SSD OCZ Vertex Plus doubt

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Theros, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Theros macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2010
    Hallo, i have currently a MBP 17'' Early 2011 with an SSD Samsung 470 128gb which is almost full.

    I live in Mexico (exactly Cancun) and is very difficult to find SSD's at great price, only in bigger cities like Mexico city i can find shops for PC components, sadly there isn't one close from where i live.

    My only option are some stores here in my city which are Apple premium resellers (like every Apple SSD they are overpriced for almost 1000 dollars the 256gb model).

    I can't go back to HDD after using SSD for almost 1 year, so i had to order a new one through internet that was on discount, exactly an OCZ Vertex Plus of 240gb (model:OCZSSD2-1VTXPL240G), this is my first OCZ so i dont have really experience with this brand.

    I will update the drive to the last firmware when it arrives, but i would like to ask if anybody had before this SSD/brand before and how was the experience with it, any problems with TRIM?

  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    OCZ is a mature company. They have been selling SSDs for a couple years now and has gained a name for itself with their Sandforce-based SSDs.

    It would appear the drive you purchased uses their Indilinx controller. That controller does support TRIM (in Windows 7 natively) and has built-in garbage collection.

    From a technical standpoint, OCZ does not have a Mac-based utility to update the firmware. You would need to install Windows to do so, or connect the drive to a Windows-based machine to update the firmware.

    Also, I'm curious how much did you pay for the 240GB Vertex Plus?
  3. Theros thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2010
    For the Vertex Plus i paid like 300 dollars in pesos (including shipping), there are some SATA 3 SSD's but here they costs like 500-700 dollars for a similar 256gb model but i saw that some have problems, i want only more space and a similar performance to my Samsung 470 so SATA 3 is not ''must'' for me, also here PC components are imported from the U.S so most are resellers.

    I was going to the U.S in April but at the end a similar SSD plus the flight will be almost the same price for what it costs here and really i need more space because im almost full with my current SSD.

    Thanks for the info!

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