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By tweaking i meant, adjusting things in the operating system to make the SSD more efficient, AHCI and TRIM.
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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.
this also requires SATA III (sata 6gb/s) to run at those speeds. it can run on sata II though, but dont expect speeds that are advertised.
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I really don't know what is all the hype around Vertex 2. C300 beats it by far and costs only a little more. Even in this thread you can see that C300 beats Vertex 2 by a lot even on SATA II controller.
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C300 beats it by far
yeah, if anything they look to be somewhat equal. not sure how you can say it "beats it" when they both have high and low benchmarks at around the same read/write speeds...

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C300 beats Vertex 2 by a lot even on SATA II controller.
the C300 and the Vertex 2 are not on the same controllers. the C300 is on a Marvel controller, while the Vertex 2 is on a Sandforce controller.

from Anntech Gold User TemjinGold:

"I would go for the Vertex 2 because OCZ has a closer relationship with customers than the others. OCZ has an exclusive Sandforce controller (theirs is better than other people's) and they actually converse with customers on their forums. The crucial had been known to have high failure rates (not sure if this is still true.)"
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post #25 of 41
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yeah, if anything they look to be somewhat equal. not sure how you can say it "beats it" when they both have high and low benchmarks at around the same read/write speeds...

from Anntech Gold User TemjinGold:

"I would go for the Vertex 2 because OCZ has a closer relationship with customers than the others. OCZ has an exclusive Sandforce controller (theirs is better than other people's) and they actually converse with customers on their forums. The crucial had been known to have high failure rates (not sure if this is still true.)"
OCZ recently had their 25nm switch thing though. I've got a Vertex 2 myself and got it before their switch, so I can't say anything too negative. I've also got a weak motherboard for SSDs, so I can't say much their either, but I'm still happy with my purchase.
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OCZ recently had their 25nm switch thing though. I've got a Vertex 2 myself and got it before their switch, so I can't say anything too negative. I've also got a weak motherboard for SSDs, so I can't say much their either, but I'm still happy with my purchase.
correct, and the 32nm are actually slightly faster. you can find them on Amazon still.

its not hard to tell the diffrence when buying, the model number of the 25nm have a E in them like:

2VTXE60G

whereas the 32nm do not have the E in it, like:

2VTX60G
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"I would go for the Vertex 2 because OCZ has a closer relationship with customers than the others. OCZ has an exclusive Sandforce controller (theirs is better than other people's) and they actually converse with customers on their forums. The crucial had been known to have high failure rates (not sure if this is still true.)"
personally id go for whatever is faster, i.e the better drive. I couldnt care less if a company was willing to speak to me on a forum or not...if a drive breaks id take it back.
post #28 of 41
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yeah, if anything they look to be somewhat equal. not sure how you can say it "beats it" when they both have high and low benchmarks at around the same read/write speeds...



the C300 and the Vertex 2 are not on the same controllers. the C300 is on a Marvel controller, while the Vertex 2 is on a Sandforce controller.

from Anntech Gold User TemjinGold:

"I would go for the Vertex 2 because OCZ has a closer relationship with customers than the others. OCZ has an exclusive Sandforce controller (theirs is better than other people's) and they actually converse with customers on their forums. The crucial had been known to have high failure rates (not sure if this is still true.)"
About customer relationship, this is very true indeed. Crucial support on forums is close to zero. You can only rely on non-Crucial members' help.

But what I meant is that Crucial takes all the top lines in terms of single drive performance scores while Vertex 2 is somewhere in the middle of the list. So overall, Crucial performs better.
post #29 of 41
ok, well heres what i will say, and im not confirming nor denying the silly C300 vs Vertex 2 argument ...

You honestly would not be able to tell the difference between either drive in real-world usage once you put them in your machine. Other than benchmarks to see the few MB/s difference between a Vertex 2 and a C300, little to no difference can be noticed. More than anything, you will notice the difference from a standard HDD to your SSD, rather than a SSD vs SSD.

Having a SSD of any kind is a complete 180 from what standard HDD can do as far as boot speeds, application load times, file transfers, and more. Pick whichever SSD you think will be the best for you, since we have provided a lot of good information on a few of the best SSD's in this thread, and enjoy the new disk drive!
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Both drives are fast and trade blows, both drives don't have a high failure rate.

OCZ has better support, and slightly lower cost -- And Sandforce is a proven controller

Go with OCZ imo
     
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