Intel X25-E Extreme arrived! (Benchmarked inside)

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  1. Some Guy 555 macrumors regular

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  4. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    7 Seconds?

    Fresh install?

    SATA II Bus (3.0 Gbps?)

    I could believe it.

    Remember, the x25-E is a beast at random reads and writes. Its an SLC based server drive.
     
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    Hmm, following are my specs:
    Mid 2009 17" MBP
    3.06 CPU
    8gb Ram
    Intel X25-E 64 gb with 40gb remaining.

    Boot time usually between 30-34 seconds.

    What gives?
     
  7. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    That's pretty slow. My x25-m boots faster and its in the 1st gen Macbook Pro's with the SATA I bus!

    I'd boot in verbose mode, that'll tell you what's holding up the process.
     
  8. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    Would it boot faster with 4gb ram rather than 8gb...won't change regardless but am curious.
     
  9. Some Guy 555 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Really? That was the time for my 320GB HDD (7200rpm).

    Do you have a login screen or do you have it set to just head straight into desktop? From the white screen to desktop is usually around 17 seconds flat for me now, slowest yet is 22 seconds while the fastest was 7 seconds (restart, not really a shutdown and turn on).

    What firmware do you have on it?

    To bbadalucco: It will not boot faster with 8gb of ram versus 4gb. Ram is only useful to handle many applications running at the same time, thats it. A faster CPU and better SSD will speed up boot though.

    My specs (although they are in my sig)

    Early 09 uMBP
    CPU: T9550 (2.66ghz core 2 duo, 6mb L2 cache)
    GPU: 9400M & 9600M GT w/ 512mb Vram
    4GB DDR3 ram
    HD: Intel X25-E Extreme SSD (64GB size, small yes but I don't need capacity, I'll use external storage for that).
     
  10. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    I have the 17", and all software is up to date. I just timed it from the white screen on startup....27.5 seconds?

    The drive is really fast, but something slows it down on startup I guess.
     
  11. Some Guy 555 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah it was right after a fresh install I restarted it to see the boot time, once it hit the white screen I counted 7 seconds to the desktop.(although it could have been 6-9 seconds due to human error in counting seconds :)

    This thing cost me both my arms and half of my left leg... glad it wasn't a dud but then again I have never heard of any faulty intel SSD... yet.
     
  12. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    I'd keep a backup just in case. This is my second x25-m, my first one died on me after 3 months (see my post), out of no where. I didn't try anything funky and it was the latest firmware. Just one day it started running really slow and the next day my data vanished and the drive was unusable.

    Just sayin :D
     
  13. jimthegreek macrumors member

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    I just finished a fresh install of OS X on my june,09 17" uMBP with the 160GB 1st gen X25 Intel SSD and an upgrade to 8GB of memory. Holy crap, this thing screams! I'm seeing boot times of about 8-10 seconds in OS X.

    I'm very happy over the stock 500GB drive that was in this thing.
     
  14. Some Guy 555 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh oh... I really hope that doesn't happen with my X25... then again if it does I can probably claim the warranty with intel which I believe is... 3 years?

    Anyways, I went out and bought a cheap external 2.5" sata enclosure for my previous HDD (320GB @ 7200rpm) as my backup.
     
  15. adamk77 macrumors 6502

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    Some Guy, where did you buy your SSD and for how much?
     
  16. mls64 macrumors member

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    my 13" MBP 2.26/4G with 128gb Toshiba SSD boots in about 17sec and shuts down in about 7 sec. So the numbers posted for the Intel are certainly within the realm of possibility.
     
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  20. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

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    Hate to rain on your party, but try 2 of them in Raid 0, now that's fast! :cool:
     
  21. alphaod macrumors Core

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    40GB remaining? Seriously what do you have installed?

    I mean I would haven bought that great drive if only it had about twice as much capacity. I need at least 70 GB just to function.
     
  22. Chad H macrumors 6502a

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    In no way possible does that machine boot in 7 seconds. I mean a cold boot also. You turn your computer off and start timing as soon as you hit the power button. Not the chime, grey screen, or Apple logo but power button pushed. 7 seconds isn't going to happen...period.
     
  23. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    I've turned the sleep image off as i have a time machine to backup...that saves about 8 gb.

    THe software that comes with the mac
    -Toast 10 Titanium
    -Handbrake
    -Office for Mac
    -iWork
    -Plex
    -iPhoto library
    -Mac the ripper
    -Adium
    -etc

    All my media is stored on my server...other than my iPhoto library
     
  24. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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    What does that mean?
     
  25. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    maybe in tiger..

    well yeah, please post an actual video
     

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