(Intel 160gb g2) new 15" MacBook pro with efi 1.7

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by phildog33, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. phildog33 macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2006
    I have a new 15" 3.06ghz MacBook Pro with the EFI 1.7

    I've been really cautious to buy an Intel G2 because I've been reading ppl have had problems initializing them, loading the OS, etc

    I bought one anways
    I hope theres no issue with the EFI

    so, fine tuning the drive...
    some people are turning off Sudden Motion Sensor and etc using Terminal

    does that make sense and the drive becomes more reliable?
    Anything else to know before installing this guy

  2. Thiol macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2008
    I installed mine without doing any fine tuning and all is well.
  3. JimKirk macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2009
    I installed this into my 13 mbp and it flies

    No beachballing. It runs great.

    I am on the 1.7 firmware.
  4. gotzero macrumors 68040

    Jan 6, 2007
    Mid-Atlantic, US
    I use a Corsair P128 on a 1.7 13" MBP and I have no issues. Good luck with the Intel! I am sure it will be fine.
  5. phildog33 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2006
    It was pretty straight forward.. open up the macbook pro

    Unscrew the old HD.. drop in the SSD.. but old one in an enclosure

    Restart holding down.. Option

    Laptop boots up using the external drive (original) == disk utility to initiliaze the internal SSD..

    and then.. Carbon Copy Cloner everything over from external/original to internal/SSD-new

    My question is :

    AJA Kona test is reporting 80mb write/260 read for the intel.
    The read is phenomenal... but the write is pretty low

    Im doing ony photo editing processing from RAWs and video editing... For what Im doing is this Intel still the best? Or is there anything faster... for what im doing, photo/Raw processing and video editing

  6. revs macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2008
  7. phildog33 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2006
    i just got an xbench of 200 on my 15" laptop, which is great for me.
    this intel ssd just rocks

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