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Old April 4, 2012, 06:22 AM
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OCZ's Vertex series has been the de facto leader in the SSD market for the last few years and their new Vertex 4 is looking to continue that tradition. Equipped with the new Everest 2 controller and a relatively low price point, this new drive sure looks impressive but it will take more than just that to dislodge the entrenched SandForce competition.

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Old April 4, 2012, 06:46 AM
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Interesting ...

If I can make a suggestion ... perhaps there could be a locked thread that gives buying recommendations (HWC top picks) whenever there is a new product release. Locked because of all the fluff that gives added and waters down the message.

AKG has recommended in the forum the last few months that certain models from Intel, Crucial and Corsair are his suggestions. An up to date list after a new product release might make potential buyers less weary and confirm that a recommendation from last month still holds water and is current ...
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On the Conclusion page, in the Cons section:

"Firmware is still requires refinement"

Does that sentence make sense to anyone else? The "is" seems out of place.
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On the Conclusion page, in the Cons section:

"Firmware still requires refinement"

Does that sentence make sense to anyone else? The "is" seems out of place.

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I can see where they were going with the "is" in the sentence, it's just like they switched train of thought halfway through writing it.
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Also like SandForce SF2281 controller, the Everest 2 controller makes use of auto-encryption with 256bit AES support. It is unknown if this encryption is an optional feature or even if it is enabled on the Vertex 4 as this is an enterprise-centric item not required for the average home user or enthusiast.
May I suggest that encryption is for anyone, not just the enterprise. How many laptops and even desktops have beens tolen and the data off their hard drives used for fraud or identity theft? Think of all the personal and private material we store on our drives: e-mail, passwords, account names, url's to forums and accoutns that get automatically logged onto, etc.

An encrypted drive drive means all a thief gets is the hardware, not the virtual keys to the kingdom. Given the difficulty ins ecurely erasing an SSD as well, encryption should be the default, not the exception.
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On the Conclusion page, in the Cons section:

"Firmware is still requires refinement"

Does that sentence make sense to anyone else? The "is" seems out of place.
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I can see where they were going with the "is" in the sentence, it's just like they switched train of thought halfway through writing it.
Having written a few reviews myself, I can verify that you've hit the nail on the head. On top of that, once it's written, it's very hard for the original writer to see the mistake... they know what they meant to write, and the brain either fills in what's missing, or ignores the extra bits........ ;)
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Between the original con posted and the edited version of it... we "accidentally'ed a word". It happens. ;)

The encryption would be seamless...just like on a SF2281 drive...so if the thief got your laptop..he would get your data as well. The downside is that IF you need to have data recovery done the encryption can be a royal PITA to get around. Pros and cons to each side of that argument. YMMV
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So uhhh, assuming a Vertex 3 Max IOPS and Vertex 4 costs the same, which way would you go? :D

Seems like both options are good.
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Encryption that is in active decryption mode all the time without authentication/password /etc isn't much of an encryption system - indeed at that point it's more a marketing gimmick than a security feature.
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