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

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#1
OK as long as you're not from Northern Ireland, then it's a Tenner P&P, and no longer a good deal. It's what puts me off this drive time and again. Curiously though, free delivery from their eBay outlet. Wish they'd sell this on there...
#2
Great deal! Voted hot.
#3
it was as low as 84.99 few month ago. I would expect to be few pounds less now.
1 Like #4
Awesome drive, I bought one a few months back and cant imagine being without one now!
#5
bobo53
it was as low as 84.99 few month ago. I would expect to be few pounds less now.


I was hoping this also, what with people talking about the next generation sandforce (or whatever) ssds to be released, which should push the prices of these current ssds down.

Heck, I held out too long but for the sake of £5-£10 I'd rather just get one now and start using it!
#6
Bought a Kington 64gb kit for £85 last week down to £79.99 Inc delivery

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/246993

Not as fast, but £10 cheaper

Edited By: paul.jacobs on Jan 14, 2011 18:11
1 Like #7
got the corsair 60gb a while back, got fed up of waiting for 'the prices to drop' and 'new ones coming out in jan' blah blah blah

finally installed it at christmas. laptop now flies, silent, superb.

if you don't use an ssd, then you are insane

Edited By: earwolfigz on Jan 14, 2011 18:15
#8
earwolfigz
got the corsair 60gb a while back, got fed up of waiting for 'the prices to drop' and 'new ones coming out in jan' blah blah blah

finally installed it at christmas. laptop now flies, silent, superb.

if you don't use an ssd, then you are insane


this
#9
Normal price so for that reason its cold and the corsair one is the same price.
#10
paul.jacobs
Bought a Kington 64gb kit for £85 last week down to £79.99 Inc delivery

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/246993


Not as fast, but £10 cheaper

its about 130meg write speed slower i would go for this one well i did when it was £99
very good fast drive
#11
masai
Awesome drive, I bought one a few months back and cant imagine being without one now!


i agree mate got one of these a couple of weeks ago.....truly amazing
#12
What's the deal with these fitting in laptops? I've a Samsung R719, will this fit? Might be a bit tight on space though.
#13
EcumenicalMatter
OK as long as you're not from Northern Ireland, then it's a Tenner P&P, and no longer a good deal. It's what puts me off this drive time and again. Curiously though, free delivery from their eBay outlet. Wish they'd sell this on there...


Isnt it free delivery on a 5 day delivery service. maybe ebay is 5 day delivery too and thats why delivery is free. i havent checked though
#14
polly69
Normal price so for that reason its cold and the corsair one is the same price.


agreed.
#15
noxide
polly69
Normal price so for that reason its cold and the corsair one is the same price.


agreed.


agreed this is nothing special and has been this price at scan for several months. Sub 85 a good deal sub 80 would have been a hot deal imo. Shame they dont do an 80gb version.
#16
Mine died after 6 months, I'm 2 and a half days into the RMA process and latest communication I received is as follows:

Trouble Ticket ID: 16xx78
Description: OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G
Comment By: Eric Von Stwolinski
-------------------------------------------------------
Comment: We are sorry about the issues you have experienced with your OCZ product.

Please provide us with the following information requested below as a comment to your ticket for RMA processing. Reply to this ticket by clicking on the web link at the bottom of this message at your earliest convenience.

Please allow up to 24 hours for a response. We will send you full instructions for returning your defective product(s) to us after receiving this form from you. Return shipping information will be provided under your ticket number and you will also receive an e-mail confirmation. If you have any questions please add a comment to your ticket, we will be happy to assist you.
**Please provide ALL of the information requested below (if applicable)**

1) The OCZ Part # (starting with OCZ, eg: OCZ2X6672GK).
- Serial number
- DRAM voltage as tested
- Memory timings used
- Motherboard model (with chipset and BIOS version)
- CPU model
2) Reseller product was purchased from and date of purchase. (Only products that are purchased from authorized resellers will qualify for warranties and service/support.)
3) Mailing/Shipping Address (We cannot ship to PO Boxes).
4) RMA facility you prefer: USA (California), Canada, The Netherlands, or Taiwan.

Awesome
1 Like #17
they are suppose to be bomb proof

you drop them out of your window and they should still work

hence solid state
#18
these are fast and worth every penny, hot
#19
999tigger
Shame they dont do an 80gb version.

They do:

* 40GB - OCZSSD2-2VTX40G
* 50GB - OCZSSD2-2VTX50G
* 60GB - OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G
* 80GB - OCZSSD2-2VTX80G
* 90GB - OCZSSD2-2VTXE90G
* 100GB - OCZSSD2-2VTX100G
* 120GB - OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G
* 160GB - OCZSSD2-2VTX160G
* 180GB - OCZSSD2-2VTXE180G
* 200GB - OCZSSD2-2VTX200G
* 240GB - OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G
* 400GB - OCZSSD2-2VTX400G
* 480GB - OCZSSD2-2VTXE480G

http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/solid-state-drives/sata-ii/2-5--sata-ii/performance-enterprise-solid-state-drives/ocz-vertex-2-sata-ii-2-5--ssd.html
1 Like #20
Yeah, another one who is waiting for the next generation of SSDs before investing in one.
#21
cusimar9
What's the deal with these fitting in laptops? I've a [url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FSamsung-17-3-inch-Notebook-Dual-Core-Processor%2Fdp%2FB002SSTVDY]Samsung R719[/url], will this fit? Might be a bit tight on space though.
will be exactly the same size as current drive
there is a chance you could have a 2nd harddrive bay as well but i cant see that for sure from spec
#22
publicnme
Mine died after 6 months, I'm 2 and a half days into the RMA process and latest communication I received is as follows:

Trouble Ticket ID: 16xx78
Description: OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G
Comment By: Eric Von Stwolinski
-------------------------------------------------------
Comment: We are sorry about the issues you have experienced with your OCZ product.

Please provide us with the following information requested below as a comment to your ticket for RMA processing. Reply to this ticket by clicking on the web link at the bottom of this message at your earliest convenience.

Please allow up to 24 hours for a response. We will send you full instructions for returning your defective product(s) to us after receiving this form from you. Return shipping information will be provided under your ticket number and you will also receive an e-mail confirmation. If you have any questions please add a comment to your ticket, we will be happy to assist you.
**Please provide ALL of the information requested below (if applicable)**

1) The OCZ Part # (starting with OCZ, eg: OCZ2X6672GK).
- Serial number
- DRAM voltage as tested
- Memory timings used
- Motherboard model (with chipset and BIOS version)
- CPU model
2) Reseller product was purchased from and date of purchase. (Only products that are purchased from authorized resellers will qualify for warranties and service/support.)
3) Mailing/Shipping Address (We cannot ship to PO Boxes).
4) RMA facility you prefer: USA (California), Canada, The Netherlands, or Taiwan.

Awesome


Why are you contacting the manufacturer?
Your contract of sale (and subsequent rights as a purchaser of a new product) are with the retailer, not the manufacturer.
#23
Is there a comparable HDD that cost less? I'm looking for a fast boot drive to hold the OS and main programmes and figure that there may already but some older piece of kit that is just as good for half the price? Any ideas?
1 Like #24
JIM1973ANDREWS
Is there a comparable HDD that cost less? I'm looking for a fast boot drive to hold the OS and main programmes and figure that there may already but some older piece of kit that is just as good for half the price? Any ideas?


You can get 1st gen SSD drives (but they're only ~40MB/sec), or you can get budget current gen SSDs (~100MB/sec).
However nothing of comparable cost matches the performance of the current enterprise class SSDs; if there was such hardware, why would people buy these? :)

There are of course hybrid drives; which attempt to combine the speed benefits of SSDs with the capacity benefits of conventional HDDs.
However they don't match the use case you are describing.




Edited By: TehJumpingJawa on Jan 14, 2011 20:43
#25
TehJumpingJawa


Why are you contacting the manufacturer?
Your contract of sale (and subsequent rights as a purchaser of a new product) are with the retailer, not the manufacturer.


Business purchase
1 Like #26
JIM1973ANDREWS
Is there a comparable HDD that cost less? I'm looking for a fast boot drive to hold the OS and main programmes and figure that there may already but some older piece of kit that is just as good for half the price? Any ideas?


For the difference in price you would be delighted with a Samsung F3.
I used one prior to a 120gb Vertex and I truly cannot justify the difference in performance.

The only enjoyment I get is meeting other SSD owners for a quick chat before a game starts.
If you have a well managed system with sensible boot preferences you will be quite happy.
Most people slow their machines down with crap like Adobe Acrobat, Java and all sorts of iTunes garbage loading on boot.
Check out your MSconfig and iron out the useless ones, even my F3 used to be a 48 sec boot.


Edited By: MBeeching on Jan 14, 2011 21:27
#27
For value for money which woudl be best as a boot and OS drive

1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm OEM HDD £37.79 @ Scan

or

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

or perhaps something like a

150 GB Western Digital WD1500HLFS VelociRaptor, SATA 3Gb/s, 10,000rpm, 16MB Cache, 4.2 ms at about £100.

Speed and value for money being the important thing rather than storage size?
#28
JIM1973ANDREWS
For value for money which woudl be best as a boot and OS drive

1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm OEM HDD £37.79 @ Scan

or

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

or perhaps something like a

150 GB Western Digital WD1500HLFS VelociRaptor, SATA 3Gb/s, 10,000rpm, 16MB Cache, 4.2 ms at about £100.

Speed and value for money being the important thing rather than storage size?


SSD are the way to go for boot drives, worth the extra, imo...



Edited By: titanwars on Jan 14, 2011 22:35
#29
JIM1973ANDREWS
For value for money which woudl be best as a boot and OS drive

1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm OEM HDD £37.79 @ Scan

or

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

or perhaps something like a

150 GB Western Digital WD1500HLFS VelociRaptor, SATA 3Gb/s, 10,000rpm, 16MB Cache, 4.2 ms at about £100.

Speed and value for money being the important thing rather than storage size?


IMO reasonably priced SSDs have made the Raptors almost obsolete.
SSDs demolish Raptors on read, write & random access - it's only burst transfers where the Raptor is still useful. However that's such a niche requirement that in 99% of cases you'd do better off with an SSD over a 10k RPM Raptor.

As to whether the improved performance of SSDs validate their price premium; thats a question only you & your budget can answer :)

The only thing for certain is that SSD prices will crash - though only the manufacturers know when!
#30
I can see progress. The naysayers are in the minority and they sound as ridiculous as ever. Why don't you try defending typewriters and advocate them against word processors.

Anyway, good deal but I suspect that the price was lower a couple of months back because of the VAT change. Fingers crossed crucial can deliver their next gen SSD in February (on UK soil too!)
#31
Just got one of these. Put XP on it and it's nice and quick.

Only problem is that the PC won't return from Standby now. Hibernate works. Standby/wakeup worked fine with old HD. Suggestions most welcome.


Edited By: Frank Hovis on Jan 15, 2011 08:16
#32
Hi,

Can some of you smart people answer the following:

I want to build a quiet pc, is was thinking of using this as the main drive for the os? is this what people use these for? Will your pc boot up a lot quicker with one of these and quietly? Also, if i have a secondary sata drive - am a right in saying that that will only spin around when its being accessed.

thanks in advance.
#33
WetHungryHippo
Hi,

Can some of you smart people answer the following:

I want to build a quiet pc, is was thinking of using this as the main drive for the os? is this what people use these for? Will your pc boot up a lot quicker with one of these and quietly? Also, if i have a secondary sata drive - am a right in saying that that will only spin around when its being accessed.

thanks in advance.
SSDs are completely quiet and will never make any noise themselves. You can notice something interesting when you put one of those in an older laptop though. Mundane tasks such as starting Word would cause the CPU fan to spin up and down. HDDs could never feed the CPU quick enough so that it would get hot quickly, SSDs can! You don't need to worry about that with modern desktop CPUs though.

SSD as the OS drive and programs is what everyone is doing now. OS starting up quicker? Yep, but that's not the point of SSDs, it's the responsiveness that really make SSDs worth it... you launch Word and just start typing... no need to wait for it to start, updates, installations and unzipping are much, much quicker. If startup times are really important for you then make sure you buy a motherboard with UEFI only support (not the BIOS+UEFI half baked ones).

Modern chipsets will spin down modern HDDs. Note that when you want to open a file on the HDD, you will notice a slight pause as it spins up (you would not notice that when the SSD is waking up though). Make sure you buy the "green" (circa 5000 RPM) versions HDDs. Samsung F4 and WD Green drives are often on offer (keep an eye on this site).

If you are still thinking/building your PC, you may even be lucky and see the new Crucial SSDs by the time you order (Vertex 3 and X-25 gen 3s are still some months off)

Edited By: semo on Jan 15, 2011 13:20
#34
WetHungryHippo
Hi,

Can some of you smart people answer the following:

I want to build a quiet pc, is was thinking of using this as the main drive for the os? is this what people use these for? Will your pc boot up a lot quicker with one of these and quietly? Also, if i have a secondary sata drive - am a right in saying that that will only spin around when its being accessed.

thanks in advance.


People do use these for quiet PCs but then they also put quieter fans in and fanless PSUs. The improved boot and OS speed is probably the number one reason for purchase.

If you use HDD for data then it will generally be spinning all the time unless you set an aggressive idle standby time but this affects data access times as the HDD will have to spin up to speed first and it will be noisier.

I have just built a new rig and I use two 1TB 7200rpm HDDs in RAID0 for the OS which gives me 180-200MBs read. I figured that this will do until SSDs get a better price/size ratio which will hopefully happen in the next few months.
#35
Frank Hovis
Just got one of these. Put XP on it and it's nice and quick.

Only problem is that the PC won't return from Standby now. Hibernate works. Standby/wakeup worked fine with old HD. Suggestions most welcome.



I'd check what mode its running in bios, might be something to do with it.best on achi.

Not to sound like a wet blanket but XP won't utilize an ssd properly (no trim etc) so you won't get the full benefit of an ssd, not to mention its no longer supported by microsoft for security updates etc. hope that helps..
#36
titanwars
Frank Hovis
Just got one of these. Put XP on it and it's nice and quick.

Only problem is that the PC won't return from Standby now. Hibernate works. Standby/wakeup worked fine with old HD. Suggestions most welcome.



I'd check what mode its running in bios, might be something to do with it.best on achi.

Not to sound like a wet blanket but XP won't utilize an ssd properly (no trim etc) so you won't get the full benefit of an ssd, not to mention its no longer supported by microsoft for security updates etc. hope that helps..
I just installed some updates on my parent's XP PC. XP is supported until 2014 but it absolutely hopeless with SSDs. Only Intel provide decent figures for XP but the rest are crap due to misalignment with 4k sector writes (it will still feel fast though).

I have never used S3 states and always switch them off on laptops. AHCI won't help with sleep incompatibility. A BIOS and SSD firmware update may help but your best bet is posting OCZ's forums for best advice.
#37
semo, tommyturnip

thanks for your help, its much appreciated. cheers

hippo
#38
semo
I just installed some updates on my parent's XP PC. XP is supported until 2014 but it absolutely hopeless with SSDs. Only Intel provide decent figures for XP but the rest are crap due to misalignment with 4k sector writes (it will still feel fast though).

I have never used S3 states and always switch them off on laptops. AHCI won't help with sleep incompatibility. A BIOS and SSD firmware update may help but your best bet is posting OCZ's forums for best advice.


lol your right, they extended the support to 2014, good news for me since I nearly have an msce in 2003 X)
#39
Went for th SSD rather than a HDD. Will let you know if it really makes any difference.
#40
JIM1973ANDREWS
Went for th SSD rather than a HDD. Will let you know if it really makes any difference.


Can you also let us know if the sky is still blue? Thanks.

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