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Any reason to take the Intel 510 over a Vertex 3?

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Long story short: I got a 10% off SSD coupon from Newegg that expires in a couple of days and it only works on OCZ/Intel SSDs.

Unsurprisingly, all the Vertex 3s are sold out.

So is it worth it to settle for a 510 instead? I've heard these underperform, even compared to some Sata2 drives. Opinions?
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Long story short: I got a 10% off SSD coupon from Newegg that expires in a couple of days and it only works on OCZ/Intel SSDs.

Unsurprisingly, all the Vertex 3s are sold out.

So is it worth it to settle for a 510 instead? I've heard these underperform, even compared to some Sata2 drives. Opinions?
When it comes down to it, if there are really any benchmarking differences between these two drives, you will never notice it in real life. You will get good hardware quality out of the Intel and a lower fail-rate. Mine flies, and I've never had a time where I felt at all bottlenecked, shaving milliseconds just wasn't worth the trade-off of quality for me.
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When it comes down to it, if there are really any benchmarking differences between these two drives, you will never notice it in real life. You will get good hardware quality out of the Intel and a lower fail-rate. Mine flies, and I've never had a time where I felt at all bottlenecked, shaving milliseconds just wasn't worth the trade-off of quality for me.
Well I'm wondering if it's worth spending nearly $300 (even with the discount) on a Sata3 drive that seems to be matched by cheaper Sata2 alternatives. The Vertex3 OTOH seemed to really set itself apart from the Sata2 drives, which kind of made the price tag more understandable.

There is also the c300 which seems to be getting cheaper by the day. IDK.

Is my preconception about the 510 wrong?
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Id take an Intel over an OCZ any day of the week, its a no brainer the amount of OCZ SSDs we send back from work is disgusting.
    
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Id take an Intel over an OCZ any day of the week, its a no brainer the amount of OCZ SSDs we send back from work is disgusting.
The Vertex 2s?
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Yea, although ive already seen some horrid out of box errors with the 3s too - no such problems with any intels that i have seen
    
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Yea, although ive already seen some horrid out of box errors with the 3s too - no such problems with any intels that i have seen
Really? I've always been wary of OCZ mainly because of quality control issues they had with their RAM. And of course that whole 25nm SSD scandal didn't help matters.

I guess that's a plus for Intel

Although now that the c400 literally just hit the market (and is like 50 dollars cheaper than the intels) I'm even more confused...
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The 510 has fast seq read and write but has the lowest random perfromance of all the gen 3 drives. The C400/M4 is a very good drive and you cant go wrong with it. I'd say get whichever gen3 ssd you get the best price on. Superbiiz has the bulk version of the c400 for around 459. Or if you want sandforce you could wait until another company besides ocz releases their sf2000.
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I think I'm leaning towards the c400 now, thanks for the input dudes. +reps
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The 510 has fast seq read and write but has the lowest random perfromance of all the gen 3 drives. The C400/M4 is a very good drive and you cant go wrong with it. I'd say get whichever gen3 ssd you get the best price on. Superbiiz has the bulk version of the c400 for around 459. Or if you want sandforce you could wait until another company besides ocz releases their sf2000.
+1 well said

I would go for the best random performance, even if you cant tell a difference between 8k IOPS and 40k IOPS. If reliability is your #1 concern I would go with Intel. If you want a Sandforce drive but don't want to deal with OCZ I would just wait for a Corsair or Mushkin Sandforce 2000 drive. If the best all around is what you want, I think I would go with an M4/C400.


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I think I'm leaning towards the c400 now, thanks for the input dudes. +reps
The c300 isn't a bad drive either. Lower sequentials but kick ass random performance.
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