OCZ 60GB Vertex 2E SSD 2.5" SATA-II Read = 285MB/s, Write = 275MB/s - £89.99 @ EBuyer - HotUKDeals
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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.

OCZ Vertex 2 SSDs are available in 50GB to 480GB and come backed by a 3-year warranty and 2 million hour MTBF for ultimate peace of mind.
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#1
Type Promo Code 'SOLID' for this price :)
#2
what does this do? is this same as having a graphics card or gaming card?
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fcuk
what does this do? is this same as having a graphics card or gaming card?


its a gaming card and a sound homogenizer in one package. makes your games much more realistic while allowing you to save quicker..
#4
preacher
fcuk
what does this do? is this same as having a graphics card or gaming card?


its a gaming card and a sound homogenizer in one package. makes your games much more realistic while allowing you to save quicker..


X)
#5
Tempting. If I had £90 to spend I'd get it in a flash
#6
Nobull
Tempting. If I had £90 to spend I'd get it in a flash


NO! I must warn you that this is NOT flash.

Seriously though, can i play CoD in full detail with this GFX card?
X)
#7
bionicdude
Nobull
Tempting. If I had £90 to spend I'd get it in a flash


NO! I must warn you that this is NOT flash.

Seriously though, can i play CoD in full detail with this GFX card?
X)


yeah this graphic cards allows you to play crysis on max resolution and max detail using directx13 at 60fps.
#8
Any idea whether this would fit a EEE 901?
1 Like #9
Stealth_Fox
Any idea whether this would fit a EEE 901?


It would not. You would need mini PCI-e based ones such as these...

http://www.memoryc.com/search.html?q=eee+901&x=0&y=0
#10
Nope won't go in a laptop. Btw for anyone who is looking at this and believing the comments about it being a graphics card it isn't!

SSD's are still way to expensive per GB for the performance increase they deliver. You would be better off getting a couple of 1TB Samsung F3's at that price.
#11
"Is this like a graphics card"

*Face palm*
#12
WTF? graphics card?

This is an next gen flash based hard drive, which speeds up your computer..
#13
I'd buy this if I had a decent graphics card...

... and a motherboard...

... and a PC come to think of it!

Nah but it looks a good deal relative to the market price of those drives at the mo. It's only a matter of time before that hyper-inflated price drops though. It does genuinely give you a LARGE performance boost but that's a lot of clams for only 60Gb! I mean, using 60Gb as your boot hard drive would end up being problematic.

Windows 7 and it's illegitimate b*stard sibling Vista have quite a large footprint when installing them. (Space taken on drive once it's installed) Plus the updates to date aren't exactly small.

Great price though.
#14
It wont go in a netbook but it will go in most modern laptops (ie sata based). Unless they are ultra portables using 1.8" drives
1 Like #15
Ok guys - first post so here goes. A solid state drive is simply a new type of hard drive. However instead of the drive containing a disk and moving mechanical parts, it contains memory chips that store your data. The benefit here is that IN THEORY as there are no moving parts there drives should be more reliable and SSDs should also transfer data around the PC faster, making the pc quicker - including playing games... The downside is that they are way more expensive and also of small capacity. Only consider for a top of the range custom build in my opinion.
#16
This is a good price for this drive - anyone cooling it down is probably comparing it to a slower kingston etc

If you're after speed AND capacity for small money, check out the Seagate MomentusXT (part SSD, part mechanical drive)

I'm currently waiting for the OCZ Onyx 2 range to be released, fast and affordable(ish)

Edited By: Mr Mot on Nov 09, 2010 10:40: Typo
#17
doesn't do anything to gaming other than load up quicker

i just transferred my games back over to a raid 0 sata2 array from my SSD drive

they also dont seem to perform as well on xp compared to windows 7 as their is no trim support but you install windows 7 on one of these then you already lost the good part of 25% of the drive due to partitioning etc

I am using my single ssd on on an ich10r controller with windows xp installed and everything stored on my sata2 array

to get the high spec data read / write you must align the hard drive correctly before installing xp but in windows 7 it is done automatically through the install [partition tool]

also these drives do not like constant downloading ,winrar , quickpar and it kills them off
#18
We've upgraded all the office computers to these drives, (9 computers) The computers are used mainly for general usage, nothing too fancy. 60GB even with Windows 7 and MS Office is totally fine. The computer spec on average is Core 2 Duo with 2GB ram and secondary storage is via conventional hard drive of around 500GB - 1TB. These are not high end builds, these are for average usage. The price is not hyper inflated because price is related to user adoption and manufacturing quantities.

So did the users notice the difference? They absolutely do notice the difference. For £89 this is probably the best upgrade you can do for speeding up your computer. Not all will agree with me but we've tried it with 9 average users in a busy office environment and any future computers will all be getting these drives. They've made a difference to productivity definitely.

Edited By: fishmaster on Nov 09, 2010 11:11: ■
banned#19
Im looking at work for my 2010 mbp 13" is it worth waiting a bit tho im not reli in a rush just wanted to see what all the hype is about?
thanks
#20
Pjrpower
Ok guys - first post so here goes. A solid state drive is simply a new type of hard drive. However instead of the drive containing a disk and moving mechanical parts, it contains memory chips that store your data. The benefit here is that IN THEORY as there are no moving parts there drives should be more reliable and SSDs should also transfer data around the PC faster, making the pc quicker - including playing games... The downside is that they are way more expensive and also of small capacity. Only consider for a top of the range custom build in my opinion.


I disagree, please see my post above. We originally tested using two computers, once that was deemed successful we changed all the computers to using these drives. Conventional hard drives are the largest bottleneck in a modern computer, in my opinion mass adoption of this technology should be par for the course. SSDs are at a stage now where they don't need to be faster (e.g. OCZ IBIS and OCZ Revo 2), they need to fall in price and the capacity increase. However a Vertex 2E is fast enough I think for the average user for now. Not everyone will be able to fit what they want in to a 60GB drive, but essential apps and the OS of course would be installed on the SSD, and a fast conventional drive such as the Samsung F3 1TB would be fine for the rest. We bought them when they were around £100. So 9 x £100 = £900, that's the price of one decent high end computer. Now I feel we have 9 computers with high end disk performance, happy users and increased productivity. Bang goes the theory as they say.



Edited By: fishmaster on Nov 09, 2010 11:21: ■
#21
droyden
It wont go in a netbook but it will go in most modern laptops (ie sata based). Unless they are ultra portables using 1.8" drives


I have one in my Compaq 311C
Make sure you have an OS that gains full benefit from the SSD............

COCO
suspended#22
To the people saying about windows 7 huge install footprint... i think you are missing the point, Windows 7 takes up around 10GB if you get rid of some of the crap you dont need. But you use this as a BOOT drive, not storage so that the 60GB is fine for say a web browser, Microsoft Office(or equivilant), photoshop etc etc. You will have loads left if you keep frequently used programs on the drive, you can easily fit 1 or 2 games on as well so whats wrong with that!.

Im still holding out for more price drops but at the minute they are well worth the price as they make the system a whole lot faster and smoother along with a lot less power usage then HDD's so in laptops its great!.

Oh and to someone who posted about having RAID drives or something, yes your right that it would only affect your game loading times but the overall pc will be much faster so its worth it but at the minute i think you should stick with HDD's for games till its dropped further. RAID wont improve your games performance though, it will improve load times a bit but thats about it. If you raid some SSD's together then you have something that kicks HDD's ass so bad, extremely low latency and very high performance. Look at OCZ PCI-E SSD, onboard raid card and they are quick!.
#23
Cuddy
Stealth_Fox
Any idea whether this would fit a EEE 901?


It would not. You would need mini PCI-e based ones such as these...

http://www.memoryc.com/search.html?q=eee+901&x=0&y=0


Cheers for that link. Those products would replace the teeny tiny primary SSD I take it?
#24
I also have a 311c and considering to upgrade the HDD to a SSD - i wanted to ask is it worth it and what o/s are you running if you don't mind me asking?

:)

I_SHOULD_COCO
droyden
It wont go in a netbook but it will go in most modern laptops (ie sata based). Unless they are ultra portables using 1.8" drives


I have one in my Compaq 311C
Make sure you have an OS that gains full benefit from the SSD............

COCO
#25
The main bottleneck in the vast majority of computers is the hard disk drive. Using a solid state one would give most users a big jump in performance.
#26
fishmaster
SSDs are at a stage now where they don't need to be faster.

Wrong! I always need faster components. When we have bulk storage nearly as fast as RAM, then it won't need to be much faster. The more "speed" you have, the more you can use whether it's broadband bandwidth, graphics card TPS or FPS, or disk speed.
Disk has always been a serious bottleneck and SSD is the first step in breaking that bottle.

But yes, I agree they need to get cheaper, which they will as mass manufacturing kicks in. As with most technologies.

NB PAR repair and RAR extracting are a lot quicker off SSD, if that's something you do much of, you might like one. The old complaints about reliability when doing a lot of writes like that are pretty much dead these days although they are still regurgitated. There's analysis that shows worst case if you completely rewrite your whole disk constantly, it'll still last for many, many years.

That doesn't mean you don't need a backup. You always need a backup or be prepared to loose everything.
#27
Stealth_Fox
Cuddy
Stealth_Fox
Any idea whether this would fit a EEE 901?


It would not. You would need mini PCI-e based ones such as these...
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http://www.memoryc.com/search.html?q=eee+901&x=0&y=0


Cheers for that link. Those products would replace the teeny tiny primary SSD I take it?


If you look at this disassembly article, you will see where the 16GB PCI-E SSD is located, and the primary 4GB SSD.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/laptops/2008/06/17/inside-the-eeepc-901-investigating-atom/1

You should note that the primary SSD is a different size, so you'd be replacing the secondary hd with a PCI-E SSD not the primary. I can't remember now whether you can set the secondary SSD as bootable. I should really know as I took about one hundred 701 eee pc's apart, some 901's and 904's.




Edited By: fishmaster on Nov 09, 2010 11:48: ■
#28
SSD's were like £500 not to long ago..
#29
I bought a Vertex 2E 120 yesterday for my MBP and OMG it is blisteringly quick... Photoshop opens in 3 seconds now.

For those looking to purchase these, make sure your controller can handle it. I have heard numerous reports of people putting them in netbooks and finding little or no difference in performance because the controller is crap.

For a machine with a decent disk controller this is by FAR the best upgrade you can do to a system.
1 Like #30
olivier81
Im looking at work for my 2010 mbp 13" is it worth waiting a bit tho im not reli in a rush just wanted to see what all the hype is about?
thanks


You wont be able to take advantage of any of the newer drives speed increase as the MB has sata 2 which limits it. If you need more capacity and cant afford more then wait for a while but you could be waiting 6-8 months if not more. By then there will be something new on the horizon.

Got one in my MBP and its brilliant. Dont worry about trim either as it seems the OS X file system deals with SSD rather well out of the box.
#31
I bought this same drive a few months back. Really solid performer - startup and shutdown times are about 4x faster than the mechanical drive it replaced.
1 Like #32
mctrials23
[quote=olivier81]You wont be able to take advantage of any of the newer drives speed increase as the MB has sata 2 which limits it. If you need more capacity and cant afford more then wait for a while but you could be waiting 6-8 months if not more. By then there will be something new on the horizon.
Should be a lot less than 6-8 months as Intel's 3rd gen drives are meant to be out this quarter, i.e. by the end of the year. They are supposedly doubling the capacity for the same price. This should also drive the price of other SSDs, including this one, down yet further. So I would say if you wait, it will be less than 3 months.

As for the controller bottleneck, you have not mentioned random read/write performance, which is the main benefit of SSDs anyway (at least for OS purposes). Newer drives will have better random access times and increased IOPS which aren't currently limited by SATA II. Even if an MBP didn't benefit, the newer drives will drive current drives down in price and offer more capacity for the money (an important consideration in an MBP which can have at most two internal drives).

So to olivier, I say, if you aren't in a rush, wait until the end of the year, mid January at the latest. That is my plan.

PS I have voted this hot as it is a massive performance upgrade for less than £100.

Edited By: alasrati on Nov 09, 2010 12:19: ps
#33
Use less power, generate less heat, less noise too! don't forget that as there's no moving parts to wear out......
#34
id wait a while yet before taking the plunge, the technology will improve and the price will drop and people will be saying "damn i paid over £100 for that last year"....
#35
thinking about replacing the 2.5" 500GB HDD of my dell laptop with one of these SSD's.

Could someone recommend an external caddy for sticking the HDD into?

Cheers
#36
david1274
thinking about replacing the 2.5" 500GB HDD of my dell laptop with one of these SSD's.Could someone recommend an external caddy for sticking the HDD into?Cheers

Guessing it's a SATA connection.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/LUPO-Inch-SATA-Hard-Drive/dp/B0030Y58LY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1289305717&sr=8-1
#37
alasrati
mctrials23
[quote=olivier81]You wont be able to take advantage of any of the newer drives speed increase as the MB has sata 2 which limits it. If you need more capacity and cant afford more then wait for a while but you could be waiting 6-8 months if not more. By then there will be something new on the horizon.
Should be a lot less than 6-8 months as Intel's 3rd gen drives are meant to be out this quarter, i.e. by the end of the year. They are supposedly doubling the capacity for the same price. This should also drive the price of other SSDs, including this one, down yet further. So I would say if you wait, it will be less than 3 months.

As for the controller bottleneck, you have not mentioned random read/write performance, which is the main benefit of SSDs anyway (at least for OS purposes). Newer drives will have better random access times and increased IOPS which aren't currently limited by SATA II. Even if an MBP didn't benefit, the newer drives will drive current drives down in price and offer more capacity for the money (an important consideration in an MBP which can have at most two internal drives).

So to olivier, I say, if you aren't in a rush, wait until the end of the year, mid January at the latest. That is my plan.

PS I have voted this hot as it is a massive performance upgrade for less than £100.


Good explanation, was the post I should have written. As mentioned, the read and write speeds on the new drives wont really make much difference but if they increase the random I/O then you will notice it.

These drives really are brilliant. So fast opening programs, booting and shutting down. Certainly the best upgrade I have ever made to my computer.
#38
the first few posts in this thread...


HUAHUAHUAHUAHUA! Epic!

But,, yeah, this is a very goood price.
#39
mctrials23
These drives really are brilliant. So fast opening programs, booting and shutting down. Certainly the best upgrade I have ever made to my computer.
I have to agree with you there. I have used SSDs on a couple of machines at work and the difference is night and day. For personal use I am waiting for a 160GB drive for sub-£200. Hopefully it should be soon. The 120GB version of this OCZ Vertex 2E for £180 is very tempting.

Edited By: alasrati on Nov 09, 2010 12:48: .
#40
Anyone know if this would fit in a samsung nc10?

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