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30GB OCZ Technology vertex, OCZSSD2-1VTX30G, MLC, 2.5", SATA 3Gb/s, 200MB/s Read and 160MB/s Write speed £127.63 delivered @ Scan
30GB OCZ Technology vertex, OCZSSD2-1VTX30G, MLC, 2.5", SATA 3Gb/s, 200MB/s Read and 160MB/s Write speed £127.63 delivered @ Scan

30GB OCZ Technology vertex, OCZSSD2-1VTX30G, MLC, 2.5", SATA 3Gb/s, 200MB/s Read and 160MB/s Write speed £127.63 delivered @ Scan

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i put this up because it is about the only place in uk with any instock has new cache on board so no lag with multitasking.people are putting them in raid and getting 400mb/s i hear.useful for a laptop as usual hdd speed is closer to 40.


Offering your system the incredible performance of flash-based technology, The OCZ Vertex Series delivers the
performance and reliability of SSDs at less price per gigabyte than other high speed offerings currently on
the market. The OCZ Vertex Series is the result of all the latest breakthroughs in SSD technology, including
new architecture and controller design, blazing 200MB/sec read and 160MB/sec write speeds, and featuring up to
64MB onboard cache. OCZ continues to place solid state technology within reach of the average consumer, and
delivers on the promise of SSDs as an alternative to traditional hard drives in consumer targeted mobile
applications.

Size/Capacity: 30GB
Form Factor: 2.5"
Connectivity: SATA 3Gb/s
Memory Type: MLC-Flash
Read: 200 MB/s
Write: 160 MB/s

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Of similar performance is this:

novatech.co.uk/nov…64M

The Samsung equivalent, and it's only £114.99 - I haven't done a detailed spec. comparison, but they look broadly similar in speed but this is twice the size, plus novatech also have a few percent quidco cashback too, which would make it roughly £10 cheaper than this baby.

They had them for £99 on their site last week and their pricing varies. They also had a bunch of the slightly slower, but more reliable SLC versions in a few weeks back for the same price!

On balance, I'd probably get this one over the OCZ, but perhaps people who've researchedit a little better can provide evidence to the contrary.

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Not the same model - but one of the OCZ's is on offer here: scan.co.uk/Tod…ly/

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thekanester;4655943

The Samsung equivalent, and it's only £114.99



When you add carriage - it comes to £121.88

The scan one is 119.59 - if you include free delivery from AVForum or Hexus.

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i believe the samsung one has only 100mb read and no cache,not even a similar product really,and your link is for the solid series also as useless as the samsung with no cache.

ive done the research and all the earlier versions including the samsung and ocz core series have the jmicron chip with no cache which causes complete slowdown during even simple multitasking,i guess they are the beta version and arent really worth anything.

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false prophet;4656194

i believe the samsung one has only 100mb read and no cache,not even a … i believe the samsung one has only 100mb read and no cache,not even a similar product really,and your link is for the solid series also as useless as the samsung with no cache.



Maybe - but I was still right about the price being cheaper when you add the free carriage

father murphy;4656306

Maybe - but I was still right about the price being cheaper when you add … Maybe - but I was still right about the price being cheaper when you add the free carriage



Wrong again, you forgot to select "free postage". Rip oot yer eyes and start again, matey. Credit other folk with a bit of common sense, it's the kind of thing I check before posting.

false prophet;4656194

i believe the samsung one has only 100mb read and no cache,not even a … i believe the samsung one has only 100mb read and no cache,not even a similar product really,and your link is for the solid series also as useless as the samsung with no cache.ive done the research and all the earlier versions including the samsung and ocz core series have the jmicron chip with no cache which causes complete slowdown during even simple multitasking,i guess they are the beta version and arent really worth anything.



Reviews at ocuk have been quoting 200/170 r/w performance, and the drive does indeed come with 32MB Samsung sdram cache, and uses Samsung's own controller, based on an Arm9.

So...where does that leave us?

Original Poster

im not sure of your point are you defending your novatech samsung or the ocz i guess it comes down to speed or storage.personally an 8-16gb would do me on a netbook if it had 300mb read write.anyway the spec for the samsung is

General
Brand SAMSUNG
Model MCCOE64G5MPP-0VA00
Device Type Internal Solid state disk (SSD)
Expansion / Connectivity
Form Factor 2.5"
Capacity 64GB
Interface Type SATA II
Performance
Max Shock Resistance 1500G
Power Consumption (Active) 0.41W
Power Consumption (Idle) 0.32W
Sequential Access - Read 100MB/s
Sequential Access - Write 80MB/s
Random Access - Read 80MB/s
Random Access - Write 30MB/s
MTBF 2,000,000 hours

as you can see this is very old technology in ssd terms

thekanester;4658335

Reviews at ocuk have been quoting 200/170 r/w performance



I've been having a read over at OCuk as well. One user with a single 60Gb Vertex SSD pulls 153Mb/s Write and 204MB/s Read. Another user compares his raid 0 of two 64Gb Samsung SSD and pulls pretty much the same result.

OCuk user

[size=2]"The two 64Gb Samsung SSDs here cost slightly less than the … [size=2]"The two 64Gb Samsung SSDs here cost slightly less than the single 60Gb Vertex and performs almost as well with double the available capacity but has the slight added complexity of Raid-0.For those with notebooks (or other situations where only a single drive bay/port is available) then the Vertex is definitely the way forward if this level of performance is required."[/size]



I think that user has summed it up quite well when it comes to comparing the [size=3]2[/size] x Samsung vs [size=3]1[/size] x OCZ Vertex. When focussing on one Samsung vs one Vertex then yes the Vertex wins hands down but it does so at around twice the price. However, as mentioned above, if the situation only warrants a single drive then the Vertex takes it all :thumbsup:

Original Poster

welcome to the "hey lets spam stupid prices because we dont have it in stock,yet create a rumour and build up anticipation until the moment the item arrives and we add 40% on top cause consumers are cattle year"

Original Poster

should there be a comma,full stop or nothing after the word stock?.It just didnt look right to me.Had to edit it,wish i'de studied more.

btw novatech had some instock they where first.the last sold today,microdirect overclockers amazon ebayer and play are all awaiting stock,also if scan had any in before last comercial week then they really did sell well.

sounds like someone has got a problem...
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