Samsung 830 Installed...Before and After

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  1. jbsmithmac macrumors regular

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    Just got my Samsung 830 SSD put into my mid-2009 MBP. I've only got the 128GB version and a SATA II, so here's the before and after disk speed tests.

    Thoughts...I seem to be getting the expected speeds from the SATA II.

    BEFORE:
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    AFTER:
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  2. Essenar macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, thanks for posting. Ups to you. I have a Vertex 4 and was considering picking up an 830. People talk about the lack of Sata III being an issue but it looks like it's blazing fast regardless.

    Did you throw your standard hard drive into the optical tray?
     
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  4. jbsmithmac thread starter macrumors regular

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    No...I might later (don't have the need right now), but right now I have it in an external usb enclosure.

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    For what it's worth - not sure if it affects the read/write speeds of the HD...but I did do a clean install of ML.
     
  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    That's pretty good but I'd expect the write speeds to be a little better.

    Either way, I bet it feels a LOT faster than the old drive.
     
  6. jbsmithmac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah it starts up in about 10-15 sec compared to a handful of minutes before.

    This write speed look better? I just went through a few of the settings changes outlined in the other thread just posted in this forum.

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  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    That does look better. I think my first benchmark was slow because Spotlight was indexing.
     
  8. bhattsan macrumors member

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    If you're planning on putting your old hard drive back, put the ssd in the optical bay instead. It will get the same speeds, but the optical bay doesn't have the same shock protection as the normal bay (which is needed for hard drives since they have moving parts). Good luck!
     
  9. Blue604 macrumors regular

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    Mine is also 2009 Macbook Pro 13", just got 512GB M4. A touch faster than yours.
     

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  10. Ploki macrumors 68000

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    what the **** was with your old drive!?
    35mb/s?

    I have Raid0 and Raid1 and I'm getting 130mb/s 70mb/s respectively...
     
  11. jbsmithmac thread starter macrumors regular

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    It was 2009 OEM Apple hard drive. Specifically a 160GB Hitatchi 5400rpm...that was about 60% full.
     
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  13. ahbdesign macrumors member

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    I have a late 2008 (unibody) MacBook and I upgraded to a 500gb 7200rpm drive and I'm getting read/write speeds of 110 MB/s.

    Even for 5400rpm, 37 MB/s seems slow
     
  14. jbsmithmac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well it's a moot point now since its not being used. However I wonder if the write speed has anything to do with the age of my old drive compared to your upgraded one.

    Or perhaps mine was on its way out.

    Regardless my 830 makes my machine feel almost (if not faster in some cases) than my brand new i7 cMBP.
     
  15. robvas macrumors 68020

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    For comparision, here are some numbers from my 2008 Unibody Macbook. It uses the somewhat-crappy NVIDIA nForce SATA controller.

    An old Kingston SSDNow V100 64GB (JMicron controller)

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    OCZ Agility 3

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    Stuck in SATA I

    After investigating, I found a utility on OCZ's website that forces the drive to 3.0 GB/s (SATA II)

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/18725282#18725282

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    For even more comparision, here is a Mushkin Chronos 240GB (not the 'deluxe' version) in my 2010 i3 iMac (SATA II)

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    Here's the Toshiba 128GB in my 2011 Air:

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    Here's the Samsung 128GB in a 2012 13" Pro

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    Last but not least, the 128GB Samsung in my 2011 11" Air

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  16. LeeM macrumors 6502a

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    i'll just leave this here...

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    (128gb 830 in 2012 mbp)
     
  17. torana355 macrumors 68020

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    Screen Shot 2012-12-14 at 9.37.50 PM.png

    Here is what im getting with a Samsung 830 in my 2008 iMac on sataII. Best upgrade ever!!
     

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