Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 1:17 AM (in response to SimonLDN)
I'm a huge Crucial fan - I have a 512GB Crucial m4 SSD series installed right now and am eagerly awaiting the shipment of the Crucial M500 960GB SSD. One thing that I love about Crucial is that you can accomplish firmware updates directly on your Mac - with Samsung, I believe, you have to use a Windows machine.
Crucial SSDs are perfect for Macs - many of us around here have them.
The only problem that I see that you may run into is getting the data from your hard drive (you don't say how much space you're using on it) to a 128GB SSD. If you're under 128GB on your HD then you can just clone your data and OS, etc., onto the new SSD. Or you can make a 'fresh' start and format the drive and install the OS and then begin the laborious task of adding your apps back.
See my one and only user tip - Upgrading your MacBook Pro with a Solid State Drive - for some tips on transferring that data. I've always used Carbon Copy Cloner - but then I've always been moving to a SSD that was comparable in space to my 'old' HD.
Call back with any questions...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 2:01 AM (in response to clintonfrombirmingham)
Thanks for the reply, I have read many good reviews on the Crucial M4. I have been through this before I used to have an 120GB OCZ Agility 3 in my 2010 MacBook. Space wise probably about 30GB including OS X. I will do a clean install of Mountain Lion and put my bits and pieces back on. I used to use Trim Enabler too.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 2:04 AM (in response to SimonLDN)
Yeah, I still use Trim Enabler - as I'm a developer, I have to remember to run Trim Enabler again every time there's a new developer version of OS X... but it works!
I think that you'll like the Crucial m4 series - I know that I love mine...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 2:26 AM (in response to clintonfrombirmingham)
Although Amazon UK are selling the Samsung 840 256GB for £126.46 and the Crucial M4 256GB for £145.20
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 2:31 AM (in response to SimonLDN)
I would pay the extra £20 for the Crucial... similarly, it looks as if MacMall, here in the US, is having a 'fire sale' on the Samsung 840 series... they're £151.19 at the UK Crucial website, so £145.20 (including VAT, I'm assuming?) isn't bad...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 9:04 AM (in response to clintonfrombirmingham)
Do you use Filevault 2?