My SSD is barely faster than my Hard Drive! HUH

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  1. MOKHAN macrumors 6502

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    I have a Vertex 2 50GB SSD optibayed in my Early 2011 13" Base MBP

    I used to get around 125 read/200 write, but now...

    I recently symbolic linked the downloads/desktop/documents to my 320GB HD in the main bay, but I doubt that would have changed my performance this drastically.

    Any ideas what it might be, or how I might go around solving this?

    Thanks
     

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  2. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    You do realize that that speedtest program you screenshotted uses *uncompressable* data to do it's tests. It's not that the numbers are wrong - it's that they're not indicative of the way drives are numbers tested and as such leads users to believe that something is drastically wrong.

    It's all in how the numbers are achieved.
     
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    MOKHAN thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I see, I shall begin a search for a better speed test program. Thank you

    Though, one question, I don't understand why I had better results only 2 months ago (125 write, ~200 read) with this exact program, shouldn't that by itself indicate some kind of issue?

    EDIT: Could anyone recommend a speed test program, can't seem to find a decent one!
     
  4. GenesisJLS macrumors regular

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    Why bother, you already know your machine is faster. Just look at the boot times of applications and or the OS in general. If you don't notice a difference, then go the route of benchmarking.
     
  5. MOKHAN thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well because I payed for an SSD, obviously I want to get SSD performance, not 7200rpm HDD performance.
     
  6. Macman756 macrumors 6502a

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    *Paid. And like he said, you're getting faster performance with the SSD, why bitch?
     
  7. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Well, are you doing something other than synthetic benchmarking where you are not getting the performance you are expecting?

    Have you noticed a difference outside of synthetic benchmarks?
     
  8. deafgoose macrumors regular

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    Those numbers are not great. The write time looks way off.

    Here is a screenshot of my iMac with standard non-ssd HD.
     

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  9. Tonewheel macrumors 6502a

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    I'll be on board with an SSD drive, once prices come down about 300%.

    Faster to be sure, but in real world usage, my productivity is not going to take the slightest hit because I'm losing seconds here and there.
     
  10. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Depends on what you do.
     
  11. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

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    If every click you make during a day loads a second quicker over the course of a day, month, year, it adds up...

    For example to restart my machine from a WD Velociraptor (One of the fastest HDDs available) takes about three times longer to get back to where I was when I restarted (I.e. Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, VMWare Fusion, Excel, etc open and ready) than with my SSD.

    It's noticeably quicker, so much so intact I got so ****ed off with my MBP responding so slowly compared to my Mac Pro I bought a SSD for that too within about a week!
     
  12. MOKHAN thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, I get about a 22-second boot up which doesn't seem right
    The applications I run, which aren't demanding at all (Chrome, Powerpoint, Word), haven't seem to have suffered, they start almost instantly after I click them.

    Thanks

    Ouch, hit with the b word. I will repeat, I payed (or paid, just for you xo) for a SATA II SSD, not a 7200-rpm HD. I would like to point out deafgoose's (thank you deafgoose) test of his 7200-rpm drive using the same application to run the test.
     
  13. Wattser93 macrumors regular

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    Run xbench or AJA system test to test your speed and see what you get.
     
  14. MOKHAN thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, ran it. This is what I got. Does this seem right?
     

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  15. Wattser93 macrumors regular

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    That doesn't look right. Your write speed seems very slow. You might want to call up OCZ and see what they think about that. Definitely abnormal results for an SSD.

    Here's the results from my Apple 512GB SSD.

    Screen Shot 2011-11-17 at 6.28.09 PM.png
     
  16. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    So you don't want an SSD until manufacturers pay us twice what we currently pay them to have an SSD?
     
  17. TheJing macrumors 6502a

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    So you want to get paid for using an SSD drive?
     
  18. MOKHAN thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ahhh, I have been slain
    Thank you

    I will call them and also see if I can get any info in the OCZ forums
     

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