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Old June 8, 2010, 08:09 PM
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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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Old June 8, 2010, 08:34 PM
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oh yummy i have been waiting for this review
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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
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Old June 9, 2010, 06:31 AM
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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.
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Old June 9, 2010, 07:20 AM
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Yes it is better....but not really by much.

I'll wait until SATA 3 versions come out.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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Old June 9, 2010, 07:42 AM
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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.
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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.

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