New MBP w/ Intel SSD WOOOOOSSHHHH

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  1. omegasyn macrumors regular

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    So I just received my intel ssd from newegg and slapped that sucker into my 2.5 MBP (which is flawless). Let me tell you guys this, SSD does make a huge in terms of launching applications and I am looking foward to using this laptop as my main machine in place of my mac pro.

    Screenshot benchmarks will be coming soon...If you like pina colada! Getting caught in the rain!
     
  2. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    ... If you're not into yoga, if you have half a brain ...

    That's awesome that it makes that big of a difference. I would love to put one in my iMac, but it won't be until they get above 500GB.
     
  3. RonJ83 macrumors member

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    awesome, ive been looking at the intel SSD but havent jumped the gun yet due to lack of benchmarks. please post some result as soon as you can.
     
  4. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    I've got the Apple SSD and I think it's great also. Do you have any xbench benchmarks for the Intel, I'd love to see how it compares (I think the Apple OEM is Samsung but it's hard to tell). If the Intel was 128GB or bigger I would have gotten it.
     
  5. Maven1975 macrumors 6502a

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    Here is my MBP 2.53 Xbench results with an Intel X25-M 80GB drive. Im going to run HDtune in boot camp and post those results as well.
     

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  6. Maven1975 macrumors 6502a

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    Geekbench as well...
     

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  7. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    How much of an improvement in battery life are you seeing? I just put the X25-M in my Macbook and the speed is great, it starts up in no time. Also, quiet and cool, the fans never run anymore. But battery life didn't seem to improve, and if anything seems worse. I should have kept better track of my battery life before the upgrade. Did you recalibrate the battery after you put in the SSD? Do you need to?

    Thanks
     
  8. steffi macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for that. Mine (bought on Ebay for about $450) arrives later in the week and i'm looking forward to the improvements it's going to make to daily use.

     
  9. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    I just got mine.. its incredibly fast. I feel like I have my 2.8ghz 8 core mac pro with 16gb of ram + the 150gb raptor drive again! I wouldnt trade this intel x25-m ssd drive for the world!
     
  10. DirkBreeuwer macrumors member

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    It would be really nice if someone could do a video comparison in start-up times, or some notes on how many seconds faster the SSD is. Because of what I hear it is a really noticeable difference, makes me really curious.
     
  11. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    So, how much did that bad boy cost?

    Does it make a difference in other day to day usage, or is it just in boot up and cold app launches?
     
  12. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Youtube is chocked full of nerds posting their boot times for street cred, some touting their machine as "the fastest macbook pro in the world"
     
  13. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    This is from a previous post I put together. It might help for comparing the numbers in the Xbench benchmark screenshot earlier in the thread.

     
  14. efedor macrumors regular

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  15. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Does anyone have the x25-E? I mean , whats 200 or so extra dollars on top of 500?
     
  16. Oversoul macrumors member

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    Does anyone know when the 160GB version of the Intel X25 is supposed to be available? I've read that Intel has begun shipping them (as of December), but I haven't found any availability at the sites where I usually shop (newegg, amazon, transintl, owc).

    I've been toying around with the idea of configuring a new 15" MBP with the Samsung 128GB SSD option, but everything I've read suggests to me that Intel is the way to go.

    If anyone has any feedback on this, or know of where I can buy this drive at, feel free to chime in. Thanks!
     
  17. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    http://www.allstarshop.com/shop/product.asp?ad=fg&pid=22478

    It's a lot more than even the 256GB SSD for the Macbook Pro 17" (which is weird).
     
  18. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    It's available from a few places already. You can get it from amazon or buy.com for $961.
     
  19. Oversoul macrumors member

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    Thanks for the tip, but the drive at Amazon is actually through a third-party retailer ("BuyNow Inc."). I've never had any experience with them and some of their reviews concern me. Buy.com seems to have the same reseller.

    Any other leads?
     
  20. Oversoul macrumors member

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    Thanks for the link. I'll look into it.

    I think we're assuming that the 256GB SSD for the 17" is a Samsung. Has anyone confirmed this? Even so, the 256GB SSD is a $900 upgrade on top of the cost for the "baseline" HDD. And Intel's SSD seems to command a premium in any case.
     
  21. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    I heard it was an mtron.

    Anyways the intel x25-m is THE best upgrade I've ever made in 15 years!! It makes my unibody mbp run faster overall connected to my 24" led acd than my 2.8ghz 8 core mac pro with 16gb of ram + 150gb raptor drive as boot. Its that incredible.
     
  22. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Hehe, I got 205 for my intel x250-m on a 2.53ghz mbp and thats without all the apps closed! [​IMG]


    I just did the test with only the disk test under xbench:

    [​IMG] a score of 228.91!
     
  23. oc2pus macrumors member

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    Same MacBook Pro as OP, minus SSD.
     

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