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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Pikkuroope, Mar 6, 2011.
What actually are the top SSDs nowadays, I keep finding old information.
It sounds like the OCZ Vertex 3 drives are going to be the best bang for your buck in a little bit. They're not out yet, but they've been benchmarked thoroughly so I'd expect them in a month or so?
Wow, that drive is fast. It makes the 275 MB/s SSD I just put in my desktop two days ago look slow. SATA III is hardly in any computers and SSD's are already close to maxing it out. At the rate SSD's are increasing in speed in another two or three years Thunderbolt may even me maxed out.
The controller manufacturers are going to have to step up on increasing the speed of their controllers. It is no longer the day of platter drives that take 10+ years to finally start maxing out an I/O interface.
It sure is fast. I have an Intel G2 SSD that I thought would last me at least a few years, but it already looks dated!
Nice to see that the components are starting to become competitive in terms of bottlenecks. For the past 5-10 years the hard drives have been the primary source of hangs and beachballs for everyday tasks, now it's becoming much more balanced. Exciting times!
Vortex 3 & Intel 510 (Elm Crest) series
These are awesome days to be geek-speed freaks .
The Intel 510 Series seem to be giving OCZ a run for the money, and are readily available now.
My experience with Intel's 80 GB X2 has been phenomenal, so I'm partial to Intel.
I have OWC 120g in my 2009 MBP 13 I love it, have had great results with it and from reviews its seems to be a solid unit, some people have had firmware problems but that seems to be hit or miss....I know I can't wait to put them in my Mac Pro and Mac Mini as soon as cash flow will allow... IMO it is the best upgrade you can do to your Mac....Like putting a Supercharger on a Hemi!!!!
Not performance wise but probably bang for buck.
Yea, the 510s don't seem to be standing up to the Vertex 3s. Unless the G3 M-series SSDs are expected to have better performance than the 510s? They're not the same thing, right?
I think I'll be getting the 120 or 240GB vertex 3. Seems like the best way to go.
I just saw the OCZ Z-Drive R2 E88 on newegg.com. It just cleans the clock of all other SSD's mentioned by a vast margin. 1,400 MB/s Read/Write .
Although it is a PCI-e x8 card that really just has multiple SSD's mounted in RAID 0 and at $9,150 it puts a bit of a pinch in the pocket book. It is user upgradeable.
The G3 are the 510s. So yeah they are the same
I want to upgrade my netbook, is there an Ocz ssd that is compatible with it? My netbook is Acer aspire one 722 bz 816.
and can someone please explain to me how to determine which ssd is right for your PC. I have no idea thanks in advance
Most mobile computers have drives in the 2.5" form factor. All new computers use SATA. You just need to find any 2.5" SATA SSD. Your computer has either SATA II or SATA III -- I'm not looking it up. SATA is forward and backward compatible so it really doesn't matter which you get, but SATA II is generally cheaper and SATA III is faster (if your computer has SATA III chipsets). Some 2.5" HDDs are too thick and don't fit, but I think all SSDs are as low profile as they need to be. Just get whatever. It doesn't matter very much.
The Vertex 2 is SATA II and the 3 SATA III likewise.
Make sure you get it right, although you can use the Vertex 2 with SATA III connector.
Thanks a lot. Now, how do I find out what SATA chipset it has? (II or III)
I also want to upgrade my HP Pavilion dv6149us but it's not listed on Crucial, so I don't know if there's an ssd compatible with it