Macbook Pro 2011 + SSD owners: how fast does your MBP boot?

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  1. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    I'm talking about from pressing the power button to the appearance of the desktop background picture.

    My Vertex 3 120GB gets ~ 19 seconds, while my M4 128GB gets ~ 14 seconds.

    MBP 2011 13" Core i5.

    Please check a couple of times.
     
  2. clickclickw00t macrumors regular

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    Corsair Force Series 3, I get about 12 seconds

    2011 MBP 15 i7 8GBRAM
     
  3. MacsOnAnabolics macrumors regular

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    I havent timed my boot yet. I will later. I am currently transferring data. Ever since I installed my Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 120GB SSD into my MBP (re:sig) it has been so fast to boot. I am brought to the apple logo on grey screen and I am logged in before the spinning loader starts!
     
  4. JR1993 macrumors regular

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    I thought the vertex 3 was meant to be the fastest drive out there? oh well, would like to see someone with an intel 510
     
  5. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to see the times on the 320 ;) and I wonder what's the factor that determines boot speed when two people have the same setup going on:/
     
  6. JR1993 macrumors regular

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    Actually, I would too, to see real world performance differences between SATA II and III
     
  7. imorton macrumors 6502

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    I have a Vertex2 180g SSD in a 2011 MB Pro 13" core i5 and it boots from button to desktop in @ 17 seconds.

    I too am interested to see if it is worth it upgrading to a SataIII Vertex3 SSD?

    I wonder how much faster a Vertex3 versus a Vertex2 would be in day-to-day use?
     
  8. Philflow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Unless you're doing some very heavy multi tasking it will be very hard to notice a difference. I have both drives.
    The delay in booting might be caused by the MBP SATA III incompatibilities.

    The M4 and V3 should boot nearly the same. About 14-15 seconds.
     
  9. Chazn macrumors regular

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    My Apple 128 SSD boots in 15 seconds
    2.2GHz Macbook pro
     
  10. JR1993 macrumors regular

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    I suppose this is similar to the 510 vs 320 (which is what im interested in).

    Interesting to know that there is little difference. I never multitask heavily really.... hmmm
     
  11. Philflow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    SATA III drvies can cause a lot of trouble in MBP 2011. SATA II is the safe choice.

    By the way, kingston V+ 100 beats Intel 320 in most notebook usage situations and has far better garbage collection.
     
  12. imorton macrumors 6502

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    I was under the impression that basically all the SataIII ssd's work in the 13" Macbook Pro...?
     
  13. imorton macrumors 6502

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    Interesting, as the SataIII ssd benchmark tests show the 500+ MBs read/write speeds, compared to the @280 MBs read/write speeds of the SataII's

    But many folks are saying that day-to-day general use wouldn't see any real world difference from upgrading from SataII ---> SataIII

    Hmmmm.... :)
     
  14. revelated macrumors 6502a

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    No, they SHOULD work in the 2011 MacBook Pro. But it's a dice roll due to unacknowledged SATA3 hardware issues.


    As for mine, Samsung 470 128GB gets me to the login window (which would be desktop if I didn't mandate login) in 12-15 seconds. No, I'm not kidding. It's FAST. I would submit that for day-to-day usage, a normal user would find the Samsung 470 128 or 256GB the best bang for the dollar, plus no dice roll - SATA2 drives work perfectly.
     
  15. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    I'm using a Sata III Vertex 3 drive with no issues. From the power button to the desktop its about 15-17 seconds. Overall the system is much faster than my old i5 with Vertex 1 system running Windows 7. Terrific upgrade.
     
  16. Philflow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My MBP 2011 13" Core i5:

    Corsair Force 3: fail.

    Crucial M4: freezes.

    OCZ Vertex 3: pass.

    Samsung 470 is a very good SSD, often under estimated. Some MBAs have basically the same SSD.
     
  17. Peteman100 macrumors 6502

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    The Samsung is good, but the Intel 320 is better
     
  18. oButto macrumors member

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    False....

    Anyways I'm running an Intel 320 (120GB) and my bootup time is between 13-14 seconds. Used to be 15-16 seconds but the latest update decreased my boot time. Trim Hack is enabled as well.

    Running a 13" i5 MBP w/ 4 GB ram. Go figure.

    SATA III will be faster than SATA II drives if your (2011) MBP can handle them. That's basically the final draw.
     
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  21. Philflow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I haven't tested the TRIM hack yet.

    PS. On Kingston v+ 100 vs. Intel 320: I just checked my benchmarks and edited my last post. Intel 320 beats the Kingston v+ in most situations.
     
  22. JR1993 macrumors regular

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    Ok, does the 320 have its own GC?
     
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    I tried to sing the praises of the 470, but everyone's so hell bent on the Vertex 3 these days. Even though it has one of the worst reliability percentages of the SSD market. Seems people just don't care about their data much anymore.

    I mean look at that that one link you posted:'

    http://www.techspot.com/review/383-ocz-vertex-3-ssd/page5.html

    The Samsung is performing almost as fast in the real world scenarios as two SATA 3 drives.
     
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