13" MBP - Xbench with X-25 SSD

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  1. RqThrottle macrumors member

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    My 13" made it home a full day ahead of schedule.

    Took it out of the box, took off the HD, and popped in the X-25 (latest firmware applied).

    Xbench score 189.

    Just to put that score in perspective...

    My Santa Rosa 17" 2.4Ghz C2D manages 115 with a new seagate momentum 7200 and 4Gb RAM... (scored 99 with Apple's original 7200 HD)

    It is fast enough for me...

    P.S. It estimates 12:53 hours of battery usage as I am writing this... terrible, terrible upgrade...
     
  2. novodigo macrumors newbie

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    Just try to put the same SSD in the i5...
     
  3. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    i just got my 13" today 2.66ghz

    i noticed alot of different things, like booting from SD cards shows a SD card picture, its also much faster using SD even though its still through usb bus.

    the sata controller is showing up as unkown for some reason.

    battery life is about the same as my 2.53 2009 model 13".

    im running 2 ssd's , 1 160gb intel x25m g2 and a 256gb kingston.

    160gb intel - scores 207.69
    kingston 256gb - scores 208.58

    the machine runs great, alot cooler i have noticed.

    going to pop in 8gb ram kit tommorow and see how that goes.
     
  4. Jon03021 macrumors member

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    Does anyone have xbench scores of the Apple SSD? This way we could compare these numbers with the Intel x-25
     
  5. drummerlondonw3 macrumors 6502a

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    wow :)

    thats a great mod. I think though my next move will be to optibay a 1tb drive though, I have an itunes of 800gb ish + and would love to have that on an internal.
     
  6. carbonfly macrumors regular

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    How do I determine what firmware my x25-m has? I was looking under system profiler but didn't see anything.

    BTW, My 13" 2.4 scored 182 on xbench
     
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  8. jolsrud macrumors newbie

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    Will the SSD make any improvements on the batterytime?
     
  9. typerlover macrumors regular

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    Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I just ran Xbench on my x-25 80gb that I just got yesterday and I'm using the 13" 2.0 Unibody Macbook from I believe it was 2008, and I scored 257.56.

    I am thinking of upgrading to the new 13" MBP and assumed the SATA controller and mobo handling of the SSD would be faster on the new model, just wondering if this is just normal variation or if its slower?
     
  10. RqThrottle thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes. Some more than others. You should look at the specs of the SSD you are considering and compare them.
     
  11. RqThrottle thread starter macrumors member

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    Just boot from the CD with the Intel firmware. It will check if you need it.
     
  12. carbonfly macrumors regular

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    Thanks a bunch. It just updated my firmware. Sweet.
     
  13. bobm macrumors member

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    Apple 512G SSD

    Just got my 13" 2.66 8G 512G SSD

    Xbench below:

    Results: 191.90
    Disk Test: 215.21

    The SSD is very fast from a hands on point of view. Battery seems much better.

    This is coming from a 2008 13" 2.4G 4G ram w/ 500G 7200rpm Hitachi drive.

    I'll compare them in depth later but I've very happy with the system so far.

    I run Parallels and the XP startup time is amazing.
     

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