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Hi everyone,

I've been on the edge to pull the trigger for a SSD for a long time.

Today I can buy a OCZ Vertex 2 Series - SSD 100 Go 2.5" Serial ATA II
for 132 Euros (with change rate it would cost 195 USD) shipped.

Is that a good deal ?

Quick input needed, I have one hour to confirm my purchase !
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I wouldn't touch it with a 5m pole. OCZ did a silent revision on those drives replacing the 32 nm nand with 25nm nand. Which has no where near the advertised specs (up to 49% lower dependant on the specific test). Not to mention, out of the original specified 5000 write cycles per sector. The revised 25nm version only has 3000 write cycles.

It's rather blatant false advertising if you ask me. Sorry to rain on your parade

Read about it here
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 4/27/11 at 12:57am
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Thanks. +Rep
That's why I prefer to ask you guys before I buy any hardware component

I just cancelled my order
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kerian View Post
Thanks. +Rep
That's why I prefer to ask you guys before I buy any hardware component

I just cancelled my order
Your welcome I had the exact same happen to me. Except, I found out after they had charged my card. So they shipped it, then stopped the shipment in transit. Hopefully, I'll receive my refund this week.
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What SSD is worth buying ?

I'm looking for a SSD, which is exclusively going to host Windows 7 along with drivers.
100 Go max SATA II or III.
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I <3 my Crucial C300. I purchased the Vertex 2 simply because my C300 suddenly died, and is on RMA (plus I wanted to use it to replace my Vertex 1 in my htpc with the Vertex 2 after my C300 gets back). It's a bit slower on the writes than the Vertex 2. However, it's a good deal faster on read performance. The only caveat with the C300 is that it's a 128GB.

OCZ's Vertex 3 is faster than the C300, but at the moment, I'm rather leary of OCZ's products. The new Intel 320, or Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest), are also good choices. The 510 is ridiculously fast, with a 450Mb/s read speed, 210Mb/s writes. Both are available in 120Gb sizes.
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 4/27/11 at 1:29am
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