OWC Mercury up to 400GB now!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by snowboarder, May 4, 2010.

  1. snowboarder macrumors 6502

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    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/internal_storage/Mercury_Extreme_SSD_Sandforce


    I've had my 200GB for a week now and it's simply amazing.
    My xbench is over 360, boot up time under 7 seconds, PS launches in 2.

    But most of all - it works, no sleeping issues, nothing.
    I did try the F200 before and it was ... not ready.
    OWC did a great job. I'm getting the new 400GB as soon as it's there.
     
  2. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    OCZ Vertex 2 is still better if one is looking at SandForce. Just putting it out there.
     
  3. silvermail macrumors newbie

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    I'm still waiting for OWC to release the firmware upgrade to fix the sleeping issues for those who are their first batch of customers...:rolleyes:
     
  4. mamruoc macrumors newbie

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    How come? I have seen only positive reviews of the OWC.
    Links to comparison tests would be nice...
     
  5. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Are they crazy with those prices?!

    Tried and true Intel 160 GB for $450, OWC 200 GB drive for $730? lol?

    They do look like very good drives from their benchmarks and I know they've gotten good recommendations, but their prices are just absurd.
     
  6. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/140?vs=152 The numbers are close obviously but the OCZ still wins almost all of them. In addition, OCZ is a Tier 1 partner with SandForce and are able too hook up firmware updates for its Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SSDs that other manufacturer wont get their hands on.
     
  7. gwsat macrumors 68000

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    I agree that those prices are "crazy;" $1,800 for any hard drive is nuts. Consider that you can buy an entry level, latest model, 13 inch MBP for less than two-thirds of the price of the OWC 400Gb SSD. What's wrong with this picture?
     
  8. snowboarder thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Those tests also show Corsair F200 to be faster, in real life it was much
    slower and it was crashing my MBP. So don't always trust all those tests...
     
  9. snowboarder thread starter macrumors 6502

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    and why would I need that?
     
  10. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Why do you need a 400GB SSD? Nevermind that it costs almost as much as a 15" MBP.

    SSDs in their current state are mainly for fast boot storage. It will be like that for the next few years.

    Smaller SSDs + External HD/Network Attached Storage are a much more cost effective/safer option.

    Fact is OCZ has hookups on SandForce FW updates that others may or simply wont get.
     
  11. gwsat macrumors 68000

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    I considered buying an entry level 13 inch MBP, upgrading to 8Gb of RAM, and adding a 200 or 256Bb SSD, both from OWC. I used the base 13 inch MBP as an example because of that and because I thought it was apt.

    As long as we are considering the OWC 400Gb drive's, to me at least, grossly excessive price, consider also that the OWC 200Gb SSD costs less than half as much. I am a long time customer of OWC and have a high regard for their products but the introductory price for the 400Gb SSD shocked my conscience.
     
  12. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    Oh no, you have your facts wrong: the 400GB SSD is only $1600. That changes your whole argument [sarcasm alert]
     
  13. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You'll be amazed how much the top end Compact Flash cards are for cameras… $600 for 64GB!

    After my last purchase it put a whole new perspective on the price of solid state memory and drives.
     
  14. Tronic macrumors 6502

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    The OWCs are great drives, but I went ahead and got one of the new OCZ Vertex 2's released last week.
     
  15. Guy Mancuso macrumors 6502a

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    I just installed a Extreme 200gb and working just fine
     
  16. gwsat macrumors 68000

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    Silly me! I should have realized what a bargain the OWC 400Gb SSD at only $1,600.:)
     

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