Problems with Mid 2009 MacBook Pro 15 and OCZ Vertex 3

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Drogbar11, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. Drogbar11 macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2012
    I have installed an OCZ Vertex 3 in my MacBook Pro and I am not getting the results I imagined. I understand that the computer is older and won't get the speeds that a 2011 MBP would get but I am really unimpressed at the moment. Any ideas?
    I have searched the forum and enabled trim. [​IMG]
  2. jbzcar, Jun 9, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2012

    jbzcar macrumors regular

    May 11, 2012
    Sandforce + MCP79 = SATA I speeds

    Edit: Found the link I was looking for!

    That toolbox will allow you to lower the link speed on the SSD to SATA II and should give you a boost. :)
  3. Drogbar11 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2012
    Thanks for the link. I created the bootable disk and made the changes. However, I am still getting pretty low speeds. I am attaching some more photos. I am really frustrated as I thought I would be getting read/write speeds in excess of 200mbps. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am really frustrated right now. haha


  4. jbzcar macrumors regular

    May 11, 2012
    Your benches really don't look too far off what a 90GB SSD is gonna give you... Their speeds really start to take off at higher capacities.

    I hit right at 200MB/s with my late 2008 and a 256GB OCZ Octane. I got only a bit higher than what you are showing when I had my 128GB OCZ Octane.
  5. kukheart macrumors regular


    Aug 22, 2003
    I have the 2009 model as well, just sold it 2 days ago for $700. Counting down the hours till WWDC, I put in a 500GB hard drive and it overheated pretty bad and I blew a fan in it but had to spend $300 to get it fixed. I wonder what the biggest SSD drive I can get without getting into crazy expensive money.
  6. jbzcar macrumors regular

    May 11, 2012
    I got my 256GB for ~$200.

    I have it and a 1TB HDD in my optibay all living happily inside my late 2008 uMPB. :)
  7. Drogbar11 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2012
    thanks for your help everyone. Maybe I was just expecting too much.
  8. bozz2006 macrumors 68030


    Aug 24, 2007
    That doesn't seem right. Why would your write speeds be 40 MB/s SLOWER after fixing the SATA2 speeds? Is it a brand new drive?

    Here's what I got on my 2008 aluminum Macbook and 120GB Vertex 3.

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