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RiseAbove
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reply to Jackarino

Re: Hybrid HDD Mid 09 MBP

said by Jackarino:

What is better the Samsung 840 or the OCZ Vertex 4?

the Samsung 840. The Vertex, which I have is really fast, but it suffers from an issue where if you get it over a certain amount full the writes speeds slow down. The Samsung from everything i have read is a really solid SSD.


Jackarino
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What is better the Samsung 840 or the OCZ Vertex 4?
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RiseAbove
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said by Jackarino:

Okay, I like the new Samsung 840 250GB. Is this good or is there something different or better I should get?

»www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electroni···duct_top

those samsung drives have a good review check out places like toms hardware or AnandTech.


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Okay, I like the new Samsung 840 250GB. Is this good or is there something different or better I should get?

»www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electroni···duct_top
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said by Thinkdiff:

Why not go with a straight SSD? If she's coming from a 120GB drive, a 240GB SSD may be enough space - and it'll be significantly faster than the 5400RPM or even the Momentus.

Agreed. SSD's are getting very inexpensive (compared to last year anyway) and I seen a 240GB going for $129 in Canada a couple weeks ago.

Try Black Friday, you might score big.

And thank user Jackarino See Profile and Thinkdiff See Profile since I had debated getting one of those hybrid drives...seems to be more of a risk than would warrant. It was for my 2009 unibody MacBook.
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skeechan
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I have 2 Kingston Hyper X 256GB drives, both are flawless.



Jackarino
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Thx. Im looking around at some SSDS. I like the Samsungs and OZCs for this job.
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rugby
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SSD drives are dropping in price bigtime, you can pick up a 256GB M4 for under $200. Definitely better than a hybrid drive.



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There were issues previously with the momentus line and OS X. There's a huge thread over at the Apple Support forums: »discussions.apple.com/message/11···11629129

It seems they can be kind of hit or miss, but I'm not sure if those problems have been resolved in recent OS X upgrades or Momentus firmware upgrades.

Why not go with a straight SSD? If she's coming from a 120GB drive, a 240GB SSD may be enough space - and it'll be significantly faster than the 5400RPM or even the Momentus.
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Im fixing my friends MBB Mid 09 13" 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and she wanted to replace her 120GB 5400 RPM HDD to a Momentus XT 750 GB 7200RPM HDD.

Is there any reason why this upgrade wouldn't work? Any know issues to be aware of? (Heat, high vibration, etc?)

Thx
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