SSD bootup drive

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by leftPCbehind209, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. leftPCbehind209 macrumors member

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  2. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Well IMO, as they both use SandForce controller chips (firmware = garbage collection), and OWC's 120GB model is $320USD, then YES. Get it before the deal expires. :)
     
  3. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    Actually I think the C300 uses a new Marvell controller, but it is better than their first gen. However, Anand recommends against using these drives in systems like the Mac that lack TRIM since their robustness under heavy use is not as good as Sandforce.

    From the specs on that link the OP provided:
    What AnandTech has to say...

     
  4. Ryan P macrumors regular

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    If you use a SSD solely as Windows 7 Boot Camp drive would TRIM be employed?
     
  5. Username652719 macrumors newbie

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    The new RealSSD C300 drives have a SandForce controller.
     
  6. Ryan P macrumors regular

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    Link? Can't find any info on this.
     
  7. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    I'll have to dig further into this drive then, as SandForce based drives are a better choice IMO due to the garbage collection since OS X doesn't provide TRIM support. Once TRIM shows up in OS X, this may change (users can go for whatever balance of price/performance they want). ;)
     
  8. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    It's Marvell.

    However, these drives don't make sense on SATA 3GBit/s-links, as they won't reach more than 270MB/s read and are much slower than the SandForce drives when writing - better get a SandForce-1200 based drive.
     
  9. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Thanks for the confirmation. :)
     

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