OCZ Vertex 250gb

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  1. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    Has anybody heard anything about them? I saw they are available on Newegg.

    Just curious if it works with bootcamp, the acutal speed and the effect it has on battery life.
     
  2. rojames30 macrumors member

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    i installed this drive in my 17" unibody macbook pro. it works like a charm its very fast, it also works fine in bootcamp. it can boot mac os x less than 15 seconds. i have no problems with this drive using bootcamp. vista recognize the drive with any problems. its expensive as hell!!! but its worth it
     
  3. bbadalucco thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How about its effect on battery life and heat???
     
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  5. rojames30 macrumors member

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    i still get about 8 hours battery with this drive. the drive generately very little heat.
     
  6. rojames30 macrumors member

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    oh yeah, i forgot to tell you guys that i don't have any problems my laptop freezing after laptop comes out of sleep mode with this drive. the laptop comes out of sleep instantly without any problems what so ever!!! vmware images boot up quick with this drive too.
     
  7. James Cole macrumors 6502

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    How much? and what drive did you guys had before? 5400 or 7200
     
  8. bbadalucco thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks,

    I appreciate the feedback. In no way do I need one of these, but I may have to get one just in case.
     
  9. omegasyn macrumors regular

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    Whatever you do, do not get the samsung 256gb SSD's....

    Go for either intel or ocz. If someone with the OCZ vertex can post a xbench, that would be awesome.
     
  10. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    What's wrong with the samsung 256 one?
     
  11. Thunder82 macrumors 6502

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    So would you guys purchase the 250GB Vertex (775$ at newegg) over the 160GB Intel drive? (725$) I've had each drive in my shopping cart at newegg so many times.. I just can't decide!
     
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  13. omegasyn macrumors regular

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    Get the vertex, you'll get double the write speed of the current intel generation.
     
  14. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

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    I have the Vertex 120GB SSD with no problems but am only running Mac OS on mine with not Bootcamp. It is so quiet that I think it is dead. Running very cool too. It runs cooler than my Fujitsu P8010 with the Mtron Mobi 3000 in it.
     
  15. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    So just cause one person has had a problem means all of them do?
    Just some questions;
    Did you get it through the upgrade from Apple?
    Did you actually do real world tests or just benchmarks?
     
  16. fteoath64 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, Vertex is the one to get. Waiting for the price to drop slightly. I figured the new Toshibas might be pretty quick since they had Mtron technology (probably in Asic now as the controllers of Mtron before uses FPGA which sucks power). The IndiLinx controller of the Vertex is pretty awesome and is the one to beat. Intel can have their own s*** with ridiculous pricing and tiny volumes just to keep prices up.
     
  17. rojames30 macrumors member

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    i paid about $830.00 for the drive at tigerdirect.com. i replaced my stock 5400rpm drive with the vortex. the difference for as speed and performance is like night and day. where can i get the benchmark software. i will like to benchmark this drive over the weekend. please point me to the right direction. i will post results when im finish.
     
  18. rojames30 macrumors member

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    results

    here are the results of the test i ran on this drive.
    Results 223.80
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.5.6 (9G2141)
    Physical RAM 4096 MB
    Model MacBookPro5,2
    Drive Type OCZ VERTEX 00.PT1
    Disk Test 223.80
    Sequential 174.60
    Uncached Write 281.20 172.65 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 145.05 82.07 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 100.58 29.43 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 397.38 199.72 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 311.62
    Uncached Write 116.89 12.37 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 393.75 126.05 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 1862.86 13.20 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 829.85 153.99 MB/sec [256K blocks]
     
  19. omegasyn macrumors regular

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    Did you get it through the upgrade from Apple?

    No, the drive purchased off ebay. I also don't believe apple uses samsungs but someone can correct me here.

    Did you actually do real world tests or just benchmarks?

    Yes, I ran benchmarks and real world tests with boot up, shut down, photoshop, updates installation, and etc....

    The intel SSD beats the samsung HANDS DOWN but I am awaiting on my new vertex to see how things pane out.

    Latest bench with intel 80gb ssd on mbp 17:
    [​IMG]
     
  20. bbadalucco thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How does this stack up against the Samsung SSD Benchmarks??? There is a thread showing the Samsung Benchmarks...but unfortunately I don't know enough about xbench to fully understand.
     
  21. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    I'll correct you. Apple uses Samsung's SSDs.
     
  22. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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  23. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    Wrong! They use multiple manufacturers.
     
  24. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    I believe that OCX is actually the exact same as the G. Skill Titan, just rebranded. Do some googling on this and I'm 90% sure this is true. So if you're going to get it, get the titan. But people have had issues w/ it so maybe avoide them both (i love my titan though :D)
     

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