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I am looking at replacing the HDD and optical drive in my MacBook Pro with a pair of SSD's. (Mid 2009 Model, 2.53GHz, 4GB, 9400M)

I currently have the option of a pair of Samsung 470 series 128GB drives, or a pair of Intel 320 Series 160GB drives. The 64GB difference is storage shouldn't be too much of an issue, but I am mainly concerned with power consumption. I know SSD's consume less than HDD's but I would think that 2 SSD's would use more than 1 and an optical drive that barely gets used.

These drives are nearly identical in performance as far as I can tell going off the results here (the Intel 320 sits right below the samsungs, with a difference of 3 points).

I'm tempted to go with the Intel's for the reputation of them and their proven record for being incredibly reliable, but I've also heard great things about the samsung drives.

My decision will mainly come down to power consumption, i.e which drive will give me the best battery life. I'll most likely put the other pair in my sig rig in RAID 0.

Given the power usage and proven reliability of both of these drives and being used in MacBook Pros, which do you think I would be better off going with? Also are there any issues with resuming from sleep states, as I often close the laptop without turning it off and have read some drives have issues with this?

EDIT: I currently own these drives, not looking at buying more
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CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel Xeon X5660 Intel Xeon X5660 Intel S5520UR Onboard 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 24GB (6x4GB) DDR3 ECC REG 1333MHz 500GB Samsung 2.5" SATA 250GB Seagate 3.5" SATA Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO + TX-3 
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Windows Server 2012 x64 Dell OEM PSU 375W Antec 900 II (Modified) 
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