Intel or OCZ SSD? I'm not sure

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by vito, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. vito macrumors 6502a

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    Hi

    This question has probably been asked numerous times before.

    I have a MB 13" UB bought in Sept 08 running 10.5, I've not upgraded to 10.6 but will be doing after I get an SSD

    So there's Vertex EX, Agility, Vertex Turbo, or just plain Vertex or the Intel 160GB Second Gen?

    I'm confused, which one should I got for.

    I assume with the Intel drive, I wont have to use TRIM or wipe it often?
     
  2. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    From what I've read it looks like Intel is very good or the best, I'm buying two of them.

    Kind Regards
     
  3. vito thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am swaying towards the Intel 160gb, no stock in the UK atm!

    Anyone with the Vertex?
     
  4. FieryFurnace macrumors 6502

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    I have two Vertex, one in my MacBook and one in my X340.
    In a real world scenario, I think that you wont feel much difference no matter what you choose - only benchmarks show the strength/weaknesses of each drive.
    The Vertex seems to be a little cheaper.
     
  5. vito thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, it boggles the mind with the number of SSD's on offer at the moment!

    The Crucial 128GB is a little cheaper than the Vertex & lets not forget the Corsair, decisions decisions!
     
  6. adamk77 macrumors 6502

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    This will answer all your questions.

    http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3631&p=1

    FYI, I have the Intel 160 GB G2.
     
  7. vito thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks Adam, going to give that a read.

    These are the prices I have collected so far...

    (I may have missed some but price is a contributing factor for me so this gives me an overview somewhat)

    Crucial 128GB £213.95
    Intel 160GB SSDSA2MH160G2C1 £318
    OCZ Vertex 120 £233
    OCZ Summit 120 £250

    I'm wondering if the Vertex is worth that little bit more, but the Summit too.
     
  8. MacFanUK macrumors 6502a

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    I read on here some time ago that you should look for an 'SLC' SSD not a 'MLC'. The 'MLC' drives are slower. Not sure if this helps?
     
  9. vito thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  10. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    Vito, what online site did you find that G2 in?

    Kind Regards
     
  11. vito thread starter macrumors 6502a

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