Thinking about buying an OCZ 60GB SSD for my MBP. Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ozziegn, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

    ozziegn

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    I'm thinking about buying this OCZ 60GB SSD drive for my unibody MBP and I'm wondering if the benefit would be worth the expense?

    my MBP (with a 2.8 chip) boots up in about 40 seconds and I'm wondering if I would see a noticeable gain?

    please give me your .02 cents......
     
  2. Aea macrumors 6502a

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    It uses a JMicron controller with an woefully undersized cache meaning you get stutter. So no, it's not worth it. At least in my opinion.
     
  3. isaki87 macrumors regular

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    No, because there are better drives out there.
     
  4. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    JunkMicron controller. 'Nuff said.

    Hold out if you can until Wednesday. Supposedly that's when Anandtech's massive review of all current and upcoming SSD drives is going to be published.
     
  5. be300test macrumors member

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    you wont see any stutter in osx, at least i dident on the ocz's i tried. but in windows i had serious stuttering issues.

    the ocz solid is the cheaper one, i found it to be fast for osx and cheap.

    i would recommend it if you dont want to spend alot of money. just be prepared to buy a new one in less than a year.
     
  6. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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    by ssd's only WITH cache, forget all others.

    only OCZ Vertex has cache ..

    Available in 30GB, 60GB, 120GB, 250GB capacities*
    Read: up to 200 MB/sec**
    Write: up to 160 MB/sec**
    Seek Time: <.1ms
    Onboard Cache:
    (30-60GB) - 32MB
    (120-250GB) - 64MB
     
  7. be300test macrumors member

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    the vertex has a diffrent controller than the jmicron, cache doesent make much of a difference when you have a crappy controller.
     

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