new OWC SSD in mac MP 4.1---WOW!

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  1. porthosmac macrumors newbie

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    I just installed my new 128 GB OWC ssd in my MP 4.1 (second optical bay) replacing an Intel 80GB.
    Here is a screen shot of Xbench comparing it with the older one (Intel 80GB g2) and also with the apple SSD in my MB air 2.1.
    The results speak for themselves.
    The Intel and Apple SSD have a approximatively one year of light use...
    Louis
     

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  2. 2contagious macrumors 6502a

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    You mean the one that's sold as the 120GB drive (128GB minus 8GB for over-provisioning)? I received it this morning :) haven't tested it yet, since I am still waiting for my Mac Pro, but I can't wait to test it out. :D
     
  3. porthosmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    120GB Mercury Extreme Pro SSD 2.5" Serial-ATA 9.5mm Solid State Drive
    Yes, this one
    Hope you receive your new MP soon!
     
  4. 2contagious macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks :) If only Apple would be as quick as OWC with delivery. It only took them 2 days to send me the 120GB SSD and IcyDrive and Fedex didn't even ask for VAT/customs or anything :)
     
  5. porthosmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OWC delivery is lightning fast in Canada (next day) but we have to pay for taxes and duty...
     
  6. 2contagious macrumors 6502a

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    Well, in the UK you usually have to pay, too.. but for some reason Fedex didn't realise it was of value although it states a value of 300 something dollars on the front lol :rolleyes:
     
  7. Gomff macrumors 6502a

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    Don't speak too soon.....Those duty invoices can arrive weeks afterward. :eek:
     
  8. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    Don't use Xbench for benching SSD drives. The test is completely worthless for measuring SSD performance since the values you get are not consistent.
    The test was last updated 2006 and simply doesn't keep up with the performance of SSDs.

    Run the tests several times and you will see how the values change. My Intel results from 170 to 300, that's way beyond normal measurement tolerances.
     
  9. mangrove macrumors 6502

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    Agree. I have 8 OWC SSD's. Love them in real world use. Xbench gives me results just like you state. Now I have run them so many times I get the beach ball with xbench unless I donate.

    Any way around that?
     
  10. Honumaui macrumors 6502a

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    use aja :)
     
  11. OddThomas macrumors regular

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    Those are great numbers on the OWC. My Crucial 128 gets 283 on xbench.
     
  12. Aquanaut macrumors member

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    Wait a couple of weeks and if nothing turns up in the post you're usually okay to breathe out.
     
  13. Raytrace macrumors member

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    So what's the deal with the sequential uncached read speeds being slower on the new drive? Everything else seems to blow the old unit out of the water.
     
  14. MysticColby macrumors newbie

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    you sure? I just ran it 3 times on mine and got 377.32, 375.36, 376.54 (I, too, got low Uncached Read Sequential)
    I doubt you'll ever get exactly the same, but that looks like a nice grouping to me.
    "Created: Sunday, August 13, 2006 6:02" (and modified then)
    lol. it is really old.
    is there better benchmark software out there?
     
  15. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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  16. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    That's your result. I can speak for others as well that have experiences massive fluctuations with xBench results. As I said from 170 to 300 with my Intel and similar variations with my OCZ. No benchmark will ever give you exactly the same results since the system is constantly operating, even if the computer is supposed to idle, but differences up to a 100% are not normal.

    There are indeed better (suitable) benchmarks out there. I don't know all of them (you might wanna search the forums), but AJA system test for example works very well, can only test sustained transfers though.
     
  17. donw35 macrumors regular

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    my Kingston 64gb ($99) scored a 343.75.
    Model SNV4255264GB
     
  18. pinchu71 macrumors newbie

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    Just a question, i bought two 120 gb ssd owc mercury extreme ( non re) version and i want to make raid 0 arrangment in my macpro 6 core 3,33ghz
    Its safe to make it? Or i neccesary need de RE version with more provisioning space I Wil use it for home use, architectural work and render. All heavy files Will live in other disk.
    Thanks in advance
     
  19. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

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    The Intel G2 80Gb scores 300 in my Mac Pro....

    That score is because you haven't cleaned the sectors in a long time...
     

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