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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227714

http://www.ocztechnology.com/res/man...duct_sheet.pdf

Could somebody explain a bit further what the f is this?
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post #2 of 11
Vertex 3 with better firmware and/or NAND.
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The MAX IOPS edition pushes the limits in speed, and maximizes data throughput with up to 75,000 IOPS compared to 60,000 with the standard version.
It basically is OCZ Agility 2 vs Vertex 2.
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Some good info in that OCZ thread!
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That's a bit of a low blow for the people who just bought a Vertex 3.
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That's a bit of a low blow for the people who just bought a Vertex 3.
Exactly.

I just logged on actually to make a thread about this but seems I was beaten. Anyways I also had a few questions about these. I am in the process of picking out my first SSD. And someone suggested me this. Is it worth it? Also I notice it has NCQ, is that always active or just an option? And I'v heard that it doesn't actually perform as advertised in most cases because of your controller? Whats this all about, could someone enlighten me a little of what I need to be aware of? Thanks.
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For you sig system I would advise you go for an Intel or Crucial SSD (that peak out on SATA 2).

These drives require SATA 3 for them to perform the best and be worth the money.

So either a Intel 320 or Crucial C300/M4 will work splendidly for you.
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For you sig system I would advise you go for an Intel or Crucial SSD (that peak out on SATA 2).

These drives require SATA 3 for them to perform the best and be worth the money.

So either a Intel 320 or Crucial C300/M4 will work splendidly for you.
Yes, but this is not for my sig rig. It's for a rig i'm building. Getting everything slowly overtime haha. Plan to finish it with a Bulldozer. So SataIII will be there
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Ah in that case, you might want to wait for more drives to come out and for prices to settle a little bit.
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Ah in that case, you might want to wait for more drives to come out and for prices to settle a little bit.
Hmm alright thanks for the advice. Maybe I'll hold off then.
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Exactly.

I just logged on actually to make a thread about this but seems I was beaten. Anyways I also had a few questions about these. I am in the process of picking out my first SSD. And someone suggested me this. Is it worth it? Also I notice it has NCQ, is that always active or just an option? And I'v heard that it doesn't actually perform as advertised in most cases because of your controller? Whats this all about, could someone enlighten me a little of what I need to be aware of? Thanks.
I was pretty let down by a lot of the reviews and benches for the Vertex 3 as I was holding out for months to upgrade to an SSD. I was originally going to go with a C300 until I learned about the C400 and Vertex 3 back in Jan. The C400 was pushed back constantly, and didn't look to be all that much better vs the C300 in Random 4k, same goes for the Vertex 3.

So I waited 3 months for nothing and ended up getting the C300 anyways lol. Oh well, better to be safe than sorry I suppose.
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