Help me speed up my SSD in my MBP!
January 5, 2012 10:13 AM Subscribe
I installed an SSD into my early-2011 13" MacBook Pro. It's working great, but the benchmark tests don't come close to advertised speeds...
posted by smitt to Technology (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I recently purchased an OCZ Agility 3 90GB SSD drive. I then bought OWC's Data Doubler, and once that arrived, got to work.
I have taken out the optical drive. In its place, I installed the Data Doubler with the stock 500GB 5200rpm drive that the computer shipped with.
I installed the SSD where the HDD was, in order to maximize speed (and negate the reported won't-wake-from-sleep issue when drive installed in the optical bay).
Cloned the original hard drive, minus the USERS folder and rebooted. I then turned on TRIM support in Lion according to instructions located online.
Success! Fantastico! Works very well, and it's extremely fast.
However, in benchmarking I'm only seeing 70MB/s read and 140MB/s write (I may have that reversed, but those are roughly the numbers). I believe I should be seeing much closer to 500MB/s??
Is there a step I missed, or is this normal? Should I have enabled something somewhere that I haven't to get the most out of my MBP with SSD?