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I've read and seen rumors that state that the 240Gb version is faster than it's halved 120Gb counterpart. Is this true ?
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This is what i found...may be out of date. http://www.ocztechnology.com/res/man...ct_sheet_3.pdf

So basically half the read iops and also on newegg it shows that and the 240gb has 20meg more write speed. And random reads and writes are faster.

120gb newegg specs
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227706

240gb newegg specs
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227707
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http://www.ocztechnology.com/res/man...duct_sheet.pdf

The Official Product sheet also demonstrates the superiority of the 240Gb version. However I do not understand as to why the 240Gb version would be superior in certain aspects rather than the 120Gb version.
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SSD's are generally faster the bigger they are. This is because the controller can write to multiple NAND blocks at the same time.
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How noticeable of a difference will the 240Gb version be over the 120Gb. In terms of performance and in terms of real world data.
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How noticeable of a difference will the 240Gb version be over the 120Gb. In terms of performance and in terms of real world data.
It won't be noticeable at all unless you are encoding and decoding large video files constantly, then you'll save a couple seconds.
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It won't be noticeable at all unless you are encoding and decoding large video files constantly, then you'll save a couple seconds.
Indeed, it's all about the marketing to try to make you feel inadequate for not having the top of the line. Of course, when you do, six months later there's generally something else that's better. Best to get something good for the price when you need/want it and then keep that.
    
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Unless benching I can't imagine you seeing any significant difference between the two. I couldn't tell the difference (day to day use) between an Intel G2 and a Sandforce based drive except when running benchmakrs.
 
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Originally Posted by 45nm View Post
http://www.ocztechnology.com/res/man...duct_sheet.pdf

The Official Product sheet also demonstrates the superiority of the 240Gb version. However I do not understand as to why the 240Gb version would be superior in certain aspects rather than the 120Gb version.
Bigger capacities use more NAND chips, which means more channels to the controller.

Anandtech has an explanation featuring the very same SSDs you are inquiring about, actually.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4316/o...3-240gb-review
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Depends on the NAND and controller too. The 120GB Vertex 3 MAXIops is virtually just as fast as its 240GB counterpart.
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