owc sale on 240gb ssd!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by philipma1957, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. JustSomeDude macrumors regular

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    Are there any advantages to the owc drive over other ssd's with the sandforce controller chips? There are several ssd's with sandofrce controller on newegg cheaper than this.
     
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  3. JustSomeDude, Jan 31, 2011
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    JustSomeDude macrumors regular

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    From what I can tell, in terms of performance, the owc looks roughly equivalent to the vertex 2 in performamce. Are there some performance advantages I'm missing? I've only looked at a couple of reviews, so maybe I missed something. Is there a reliability or some sort of mac compatibility advantage?

    Regardless of if there are definitive advantages, thanks philipma1957. Very cool of you to share deals with others.
     
  4. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, from what I can tell, they look identical. I actually wouldn't be shocked if they were the exact same drives with different casework.
     
  5. FluJunkie macrumors 6502a

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    Well, there's the whole "support a company that does tons of Mac-based support and product development" angle.

    The Mac Performance Guide also really likes them - he's got some stats showing they suffer less of a performance hit over time.
     
  6. quidire macrumors 6502

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    Is there any reason to believe that the MPG is somehow related to OWC? They sell a prepackaged Mac Pro (the MPG Pro Workstation) through OWC.

    -RS
     
  7. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Still way too expensive. Hopefully by this time next year, prices will be halved..
     
  8. philipma1957 thread starter macrumors 603

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  9. FluJunkie macrumors 6502a

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    I believe he makes deals with retailers he likes - he gets a cut, his customers get easy-mode, pre-configured, admittedly badass workstations.

    Regardless, other folks who don't - Maximum PC, etc. also really like OWC.
     

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