Recommendations for MacBook Replacement SSD?

I’m actually a fan of the Seagate SSHD hybrids. They’re not as fast as a complete SSD, but the 8G makes caching pretty damn fast, and things load lightning fast compared to standard spinning metal.

The only thing I don’t like is that it records passthrough (not in the 8G NAND storage) as what could be considered errors in bad monitoring software.

  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x000f   110   099   006    Pre-fail  Always       -       28895280
  3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0003   098   098   000    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   100   100   020    Old_age   Always       -       81
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   100   100   010    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x000f   074   060   030    Pre-fail  Always       -       28809359
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   094   094   000    Old_age   Always       -       5708

They’re about $20-$30 as factory-refurbs, and I’ve been running this one for a good portion of a year to try to cheaply extend the life of my not-dead-yet decade old laptop laptop for awhile.

E: Pretty much all of my personal production laptops have been on these for a year plus, except spinnydisk warm archives and burned cold archives. I consider them trustworthy since I’ve been rocking them since 2016ish.

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Thanks for all the suggestions :slight_smile:

That works too, I bought Kingston A400 at the end because they don’t have stock for BX series at the moment I went to store.

I am trying to avoid Seagate as much as possible because 3 Seagate HDD that I have used for personal usage failed within 2 years.

HGST/WD on the other hand still running fine even after 7 years. In the cases it fails, it will be noticeable from the SMART data instead of just making clicking sounds and unable to detect by the OS.

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We’ve replaced all of our laptop HDDs at work with various capacity WD Blue 3D NAND SSDs, pretty happy with them overall & we’ve only a had single dead unit so far out of ~220’ish units after 9 months.

The Model Number for the 500GB is:

  • WDS500G2B0A - 2.5"

Comes with a 5 year warranty & 200 TBW Endurance rating.

Depending on your region, it might be branded as a Sandisk Ultra 3D (SDSSDH3-500G-G25)

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