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raphoenix
raphoenix
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I stole a bunch of parts out of my Sandy Bridge rigs to get my new Ivy Bridge Build up and running.

Now I have to "pay the piper" for the deed and Re-Build the Ivy Bridge like it was to supposed to have been Built.

Normally have chosen Crucial SSDs but from reviews have seen other products which out perform Crucial.

Which SSDs are other Members of HTG recommending now from the list link comparison below ??????

http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....35%2D04%23

Thanks for your input,

Rick P.

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ispalten
ispalten
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Rick. go for professional reviews ....

http://www.sataiiissd.com/
http://www.fastestssd.com/feat.....te-drives/

I suspect each owner has their own ideas too...

I've got a SATA 3 OZC Vertex 4, and it screams... It along with an i7-3770 CPU gets to the desktop in no time flat. So fast I don't even bother timing it. You know that it is so fast that I have a hard time either pressing F2 to get into BIOS, F12 for the boot menu, or F8 for safe mode, honest... it takes work and a lot of fast key taping. Once the black Window screen appears where the dots become a flag, the flag never gets done, 2 seconds of black screen then poof, the desktop, completely drawn appear... ready for use.

Irv S.

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raphoenix
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@Irv,

Is this the OZC SSD model number you have which I have in my comparison ???????

http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6820227792

Rick P.

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ronniesonora
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Been using this one for about 3 months. Same model number as you have, just smaller (128g). Runs great and no problems, very fast.

OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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@ronnie,

Thanks !!!!

We use to recommend Crucial BUT like YOU and Irv, I've seen some pretty High Bench Marks in the reviews lately for the OZC Vertex SSDs.

I'm going to get a pair of the Vertex 256s SSDs and run'um in a Raid 0 Array.

That along with a 690 / 680 video card and some good O/C should just about max out a generation 3 MB.

OR

maybe best to get (4) 128 GB Vertex SSDs and run'um in raid 0 pairs so I can run Windows 7 on a couple and Windows 8 on the other two.

I've got enough old big spinners for storage so the 128 GB SSDs would be better on the pocketbook for sure. :) :)

My wife wants this "hodge podge" of towers cleaned of the dinning room table by next week end so got to get "cracking" with ordering parts and clean this mess of Builds up. (LOL) (LOL)

This is what makes ordering parts so hard. :) :)
http://www.ssdreview.com/revie.....h-400i,85/

Thanks again,

Rick P.

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ronniesonora
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Good idea, my OCZ Vertex 4 stays around 89gb free of 119gb. Every thing else I put on a HHD 500gb and it still has about 406 free space.

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raphoenix
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Same question in link with some poster bench marks ???????

http://www.overclock.net/t/129.....-830-128gb

What to do, what to do ????

Rick P.

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ronniesonora
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Maybe this will help you to decide? http://www.tweaktown.com/revie.....index.html

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whs
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Rick, regarding the Vertex4, have a look at post #475 of this thread. There seems to be something odd with it (as compared to the Vertex3).

http://www.sevenforums.com/har.....-a-48.html

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ispalten
ispalten
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@Rick, no, I too have the 128GB model. The new Dell has a 'problem'. It came with a 1TB SATA 3 drive, but the darned system has only ONE SATA 3 port. This is where it got interesting. 'Who' should be on SATA 2? The boot drive or the data drive? Should I sacrifice a booting and OS file loading for data loading speed? I used ATTO Disk test on each drive on each port. Decided to put the OCZ on SATA 3. However, when running, other than the boot video display as things took a slightly longer time (I saw the flag complete for instance), the 'feel' of the system was about the same.

Spec's can be misleading too. Does it really matter between any as long as they use the same port and are built for the same SATA level?

@WHS, reading that post before I saw the next one I had the same question? Not only that, but there was a FLASH UPDATE for the Vertex 4 around the time I got mine. I wonder what level the poster was using, if it was in a SATA III port, and even if a SATA 3 cable was used? I bought a SATA 3 cable, blue in color and it appears it might be shielded? SATA III that came with the machine was orange/red, flat, and might not be shielded? Not sure if there is really a difference (didn't try switching and running benchmarks) in those cables though?

Irv S.

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raphoenix
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@Irv, whs, Ronnie,

Remember this is where I'm at NOW using old Crucial 128 GBs SSDs in Raid 0 on Intel Sata III Ports.

I want to get the WRITE Speed Higher if the Vertex 4s will do it ???????


Rick P.

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whs
whs
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All you really have to worry about is the 4K write speed - unless you use the SSDs mostely for big block data.

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raphoenix
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The SSDs are used for everything and anything.

All that is on the big Spinners is strictly backup data, ISO files and such. They run on Intel Sata II ports in a Raid Array 1 configuration. Most of the time, I even keep'um unplugged for safety reasons.

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ispalten
ispalten
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Rick, RAID 0 will give different results than non-RAID....

Anyway, our Vertex 4 on SATA III :

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Irv S.

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raphoenix
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@Irv,

Looks good.

Your WRITE speeds with the Vertex stabilizes at 8.0

My WRITE speeds with Crucials don't stabilize until 128.0

Of course that could be a function of the Raid Array Stripe Size as you said.

I'm running with a Stripe of 128

I can't change to a Stripe of 64 unless I re-configure the array which means a Clean Install.

Will wait on the New SSDs to do the Clean Install.

From what you say and what Ronnie's link review article appears to indicate with bench marks, the Vertexs should be overall better than the old tried and true Crucials.

Either way, Wife gets the SSDs which bench mark lower. (LOL) (LOL)

Rick P.

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