30GB OCZ Tech OCZSSD2, Vertex, MLC-Flash, 2.5", SATA 3Gb/s, £88.54 plus del @ Scan - HotUKDeals
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30GB OCZ Tech OCZSSD2, Vertex, MLC-Flash, 2.5", SATA 3Gb/s, £88.54 plus del @ Scan

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Scan TodayOnly offering. Other SSD also on offer. Read 230MB/s, Write 135MB/s "Offering your system the incredible performance of flash-based technology, The OCZ Vertex Series delivers the perf… Read More
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Scan TodayOnly offering. Other SSD also on offer.

Read 230MB/s, Write 135MB/s

"Offering your system the incredible performance of flash-based technology, The OCZ Vertex Series delivers the performance and reliability of SSDs at less price per gigabyte than other high speed offerings currently on the market. The OCZ Vertex Series is the result of all the latest breakthroughs in SSD technology, including new architecture and controller design, blazing 200MB/sec read and 160MB/sec write speeds, and featuring up to 64MB onboard cache. OCZ continues to place solid state technology within reach of the average consumer, and delivers on the promise of SSDs as an alternative to traditional hard drives in consumer targeted mobile
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#1
Great drive + Fast.

Uses that ininninininlix (have no idea how to spell it) controller

Once you update this baby to the latest firmware you will have a Super Fast SSD.

However problem is 30gb? - I guess netbook users are ok with that...

You are better off looking for a 120gb minimum, thats my opnion... but then again big price to pay

The summit are good as well but they use that Samsung controller in it...
#2
Personally I would like a smaller size SSD, maybe around 10GB-15GB... just to run the OS stuff from though. And then have a much larger SSD for storage.
#3
Are these theoretical speeds ? or realistically achievable ?

Or once plugged into laptop and after installing OS would there be a bottleneck somewhere else like Ram, CPU, Mainboard, Graphics Card e.t.c ???
#4
Checked some reviews which suggest this is a very good product which will give a noticable improvement. e.g. from http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews.php?/storage/ocz_vertex_120gb_sata2_ssd/8

Conclusion

The Western Digital Velociraptor, Caviar Black and Samsung F1 drives may be among the fastest mechanical SATA disks on the market, but as we've seen today they are absolutely no match for the OCZ Vertex. In benchmarks such as HDTune and ATTO the Vertex produced read and write results almost double that of the ageing platter spinners and as if that wasn't enough humiliation, the Vertex totally dominated PCMark Vantage with some results coming out over 10x higher than than the rest of the drives. Simply awesome.

Unlike our original testing of the "OCZ SSD" the Vertex also produced tangible benefits in Windows start-up and game loading times. Unreal Tournament III went from menu to map in 1/2 the time of the popular Samsung F1 1TB hard disk, while Vista SP1 booted in screamingly fast 24 seconds - 7 seconds faster than the Velociraptor. Similarly the time taken to copy a massive 100GB file to the disk was also completed a whopping 4 minutes faster than its nearest competitor.

I'm sure many of you will be reading this review wondering if the 'stuttering' issues apparent on so many SSD's is also an issue on the Vertex. It's not. After using the Vertex as a primary OS drive in our test system for the past two weeks and also transferring the Vertex to my personal Macbook, no slowdown, stuttering or freezing issues were experienced what-so-ever.

As a final note, it'd be negligent of us to end this review without mentioning that capacity and price are still a little way off that of the mechanical drives. However, bearing in mind that 2009 has been filled with releases of new GPU's and Chipsets that offer little to no visual improvements in performance, replacing your OS hard disk with an SSD such as the Vertex instead of spending £300 on that 'new' graphics card just makes so much more sense.



The Good
- Read/Write speeds up to 100MB/s faster than some of the best SSD Hard Disks on the market.
- Extremely low latency.
- Visual benefits in Windows start-up, game loading and file copying.
- SSD's have inherently lower power consumption - useful for Laptops.
- Totally silent. More than can be said for the Western Digital (Verloci)Raptor drives.

The Mediocre
- 2yr Warranty. Most mechanical hard drives have ~5yrs.
- Price still quite high, but you get much more for your money than last year.
- Package really basic. Throw in some drive bay mounts goddamit!

The Bad
- No time to make a cuppa while waiting for file transfers :)

and from http://www.trustedreviews.com/storage/review/2009/06/12/OCZ-Vertex-120GB-SSD/p3

Verdict

All told, this is a seriously fast drive that will be perfectly suited for use as the main system drive for a fast gaming PC or workstation and its price is competitive with other similarly performing solutions on the market. However, its speed and price is overkill if you just want an SSD for a simple, low-cost media center or laptop where you still want to reduce heat, noise, power consumption but don't necessarily need all out speed.
#5
Just found the same SSD available from ebuyer for £91 delivered. Better option if you are not able to get scan free delivery - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/160730
#6
paddy.stone
Personally I would like a smaller size SSD, maybe around 10GB-15GB... just to run the OS stuff from though. And then have a much larger SSD for storage.


You'd be better off buying 2 of these, running them in RAID 0 then just partition off a small segment if you want to keep the OS side of things tidy :thumbsup:

ijwia
Are these theoretical speeds ? or realistically achievable ?

Or once plugged into laptop and after installing OS would there be a bottleneck somewhere else like Ram, CPU, Mainboard, Graphics Card e.t.c ???


the speeds are fully achievable... good review (although of the 120GB version) here
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/storage/2009/05/15/ocz-vertex-ssd-review/1

also some very helpful people over at the ocz forum

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=186

and yes, there is always a bottleneck... which by definition is the slowest thing in your system, hence as you upgrade, another appears :thinking:

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