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.


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)