Ignoring price/capacity, 2 X25-E 64GB's or OCZ Colossus for i7 iMac.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by onedamngoal, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. onedamngoal macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2009
    Consider price is relatively no object. Would you rather install an OCZ Colossus or 2 X25-E 64GB in a RAID using an Adata XPG EX92 SSD Hard Drive Enclosure? Keep in mind I'm more concerned with performance/speed than with drive capacity.

    I'm planning on making my 27" i7 iMac the best it can be. Once I chose a SSD option, I'll be purchasing a Panasonic UJ-235-A Slim Slot-Loading Blu-ray Combo Disc Drive. Also some 1333Mhz RAM to replace the stock 1066Mhz.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    2 x X25-E would be faster but because iMac has only SATA 3Gb/s, it'll be a bottleneck. 2 x X25-E have maximum read speed of ~540MB/s but SATA 3Gb/s have real world performance of ~300MB/s so you would be losing a LOT.

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