own SSD (the x25M G3) that's delayed.



    In the mean-time, I think the best value SSD to get would be the OCZ Vertex 2:



    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227551



    $2 per GB. As you said earlier, these drives already get in excess of 200MB/s read/write speeds. The Crucial SSD also gets very good performance reviews, although some comments say it degrades over time:



    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-349-_-Product



    It wouldn't be a nice feeling to buy one now though and then someone actually does bring out a 25nm drive with that capacity at half price in the next couple of months. $1 per GB should put SSD sales up dramatically.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    The Crucial RealSSD C300 is the fastest, but to get that speed, you have to buy the 256GB version (the 128GB version has fewer channels) and pair it with a 6Gbps SATA controller.
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