OCZ Core V2 30GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive 76.36 inc vat @ overclockers
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OCZ Core V2 30GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive 76.36 inc vat @ overclockers

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Found 14th Nov 2008
cheapest I can find

so please only compare a SSD to a SSD for price thanks

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lol i got all excited then and read 320Gb !!

Won't be any kind of deal until these come down in price and the £ to GB ratio offers better value, but on a strictly deal against RRP point of view, heat added.

Although these are still overpriced, I imagine the way it would transform the windows experience would be worth it, you could happily keep a nlite version or standard version of windows (XP personally) on this even with programs and use another X amount of GIG drive as a "slave" or "save disk" for MP3`s video etc. Heat added for practability against price, very usable.

got 2 of these in a raid 0 config, everest disk benchmark is 250mbs read across full disk lol

Original Poster

please don NOT compare SSD to HD

you won't find any SSD cheaper than this one
and vote reasonably

Please do not buy these without researching them first!!

The JMicron controller built into these is supposedly woeful. People all over the internet have been complaining of random pauses, stuttering, failing VISTA installs, and very very poor random write performance. OCZ support forum for more info:

ocztechnologyforum.com/for…=88.

I'm not convinced that they have worked out these issues yet. Voted Cold

i'd not buy it just because i *hate* jmicron hardware.

remixme;3470859

Please do not buy these without researching them first!!The JMicron … Please do not buy these without researching them first!!The JMicron controller built into these is supposedly woeful. People all over the internet have been complaining of random pauses, stuttering, failing VISTA installs, and very very poor random write performance. OCZ support forum for more info:http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=88.I'm not convinced that they have worked out these issues yet. Voted Cold


Failing Vista installs? What a shame! lol

maddogb;3468403

got 2 of these in a raid 0 config, everest disk benchmark is 250mbs read … got 2 of these in a raid 0 config, everest disk benchmark is 250mbs read across full disk lol



What about write speeds?

Cuddy;3483290

What about write speeds?



damm just pulled em apart, never tested write speeds m8 sorry was just for fast boot drive (htpc)and storage for a few hd films had em fitted with a 500gb for man storage
seperated em because init of raid controller nulled perf gain in boot

cats, why disable the write caching?, at this price i want them to last as long as possible so as few writes too them the better

Thanks for reporting back your user experience cats it's much appreciated :thumbsup:

Write caching involves data being written to RAM (which is much faster even than the fastest of the SSD,s)first not disk, only when certain events(ie a shutdown) causes it, only then is data written to the disk .
This means disk writes are much reduced and saving wear and tear on your hdd as well as not wasting time performing writes which are changed only a few seconds later such as file journaling.
Also you might want to research the ms enhanced write filter(EWF) which extends this cacheing even further, it's supplied with Windows xp embedded but can be adapted for use on a normal system
Turn the caching back on before you wear a hole in your nice shiny SSD extra fast

cats those three steps you've pulled from the site you looked at seem a bit extreme. I'm surprised they didn't include the final step...

4> after receiving your brand new HDD in the post, don't even use it. Just leave it in the vacumm sealed bag and it will last [size=5]FOREVER[/size] since there is no wear and tear!

:-D

This is hot.

I was thinking about one of these for a small windoze partition for gaming. If all your games and OS is on this drive, I'd imagine any computer lag will be eliminated.

H & R

The quotes you referred to about caching were general, in specific write caching is just that, only done on writes.
If the point of using SSD is to increase read speeds, disabling write caching will make little differnce to that as the most commonly changed files will be in the cache.
The point I made was about wear and tear on the drive and having installed mine in an htpc which is used for all viewing movies/tvpvr/music/pics etc where i really do not want to wait a week for a warrenty swap i certainly wont be disabling write caching for a millisec gain every now and then.

Original Poster

good to know that my post actually benifit somebody .:D

Blimey, thats enough information to send anyone into therapy. I'd be scared to even touch the ssd
anyone the price has been reduced to £68.99 but its on pre-order.
The link has changed to...

overclockers.co.uk/sho…-OC

They are the comming thing. I'm toying with using one in my next system build.

nvc

please don NOT compare SSD to HD you won't find any SSD cheaper … please don NOT compare SSD to HD you won't find any SSD cheaper than this one and vote reasonably



Yes, you will:
hotukdeals.com/dea…335

loool i hope that wasn't a serious comment on a 3 year old thread,
but glad it popped up anyway as i couldn't remember when i had bought mine, so going by this thread it was nearly 4 years ago and they still work!! (fingers crossed, touch wood etc etc)

maddogb

loool i hope that wasn't a serious comment on a 3 year old thread, but … loool i hope that wasn't a serious comment on a 3 year old thread, but glad it popped up anyway as i couldn't remember when i had bought mine, so going by this thread it was nearly 4 years ago and they still work!! (fingers crossed, touch wood etc etc)



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