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OCZ Solid2 60GB SSD (Indilinx based!) free delivery £117.76 @ Ebuyer
OCZ Solid2 60GB SSD (Indilinx based!)  free delivery £117.76 @ Ebuyer

OCZ Solid2 60GB SSD (Indilinx based!) free delivery £117.76 @ Ebuyer

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Official specs from OCZ (Reads are higher than listed in the seller listings, because the initial spec sheets sent out used older firmware whilst the product was still being developed)

ocztechnology.com/pro…ssd

OCZSSD2-2SLD60G
60GB Performance
Read: Up to 200MB/s
Write: Up to 120MB/s
Sustained Wrie: Up to 50MB/s


Looks cracking for the price, The Inidilinx controller means it has TRIM/GC and good small file performance. Sustained Writes could be better but these are generally irrelevant in day to day use.

only 29 left at time of writing (I just bought one!)

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I want an SSD but my 500gb Samsung F3 already benchmarks read speeds 136 MB/s (Max) and 110.4 MB/s (Avg). Decisions decisions. 25 sec boot speed would be desirable.

MBeeching;7812360

I want an SSD but my 500gb Samsung F3 already benchmarks read speeds 136 … I want an SSD but my 500gb Samsung F3 already benchmarks read speeds 136 MB/s (Max) and 110.4 MB/s (Avg). Decisions decisions. 25 sec boot speed would be desirable.



get a crucial M225. double this price though but:

I get:

Write: 195
Read: 240

MBeeching;7812360

I want an SSD but my 500gb Samsung F3 already benchmarks read speeds 136 … I want an SSD but my 500gb Samsung F3 already benchmarks read speeds 136 MB/s (Max) and 110.4 MB/s (Avg). Decisions decisions. 25 sec boot speed would be desirable.



that will be cached reads, wo the caching these won't reach anywhere near 200 but will beat the f3 hands down.

MBeeching;7812360

I want an SSD but my 500gb Samsung F3 already benchmarks read speeds 136 … I want an SSD but my 500gb Samsung F3 already benchmarks read speeds 136 MB/s (Max) and 110.4 MB/s (Avg). Decisions decisions. 25 sec boot speed would be desirable.



This ladies and gentlemen is the prime response from someone totally clueless about ssd.

For the people looking for a more informative response, these drives are fast. For starters, random read and write speeds are a gulf apart over something like an F3. About x10 times faster random write speeds, about x10-15 faster write response times - random read speeds are about x50 times faster, random read responses are about x80 faster. Combined read and write speeds are about x25 faster, random read/write responses are about x30 faster, sustained read and write speeds are a lot faster too. Then you have a drive with no heat or noise with the only downside being limited space. Everything is just a hell of a lot faster than any HDD.

Speed wise these are great but for me it's about capacity. The boot time scenario is a good one but personally I leave my PC/Hackintosh on constantly, the only time I reboot is to go to Windows 7 from Mac and usually grab a coffee in between!

SSD's in 5-10 years will be everything, fast and high capacity. At the moment I cannot see a major benefit to them, more expensive, lower capacity. Yes faster but the whole large file transfer debate doesnt wash due to low capacity in the first place.

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Boot times are just the start of it, your computer becomes much more responsive with everything, start menu opening, applications, opening folders with hundreds of thumbnails etc. It helps prevent your computer feeling "bogged down" after being on for days so you never have to restart.
Multitasking is where it really shines, there's no more grinding to a halt just because you've got a file copy or render going on in the background.

After owning one for a while you really appreciate how crap mechanical drives are if you are ever forced to go back to one, All the little delays and lags add up to a frustrating experience once you've experienced how your PC should work.

Capacity wise 60GB is plenty for your OS, common apps, current projects and a couple of whatever games you are playing at the moment. Keep your mp3's and videos on bulk storage.
More capacity just means you don't have to think about keeping your stuff organised as much.

super_leeds_86;7812728

SSD's in 5-10 years will be everything, fast and high capacity. At the … SSD's in 5-10 years will be everything, fast and high capacity. At the moment I cannot see a major benefit to them, more expensive, lower capacity. Yes faster but the whole large file transfer debate doesnt wash due to low capacity in the first place.



I have to agree, the benefits for me are a bit pointless. The speed needs to be tied to the capacity to use it with the large files I need to constantly move about and mess with. The speed advantages of an SSD compared to a standard drive don't really make much of a difference to me currently. A reasonable price compared to what is available currently but still way too overpriced for the very small benefits SSD currently offers.

581d;7812548

This ladies and gentlemen is the prime response from someone totally … This ladies and gentlemen is the prime response from someone totally clueless about ssd.



Happy to be educated :thumbsup:

Does make it a more tempting proposition.

How do these compare to the vertex? i have a couple of 30gig's in raid but am finding i need a bit more space 120gb would be ample.

does this have a CD-ROM drive? And how long is the battery life?

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limpduck;7813391

How do these compare to the vertex? i have a couple of 30gig's in raid … How do these compare to the vertex? i have a couple of 30gig's in raid but am finding i need a bit more space 120gb would be ample.


60Gb Vertex:
60GB Max Performance**
Read: Up to 230 MB/s
Write: Up to 135MB/s
Sustained Write: Up to 70MB/s

60GB Solid2:
60GB Performance**
Read: Up to 200MB/s
Write: Up to 120MB/s
Sustained Wrie: Up to 50MB/s

So the sustained speeds are slightly slower, but on random read/writes they should be pretty much identical as they use the same controller.

Wish i could afford ond of these but cant justify it right now..

i'd like an SSD,but to be honest, with my setup whereby i have the OS on one drive, and only a couple of stubborn applications (like office) that dont like running on anything other than the system drive, or install into that without you getting a choice.... all of my applications run from a different physical drive, my downloads run to another etc etc for storage, so i'm not sure how much i'll gain in this situation, especially considering my system drive is scsi u320, and the page file resides on a ram drive anyway....

all that aside, do your research before jumping in, these may be into 3rd generation by now, but there is still a big divide between the good ones and the rest..... from my research, nothing touches the intel drives, especially the Extreme version... maybe better to save your dosh for one of those, by the time you have the money, things may have come down in price, and new versions been released
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