13" 2.53 MBP with OCZ Vertez results.

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  1. bugout macrumors 6502a

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    My 13" MBP arrived today.. I dropped a 250 vertex in and here are the xbench results:

    Not bad.. :)

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    Results	210.51	
    	System Info		
    		Xbench Version		1.3
    		System Version		10.5.7 (9J3050)
    		Physical RAM		4096 MB
    		Model		MacBookPro5,5
    		Drive Type		OCZ-VERTEX
    	CPU Test	170.38	
    		GCD Loop	295.02	15.55 Mops/sec
    		Floating Point Basic	143.81	3.42 Gflop/sec
    		vecLib FFT	118.64	3.91 Gflop/sec
    		Floating Point Library	212.54	37.01 Mops/sec
    	Thread Test	340.76	
    		Computation	427.68	8.66 Mops/sec, 4 threads
    		Lock Contention	283.20	12.18 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads
    	Memory Test	183.57	
    		System	213.13	
    			Allocate	254.93	936.20 Kalloc/sec
    			Fill	183.57	8925.81 MB/sec
    			Copy	212.50	4389.02 MB/sec
    		Stream	161.22	
    			Copy	154.27	3186.33 MB/sec
    			Scale	152.48	3150.28 MB/sec
    			Add	170.19	3625.35 MB/sec
    			Triad	169.63	3628.88 MB/sec
    	Quartz Graphics Test	210.44	
    		Line	189.33	12.60 Klines/sec [50% alpha]
    		Rectangle	249.67	74.54 Krects/sec [50% alpha]
    		Circle	201.56	16.43 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]
    		Bezier	195.26	4.92 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]
    		Text	227.82	14.25 Kchars/sec
    	OpenGL Graphics Test	157.37	
    		Spinning Squares	157.37	199.64 frames/sec
    	User Interface Test	373.98	
    		Elements	373.98	1.72 Krefresh/sec
    	Disk Test	195.25	
    		Sequential	150.91	
    			Uncached Write	188.43	115.69 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    			Uncached Write	168.59	95.39 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    			Uncached Read	90.87	26.59 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    			Uncached Read	234.61	117.91 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    		Random	276.48	
    			Uncached Write	114.05	12.07 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    			Uncached Write	301.98	96.68 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    			Uncached Read	1500.95	10.64 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    			Uncached Read	580.88	107.79 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    
     
  2. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    i'm looking under my system info. at the SATA speed information and it's reporting 1.5 Gigabit. Shouldn't it be 3.0 Gigabit? I also have a 13" mbp with 60gb vertex
     
  3. bugout thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's odd.. mine says the same thing.. Just checked my 17" and it says 3 gigabit..
     
  4. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    i benchmarked my vertex as well and the speeds are a lot slower than before. did apple cut back on the sata connection to make the 13" mbp cheaper? i'd be so pissed if this is the case
     
  5. bugout thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's exactly what I'm thinking.. They cut the CPU cache without saying, and now the sata bus? holy crap....
     
  6. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    i hope other people tune in and report their results. this would be a huge flaw in the 13" mbp as the previous umbs had 3.0 Gigabit sata connections
     
  7. zsnow macrumors regular

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    i got my new falcon 128G ssd installed yesterday. it freeze the installation during macos install. so i have to install windows xp sp3 instead.
    the performance is half as claimed. only got 120mb/s seq read
    [​IMG]
    if this is flaw is true. I 'll ask my pervious umb back. as i don't have any problem with it.
     
  8. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    i had some freezing during mac osx reinstall as well. had to do it 3 times befor e actually being able to complete the install.
     
  9. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    hmm...i wonder why ?

    new controller maybe?

    thats really odd...
     
  10. Azrel macrumors regular

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    How is it possible to see the SATA connection (3gb/s?) in Mac OSX? I have an SSD and was wondering...
     
  11. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    click on the apple at top left - about this mac - more info - click sata under hardware section - look at speed:
     
  12. bugout thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh boy.. mine froze the first time too.. then I imaged the DVD to a flash drive and installed from there..

    something is rotten in Denmark.. or cupertino..
     
  13. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    well...this is not good at all
     
  14. zsnow macrumors regular

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    I hate when this happen. It's totally random to me. At least i tried 5 times with different install: fresh install and time machine restore. they all failed.
    I thought it might be a broken SSD and trying to RMA it.

    Could you try run a bootcamp and see if you got the similar 1.5g speed.
    if apple did lower the transfer what we do ?
     
  15. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Unbelievable if true (doesn't even seem possible they would make a colossal FU like this)

    No way i'm going to move to this platform if this the case as this is pathetic for SSD users. And as you guys know, SSD's ain't going away anytime soon (forever)

    Better find out for sure and which models (exactly) so you can return it ,if you so choose.

    Damn it's always something right?

    But still, there probably(hopefully) is a firmware cure for this. Problem is you've got only like 14 days and I wouldn't risk it if they don't get all over this.
     
  16. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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    man this sucks. so much for the "price drops". they weren't really any then :( how infuriating :mad:
     
  17. CTechKid macrumors regular

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    How far up the line does this extend? This is going to get ugly if its true.....:eek:
     
  18. zsnow macrumors regular

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    honestly it doesn't make any sense if they intent to lower the performance. as Sata2 is the stardard now. I guess is just a firmware update.
    the engineer should be fired.
     
  19. Nistilian macrumors newbie

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    This would be disastrous. How could they call it a Pro if it's only 1.5 when the "old" UMBs are 3.0?

    :apple: best fix this fast if it's true (before I buy one!).
     
  20. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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    what spec 13" MBP do you have?
     
  21. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Something is wrong. Those read speeds are not even close advertised. I mean at least you should loose a ~20% of advertised speed in real world, but thats more like a ~50% drop in performance.
     
  22. Shiner macrumors 6502

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    It would make complete since if apple screwed up the SATA 2 and dropped into 1.5 GPS. LOL only apple would "upgrade" and go back 5 years.
     
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  24. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Not quite.

    I agree. It seems like that and I can't think of another reason.
     
  25. maxb macrumors member

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    What's the firmware version of your vertex, mine keeps freezing on OSX install... tried to downgrade to 1.1 but still having the issue
     

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