SATA 3 SSD, any good ones?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jjk454ss, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. jjk454ss macrumors 601

    jjk454ss

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    #1
    Maybe I have just been doing too much research, but I can't find anything about any of the new SATA 3 SSD's to make me want to purchase one brand over another. Are all the problems real? Or just the small number of people with the problems are the ones posting all the stuff online?


    I want to pick something up for my 2011 MBP, but really not sure what is best for speed & reliability. I was leaning towards the OCZ Vertex 3 Max Iops or maybe Intel 510 series. I have had a couple Intel drives, G1 and G2 and an older Vertex with no issues with any of them, but it seems like I am hearing about a lot of issues with the SATA 3 drives. Should I stick with a SATA 2 drve like the Intel 310 series?

    I'm looking for a 120GB or 160GB most likely.
     
  2. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

    Macsavvytech

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    #2
    Somewhat correct, mostly it relates to 17"ers or people complaining about not being able to easily upgrade the firmware. If you have a 13" or 15" just buy a OWC 6G SSD or OCZ Vertex 3 and forget. If you have a 17" get a OWC 6G SSD or OCZ Vertex 3 as well as a cable shielding kit and your good (OWC sells those as well).

    I bought a OWC 6G SSD and I can highly recommend it, here are my AJA system test results for the drive, Oh and its 120GB.


    I/O Transactions
    Frame MB/sec
    Read Write
    00.0 489.3 529.2
    01.0 480.1 533.1
    02.0 480.5 527.4
    03.0 475.3 527.4
    04.0 481.8 530.2
    05.0 484.0 526.5
    06.0 483.8 529.0
    07.0 486.7 334.7
    08.0 489.4 531.3
    09.0 480.8 533.1
    10.0 484.5 531.3
    11.0 480.6 531.4
    12.0 485.1 531.7
    13.0 489.4 531.4
    14.0 484.4 532.2
    15.0 477.3 531.7
    16.0 482.2 530.9
    17.0 477.5 530.9
    18.0 478.3 532.2
    19.0 486.8 531.0
    20.0 482.9 334.7
    21.0 480.8 532.1
    22.0 479.0 532.0
    23.0 490.6 531.1
    24.0 481.4 530.8
    25.0 480.4 533.5
    26.0 487.9 530.1
    27.0 479.7 532.0
    28.0 481.9 531.8
    29.0 479.3 532.4
    30.0 479.5 531.0
    31.0 479.6 532.2
    32.0 484.2 531.7
    33.0 478.3 532.2
    34.0 482.3 335.7
    35.0 477.2 531.8
    36.0 481.2 532.1
    37.0 480.7 532.3
    38.0 482.2 532.1
    39.0 493.9 530.7
    40.0 482.2 531.9
    41.0 480.7 531.6
    42.0 484.8 532.1
    43.0 498.5 531.7
    44.0 481.1 531.2
    45.0 473.2 533.2
    46.0 483.9 531.7
    47.0 495.7 531.4
    48.0 473.9 334.1
    49.0 485.8 532.1
    50.0 489.9 532.9
    51.0 494.9 531.9
    52.0 485.6 530.1
    53.0 477.7 531.4
    54.0 502.7 532.1
    55.0 496.7 531.5
    56.0 483.3 531.6
    57.0 484.7 531.1
    58.0 515.1 532.3
    59.0 478.5 533.3
    60.0 474.2 531.9
    61.0 495.0 340.8
    62.0 504.2 531.9
    63.0 491.8 531.1
    64.0 485.4 531.2
    65.0 507.5 532.7
    66.0 500.3 531.6
    67.0 468.6 533.1
    68.0 490.6 531.3
    69.0 515.0 532.0
    70.0 488.7 532.9
    71.0 480.2 532.0
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    74.0 487.4 533.5
    75.0 479.4 328.6
    76.0 507.7 532.3
    77.0 510.4 516.1
    78.0 478.3 517.5
    79.0 491.8 530.8
    80.0 514.6 531.5
    81.0 506.0 531.0
    82.0 482.1 530.4
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    89.0 500.3 336.1
    90.0 493.5 531.7
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    100.0 496.6 532.3
    101.0 501.2 532.1
    102.0 515.2 326.4
    103.0 509.9 532.7
    104.0 497.9 530.9
    105.0 501.5 531.4
    106.0 512.3 531.0
    107.0 513.1 532.5
    108.0 489.9 530.2
    109.0 512.0 531.8
    110.0 514.5 531.8
    111.0 510.2 531.3
    112.0 511.0 530.8
    113.0 514.2 531.9
    114.0 515.4 531.7
    115.0 511.9 530.0
    116.0 513.3 520.7
    117.0 511.0 533.1
    118.0 511.6 531.4
    119.0 513.1 532.9
    120.0 513.6 531.6
     
  3. Peteman100 macrumors 6502

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    Berkeley, CA
    #3
    If reliability is your main concern, stick with the Intel 320 series. They just boosted the warranty from 3 years to 5 years.
     
  4. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    #4
    Corsair performance 3 series is fantastic. And tipping in on the lower expense. Look at the reviews, cited as setting the bench. I have one in my desktop and it is smoking fast.
     

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