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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Aug 23 2013 6:54 PM

I am thinking about updating the hard drive on my Mid 2010 MacBook Pro (13"). I am looking for a 240 GB SSD. The two I have looked at:

  1. Crucial M500 240GB for ~$180 on Amazon
  2. Mercury Electra™ 6G SSD for $220 at OWC

Any thought or advice? Logos on my MacBook is crawling right now, and it needs some TLC. Geeked

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 23 2013 7:19 PM

alabama24:

 Logos on my MacBook is crawling right now, and it needs some TLC. Geeked

Open up some WINDOWS and let some fresh air in Surprise

 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 23 2013 7:25 PM

David Thomas:
Open up some WINDOWS and let some fresh air in

Nah. I don't want to waste the space on my new drive just to play some video games. Stick out tongue

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 23 2013 7:28 PM

Nah. I don't want to waste the space on my new drive just to play some video games. Stick out tongue

 

Don't say I didn't TRY to help.

 

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Paul-C | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 23 2013 11:22 PM

I bought a Crucial SSD for my former MBP mid-2009 model (now my wife's computer) and did NOT regret it! It flew after that. I also maxed out the RAM to 8GB. I went for Crucial after reading positive things about reliability. 

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HansK | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 23 2013 11:32 PM

I did the same with my MBP 2010, but bought a Crucial 512 GB.

This works great. Esp. indexing and searching is faster than ever.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 24 2013 4:53 AM

Is there any reason to buy it from Crucial? …I notice that Amazon sells the same crucial drive for less.

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 24 2013 4:53 AM

alabama24:
I am thinking about updating the hard drive on my Mid 2010 MacBook Pro (13").

A 2013 27" iMac with a 3.4GHz i7 chip will greatly improve L5 speed. It will also relieve that squeezed-in feeling of a miniature screen. Now, wasn't I more helpful than Wendy's brother? Cool

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 24 2013 5:33 AM

 

Jack Caviness:

Now, wasn't I more helpful than Wendy's brother? Cool

Jack, I'm Wendy's Father (Spoken in my best Darth Vader impersonation) to mix a couple of Modern culture icons.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 24 2013 6:29 AM

alabama24:
Any thought or advice?

Noticed 240 GB SSD => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226237 for $ 164.99 with free shipping that has a noticeably faster maximum write speed than Crucial M500 => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148694 for $ 169.99

256 GB SSD's for $ 179.99 => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211603 and => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820168063

480 GB SSD for $ 311.99 => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227758

Refurbished 240 GB SSD for $ 159.99 => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233452

Refurbished 256 GB SSD for $ 169.99 => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233435

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Mike W | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 24 2013 8:47 AM

Not quite the same setup but I tried a Crucial M4 500gb in my late 2011 macbook pro (13") and had sone issues with it. I worked very well most of the time but the system would just stop for about 20 to 30 seconds at a time at random intervals.  I switched to a Samsung 840 and have had no problems   (very happy about Amazon's return policy, full refund and they even pay return shipping).  This was a issue that showed up on discussion groups. Much of the discussion seemed to point to problems with that drive and the 6g SATA interface. It seems like a lot of people didn't have problems but a significant number of Macbook users did. I have used Crucial memory for years but was disappointed with that drive.  If you go with the Crucial drive I would test it thoroughly while it was still within the 30 day return window.  The increase in performance was unbelievable, especially for indexing and searching.  I recently did a clean install and indexing with almost 9700 resources completed in less than five hours. Also since there are no moving parts, multiple concurrent file transfers don't slow each other down.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 24 2013 11:50 AM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):
Noticed 240 GB SSD => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226237 for $ 164.99 with free shipping that has a noticeably faster maximum write speed than Crucial M500

Do you have any experience with the mushkin? The Amazon reviews (94) seem very high for Crucial, but spotty with Mushkin (only 15). Even with only 15 reviews, there were more (numerically) reports of defective drives.

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 24 2013 12:45 PM

David Thomas:

Jack Caviness:

Now, wasn't I more helpful than Wendy's brother? Cool

Jack, I'm Wendy's Father (Spoken in my best Darth Vader impersonation) to mix a couple of Modern culture icons.

You must have had very good karma to have come back as yourself Hmm.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 24 2013 12:48 PM

alabama24:
Do you have any experience with the mushkin?

No.  Searching internet for Mushkin reviews, noted inclusion on "Best SSDs for the Money" articles on Tom's Hardware => http://www.tomshardware.com/t/ssd/articles/?articleType=review 

Best SSDs For The Money: July 2013 => http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-recommendation-benchmark,3269-3.html includes Mushkin Chronos Deluxe plus noted three SSD choices for best 256 GB performance  (near bottom of page) => http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-recommendation-benchmark,3269-4.html

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John | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 24 2013 3:19 PM

I guess I can't help out on this one. I don't have a MacBook. And I've never even heard of a Munchkin SSD Big Smile

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 24 2013 3:58 PM

Thanks anyways John. I think the tin man makes those SSD drives. Wink

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Paul-C | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 25 2013 12:13 AM

alabama24:

Is there any reason to buy it from Crucial? …I notice that Amazon sells the same crucial drive for less.

Don't think so - I got my Crucial SSD from Amazon.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 27 2013 1:20 PM

Ugh. Price went up $30. I'll guess I'll need to keep a price watch out. Tongue Tied

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Pastor James | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 27 2013 2:21 PM

What do you think of this?  http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/the-best-ssds/

I'm also thinking of upgrading a Mac laptop to ssd 

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Otto S. Carroll | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 27 2013 2:28 PM

I have a early 2009 MBP 17' that I'm holding onto as long as I can since 17" MBP are no longer being made. I was getting pretty decent Logos 4 / Logos 5 performance on my standard hard drive. And I saw much improved performance when I upgraded to a OCZ-Vertex4 SSD, especially much shorter indexing times. Going SSD on this machine has alleviated by desire to get one of the new MBP's...at least for a couple of years any way!!!!

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