Latest Recs For SSDs?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Velin, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Velin macrumors 65816

    Velin

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    So what's new as far as fast SSD drives go? I currently have an OCZ Vertex 2 60 gig drive, it operates great.

    But now I'm interested in a 120 gig SSD, perhaps larger. Is anything new on the market that has the controller in the Vertex 2 to avoid degredation (no TRIM in OSX), and comes close in speed, yet is more reasonably priced?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Intel G3s and SandForce-2000 drives are coming early next year. Currently, Vertex 2 is still one of the fastest and best drives available. If you're looking to buy one now, you could get another 60GB Vertex 2 and put them in RAID 0 to get theoretically double the speed.
     
  3. OZMP macrumors 6502

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    Or just get a C300 and get almost double the speed lol.
     
  4. johnnymg macrumors 65816

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  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Only if you have SATA 6Gb/s and it's nowhere near double the speed (355MB/s vs 285MB/s). Besides, Crucials suffer from heavy degradation without TRIM thus they are not a great choice for Mac due to lack of TRIM support in OS X.
     

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