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OCZ 120GB Vertex 2E SSD 2.5" SATA-II £191.22@ Ebuyer

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OCZ Technology OCZ 120GB Vertex 2E SSD 2.5" SATA-II Read 285MB/s Write 275MB/s The drive has been posted before, but this seems to be the first time under £200 - price just lowered again! Free … Read More
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OCZ 120GB Vertex 2E SSD 2.5" SATA-II Read 285MB/s Write 275MB/s

The drive has been posted before, but this seems to be the first time under £200 - price just lowered again! Free delivery. Excellent deal.
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#1
Call me when these are £50
banned#2
I would be wary of the buying these, I was reading at work that they've created a new version that holds a lot more data and is significantly cheaper and faster. I don't understand it that much but the techies at work were all pretty excited, apparently it will be cheaper to make SSD than standard drives once they've got proudction set up... 2TB SSD will be under £100 next year... Apparently.... Was in a Microsoft Re-seller magazine if anyones interested, it's all about new technology coming soon.....
#3
bought one only a few weeks ago, was £270, wasn't i a fool.
#4
are these that much quicker than sata's to justify the price or is it just the reliability factor with no moving parts?
#5
sibrecat
are these that much quicker than sata's to justify the price or is it just the reliability factor with no moving parts?

Your post doesn't make any sense at all, SATA or "SATA's" as you put it is the interface used to connect the hard drive to the controller which then talks to everything else. A "SATA hard drive" and a SATA SSD are both SATA, they both use the same interface to transfer the data - i.e cables!!!

I expect what you mean is, are these faster than standard modern hard drives? Yes they are, most modern drives peak at about 120-130mb\s in real world data transfer tests, so about half the speed of one of these for big files. The real benefit of an SSD is for small files though (like when windows first boots up) and large bloated programs that access loads of dll files at startup etc.

Because the SSD is accessing the different files electrically, there is virtually no seek time (time it takes to look for the file). As with a normal hard drive it's head would have to "seek" to the correct place. This is why people like SSDs.

Obviously silent too etc etc.

I personally think one this size is a waste of money, because your only going to benefit by storing the OS\applications\games on it. You could easily store every application under the sun on a 60GB one of these with room for a few games too. If your going to be storing all your games on one of these you'll need way more than 120GB anyway.
#6
mrpremium
I would be wary of the buying these, I was reading at work that they've created a new version that holds a lot more data and is significantly cheaper and faster. I don't understand it that much but the techies at work were all pretty excited, apparently it will be cheaper to make SSD than standard drives once they've got proudction set up... 2TB SSD will be under £100 next year... Apparently.... Was in a Microsoft Re-seller magazine if anyones interested, it's all about new technology coming soon.....


Tosh...We'd know about it if true.
#7
sibrecat
are these that much quicker than sata's


By "sata's" I presume you mean conventional 3.5" HDDs?
Yes, much much faster - especially for random access.

SSDs are the primary reason for the adoption of 6 GBps SATA III, in place of 3Gbps SATA II.
The latter was excessive for the very fastest of HDDs, but turned out to be inadequate for super-speedy SSDs.
#8
No disrespect to yourself with that comment. It's just the same old tat we hear all the time....."X Company has managed to cram 500GB of data onto a single bluray..." we've been hearing that rubbish for the past 5 years and nothings happened.

You know, the multi layer bluray? Where is that then?

It's all the same mumbo jumbo will happen in some form in 10 years time watered down version pants.
#9
robo989
No disrespect to yourself with that comment. It's just the same old tat we hear all the time....."X Company has managed to cram 500GB of data onto a single bluray..." we've been hearing that rubbish for the past 5 years and nothings happened.

You know, the multi layer bluray? Where is that then?

It's all the same mumbo jumbo will happen in some form in 10 years time watered down version pants.


Yup, been like that for years.

These things take forever to hit the mainstream market.
#10
Hot from me but need another chunk off to make it affordable
#11
@mrpremium

Your colleagues may be talking about the Seagate Momentus hybrid drives, which are a standard HDD combined with a buffer of flash memory & a learning algorithm for serving commonly used files directly from the flash memory, rather than the regular (HDD) platters. They're an interesting concept, but maybe a couple of years too late, as the SSDs of today have much better performance and the premium isn't too high.

If they're talking about phase-change memory or similar, then that's years away. Intel's revised SSDs are being released in the next six months - no way will they be 2TB for £100, when their existing ones have hardly dropped in price in the past year.

@robo989
For most users 120GB is excessive for a boot/app drive, but for laptop users & especially programmers it's just right, once VS2010/2008/2005, SDKs and virtual machines are thrown on. A clean Windows install may not need more than 60GB, but my WinSxS folder has 10GB now, and there's no way of reducing it.
#12
Lots of good stuff cut....
robo989

I personally think one this size is a waste of money, because your only going to benefit by storing the OS\applications\games on it. You could easily store every application under the sun on a 60GB one of these with room for a few games too.

I've got a 60GB one at work and I can tell you it isn't enough. Time I've got Visual Studio on there (even need 2003 on to support some old apps), Office, SQL Server, all the documentation etc it leaves nothing for games. Currently Windows7 alone is eating up nearly 22GB of space, I've got about 4GB free and that is installing just the bare essentials onto the boot drive.
The 120GB one might be enough for most people that only have a couple of games installed at a time. Personally I'll be waiting for a year before making the move to a SSD as I expect the price to come down to the point were you could use a SSD as a main drive, not just a boot drive.
They are pretty awesome though, my work machine with an i7 and SSD is rapid.
banned#13
Springveldt
Lots of good stuff cut....
robo989
I personally think one this size is a waste of money, because your only going to benefit by storing the OS\applications\games on it. You could easily store every application under the sun on a 60GB one of these with room for a few games too.
I've got a 60GB one at work and I can tell you it isn't enough. Time I've got Visual Studio on there (even need 2003 on to support some old apps), Office, SQL Server, all the documentation etc it leaves nothing for games. Currently Windows7 alone is eating up nearly 22GB of space, I've got about 4GB free and that is installing just the bare essentials onto the boot drive.The 120GB one might be enough for most people that only have a couple of games installed at a time. Personally I'll be waiting for a year before making the move to a SSD as I expect the price to come down to the point were you could use a SSD as a main drive, not just a boot drive.They are pretty awesome though, my work machine with an i7 and SSD is rapid.

Having had an SSD (120gb) it filled up far too quick, even as just an OS drive so I changed it to a 1TB samsung F3 and I can honestly say I can see no difference... I too am using an i7 with 12gb Ram (6x2gb) and rampage motherboard.... I use My PC for graphics design and video editing so those are power hungry and resoursful tasks but the F3 does great...

My advice at this stage is hold off and just buy a decent standard HD.... Prices will drop as above
#14
now showing £200.20
#15
I just bought a 90gb Vertex 2 and it is blisteringly fast. Windows 7 professional loads in less than half the time that it used to with a traditional hard drive, and most applications open instantly. Great price, voted hot.
#16
Brilliant price for a top SSD. Hooooooooooot. Still need another £50 odd off it befor I'd consider it though
#17
mrpremium
Springveldt
Lots of good stuff cut....
robo989
I personally think one this size is a waste of money, because your only going to benefit by storing the OS\applications\games on it. You could easily store every application under the sun on a 60GB one of these with room for a few games too.
I've got a 60GB one at work and I can tell you it isn't enough. Time I've got Visual Studio on there (even need 2003 on to support some old apps), Office, SQL Server, all the documentation etc it leaves nothing for games. Currently Windows7 alone is eating up nearly 22GB of space, I've got about 4GB free and that is installing just the bare essentials onto the boot drive.The 120GB one might be enough for most people that only have a couple of games installed at a time. Personally I'll be waiting for a year before making the move to a SSD as I expect the price to come down to the point were you could use a SSD as a main drive, not just a boot drive.They are pretty awesome though, my work machine with an i7 and SSD is rapid.


Having had an SSD (120gb) it filled up far too quick, even as just an OS drive so I changed it to a 1TB samsung F3 and I can honestly say I can see no difference... I too am using an i7 with 12gb Ram (6x2gb) and rampage motherboard.... I use My PC for graphics design and video editing so those are power hungry and resoursful tasks but the F3 does great...

My advice at this stage is hold off and just buy a decent standard HD.... Prices will drop as above


We're all happy for you if you don't notice the difference, but there are benches and other users who swear by this. This is a decent price for this kind of technology, PC hardware used to have much more ridiculous premiums. Fact is, this is perfect (at 120GB) for using as an OS drive. There's no reason it should fill up inordinately as long as you only store programs and files which require quick access on it. Then you buy a meaty 1TB hard drive for everything else.
#18
mrpremium
Having had an SSD (120gb) it filled up far too quick, even as just an OS drive so I changed it to a 1TB samsung F3 and I can honestly say I can see no difference... I too am using an i7 with 12gb Ram (6x2gb) and rampage motherboard.... I use My PC for graphics design and video editing so those are power hungry and resoursful tasks but the F3 does great...My advice at this stage is hold off and just buy a decent standard HD.... Prices will drop as above

Maybe if your editing apps are CPU-bound only, then the SSD might not make them run faster, but they would certainly load faster, as would Windows. Anything which makes random reads & writes to the disk would get a huge speed benefit, along with the power & noise advantages.
#19
yes these SSD's are pricey, but they are biggest speed improvement the pc world has seen in a decade. cpu speeds go up but its all in stages with the current software. i installed win7 on a ssd in 8mins, and word will open in a blink of an eye. i have an 80gb with all my apps and a few games installed. on my 1TB normal drive i host my video and music.... awesome, if my SSD died tomorrow i would buy another one instantly. i have a rather nice i7 laptop, but with a normal drive in it.... and it feels slow compared to my ageing desktop with a SSD
#20
OCZ 120GB Vertex 2E SSD

Enter promotional code "OCZSAVER" at checkout and get this SSD for an unbelievable £180!!

Just got myself one for that price!!

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