April's fools

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  1. pedrofan, Apr 1, 2011
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    pedrofan macrumors 6502

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    I preordered it a month ago and I received it today. After a fresh OSX leopard install it boots in five seconds!!! Photoshops opens instanctly, and everythings goes like in real time, no lags anymore!! And the best is that with my 17" 2,3GHZ i7 macbook pro it prolongs battery life up to 10 hours in web browsing!!

    I have noticed that it has no problems with hibernation. So it works just PERFECT!!

    This is amazing!!
     
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  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Can you post a video? Boot times are always moot unless there is video proof. MBA owners claimed their MBAs boot in 5 secs although the fastest tests show boot times of around 15 seconds.
     
  4. NikFinn macrumors 6502a

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    Is that in the HDD spot? Or are you using an optibay?
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    How are you timing to get five seconds? Start from a powered off state and time from pushing the power button until after login and in the desktop. I don't see how you can get five seconds doing that.
     
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    I dont believe you, but feel free to prove me wrong.
     
  8. advan031 macrumors 6502

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    My photoshop CS5 doesn't even bounce:p


    Proof of the 5 sec boot though...lol
     
  9. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    fools ;)

    Fortunately, the kind people at Macrumors posted a warning on the front page for us dimwits so we don't make post like "Really? "


    thank you MR :)
     
  10. Weaselboy Moderator

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    What a fish I am. :eek:
     
  11. bamf macrumors 6502

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    It would be cool if you'd gotten one - especially since OCZ is ironing out some firmware issues before releasing them... :p

    Nice try though. Hehe.
     
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  13. NZed macrumors 65816

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    very very fast ;);)
     
  14. mobilehavoc macrumors 6502

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    Do this...turn your system off.

    Power on and then count the rotations of the pinwheel/gear before you see login/desktop.

    That's the best way to measure it. I get 1.5-2.5 full turns of the pinwheel/gear before I see desktop.
     
  15. striker33 macrumors 65816

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    I'm confused.

    My OWC Extreme has been doing that in 5 secs for a year now.

    Am I missing the point of this thread?
     
  16. bamf macrumors 6502

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    The point is that the Vertex 3 isn't out. It's just an April Fools joke.
     
  17. mac jones, Apr 1, 2011
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    It's out, I got one from The Egg a couple days ago. Others have thm but it was only the 120GB at the Egg. The post above is a joke probably, as it spells like one.

    Anyway, I maybe a fool, but here are the Xpbench scores for the (real) Vertex 120 I just installed in a 2011 13" 2.7Ghz. The Intel 510 didn't work, although I will try it again as this one is smokin


    Results 428.53
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.6.7 (10J3250)
    Physical RAM 8192 MB
    Model MacBookPro8,1
    Drive Type OCZ-VERTEX3
    Disk Test 428.53
    Sequential
    Uncached Write 209.12 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 226.37 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 35.27 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 310.47 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random
    Uncached Write 133.61 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 205.35 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 21.21 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 293.92 MB/sec [256K blocks]

    note: not an April 1 joke, belive it or not. If it was, I would have jacked up the scores to the manufacturer's lofty claims LOL

    So it's using the SATA 6gbps link. I didn't do anything special really. I did reset the SMC/pram thingy before I initialized it. This time I looked to see if it was negotiating before I initialized. I suggest to use this approach, but it probably doesn't make any difference. The Intel didn't work and this one does?, WTF?. All the theories about the crippled cable, and whatever are maybe moot, i'm afraid.
     
  18. Mactrillionaire macrumors regular

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    Enjoy it while it lasts. I see frequent beach balls in your future through my crystal ball...
     
  19. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Oops. Your probably right. Now i'm going to have nightmares. But maybe OCZ is like totally awesome and has fixed everything!

    Nah...
     
  20. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    Be optimistic. Keep us informed how it performs. What is boot time by the way? About 15 seconds?
     
  21. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    YES! I like you. :)

    Be optimistic in the midst of overwhelming failure, lies, bait and switching,
    apathy, product hype, faulty specs, April fools, and last but not least...
    dwindling bank account.

    Shoot me please......:)
     
  22. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    I'll give you $150.00 for it if you regret your decision... LOL. I am on the bench with either getting the Momentus Hybrid or an SSD when one brand seems to work well. Funny, boot time on a clean install on the Apple stock 5400 is 19 seconds. After my time machine restore it went up to 24 seconds, which is not bad at all. The 750 gigs is what I like the most.
     
  23. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    I may be a fool but what happened to those.. 500MB write/reads?...
     
  24. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    That's just rubbish that they supply on demand. Anantech had reviews so we knew what to expect. If we relied on the manufacture claims alone, we be using slide rules and riding donkeys.
     
  25. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

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    wow really want a vertex 3.. but bit strapped for cash as got a 17" MBP a week back

    my owc 120gb boots in 7-9 seconds! :D
     

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