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Thanks! I'm so glad I found this forum, I'd be lost and running a slow SSD on my PC and not even know it!

Now, if this all works out I will probably keep my Vertex 2 and now have a few dollars to spend elsewhere...

I was thinking about getting the ASUS Crosshair Formula IV mobo or the new Sabertooth that will support the AM3+ chipset.. Not sure if my Asus M4AGTD is any good, it just came packaged with my processor.

My rig is in my sig, any suggestions?
    
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Yep, all you have to do is follow my instructions to the letter without adding or removing any steps (or changing any), and it should work perfectly.
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While a correct alignment will help a bit on your benchmarks. Don't expect a miraculous gain of 100 MB/s to rated specs. One serious "flaw" is that OCZ switched from 32 nm nand to much lower performance 25 nm nand in the middle of the production run. Only denoted by and "E" in the model number.

Half of the reason for the performance issues is an addressing problem in the controller. The other half is that OCZ's 25 nm nand is just a crappy performer. Those particular revisions have no where near the rated read/write speeds that they still list in the specs.

I have a recently RMA'd Vertex 1 that they pulled the same garbage on. My original Vertex performed similarly to GSA700's before the RMA. Now, not even close to it's rated specs. Nearly a 1/3 reduction in speeds over what it's rated at. Not to mention, it's case is physically different from the original version. Like I wouldn't notice... :/

Take a moment to read this:

http://www.storagereview.com/ocz_ver...czssd22vtxe60g

Go ahead and finish realigning the drive. Then bench it again. When you find that your drives performance is still not up to spec. Email OCZ customer service and complain.

Amazingly, I went to find the phone number that was listed in the manufacturers responses in the bad reviews at NewEgg. Many of the newer NewEgg reviews complained of the same such problems. It seems that the bad reviews citing the very same discrepancies have been removed from their site (including my review), and it's being covered up.
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 6/10/11 at 10:49am
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post #24 of 25
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Hmmm interesting.. I'll have to have a look at my box to see if it is a 2E. If that is the case, is it worth it to get a new SATA III drive then? Would getting a new drive really be that much faster than my current one?
    
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Well thanks for all help.. even tho I went with a Crucial M4 since I wanted a larger drive (128GB) I figure I'd clean the vertex 2 and see what she could do.

I am contemplating keeping it as a "games" drive.. otherwise I'm not sure what else to do with it besides sell it which I'm not sure I want to do.

Here's the Vertex 2E:



And here's the Crucial M4:

    
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