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SKYMTL June 8, 2010 08:09 PM

OCZ Vertex 2 100GB Solid State Drive Review Comment Thread
 
Sandforce-based SSDs are being released onto the market from literally every company but according to OCZ, their new Vertex 2 drives are a cut above the rest. Decked out with a custom firmware that supposedly unlocks additional performance, there are high expectations for the newest addition to the Vertex family....

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gingerbee June 8, 2010 08:34 PM

oh yummy i have been waiting for this review

BootlegUsher June 9, 2010 12:16 AM

On the last page of the review:

we both know you won’t give a damn about a $400 price tag; especially if it

It is only natural that when you compare the Vertex 2

jaydeesan June 9, 2010 06:31 AM

I'm sorry, but there is absolutely no amount of performance that will ever make a 100GB drive worth $400, even if I had money to spare.

Digikid June 9, 2010 07:20 AM

Yes it is better....but not really by much.

I'll wait until SATA 3 versions come out.

phoenixrage June 9, 2010 07:34 AM

Will the average user (or slightly above average user - i.e. photoshop/premiere) notice a difference between the non-sandforce controller SSD's and the current gen SSD's with it?

read speeds are really close for most SSD currently on the market, but the write speeds are a huge difference. But if there's a regular HDD for storage of files, and SSD for the OS and programs, is there a noticable difference?

chrisk June 9, 2010 07:35 AM

If you are a 'regular enthusiast' who spends a lot of money (but somewhat wisely), you probably have an SSD of some type already. This SSD might not be for you, as the real-world performance gains over other SSDs don't warrant the price tag. If you are a budget-minded enthusiast, then this is still out of your league.

Folks like myself with a Gen.1 Vertex, or a Gen.2 Intel should not be too interested in this drive. If you are a synthetic benchmark junkie then maybe. I'll wait to see what the new Sata spec drives will do for real-world performance, and I suggest others do the same.

Good thing is that maybe the prices of OCZ 120GB and Intel 160GB drives will come down as these Sandforce drives get popular.

phoenixrage June 9, 2010 07:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chriskwarren (Post 388885)
If you are a 'regular enthusiast' who spends a lot of money (but somewhat wisely), you probably have an SSD of some type already. This SSD might not be for you, as the real-world performance gains over other SSDs don't warrant the price tag. If you are a budget-minded enthusiast, then this is still out of your league.

Folks like myself with a Gen.1 Vertex, or a Gen.2 Intel should not be too interested in this drive. If you are a synthetic benchmark junkie then maybe. I'll wait to see what the new Sata spec drives will do for real-world performance, and I suggest others do the same.

Good thing is that maybe the prices of OCZ 120GB and Intel 160GB drives will come down as these Sandforce drives get popular.

Exactly what I was thinking, seeing some decent deals on 60GB OCZ's.. and other brands with non-sandforce controllers.

Smoothie June 9, 2010 07:42 AM

I have seen the 50 GB Vertex 2 drives for about $189 CDN. I think I will have to pick one up for a boot drive.

SKYMTL June 9, 2010 07:50 AM

I'm going to step in here.

I count myself as an enthusiast and I will freely admit that currently SSDs don't appeal to me in the least. This is simply because I still count them as beta hardware that are not yet mature enough to warrant installation into my primary system. I'll buy into the fad when I see these as an actual replacement for my primary drive instead of overpriced boot drives.

*waits for angry emails from Corsair, OCZ, G.Skill et all*


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