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OCZ Technology 1 TB Octane SATA 6 GB/s 2.5-Inch Performance Solid State Drive with Max 460 MB/s Read/Max 4 KB Write (OCT1-25SAT3-1T)
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- Delivers up to 32,000 IOPS
- First 1 TB 2.5-Inch solution on the market
- Bandwidth up to 460 MB/s
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I have a 15-inch Macintosh unibody laptop (mid 2010) running OS X 10.7 "Lion" with a 500G internal hard drive. A friend put a roughly 120G SSD in his, and put the old HD in place of the DVD-ROM using an adapter you can find on Amazon. (He put the "superdrive" in an external USB enclosure, also available on Amazon.) (I decided I like having an internal DVD drive.) After research, I bought a $12 2.5" USB SATA enclosure and put the SSD in it. I have OS X on my "Time Machine" external backup drive. After cleaning up my internal drive to get rid of junk (using free program "Disk Inventory X" to find big wasteful files,) I booted from the backup drive so my internal drive was static and could be copied to SSD. Then I cloned my internal drive to the SSD using a program I bought called SuperDuper (which has always performed well for me.) (You might try Carbon Copy Cloner too.) For a day, I ran my system from the cloned version via USB choosing it as the startup disk. I also did a backup of it. Then I put the SSD inside my Mac in place of my old HD (my unibody Mac opens with three long and a bunch of short screws on the bottom. (While in there, you may as well insert the maximum RAM too.) I re-booted with no external drives attached--blazingly fast! (And I don't even take advantage of the 6GB transfer because my Mac is old--but if I get a new one this SSD drive is going into it.Read more ›
Update, April 2013:
The specs since September 2012: the OCZ SSD drive, Gigabyte Z68MA m/b, i7 2600K cpu, GE force 620, 650, then 660ti g-card, 32mb ram & 950W pc power&cooling psu. The only thing I will be doing is upgrading to the 3770K chip and a 680 card later on for this system. My drive is nowhere near full with a bunch of games etc. on it. It's still going strong with no problems at all. Still on Win7, will keep 7 on this system.
Time to find a second TB SSD and build a second system.
Will update in approx. 6 mos.
Drive #3 came in the following week. Also dead.
Drive #4 is on its way.
I've been running my OS solely off of the 1 working drive for about 3 weeks now. Its like a dream. Windows 7 boots up only about 10 seconds after the boot up post signal. I benchmarked the drive as well and came in just as advertised for read and write rates. Great drive! Its just testing my patience with the % of DOA, so that's why I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.
The main difference, obviously, is in performance. Photoshop CS5 now opens in less than 6 seconds on my machine. I haven't gotten to the 5-second boot starts that some SSD owners claim yet (probably because I just migrated my existing OS X install rather than fresh installing it), but at least booting time feels half as short as it used to be. Most applications in general feel snappier and more responsive. There are no moving parts to a SSD drive so operation is absoutely silent, and it should give you a bit more of battery life as well. This drive also has TRIM support, so if you want to add extra performance improvement on your MBP, get Trim Enabler (Google it) run it and restart. I'm personally very pleased with this drive and my expectations have been met so far. If you are not ready to change your Mac to a new model (or even if you are), getting this is the next best thing as far as upgrades go.
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If I have nothing good to say, I tend to keep my mouth shut. So as you can imagine, I feel a bit weird writing a negative review here on Amazon. Read morePublished 8 months ago by phosphate
lasted till today... probably a year and a half of use... it gave blue screens from time to time... now it is burned and does not boot... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Carlos Augusto Garcia Valencia
Everything was working fine on this ssd kingstone hyper x k5, until my pc freezes windows, I turn off the pc then I turn on and windows do not show up. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jose
Died after less than a year of use. For months prior to its untimely death, I would have to repair errors on the drive daily. Stay away, far, far away from this POS. Read morePublished on January 11, 2014 by CEuC
I bought 2 of these drives for my desktop computer, these were my first SSD's and I was afraid of how it was gonna turn out. Read morePublished on August 5, 2013 by Brandon Keo
JUNK....died after 3 weeks and lost everything.....sounded like a great device but not worth the money....getting a SAMSUNG next to replace itPublished on April 22, 2013 by Donna Whitmyer
My old SSD scored a 7.9 on the Windows Experience Index. This one scored a 7.7 on the same machine. Not as high as I was hoping but let’s be honest, that’s close enough! Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by Harold the Geek
The SSD drive is very fast and extremely large. It works great in the fast quad core workstation. It was delivered on time and exceeds my expectation. Read morePublished on October 26, 2012 by MN_EE
This is mostly for Mac users: I have installed this drive inside a mid 2009 15" MacBook Pro 5,3. I bought this drive based on other reviews. Turns out it was NOT worth it. Read morePublished on October 14, 2012 by Raz