Beyond Cool: Striped 120GB SSD RAID in a Macbook Pro
From time to time, I post the technical exploits of my friend Eric here. I remember the attention he got a while back for hacking his MacBook Pro to support a RAID configuration.
Well, Eric has managed to extend that experimentation to a pair of new OCZ 120GB Solid State Drives (SSD).
Two OCZ Core Series v2 SATA II 120GB SSDs in a MacBook Pro
The blog post is here, with detailed photos and benchmarks. A must see for any digital photographer and/or Mac geek who is into performance-pushing customer expansion.
My favorite part of the walk through is the brief commentary on the Apple-like packaging for the SSD drives:
The OCZ drives arrived in a plain package, but once the outer cardboard layer was removed, it was clear that OCZ had taken some packaging cues from Apple. The inner packaging was beautiful, and made it clear that you had just purchased a quality product.
That was the part I expected. This is the part I didn’t:
Even though it was pretty, I don’t like excessive packaging and would have preferred something simple and biodegradable.
For some reason, I have a distinct mental image of Eric’s facial expression when saying this, and it made me laugh out loud.