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Update your computer with this OCZ Vertex Plus Series SATA II solid state hard drive.

This OCZ Vertex Plus Series SSD boasts a 4 KB random read performance of 12,000 IOPS. The maximum read speed is 250 MB/sec and the maximum write speed is 160 MB/sec.
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canada16#1
+ 7.00 delivery and its pixmania, cold
gurujosh 3 Likes #2
the price includes delivery
Shambles#3
gurujosh
the price includes delivery

Needs putting in the thread title :)
Chewyone#4
Not bad if you're one of those people who trust pixmania. I'm five minutes away from one of their warehouses so one foot out of line.... :D
Tactile#5
using a ssd now, quality they are. laptop is superfast.
therod 2 Likes #6
Voted cold.

The OCZ Agility 3 is much faster (up to around 4x), more reliable and cheaper too.

Link - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ocz-120gb-agility-3-ssd-114-99-delivered-ebuyer-1139696

Edited By: therod on Feb 18, 2012 19:23: Reliability added.
Weenie Beenie 1 Like #7
Cold, these old OCZ drives are very unreliable and as pointed out, slower than new drives.
hero9989#8
therod
Voted cold.

The OCZ Agility 3 is much faster (up to around 4x) and cheaper too.

Link - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ocz-120gb-agility-3-ssd-114-99-delivered-ebuyer-1139696

I'm confused... I tried to make the maths make sense... But... Last I checked £96.72 is a fair amount cheaper than £114.99... Am I wrong?

But yeah, haven't heard much good from OCZ drives, still a great price, just be wary of it going wrong, back up often!
therod#9
hero9989
therod
Voted cold.

The OCZ Agility 3 is much faster (up to around 4x) and cheaper too.

Link - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ocz-120gb-agility-3-ssd-114-99-delivered-ebuyer-1139696

I'm confused... I tried to make the maths make sense... But... Last I checked £96.72 is a fair amount cheaper than £114.99... Am I wrong?

But yeah, haven't heard much good from OCZ drives, still a great price, just be wary of it going wrong, back up often!


The price said £120 when I posted my comment. As of your post it has now been corrected.
Gold Feet 1 Like #10
therod
Voted cold.

The OCZ Agility 3 is much faster (up to around 4x), more reliable and cheaper too.

Link - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ocz-120gb-agility-3-ssd-114-99-delivered-ebuyer-1139696


Are you assuming everyone is upgrading on latest SATA III motherboards? or is this slow for a SATA II?
No point paying more for SATA III if you're using older hardware and can find a decent SATA II SSD
benjai 5 Likes #11
OCZ + pixmania = unreliability squared
Aradria#12
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therod
Voted cold.

The OCZ Agility 3 is much faster (up to around 4x), more reliable and cheaper too.

Link - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ocz-120gb-agility-3-ssd-114-99-delivered-ebuyer-1139696


Are you assuming everyone is upgrading on latest SATA III motherboards? or is this slow for a SATA II?
No point paying more for SATA III if you're using older hardware and can find a decent SATA II SSD

Although SATA2 is limited to around 300mb/s max sequential reads, it can still take advantage of better random read performance on the newer SATA3 drives, even if not getting the full boost of the new interface. But the speed isn't the only reason to avoid these: as others say, they are also unreliable.
landwomble 4 Likes #13
OCZ: live fast, die young...
plap#14
Weenie Beenie
Cold, these old OCZ drives are very unreliable and as pointed out, slower than new drives.


In the real world you won't notice a difference (ehhh 0.2 sec faster boot time anyone?) and majority of laptops/desktops haven't got SATA 3 so even the fastest SSD on earth will be just as fast as this one.

Edited By: plap on Feb 18, 2012 21:58
sej7278#15
plap
Weenie Beenie
Cold, these old OCZ drives are very unreliable and as pointed out, slower than new drives.


In the real world you won't notice a difference (ehhh 0.2 sec faster boot time anyone?) and majority of laptops/desktops haven't got SATA 3 so even the fastest SSD on earth will be just as fast as this one.


speed isn't the problem with OCZ, reliability is, their sandforce drives have a terrible reputation.
andymagic#16
All this hate for OCZ = bandwagonism much?

I've had a few OCZ SSD drives and none have died as of yet....
joseph1102#17
how much faster would this make my laptop which has a 7200rpm hard drive? i don't think it's worth the upgrade price but i'm not sure, ( i7 2670qm, 4gb ram) also does anyone know if the pagefile makes any difference to speed? somewhere i read that disabling the pagefile increases speed
Tactile#18
much faster mate, mine loads up before the wireless card can enable.
fishmaster 1 Like #19
joseph1102
how much faster would this make my laptop which has a 7200rpm hard drive? i don't think it's worth the upgrade price but i'm not sure, ( i7 2670qm, 4gb ram) also does anyone know if the pagefile makes any difference to speed? somewhere i read that disabling the pagefile increases speed


The information you read was incorrect. No you absolutely should not be disabling the page file.

Microsoft don't recommend disabling the pagefile on an SSD, an SSD is one of the best places to put the paging file.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/e7/archive/2009/05/05/support-and-q-a-for-solid-state-drives-and.aspx

http://www.howtogeek.com/95915/heres-why-disabling-the-windows-pagefile-is-pointless/

http://www.tweakhound.com/2011/10/10/the-windows-7-pagefile-and-running-without-one/

http://lifehacker.com/5426041/understanding-the-windows-pagefile-and-why-you-shouldnt-disable-it

How to configure paging file if you really have the "configure the paging file itch" and need to scratch it, don't bother reading this if you aren't in to technical advice >

http://blogs.technet.com/b/markrussinovich/archive/2008/11/17/3155406.aspx




Edited By: fishmaster on Feb 18, 2012 23:25
fishmaster 1 Like #20
joseph1102
how much faster would this make my laptop which has a 7200rpm hard drive? i don't think it's worth the upgrade price but i'm not sure, ( i7 2670qm, 4gb ram) also does anyone know if the pagefile makes any difference to speed? somewhere i read that disabling the pagefile increases speed


An SSD is definitely worth it, forget about boot times (which will be increased), that's not the reason to get one, the reason to get one is the vastly improved multitasking capability (based on disk I/O). I have a 1st generation core i3 laptop, I can now boot up in 20 seconds to a usable system, I can run a full MSE scan, and open IE9, Chrome, Firefox, File Explorer and they open up seemlessly as I click them. An SSD will not make your computer lightning super fast, but you will notice the difference especially if you multitask. If all you do is boot up and open up a web browser and stay on that all the time, then an SSD may feel like a bit of a let down. Essentially the more you push your pc the more reward you're likely to see from your investment in an SSD. I just like the fact that I can run what I like when I like and the laptop absolutely never bogs down.

With regard to the bootup and stay in a web browser all session brigade, then maybe try putting your web browser cache in a ramdisk, as long as you have the spare ram >

http://lifehacker.com/5730541/move-firefox-and-chromes-cache-to-a-ram-disk-for-faster-browsing

Edited By: fishmaster on Feb 18, 2012 23:34

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