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For a notebook is there that much of a difference in performance? Would it be noticeable?

I am looking for a 120gb SSD.. the price differnce between these two, is $100.00

Vertex 2 120gb- $190.00
Vertex 3 120gb -$299.00

Is the 100 dollar price difference worth it for a notebook? would I even see the difference in performance? since im sure most laptops are only sataII and not sata III to even take advantage of the extra performance?
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Would make loading faster, but that's pretty much it for SSD+gaming. It would not increase the amount of fps you're getting.
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All newer Laptop has Sata 2 connections, so no. You be running a Sata 3 SSD at Sata 2 speed. I have a Asus G73Jh 17.3"(1600x900), i7 720QM(1.6ghz), 6gb 1333 ram, Moblie HD5870 1gb, Seagate 500gb (7200RPM) and G.Skill 120gb SSD.
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well i am a huge multi tasker... jumping through games, back and fourth, while browsing , sometimes watching streams, chatting on MSN etc.... im not big of a video editor or photo editor or anything... But I do multi task pretty good and I can definatly see the lag and the stress put on the hard drive.

So would the vertex 3 be worth the 100 extra dollars? would it even be noticeable what are the read and writes of the vertex 3 on sata 2?

i know the vertex 2 is 285MB/s read and 275mb/s write. what are the vertex 3 under sata 2... since thats what my notebook has. i dont think any notebook on the market has sata 3 yet
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I'm pretty sure you'll get exactly the same speeds (particularly noticeable to you) with the Vertex 3 on SATA-II as you will with the Vertex 2 on SATA-II. The only reasons you might want the Vertex 3 are for being future-proof (you can stick it on an SATA-III controller on another computer later on and get the better speeds) and if you want to have firmware problems (at the time of this post).

The latest firmware for the Vertex 3 is version 2.06 and needless to say there are loads of people (including myself) with BSOD problems and lack of SSD detection in BIOS following BSODs (scout the official OCZ SandForce forum for proof). The Vertex 2 has matured a lot more in the way of firmware updates and my brother and I never had any problems with it. Also the price difference makes the Vertex 2 extremely worth-while. I don't think the $100 price difference is even worth it if you had an SATA-III controller, in the most part. Get an OCZ Vertex 2E 120GB SSD and smile ->
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You couldn't run the SATA3 speeds of the Vertex3, so it wouldn't make a difference.
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You couldn't run the SATA3 speeds of the Vertex3, so it wouldn't make a difference.
if the notebook doesnt have sata3, then no it would not.
    
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well i am a huge multi tasker... jumping through games, back and fourth, while browsing , sometimes watching streams, chatting on MSN etc.... im not big of a video editor or photo editor or anything... But I do multi task pretty good and I can definatly see the lag and the stress put on the hard drive.

So would the vertex 3 be worth the 100 extra dollars? would it even be noticeable what are the read and writes of the vertex 3 on sata 2?

i know the vertex 2 is 285MB/s read and 275mb/s write. what are the vertex 3 under sata 2... since thats what my notebook has. i dont think any notebook on the market has sata 3 yet
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I'm pretty sure you'll get exactly the same speeds (particularly noticeable to you) with the Vertex 3 on SATA-II as you will with the Vertex 2 on SATA-II. The only reasons you might want the Vertex 3 are for being future-proof (you can stick it on an SATA-III controller on another computer later on and get the better speeds) and if you want to have firmware problems (at the time of this post). The latest firmware for the Vertex 3 is version 2.06 and needless to say there are loads of people (including myself) with BSOD problems and lack of SSD detection in BIOS following BSODs (scout the official OCZ SandForce forum for proof). The Vertex 2 has matured a lot more in the way of firmware updates and my brother and I never had any problems with it. Also the price difference makes the Vertex 2 extremely worth-while. Get an OCZ Vertex 2E 120GB SSD and smile!
The Vertex 3 will be running at 285MB/s read and 275mb/s write, which is the same speed as the Vertex 2.
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With Sata3, its more like whether if you're going to upgrade to a Sata3 computer later down the road.
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post #10 of 10
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OK perfect thats exactly what I wanted to hear....

One last stupid noob question...

Ok I want to Clone this HDD i have now onto the new SSD so i can just swap it in and out, and be online working again.... I have a HDD dock, is that all I need to clone a hard drive? will it work or is there other things I would need to do. to get it all working?
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