so I'm looking to buy a new 17'' Macbook Pro, but I'm having a hard time deciding if I should buy it with a solid state included, or buy my own and stick it in. I've heard that the Toshiba drives they put in (for $1100) aren't as good as some other drives you could buy for closer to $800. Is there any truth to this? Any recommendations/links would be much appreciated. Thanks!
For something like this, I would always buy my own and put it in for two reasons:
You will find better deals on SSDs if you purchase your own. However, there is one reason you would want to go with the Apple-supplied drive:
That's about it. I guess, if you know and value what TRIM support is, you only have one choice. If you are fine putting in your own drive and don't value TRIM support, then you have other options.