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

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

  1. laser71 macrumors regular

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    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

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  3. Skybar macrumors member

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  4. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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  6. Skybar macrumors member

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    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

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  8. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

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    Let's hope so!
     
  9. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    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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