Dual SSD Optibay Setups?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jufros, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. jufros macrumors member

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    What are you guys using them for? I'm thinking strongly about going this route and using one for streaming my multi-sample library and audio files into Logic Pro and as an interim quick-bounce-while-composing drive before I dump the project file to an external drive.

    Anybody using the Intel X-25M G2 (160GB, currently using for apps, OS,m and a most-used samples) with an OCZ Vertex 120GB? That would be more than enough internal storage for me as I make use of my external HDD via ExpressCard->eSATA all the time.
     
  2. John Kotches macrumors 6502

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    Once the 250GBs come down in price to the $300-400 range I'll pull my Optibay HDD and replace it with an SSD.

    I run bootcamp and parallels off the second drive.

    Regards,
     
  3. jufros thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah it really does sound like a good idea. Keep everything lightning fast in the box, be organized about what task you're working on, dump to a large eSATA external, wash, rinse, repeat. What's the verdict on these 256GB Samsung drives? I honestly don't need as fast of read times as I'm getting with my G2 but if I could double up on the 120GB Vertex's storage capacity and still be running 2.5-3 times faster than a 7200RPM for data streaming and sample loading, I'm so sold.
     
  4. jufros thread starter macrumors member

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    I snagged one of the new Samsung 256GB drives on ebay for $337 USD shipped yesterday. Definitely thing it was a good buy and will work out for a sample library and scratch disk while the Intel runs Logic and OSX. There are two libraries that I use predominantly that each load in their respective Logic plugins. I think I'm going to put one of them on the Intel and one on the Samsung so I can distribute sample reading load when I have huge projects going on.
     

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