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post #11 of 41
Ocz vertex 2 same as the corsair, gskill, mushkin ones
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Too bad the ncix corsair deal ran out, I just picked up a refurb 128gb for 144 after shipping.
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post #13 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by AcidTrip View Post
Oh, i plan on tweaking the hell out of the SSD when i get it
its a SSD, you dont need to 'tweak' it. the only thing you need to do is make sure TRIM is and AHCI are running, and possibly update the firmware. there is no reason to try to mess up the SSD by attempting to get a quarter of a MB/s faster on either read or write. the risk does not justify the results.

heres my crystalmark results on my vertex 2 that i have had since November of 2010:

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CrystalDiskMark 3.0 x64 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 263.432 MB/s
Sequential Write : 255.210 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 234.678 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 225.637 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 13.953 MB/s [ 3406.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 21.221 MB/s [ 5181.0 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 132.836 MB/s [ 32430.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 185.014 MB/s [ 45169.4 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [C: 48.9% (41.0/83.8 GB)] (x5)
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (x64)


Heres what a friends Corsair Force (which is advertised as the same speeds across the board) runs at:

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CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 92.688 MB/s
Sequential Write : 85.098 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 29.256 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 50.259 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 0.335 MB/s [ 81.7 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 0.683 MB/s [ 166.8 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 1.045 MB/s [ 255.2 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 0.630 MB/s [ 153.8 IOPS]

Test : 500 MB [C: 4.5% (41.5/83.8 GB)] (x3)
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 (x64)
Edited by Tweak17emon - 6/3/11 at 7:36am
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post #14 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by AcidTrip View Post
Oh, i plan on tweaking the hell out of the SSD when i get it, ...
How exactly does one "tweak" a SSD?
post #15 of 41
Ok im going to tell you, get the largest capacity ssd you can afford. Why i say that is because i have a 40gb intel ssd used only for my boot drive (os install) and i currently have 2.4gb left on it because of updates and such i also have all my drivers intalled on the ssd. I wish i would have been smart and went with a 100gb ssd in the first place now im stuck with this and need to save some money for a new one instead of saving fora better monitor or something else i need more.
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post #16 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
How exactly does one "tweak" a SSD?
lol, you should know.
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post #17 of 41
Purchase the OCZ one, which is here: - It can read up to 525MBPS, which is HOLY CRAP fast. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820227725

I honestly think for 170, this thing is beyond future proof.
post #18 of 41
crucial c300 beats the vertex 2 afaik.
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post #20 of 41
Future proofing is good as long as you plan to upgrade. I just installed my Vertex 2 over the last couple days I got over the Christmas break and I had a doozy of a time. My sig rig motherboard doesn't support AHCI and thus TRIM natively, so that was a pain. So I'm running it on some weak SATA 3gbps connections through an IDE controller and my numbers are half of the rated specs right now.

So what I'm saying is get one if you want, but you should really upgrade to take full advantage. I would've waited had I known all this woudl befall me. It's still a lot faster, but I don't know how successful it's going to be with so much holding it back.
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