How does this SSD look for booting?

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  1. Ravich macrumors 6502a

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    I would get Vertex 2 instead, it has up to 5 times greater random write speed and costs about the same
     
  3. Silentwave macrumors 68000

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    I'm using the 60GB OCZ Agility2 in both my MBP and MP for booting. After a little over a week it's still running like an absolute charm.
    I keep all user files other than immediate downloads and the library on HDs instead of on the SSD, and I have spotlight indexing turned off for all folders except /Applications (since I like to use spotlight like an application launcher) and everything is great.
     
  4. Ravich thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Out of curiosity, what advantages would the OWC have over the vertex 2?

    What are random write speeds useful for?
     
  5. strausd macrumors 68030

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    They both use the same Sandforce controller, so they are pretty much the same.
     
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    Different firmware. Whether it's a pro or con, I can't say. They both have good FWs.

    Could be useful if you use it as a scratch disk for example. To be honest, write performance ain't that big deal.

    Agility 2 vs Vertex 2
     

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