And now the final decision: OCZ Vertex 2 or OWC Mercury Pro? OWC

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iHalo, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. iHalo macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2008
    Which would you guys tell me to get in the 120 GB variant and why?

  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
  3. skunnykart macrumors regular

    May 7, 2010
    If your MBP 13 inch is a (7,1) mid 2010 like mine then DO NOT buy the vertex 2.

    I have bought it (in fact I bought two!) but had no luck getting it to work properly. Did a fresh install of OSX everything seemed fine but every 10-15mins it would freeze for about 20 seconds.

    Go to the ocz forum and you will see that it's a problem with the MBP 13 inch mid 2010 only and every other macs seem fine. I thought I was the only one but I was just one of many.

    They are up to firmware 1.24 or something and it still has not fixed the problem. Apparently you have to downgrade to firmware 1.11 for it work properly but you lose hibernate.

    But why bother going through the trouble of downgrading the firmware or waiting with fingers crossed for the next firmware to fix the problem when you can just buy a different SSD and have it working out of the box.

    The vertex 2 is in my wintel rig now and they work fine there.

    I have placed OWCs in my MBP. Doing very fine.

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