OCZ Agility 3 installed 2011 15" Macbook Pro 2.0 i7

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by djrobsd, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. djrobsd macrumors 6502a

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    Bought this on NewEgg, was about $280 with tax and overnight shipping, but it came with a $30 Mail in Rebate. A few things first about NewEgg:

    -Place your order before noon or it won't ship out until the next day
    -They ship these drives from New Jersey, which shocked the hell out of me given that New Egg is a California company. Maybe that's where OCZ is located? It's a good thing I went for the overnight shipping!
    -They ship it in a full size computer parts-type box (big enough for a CD rom drive or a power supply)... Seriously guys, the thing is like smaller then a pack of cigarettes and you need to ship it in a giant box?

    Anyway, onto installation in my 2011 15" 2.0Ghz i7 MBP, I removed the 5400 RPM factory drive and installed it in the hard drive bay (will eventually install the old 5400 in the optical bay)...

    -I didn't know that I needed a Mac formatted hard drive to use Time Machine. Because all my drives were FAT or NTFS to retain compatibility with my PC at work, I ended up having to run down to Fry's and buy an external drive dedicated to time machine. I went with a Iomega 500 gig Firewire 800 drive, and it backed my entire system up in 1.5 hours, and restored in about 45 minutes.
    -Install of the SSD is easy... Lots of videos on Youtube already showing it
    -Only thing I deviated from the plan, I removed the tab from the old hard drive and stuck it on the SSD so it would be easy to pull out if I ever want to swap the drive out again

    -Fresh Reinstalled OSX
    -Restored from Time Machine backup (could not restore iphoto library too big to fit on my 128 gig SSD LOL)

    All around awesome... Computer boots up in 25 seconds... I can open like 30 programs at once and they open almost instantly... Itunes only takes 4 seconds to convert a track from MP3 to AAC or AAC to MP3.. Haven't tried too much other stuff yet.

    -Geekbench score... WOAH NELLY. 8875
    -Xbench Disk test 352.89:
    -AJA System Test:
    -128 MB: 392/375 (Read/Write)
    -2GB: 388/372 (Read/Write)

    Not sure how these numbers stack up to others who have installed a SATA III 6gbps drive in their 2011 Macbook Pro.. Would love to see your numbers. :)
     
  2. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds nice!

    If you want your time machine drive to maintain compatibility with non Macs you can get third party drivers like Mac Drive.
     
  3. surjavarman macrumors 6502a

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    I got 459.17 on the last xbench I ran. Highest I'd ever seen was 463 but it's usually around 450-455

    I have a crucial m4 256gb running on the latest firmware
     
  4. djrobsd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well fortunately with the purchase of this Macbook Pro and the SSD I hope to eliminate ever using a PC again... Although if my company ever changes their policy about using personal computers for work purposes I might be stuck using the PC again... :(
     
  5. djrobsd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that's pretty substantial from the numbers I got.. :( I wonder if it's because my drive is pretty full, do you have a lot of stuff on your drive? Maybe I need to do some tweaking? Which Macbook Pro do you have?
     
  6. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    Awesome!! Do you have any issues like sleep and wake?
     

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