Vertex 2>Vertex 3 Upgrade? Performance difference? (Early 2011, 8,2)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by -greedy-, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. -greedy- macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2011
    Alright all this talk of the retina MBP has got me wanting to upgrade my Pro to somewhat keep up with the times. I already have 16 GB RAM so I'm good there. I also have a 64GB Vertex 2 for the OS and Apps. Would upgrading to a Vertex 3 make a decent difference in performance? Or should I just stick with the 2?
  2. -greedy- thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2011
  3. markusberger macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    Actually wondered about this myself...
  4. -greedy- thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2011
    wondering if i opt for a 128 GB version if that will make a difference as well.. I have about 20 gigs free spage on my 64.. would haveing all that extra space help with performance as well?
  5. 7even macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2008
    There will be a difference because the 3 can hit higher transfer rates since it supports 6gbps sata. Not sure if it will be appreciable enough though :)
  6. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Vertex 3 is definitely faster but it's hard to say if the difference is noticeable. SSDs are pretty cheap now though so getting a 120GB Vertex 3 won't break the bank. Maybe you can use the Vertex 2 in some other machine?
  7. Meever macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2009
    The difference in "normal" usage will be minimal. A second or two faster in opening apps. Three to four seconds faster boot time.

    It would be wiser to get a higher capacity to put more apps in it. Or better/more reliable brand.
  8. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    Real world use, you will not notice a difference (unlike when you went from HDD to SSD). Also if your upgrading, I would recommend against a Vertex, its hit and miss with them. Get an intel/Samsung, very reliable.
  9. JasonH42 macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2010
    Had two Vertex 3s in my early 2011 MBP for well over a year now, no issues, highly recommended.
  10. Brett0712 macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2008
    In the event you do decided to pick up a Vertex 3, Newegg has the 120gb Vertex 3 as todays shellshocker for $79.99.
  11. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    I also own one, with no issues. Though Google Vertex 3 reliability, and you will see some horror stories. Though my vertex 3 is still going strong, I will be buying Crucial M3, Samsung 830 or Intel 510 in the future, as reliablity is more important then slight performance boost i will never notice

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