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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MBP 13 early 2011 SSD


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Mac Specs: MBP 13: 2.3GHz i5, 10GB RAM, 500GB 7200 HDD With Optibay, 120GB SSD

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hi,
I have been considering a new SSD for my macbook pro 13 and i was wondering what one would be best value for money? I have used about 180gb on my current hard drive (320gb). I have a external hard drive that can be used to store photos, videos, etc.
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Check out the offerings from OWC. I have an older Intel X-25M in my 2010 MBP that works great but now that they have 6Gb SATA connectors you can double the transfer speed choosing a newer SSD. I'll be upgrading the Mac mini soon to one of the Mercury 6G SSD.
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Thanks for your swift responce! Have you had any slowing down problems? Also what is the capacity of it?
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It was an 80GB Intel X-25M. I haven't had any slow down in performance and only just recently enabled TRIM with Lion. Previously SL didn't even have that option and I ran it with that SL for about a year. I've reinstalled SL and Lion from Time Machine backups with no problem. Also I use a Virtual Machine of Windows 7 which I've uninstalled/reinstalled about 5 times for various different reasons. No issues yet with it, and I wouldn't expect there to one for a while. Only downside is cost vs capacity but I'd say it makes up for that in performance, especially if you consolidate your media on another drive. They even have data doubler options where you can install the SDD or HD in the Superdrive bay.
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I have been contemplating a data doubler but i don't really want to void the warranty as i have only had it for about 3 months. I have been looking at some OCZ SSDs at around the 250gb mark.
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