Raid-Ready SSD vs uh..... not Raid-Ready?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MoLiva, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. MoLiva macrumors newbie

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    So im checking out the market on SSDs for my Macbook Pro and I've found a few manufacturers differentiate their product lines as "regular" SSDs and Raid-Ready SSDs. The raid ready's being more expensive and having a little less space.

    I'm not as tech savvy as I should probably be, so I don't know what Raid or Raid-Ready means and what value it might have. Anyone willing to educate me would be appreciated.
     
  2. ccashman92 macrumors regular

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    +1
     
  3. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    RAID ready means the SSD is more positioned to be in a RAID array, definitely not something you're going to be doing in a MBP. Just go for a normal SSD.
     
  4. ccashman92 macrumors regular

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    Have any recommendations?
     
  5. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Any of the Intel G2 Drives (80/160GB), any of the OCZ 2 drives (vertex, agility etc) or any of the Kingston drives. Wouldn't go corsair due to stability and data corruption issues I've heard about popping up after a few months of use.
     
  6. ccashman92 macrumors regular

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    What about the OWC Mercury?
     
  7. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Can't go wrong with anything by OWC.
     
  8. ccashman92 macrumors regular

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    I figured as much. What do you have? Assuming you have one...
     
  9. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Don't have an SSD yet. Waiting til December/January when the next generation of SSDs start to roll out (Better prices, 28nm, more variety in sizes, bigger sizes, newer controllers etc etc).
     
  10. MoLiva thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was looking at the OWC Mercury Extreme 250gb, its pricy but I did some research on it and it appears to be one of the fastest available, as well as having the longest "life span" of any SSD on the market. I guess SSDs degrade over time or something, this one supposedly doesn't, or at least reduces it to a rate that's barely noticeable.
     
  11. Thiol macrumors 6502a

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    None of the SSDs with Sandforce controllers has been around for very long. No one really knows how reliable these guys are over time...
     
  12. ccashman92 macrumors regular

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    I'll probably do the same...
     

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