OCZ Vertex 2 slow with 2010 Macbook Pro

pulsewidth947

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I've just run a benchmark on my 120GB Vertex 2, in a 2010 MacBook Pro 15". The results were disappointing. Is there anything I can do to speed this drive up?

I haven't enabled TRIM as a long time ago, a few people suggested that it didn't need it on this drive. The drive has been in my MBP for about 14 months.

The only thing is I cant remember if I put the SSD or HDD in the optibay. I've got a feeling it was the SSD in the optibay so the HDD would still be protected by the sudden motion sensor.
 

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I have my Vertex 3 SSD in my 2009 MBP in the optibay and I get S-ATA 3.0 Gbps (S-ATA II) speeds.
You can use the following applications to benchmark the speed of your SSD, to see, if it is the culprit or if Blackmagic Speed Test is the culprit:
 

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I have my Vertex 3 SSD in my 2009 MBP in the optibay and I get S-ATA 3.0 Gbps (S-ATA II) speeds.
You can use the following applications to benchmark the speed of your SSD, to see, if it is the culprit or if Blackmagic Speed Test is the culprit:
Coundnt get AJA to work, but Xbench gave better results.
 

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Hmm. So I really should be getting better performance.

Not really sure what to do.
 

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Was the OS install a clean install or backup/restore?

Have you updated firmware on the SSD, that always helps. RMA process through OCZ is excellent if needed, they even offer an Advance RMA upon request.
 

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Was the OS install a clean install or backup/restore?

Have you updated firmware on the SSD, that always helps. RMA process through OCZ is excellent if needed, they even offer an Advance RMA upon request.
I think it was a clean install, although it was a while ago! Do you think it's worth doing a fresh install? How about restoring from a Time Machine backup after - is that ok?

I hadn't updated the firmware, as back then it was tricky on OS X. Thankfully thats changed and I've just used their utility to do an upgrade.
 

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I think it was a clean install, although it was a while ago! Do you think it's worth doing a fresh install? How about restoring from a Time Machine backup after - is that ok?

I hadn't updated the firmware, as back then it was tricky on OS X. Thankfully thats changed and I've just used their utility to do an upgrade.
Worth a try.
 

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Ok wiped the ssd, and restored time machine backup. It's not improved drastically. Anything else I can try?