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I got Vertex 2 60GB for not much more than that. Not too small for an HTPC, but much too small for a gaming rig. I put two in RAID 0.
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post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
I got Vertex 2 60GB for not much more than that. Not too small for an HTPC, but much too small for a gaming rig. I put two in RAID 0.
Losing TRIM didn't affect your decision? I just recently bought me a Vertex 2 from Newegg, after having the first one come to my door with the Model number with the E in it, I promptly refused shipment and ordered the correct one. You have to go to Newegg and list the SSD from OCZ in the 60GB range just to actually see the difference in serial numbers. After reading the differences, there was NO way I was going to accept that package. I have the real OCZ Vertex 2 on the way right now, but even after buying this, I regret it after seeing the M4 64GB drive that is right around the corner. Not fair, I tell you.
    
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post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by ItsEggrollTime View Post
Are you talking about the first 25nm Vertex 2 that OCZ tried to slip by people, or the revised 25nm version that they made after review sites tore into them?

I was under the impression that all the VTXE drives on the market now are the fixed 25nm versions, with a 32Gb die size and all 16 channels filled. With 16 channels filled the read/write speeds should be on par with the original Vertex 2. That leaves the decreased life span of 25nm NAND as the only issue, which is not exclusive to The Vertex 2. 25nm NAND is here to stay and all new drives use it.
Afaik, and I did alot of reading over the past week concerning them since I had just purchased a Vertex 2 (and refused the shipment because of the huge difference in claimed vs. actual performance). There has been no subsequent revision on the 25nm E model that I can find anywhere.

If you can point me to where you read that there was. I'd like to take a look at it.

Edit: Nevermind, I found it at Storage Reviews. Seems I missed one article. I still have yet to see a verified benchmark showing how much improvement there is over the prior 25nm version in comparison to the original 32nm model.
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 4/29/11 at 6:01pm
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