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Recommendations for SSD for a Macbook Pro

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So I'm going to pick up a MBP in a week or so and I want to get an SSD for it.

I was going to get the Corsair Force 120GB as it has 550MB/s read and 510MB/s write which is pretty good from what I've seen.

Is there anything else anyone can recommend? My budget is around $200 CDN before taxes/shipping and I'd like to get one larger than 100GB.

Thanks.

EDIT: Also, does anyone know if swapping the hard drive myself voids the warranty? I've gotten mixed results in my searching.
Edited by airplaneman - 8/17/11 at 9:10pm
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I would go with an OCW SSD (other world computing) as they are guaranteed to work with mac, make sure you have 10.7 Lion, or Trim enabler for 10.6.8 - I used a OCZ Vertex 3 drive and got a lot of strange glitches (i.e. it would "freeze" for 10 seconds every so often at random, usually when doing things such as web browsing, very annoying) which you'll see other people get.

Swapping out the hard drive does not void the warranty, though I would recommend keeping the old one in case anything does happen, that way the can't blame what ever issue you're having on the SSD
Edited by appleg33k85 - 8/17/11 at 5:13pm
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Thanks for the reply.

Not all SSDs work with Macs? Interesting..that I did not know. Are there any other options? The ones on OWC are nice, but it's an American site and I'd prefer to buy Canadian to avoid customs charges. Of course, if this is my only/safest option, I'll put up the cash.
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