OWC SSD thoughts

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  1. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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  2. Rafalski24 macrumors regular

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    I don't have any firsthand knowledge of the OWC SSD, but I have heard great things about its controller. I am fairly sure that Apple still uses SSDs using Samsung's controller, which sucks in comparison.
     
  3. gfiz macrumors 6502

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    the only thing I've read that scares me away is a possible issue with the SF1500 controllers and their longevity. Anand's died in a matter of weeks, albeit it was an OCZ, but same controller.
     
  4. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    i too agree, i had 2 ocz vertex LE's and both have died and been returned, i now use the C300 crucial's, hopefully i will have better luck
     
  5. uaecasher thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That could be a problem, where I live (Dubai) I can hardly find any SSD and if any it's mostly crappy. Thus I have to buy it online which mean 2 weeks shipping each time something breaks down.
     
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    i think Anand's C300 died too :eek:

    Though if the new MP's or MBP's support SATA 6/gb, I may seriously entertain one, as I really like Crucial's support and their Micron chips.
     
  7. silvermail macrumors newbie

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    I've recently ordered the 100GB version and have it running on my ASUS 1000HE EeePC and am getting errors from the BIOS with regards to the SMART monitoring. I need to press F1 in order to continue everytime I power up my machine. Haven't had a chance to try it on my MBP yet but will do so later.
     
  8. uaecasher thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the info, I really want an SSD though, it's really fast I was just using my dad's MBA and:

    1) Start up time is like 13 sec
    2) The apps don't even have time to jump when lunched lol.
    3) shutdown in less than 3 sec.
    4) installing app takes secs


    really fast.
     
  9. gwsat macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't hesitate to buy any OWC Mercury drive. I bought a 250 gig FW800 drive from them 5 years ago. It still runs 24/7 and serves as a backup drive on my network. My research has convinced me that OWC's hardware, while not the cheapest out there, is made to the highest standards and is reliable. I am confident that their Mercury SSDs are of equally high quality.
     
  10. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a

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    OWC Order Problems

    OWC computing screwed up my last order (wrong brand RAM, DOA drive reader) and I had previously purchsed over $2k worth of harddrives. They wouldn't make it right to the tune of $25 (cheaper ram that I received and return postage on the DOA reader)

    I got an 80GB Intel SSD from Newegg for 215. It's great and I've never had a problem with them
     
  11. Aboo macrumors 6502a

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    I second that. OWC customer service is really going down hill. I've had several issues with the past 6 orders. They haven't done anything to make it right.
     

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