Upgrade to Vertex 3?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ifti, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    I currently have a 2010 MacBook Pro with a 240GB Vertex 2 SSD, since the laptop is SATA II.

    The drive has worked flawlessly from day 1, and I have noticed no slowdown. I'm pretty sold on the controller used.

    Now that my new MacBook is coming, which is SATA III, originally I was planning to move my Vertex 2 SSD into it, but Im wondering whether I should sell the SATA 2 and stick the £40-odd more into it and get the Sata III Vetex 3 240GB drive instead?

    Although I may not see an huge inscrease in read/write speeds, Im wondering whether the garbage collection etc will have been improved due to the newer SandForce controller??

    Yay or nay??
     
  2. MH01 macrumors G4

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    For your day to day tasks, your not going to see a huge increase.

    And the money your will loose selling the 2 to upgrade to a 3, I would keep the 2.

    Anyway, have a read here. Read the real world tests, as this is the most appropriate.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sata-6gbps-performance-sata-3gbps,3110.html
     
  3. Ifti thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Cheers, I'll read up on that - I have some vouchers to make up the difference, hence why I was thinking of upgrading.
    Im not expecting a huge change in speeds, it was more the controller instelf, garbage collection, and general efficiency I was looking at.
     
  4. steve-p macrumors 68000

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