Mercury Extreme Pro SSD Review

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foppkidd@hotmail.com

SSDs on mac are great but expensive hope they get cheaper there too

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BradMacPro

Actually the mean time between failure and the no moving parts, lower energy needs, shock resistance etc. make them more reliable than a regular hard drive. The drive's from OWC have a 8% over provisioning and buit-in wear leveling so they should last a long time and stay fast. I'd still have a backup for it. There are still the issues of accidental deletion and corruption from software.

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Engelsstaub

I would LOVE to have the 480 Gb model...

...but I couldn't justify spending that much on it. Hopefully the prices of SSDs go down considerably in the next few years. Platter-based HDDs can be relegated to the annals of history.

(A 60 or 120 Gb SDD would make a reasonably-priced boot-drive for a desktop in the here and now, however.)

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Fion

Even still, SSDs are not as stable as their platter-based counterparts. If you decide to go the way of SSD, make sure to have a back up drive, especially in a tower. I think a small capacity one would be best in a MacBook Pro, but even then...

 

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Engelsstaub

Good point. I've still not had a platter-based HDD fail. Had some bad USB drives though.

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