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Best SSD for MBP: Sandisk Xtreme or Samsung 830?

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May 30, 2012 7:08:15 AM

hi, I had a 115 OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 3g I bought in March 2011. It just died today and the Macbook Pro 13" (2010) would only display a gray screen (no logo) until I pulled it out of the Data Doubler drive bay.

I inserted the SSD into an external drive enclosure but the drive activity light when connected to a MAC and a PC would be constant red and the drive would not show up under disk utility or computer management(PC).

Do you know what might have happened to this drive and is common with Sandforce drives as I have heard?

I am looking at either the Sandisk Extreme (240gb) or the Samsung 830 256GB. I heard the Sandisk is faster but the Samsung is more reliable. Which should I get for image processing in Adobe Lightroom.

I heard the Sandisk is faster with uncompressible data but the reviews show many problems.

Thanks.
June 1, 2012 10:42:50 AM

pcknt said:
hi, I had a 115 OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 3g I bought in March 2011. It just died today and the Macbook Pro 13" (2010) would only display a gray screen (no logo) until I pulled it out of the Data Doubler drive bay.

I inserted the SSD into an external drive enclosure but the drive activity light when connected to a MAC and a PC would be constant red and the drive would not show up under disk utility or computer management(PC).

Do you know what might have happened to this drive and is common with Sandforce drives as I have heard?

I am looking at either the Sandisk Extreme (240gb) or the Samsung 830 256GB. I heard the Sandisk is faster but the Samsung is more reliable. Which should I get for image processing in Adobe Lightroom.

I heard the Sandisk is faster with uncompressible data but the reviews show many problems.

Thanks.


If you only got that other drive last year, it should still have manufacturer warranty. Just send it back...they are bound to have ironed out any firmware/sandforce controller issues - and you'll have a nice new drive!
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June 1, 2012 4:32:17 PM

Absolutely, postively go for the free warranty replacement. No point in spending money when OWC will send you a free replacement.

If you insist on purchasing a new ssd, then I recommend the Samsung 830 which has a proven track record.
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