OCZ 60GB Vertex 2E SSD 2.5" SATA-II Read 285MB/s Write 275MB/s £101.64 inc. VAT @ ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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Nearly down to £100!!

Based on a cutting-edge new architecture, Vertex 2 Solid State Drives raise the bar once again and deliver unprecedented performance for the complete gamut of gaming and professional multimedia applications. OCZ designed the Vertex 2 to surpass the competition where it counts most, pushing the limits in both sequential and random read/write rates. With spectacular performance in 4k file writes up to 50,000 IOPS, these latest drives take productivity to the next level with over ten times the performance of the previous generation. Using the latest controller technology, Vertex 2 not only provides a faster, more responsive PC experience, but promotes cooler, quieter, and more energy efficient conditions compared to traditional mechanical hard drives.

With sheer performance that outpaces the competition, the Vertex 2 doesn't lose sight of what makes an SSD the ideal storage alternative to hard drives and delivers the quality, reliability, and durability demanded by consumers that will not settle for anything but the best. Built with SATA 3Gb/s, the Vertex 2 Series easily integrates into today's mobile and desktop platforms and features TRIM support to optimize performance over the drive's lifespan as the ultimate Windows 7 notebook or desktop upgrade.
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#1
Excellent price :3
Just bought the 120GB version last week and performance is very good.
#2
Yup, put one of these in my i5 lappy, boot up from "Starting Windows" to Desktop is 20-ish seconds (and I reckon Avast has a lot to do with slowing that up as it was quicker before installing that). Booting up a fully loaded iTunes
#3
Yep, and I have the 50GB version, also very good if a little small.
#4
......
#5
Hot
#6
anyway HOT
#7
steveex
Yup, put one of these in my i5 lappy, boot up from "Starting Windows" to Desktop is 20-ish seconds (and I reckon Avast has a lot to do with slowing that up as it was quicker before installing that). Booting up a fully loaded iTunes
how long did it take before ?
#8
60gb more than enough for OS and applications... these have been dropping quite a lot in last few weeks, Im holding out til I can grab one for under £100

Edited By: DrHotUK on Sep 28, 2010 08:30: error
#9
You may not have to wait long... X)
#10
DrHotUK
60gb more than enough for OS and applications... these have been dropping quite a lot in last few weeks, Im holding out til I can grab one for under £100

Bought one of these a month ago... 60gb is no way near large enough for os and apps win7 takes 23gb straight away... Im going to stick my 60gb in laptop now and get a 120gb drive for my main machine.
#11
paid £120 few weeks ago :(
#12
how does it perform compared to the other high end SSDs?
#13
steveex
Booting up a fully loaded iTunes


yes?
#14
bally12345
win7 takes 23gb straight away

No it doesn't.
#15
I bought this last week for £110 and its worth every penny! Windows starts up in 20 seconds (after loading the bios) as aposed to 2 minutes with my old seagate 7200

Best upgrade for my pc, would highly recommend this to everyone!
#16
bally12345
DrHotUK
60gb more than enough for OS and applications... these have been dropping quite a lot in last few weeks, Im holding out til I can grab one for under £100


Bought one of these a month ago... 60gb is no way near large enough for os and apps win7 takes 23gb straight away... Im going to stick my 60gb in laptop now and get a 120gb drive for my main machine.


I have 30gig free after loading win7 pro, office 2003, frontpage 2003, photoshop s3, acdsee, vlc, firefox, thunderbird (2gig's worth of emails) skype, auto data, itunes, power iso, comodo IS, and a dozen other programs.

Basically what I am saying is 60gig is plenty!
#17
60gb is definately plenty if your installing just Windows 7 and apps. Recommend space for Win 7 install is around 16gb mark though im fairly certain it uses less that that. Either way a great price and voted HOT for sure!
#18
60Gb is definitely large enough for OS & apps if you're careful - I run one of these with win7x64 ultimate.

To maximise my space (until the large capacity drives get cheap enough) I use "symlinks" to move installed apps & games onto another drive but still appear on my C: drive for convenience. Stuff I use a lot I keep on the SSD for speed - moving installed apps back & forward IS a manual job but it's also quick & easy.

SSDs are just fantastic for general all round nippyness & well worth it.
#19
masai
I bought this last week for £110 and its worth every penny! Windows starts up in 20 seconds (after loading the bios) as aposed to 2 minutes with my old seagate 7200

Best upgrade for my pc, would highly recommend this to everyone!


2 minutes! That's insane. My Samsung F3 boot speed is 52-55 secs (45 with anti-virus removed).
It would be slightly faster if I disabled AHCI.

I still want an SSD upgrade, possibly the Corsair Force Series.
#20
BTW.. It comes with a 3.5" desktop drive bay mounting kit so no need to buy one if your putting it in your desktop pc.
#21
voting hot, though I'm holding off buying one for awhile yet

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suspended#22
its £107.99 now :(
#24
Are there any 30gb Sandforce based drives available? That'd be plenty for an OS.
#25
is this as good as crucial c300 drives
#26
I_SHOULD_COCO
posted today

http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/28/ocz-debuts-sandforce-driven-onyx-2-ssds-priced-as-low-as-1-58/


The Vertex has much greater IOPS, which will have an impace on everyday performance, more than read/write speed, which is similar, they will no doubt be cheaper per GB, and maybe more appealling to some....


COCO

mathewroberts
Are there any 30gb Sandforce based drives available? That'd be plenty for an OS.


30gb for OS (Win7) and apps could be pushing it a bit, not much room for much stuff, 60gb would be minimum IMO...


rhodyate
is this as good as crucial c300 drives


Depends on your motherboard interface, if you only have sata2, the vertex would be better as it almost maxes out sata2 speeds but has far superior write speeds to the c300... I personally would prefer the vertex with more balanced read/write than the c300 even if I had the sata3 interface... even though you prob do more reading than writing, the c300 write limite is poor in compraison....
#27
rhodyate
is this as good as crucial c300 drives


Better in terms of 4K performance and that does make a difference for OS performance. I'd get this drive over the C300.

Edited By: fishmaster on Sep 28, 2010 17:22:
#28
fishmaster
rhodyate
is this as good as crucial c300 drives
Better in terms of 4K performance and that does make a difference for OS performance. I'd get this drive over the C300.
thanks
#29
DrHotUK
I_SHOULD_COCO
posted todayhttp://www.engadget.com/2010/09/28/ocz-debuts-sandforce-driven-onyx-2-ssds-priced-as-low-as-1-58/The Vertex has much greater IOPS, which will have an impace on everyday performance, more than read/write speed, which is similar, they will no doubt be cheaper per GB, and maybe more appealling to some....COCO
mathewroberts
Are there any 30gb Sandforce based drives available? That'd be plenty for an OS.
30gb for OS (Win7) and apps could be pushing it a bit, not much room for much stuff, 60gb would be minimum IMO...
rhodyate
is this as good as crucial c300 drives
Depends on your motherboard interface, if you only have sata2, the vertex would be better as it almost maxes out sata2 speeds but has far superior write speeds to the c300... I personally would prefer the vertex with more balanced read/write than the c300 even if I had the sata3 interface... even though you prob do more reading than writing, the c300 write limite is poor in compraison....
thanks

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