SSDs seem to be the future, especially when it comes to hard disk of choice for mobile computing devices like laptops and maybe even tablets in the coming months or years. Offering insanely improved read and write speeds when compared to conventional hard disks, SSDs are also lighter, extremely durable and more secure right out of the box.
That being said, if you are out hunting for the best MacBook Pro 1TB SSD, we have a very strong recommendation in the Samsung 840 EVO – Series 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Solid State Drive (MZ-7TE1T0BW), officially the world’s fastest SSD, at least as of now.
Below, we will give you a quick round up on what is widely acclaimed as the most popular choice for MacBook Pro 1TB SSD.
Samsung 840 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5 Inch SSD
To start off, what makes this SSD special is that it is the world’s ONLY mSATA that comes with 1TB of storage. If you want those specifications on another SSD, it just isn’t available, period.!
Performance Specs (for 1TB model)
- Sequential Read (MB/s) = 540
- Sequential Write (MB/s) = 520
- Random Read (IOPS) = 98k
- Random Write (IOPS) = 90k
Three year limited guarantee – While most SSDs come with just one year or two year limited guarantees, this ideal MacBook Pro 1TB SSD comes with a 3 year limited warranty.
Fantastic pricing – Though this is a revolutionary SSD that stands heads and shoulders above the rest when it comes to performance, it is priced just $10 more than Samsung’s other very popular Factor 840 EVO mSATA SSD.
Built for performance – This SSD has a whopping 1GB of LPDDR2 DRAM, something that is unheard of in other SSDs. You also have triple level cell NAND flash memory to give you all the bang you need to extract the best of what this disk can offer.
Dynamic Thermal Guard – If you are a very high end user who is worried about pushing even an SSD to its limits, the heat monitor on this SSD will help you relax a little, by automatically throttling down the performance when you push it a bit too hard, although we can’t think of too many people that can possibly overheat this SSD.
Security protection – This SSD comes equipped with AES 256 bit hardware based encryption that is rock solid, helping you encrypt precious data that might go on this SSD. A simple BIOS setup will allow you to password protect this hard disk so only you can access it, should it get stolen or accessed by someone you wouldn’t want touching your MacBook Pro.
Here’s a video that shows you how to install the Samsung 840 EVO 1 TB SSD on your MacBook pro.
What this MacBook Pro 1TB SSD can do for you?
If you re-install your OS X on this fantastic drive, you are going to notice brilliant performance increases every time you boot up your Mac. Restarting is ridiculously fast and your login items load really quickly.
Of course, you will also get performance increases while multi-tasking, while browsing, while reading data, while writing data to your hard disk and while running applications that usually hang or freeze up on your MacBook Pro that now probably has a conventional hard disk.
Essentially, this MacBook Pro 1TB SSD is almost the same as purchasing a newer MacBook Pro, without the huge expense and we would highly recommend it.