Vertex 3 SSD Review and my thoughts if it is possible?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by keithano, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. keithano macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2008
    Anyone read it yet?

    It includes several review from some reputable websites.
    All in all, around 550mb/s read/write speed is impressive. However, as said in the article, SATA3 and Sandbridge is a must to utilize the performance.

    I would like to ask, I just ordered the new 15" macbook pro with the $90 upgrade to 128gb SSD. My thought is to use that SSD, and wait until the new generation SSD comes out (like the Vertex 3). Then I would put the current 128gb SSD into the optical drive, as I heard that the optical drive is SATA 2. The I would buy a new generation SSD and throw it into the main drive (I heard is SATA 3). Is it possible to run like this?

    Thanks for any input. I appreciate it.
  2. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006

    We don't know for sure if what is going to happen when you stick a Vertex 3 in, until somebody actually does it.

    On paper, yes all that will work.

    But I ain't countin chikins ;)
  3. voyagerd macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2002
    Rancho Cordova, CA
    Too bad I only have SATA I, I really want an SSD.
  4. mdgm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2010
    You'll still see a good performance benefit from using a SSD. You'll just be limited to SATA I speeds.
  5. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I too am waiting for one of the SATAIII SF-2000 based drives. Several sites have tested the OCZ Vertex 3 as twice as fast as the current gen drives.

    Hypothetically, your plan would work. I can't recall reading about anybody using a SSD main drive plus a SSD optibay drive, but I see no reason it would not work.

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