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Old June 13, 2010, 12:31 AM
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Default How much faster is the 100GB Vertex 2 compared to the Intel 80GB SSD Gen.2?

I've been very pleased with the performance of the Intel 40GB SSD. However, the capacity is proving to be an issue and I think I need at least 100GB in order to be satisfied. The Intel 80GB SSD seems like an ideal compromise because I can get one right now for $200 before tax. The Vertex 2 will be well over $300. So here's what I want to ask, how much faster is the Vertex 2 compared to the Intel 80GB SSD in real-world performance? I'm not interested in synthetic benchmarks and from all of the reviews that I have read, the Vertex 2 is indeed faster and in certain benchmarks substantially faster than the Intel drive. However, I need to know what kind of gains I would be looking at in order to justify the higher price of the Vertex 2. I think right now the Intel drive has a really nice price of roughly $2/GB. I know SSDs will get cheaper and have greater capacity in Q4 of this year, but I don't think I can wait much more.
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Old June 13, 2010, 09:44 AM
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