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Corsair X-128 on MacBook Pro 13" (2010)


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Hi all


Some of you might remember me when I purchased my Corsair X-64 which suddenly vanished from the system / BIOS on my old Asus G1S Windows 7 laptop which has now gone to heaven due to the GPU failing on the board. I then returned my Corsair X-64 and upgraded to the X-128.


Well I purchased my first ever MacBook Pro 13" (2010) model and despite it coming with a stock standard 320GB 5400 RPM drive, I thought I would put my Corsair X-128 SSD in the Mac. NOTE: I put my main frequently used applications on my SSD, and leave other files on an external USB drive. Before installation I transferred the platter based data via the Disk Utility to the newly formatted Corsair X-128 - all went well. I then installed the Corsair X-128 in my MacBook Pro 13" (2010) with Adobe Illustrator / Adobe Lightroom / Office Mac 2011 plus my other apps as well, and low and behold the MacBook Pro 13" booted up everything in 3 seconds - I was gobsmacked. Shutdown occurs in 1 second :)


Once you see this massive speed difference, you really don't want to go back to platter based drives. As a friend said to me use SSD for your primary data, and use platter-based storage for backup data plus its more economical. Currently there is still a massive void between capacity vs speed vs cost. Admittedly, my same drive for some unknown reason has actually increased in cost by almost AU$ 100 since I purchased mine in September 2009.


BTW my MacBook Pro System Information indicates TRIM is not available - TRIM Support: No

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Apple does not support TRIM at this time only Windows 7 or newer support that feature.


I no longer have this X-64 drive as when the drive wouldn't appear I sent it back and upgraded to the X-128, and this was over a year ago. My previous post was questioning why this is still occurring with the X-64's and X-32's - why are these suddenly dying?

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