memoryc are doing OWC SSD's not sure how they compare - only reason I am looking at these as seen good reviews on a few mac sites on the OWC Drives and also because of having a mac pro 2008 model, I only have SATA 2, not SATA 6 gbps - was looking around for PCI Express cards that would give me 6gbps but I couldn't do that and can't bond 2 sata ports either so not sure how to get the bandwidth I need for a 6gbps SSD.
SSD Solid State Disks; IDE, SATA, SATA II & ExpressCard/34
MPG - SPECIAL REPORT: Real World SSD Performance - Severe Duty: OWC Extreme Pro RE vs Crucial RealSSD
OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD Review (120GB) | StorageReview.com
OWC Extreme Pro vs OCZ Vertex VS Corsair Force
Any ideas / thoughts / suggestions on the above 3 ?
When looking around there has been a number of people who have bought two 80gb intel x25 M G2 ( version 2 ) drives and raid zeroing them
Last edited by mac_shinobi; 30th March 2011 at 08:02 PM.
I've got SATA3 on a marvell chip - from what I've seen it doesn't provide the fastest results on the planet. TBH I'm not that bothered about max theoretical read throughput. A good balance between IOPs, and write and read, and I'll be happy. The main reasons I want it is for the usual startup and app load times, but also to stick music samples on (<1mb each) for when I'm doing music production.
I do hate the guy who mentioned the Vertex 3 though - it looks very tasty and I had previously discounted it from the running because of the price. I've got a £50 cpu cooler in the shopping basket so it's starting to add up!
Last edited by j17sparky; 30th March 2011 at 08:04 PM.
I am after a 1.8" 128GB SSD drive, any recommendations as reviews are conflicting all over the place.
OCZ Revo drive ??
One below quotes about 720mbps
Last edited by mac_shinobi; 30th March 2011 at 08:05 PM.
I want to shove it in my Q1 tablet, got a few ideas on boosting the performance on it, RAM upgrade is one, SSD Drive is the next, CPU the 3rd (providing the board will hold a better chip)
The only decent 1.8" PATA SSD is the PhotoFast 1.8" GMonster-50 IDE V4 assuming your Q1 has a 50-pin PATA connector? The 128GB model costs £397 (or £350 from eBay).
Edit. Found some benchmarks: http://forum.notebookreview.com/6414229-post72.html
Last edited by Arthur; 30th March 2011 at 11:47 PM.
yeh it does have a 4200rpm PATA drive. Price isnt really a big deal, as I will probably get it down the line with some monies saved up.
Anybody used anything from OCZ's Onyx range? They're considerably cheaper than the
VectorVertex range, but is there also a significant difference in performance I wonder?
Last edited by LosOjos; 31st March 2011 at 11:11 AM. Reason: used incorrect random tech term like an idiot :doh:
To be honest the OCZ Vertex 1 are nearly the same price as the Onyx and yet have double the read performance. I have Vertex 1's and they are very good for the money. Excellent read performance and OK write performance. Read is what you mostly need for a workstation drive.
Amazes me that I still remember getting my first gigabyte HDD and wondering how on Earth I'd ever fill it
tbh a modern 7200RPM/5400 SATA drive is still ideal for holding a large amount of data and delivering it at highspeed.
i see novatech are selling 1TB drives for around £34.00 which is a bargain and the short of thing that is ideal for teaming up with a SSD
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