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    Crucial 256GB C300 on MBP
    Just wondering if anyone has upgraded to the Crucial C300 SSD that runs the new SATA III and their thoughts on the drive. Does my Spring 2010 MBP support running SATA III (SATA 6 GB/s)? Or will it be stuck running at SATA II speeds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by killhide View Post
    Just wondering if anyone has upgraded to the Crucial C300 SSD that runs the new SATA III and their thoughts on the drive. Does my Spring 2010 MBP support running SATA III (SATA 6 GB/s)? Or will it be stuck running at SATA II speeds?
    I've got one in my 2010 MBP right now, I've been quite impressed with it. Here's a link to my xbench results (i7 2.66Ghz, 8GB RAM)

    Xbench: Comparison

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    Just out of curiosity, how long have you had it? I'm interested to see how the performance is holding up over time considering that OS X lacks TRIM support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    Just out of curiosity, how long have you had it? I'm interested to see how the performance is holding up over time considering that OS X lacks TRIM support.
    That benchmark was done the day I installed it (5-28). I haven't run it again recently, but I can't honestly say that I've noticed any slowdowns since then.

    Just for comparisons sake, here's the same machine as shipped with 4GB and the 500GB 5400RPM drive.

    Xbench: Comparison

    It would have to do an awful lot of slowing down to get back there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeos View Post
    That benchmark was done the day I installed it (5-28). I haven't run it again recently, but I can't honestly say that I've noticed any slowdowns since then.

    Just for comparisons sake, here's the same machine as shipped with 4GB and the 500GB 5400RPM drive.

    Xbench: Comparison

    It would have to do an awful lot of slowing down to get back there.
    Thanks a lot. I've been thinking about picking one of these up myself.
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    Sorry to bust in here, I'm very new to my Macs, actually just got my 13" MBP 2.4GHz C2Duo last week and wondering if this SSD would be supported by my computer? I really like the idea of an SSD over a platter and heads configuation!!

    Thank you very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smudge View Post
    Sorry to bust in here, I'm very new to my Macs, actually just got my 13" MBP 2.4GHz C2Duo last week and wondering if this SSD would be supported by my computer? I really like the idea of an SSD over a platter and heads configuation!!

    Thank you very much!
    Yes, SSD drives are supported. The only area of concern is that OS X doesn't currently support the "TRIM" command, which means that over time performance can degrade until a complete format is done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    Yes, SSD drives are supported. The only area of concern is that OS X doesn't currently support the "TRIM" command, which means that over time performance can degrade until a complete format is done.
    Have you run across anything that states the Samsung drives have TRIM support at the hardware level thus eliminating the need for TRIM support at a software level?

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    Ah,

    I'm assuming that "TRIM" is the SSD equivilent of a disk clean-up command?

    Seems like that wouldn't be too difficult for Apple to add to a software update no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    Thanks a lot. I've been thinking about picking one of these up myself.

    I debated over it for some time before I decided to take the plunge. I'm pretty happy that I did now. I had to take a 13" MBP from work last week on a trip and I had forgotten how much difference there was. It almost seemed painfully slow launching applications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnCL View Post
    Have you run across anything that states the Samsung drives have TRIM support at the hardware level thus eliminating the need for TRIM support at a software level?
    I have not. My understanding of TRIM is that the drive's firmware and the OS must both support it. I haven't heard of a firmware that can do it all itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    I have not. My understanding of TRIM is that the drive's firmware and the OS must both support it. I haven't heard of a firmware that can do it all itself.
    Well, that's what I thought too. I may have read something wrong, but that would be nice and makes things easier.

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