Dual SSD in Raid0 in new macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by phildog33, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. phildog33 macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2006
    Is it still not possible .. to run Dual SSD in raid 0 in the 15" macbook pros that are selling right now at the apple store?

    I remember a few months ago ppl were having problems with this

    but the older macbook pros are ok for raid0 with ssd

  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Replace existing HD with a SSD and turn the optical drive into another spot for the 2nd SSD?
  3. MacModMachine macrumors 68020


    Apr 3, 2009
    works fine.

    did with 2 ocz vertex's and 2 intels. both sets were fine.

    only trouble i ever has was choosing the drives :p
  4. spike8585 macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2009
    Is the Intel as good as everyone says, compared to the Vertex?
    How about one Intel vs 2 intel in raid0? Is it worth the cost?
  5. phildog33 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2006
    I want to put 2 INtel SSDs in my macbook pro in raid0.. two fo the new G2 160gb drives...


    i read a few weeks ago on the forum that people with the brand new macbook pro 15";s are having problems with running dual SSD in raid0. somethign about the buggy firmware

    anyone can chime in?

  6. Kingcodez macrumors 6502


    May 13, 2009
    I just got a Vertex simply because I couldn't wait for the Intel (Leaving the country) but I'm pretty happy with it.
    It's awesome to have 10 programs in 4 windows auto open when you turn the thing on.
    And file Vault encryption is on which sounds cool lol, even though it slows up boot and shutdown.

    I'd honestly go for the Intel, Read speed is what I really needed, booting, running, ect. And not just read speed but the little reads and stuff.

    I thought about the Vertex's 200 Write vs intel's 80 write, and how often do you do big consecutive writes to a small 60gb drive?
    The 30 seconds or so difference in a 5gb movie don't make it worth the faster speed. Plus the Intel is better at the small random writes, and in theory should preform faster. Plus it's Intel, and will have a sickening awesome resale value. I'd imagine my OCZ will be next to worthless in the coming months (I didn't get the Turbo either, just the plain old Vertex EX.)
  7. adamk77 macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2008
    I'm not sure how valuable the resell value of a SSD will be. However, I believe they both come with a 3 year warranty.

    The real value of the Intel drives is that they simply outperform all other drives out there.
  8. phildog33 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2006
    So intel it is, the new G2 160gb drives

    but... Did we find out if the new MacBook pros selling now... Can work with dual SSD raid 0 inside?

    I read last month people were having issues and
    not able to do it... But the old 15" laptops with removable battery yes


    anyone know if it works in the brand new 15"ers?

    anyone know if raid0 works in the new macbook pro.. with 2 dual SSD inside
  9. playalistic macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2007
    Surrey, UK
    If you haven't already noticed there is a thread knocking around recently detailing this very setup.
  10. phildog33 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2006
    Thanks. Yeah I saw that other post about dual raid in a 17" (new model)

    but I'm trying to find out if it works in a 15" new model
    ?? Any idea
  11. playalistic macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2007
    Surrey, UK
    Ah, mybad!

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