15" i5 MBP Ocz Vertex 2 speed marks

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  1. ruds, Jan 5, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2011

    ruds macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hey guys, this is my first post here so forgive me if it has a lot of mistakes, I'm new to Macs and upgrading components :cool:

    Today I fitted a 120GB OCZ Vertex 2, it has made a huge difference to the responsiveness, especially to Lightroom and CS5. I used Xbench to test the change from the standard 7200rpm 500GB HDD to the SSD. I'm interested if they are where they should be because I haven't changed any OSX settings to optimise for the SSD.

    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.6.5 (10H574)
    Physical RAM 4096 MB
    Model MacBookPro6,2
    Drive Type OCZ-VERTEX2

    500GB 7200rpm:
    Result 44.76
    Sequential 93.84
    Random 29.38

    120GB Vertex 2:
    Disk Test 311.82
    Sequential 186.34
    Uncached Write 273.68 168.04 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 266.81 150.96 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 89.25 26.12 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 349.71 175.76 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 954.63
    Uncached Write 1245.05 131.80 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 509.49 163.11 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 2920.45 20.70 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 924.42 171.53 MB/sec [256K blocks]

    I hope someone finds this interesting, tomorrow I'm fitting 8GB of Ram and in the near future I'm fitting a Toshiba 750GB HDD to the optical bay for my Media (excluding photos which will stay on the SSD). Any opinions would be welcome :)

    EDIT: Also, despite being quicker in tasks it's boot time is still 54 sec, which seems high to me?
  2. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007

    Go into preferences, then startup disk and select the new drive and click restart. That may improve your boot up time as the computer may be "looking" for the old drive for a little while in the beginning of the boot up process.
  3. ruds thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2011
    Thanks nippyjun! That must have been it, it's gone from 54s to just under 13s! :D

    How do the rest of the figures look, are there any settings that should be changed after installing an SSD?
  4. nbizic macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2011
    Macbook Pro late 2008

    Is it possible tah write speed is slower
    because of version of macbook pro?

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz

    Results 242.95
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.6.6 (10J567)
    Physical RAM 4096 MB
    Model MacBookPro5,1
    Drive Type OCZ-VERTEX2
    Disk Test 242.95
    Sequential 146.68
    Uncached Write 182.45 112.02 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 175.86 99.50 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 74.92 21.93 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 363.02 182.45 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 706.89
    Uncached Write 1016.88 107.65 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 325.62 104.24 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 1789.96 12.68 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 956.53 177.49 MB/sec [256K blocks]
  5. adnoh macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2010
    Any problems with random slowdowns i.e. beachball every few seconds?

    Also does hibernate work?
  6. nbizic macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2011
    macbook Pro 5.1 late 2008

    just slow write speed.
    I also post the question on ocz forum and seem that
    some other user with same model expiring same speed...
    I will try disk on my macpro 3.1 octo@2.8 and see result...

    tnx for reply
    any another suggestion?

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