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post #11 of 17
Yay finally time to raid my lonely full 60 gig vertex 2. Whats the difference between vertex 2 and vertex 2 E?

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nvm the promo code worked.
Edited by skwannabe - 6/9/11 at 7:32am
    
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I can buy one for you and you can come pick it up. Sorry.... that was cruel.
xD That means no then? Too bad. Such a nice deal too.
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Promo code didn't work, even after creating a new account. Hmmmm

EDIT: Nevermind. Gotta enter all in caps. Just ordered one for Will Call in City of Industry. One plus to living in California!
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Is this the crappy 25nm version? If so, what's the difference between this and the non-crappy version? Thinking about buying this or maybe the $64 Kingston V100. How does this compare to that? Don't know much about SSD and I don't want to waste money.
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Is this the crappy 25nm version? If so, what's the difference between this and the non-crappy version? Thinking about buying this or maybe the $64 Kingston V100. How does this compare to that? Don't know much about SSD and I don't want to waste money.
The vertex is better, but I am almost positive these have the crappier 25nm chips. So its a toss up.
    
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Well if they have the 25nm chips, you can complain and they will send you a new one.



"I’m a little less alarmed with the performance situation than the loss of usable capacity. There’s nothing OCZ can do about the capacity—those 4 GB or so are gone. But now that this whole issue is blown open and (in theory) understood, OCZ can hunker down and address it. In desktop-class workloads, the 25 nm drives trade blows with the older drives. Really hammering the new SSDs with small 4 KB reads and writes is where they seem to choke up—and we think we know exactly why. OCZ has new firmware in the works, and we’re guessing ECC-based optimizations will slowly help draw down the load being applied to the controller. Until then, there remain several targeted ways to demonstrate performance getting hit, and we hope OCZ (and every other vendor that follows OCZ pairing SandForce controllers and 25 nm flash) can bring the speed of its new drives up to match the old ones in every discipline.

While we weren’t originally fans of OCZ’s decision to offer customers 32 Gb-based drives for the price difference separating 32 Gb and cheaper 64 Gb NAND, it has since revisited that offer and will now do the trade at no cost. Folks who bought the 25 nm-based drives in January for the higher price of 32 Gb flash can now get the capacity and performance they were expecting. You can create a ticket on OCZ’s site if you’re interested."

Don't know if that's still applicable now but you can always RMA. Or complain to OCZ to the point where they fix it.

The difference " In desktop-class workloads, the 25 nm drives trade blows with the older drives. Really hammering the new SSDs with small 4 KB reads and writes is where they seem to choke up"
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Ummm......okay? LOL.

I still want to get one, but I think it may be too much of a hassel reinstalling my OS and setting up the SSD and HD. I really wanted to just wait for the SSD tech to get better, and prices to get cheaper enough for me to run one SSD as my sole storage drive.
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