OCZ's 25nm blunder: Now what SSD to get?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by laser71, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. laser71 macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2010
    I was pleased to finally purchase my 15" MBP today, with the stock 500GB 7200RPM drive.

    I was ready to head over to newegg to purchase a 120GB OCZ Vertex 2 drive for my optibay. However, I was very disappointed to hear that OCZ has apparently wrecked their SSD drives as they made a mid-product switch to 25nm, which is up to 50% slower than the previous 32nm. With no change to packages/specs/prices/etc there is no way to tell which drives are 25nm.

    So now I'm back to square 1.

    I don't want to spend more than $230 for a 120GB drive. What would you all suggest? Is there anyone else using Sandforce who is in the same ballpark - both for price and performance?

    I'm starting to kick myself already for not just going with the $90 apple upgrade to their 128GB Samsung SSD.
  2. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2011
  3. Skybar macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2010
  4. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2011
    I have been doing the same thing! Haven't seen anything about a new drive though. I'm just assuming that they will come out with a SF-2000 controlled drive pretty much around the same time as OCZ. From what I have read, a lot of people like the OWC drives. Plus they offer a bundle with a tool kit and an external enclosure for your stock drive. Pretty cool deal. I am pretty psyched about the new refresh. SATA III, Sandy Bridge quads, and Thunderbolt in the 15" and 17". Nice for those of us looking for a new 15" for our first Mac. :D
  5. LoganT macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
  6. Skybar macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ah, I thought you had read something I had missed :D. But yeah, I guess they should release something in a month or two.
  7. brainwave89 macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2006
  8. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2011
    Let's hope so!
  9. jenzjen macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    Why don't you order the SKU online with the $90 SSD and return the one you just bought? That seems like the best bang for your buck by far.

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