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OCZ Vertex Series 60GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive £172.49 @ Novatech £163.29

£163.29 @ Novatech
These are the business! Apparently the new firmware on the OCZ SSD drives has improved their performace even more. Capacity 60GB Cache 32MB Read Speed Up to 200MB/sec Write Speed Up to 160M… Read More
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8y, 2m agoFound 8 years, 2 months ago
These are the business! Apparently the new firmware on the OCZ SSD drives has improved their performace even more.

Capacity 60GB
Cache 32MB
Read Speed Up to 200MB/sec
Write Speed Up to 160MB/sec
NAND Flash Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
Interface SATA-II
Features Low Power Consumption
Lightweight (77g)
Shock Resistant
Warranty 2 Years
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#1
Good article on the new firmware of these babys !
http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3535&p=3

Sequential write issue fixed, from the look of it.

http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/oczvertexfollowup_033009020937/18686.png
#2
Can these directly replace a SATA 2.5" drive in a netbook?
#3
This has a much better Gb/£ ratio than the 30Gb version @ £114.99 also at Novatech so 60Gb at £163 a hot deal for sure :thumbsup:
#4
pedster
Can these directly replace a SATA 2.5" drive in a netbook?


Yes. They are ideal for that purpose. Considerably Increase your performance & battery life, and you don't need to wory about HDD head crashes when you bounce your laptop about :)
#5
djfluff
Yes. They are ideal for that purpose. Considerably Increase your performance & battery life, and you don't need to wory about HDD head crashes when you bounce your laptop about :)


How do they compare for read / write speed? I have this in my netbook at the moment,

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?NOV-NBHS32

I know there is a significant differance in size but would not look at anything below 120gb if i could help it. I may have to wait for a sustancial price drop for that reason. This drive would be a good idea if i was to revert to a simple internet only netbook. As it is i use it for my iTunes library along with my Tomtom software and mapping. That all uses 90gb on its own.

:thumbsup:
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pedster
How do they compare for read / write speed? I have this in my netbook at the moment,

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?NOV-NBHS32


A 2.5inch notebook HDD at 5400rpm will tend to top out around 60Mb/s give or take 5 or so each way. Take a look at this...

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=670&type=expert&pid=6

...and then grab hold of HDTune yourself and bench your own drive. The more important thing about SSDs is access time. Programs and files will pop up nearly instantly compared to mechanical drives :)
#7
Cuddy
A 2.5inch notebook HDD at 5400rpm will tend to top out around 60Mb/s give or take 5 or so each way. Take a look at this...

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=670&type=expert&pid=6

...and then grab hold of HDTune yourself and bench your own drive. The more important thing about SSDs is access time. Programs and files will pop up nearly instantly compared to mechanical drives :)


OOOPS, an average read time of 34MB's per second on my drive i posted a link to. It's actually a Fujitsu 320gb 5400. Very poor i suppose. This drive would very very quick in comparison then i suppose. Thanks for your help. :thumbsup:
#8
Interested in any feedback from anyone who gets an OZC vertex. Tempted myself for my mediacentre PC.
#9
Am I correct in thinking that these drives are cool (in temperature)?
#10
ODonnyBoy
Am I correct in thinking that these drives are cool (in temperature)?


Yes. :thumbsup: Apparently they do produce heat, but only as mutch as a standard HDD at idle.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=299&Itemid=60&limit=1&limitstart=10
#11
pedster
OOOPS, an average read time of 34MB's per second on my drive i posted a link to.


A single number isn't a good way to judge performance since both HDDs and SSDs have widely varying performance depending on what you're doing.

As Cuddy says, the big attraction from SSDs is the access time not the transfer rate. Small programs will come up much faster because of that, but transfering big files to or from your laptop won't increase in speed particulaly.

The attraction of this particular SSD is that it's one of the cheapest fast ones that doesn't suffer from the pausing that plauged many of the first popular ones.
#12
EndlessWaves
A single number isn't a good way to judge performance since both HDDs and SSDs have widely varying performance depending on what you're doing.

As Cuddy says, the big attraction from SSDs is the access time not the transfer rate. Small programs will come up much faster because of that, but transfering big files to or from your laptop won't increase in speed particulaly.

The attraction of this particular SSD is that it's one of the cheapest fast ones that doesn't suffer from the pausing that plauged many of the first popular ones.


Big files should be fast with the new firmware too ! >
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/oczvertexfollowup_033009020937/18686.png
#13
pedster
Can these directly replace a SATA 2.5" drive in a netbook?

Yes - tempted to get one for this exact purpose.

No moving parts, less heat, longer battery life, more speed - what more could you want?
#14
Jakg
Yes - tempted to get one for this exact purpose.

No moving parts, less heat, longer battery life, more speed - what more could you want?


[FONT="Verdana"]The winning lottery ticket? Free bar tab for life? :whistling: ;-) :p

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#15
Has the price changed to £172.49 or is there a discount code i can use to get the quoted price??
#16
Yep, price has gone up. Novatech have a habit of doing this once their current allocation of a product gets below 30ish units. Blame djfluff for posting the deal here and making them sell fast :thumbsup:
#17
Price ammended. Sorry Guys! :oops:

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