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So I have finally decided to just get rid of my RAID0 array (7200.10s x 3) and just get a really good SATA III SSD.

So what brand/models should I be looking at? All I need is a 120GB model, maybe a 128GB. After 128GB, SSDs just get stupid expensive.
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The "best", as in fastest consumer 120GB SSD is the OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS. But some people have had firmware issues with it.
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I'm pretty happy with my Intel 510 120GB smile.gif No issues so far. I was first going to buy a OCZ one but then I read all the bad things about firmware and decided to go with a Intel one. Haven't regretted it smile.gif
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^^^That Vertex3 its a disaster. BIOS can not find it, when it finds it, can not install W7 on it, when able to install W7, its slow , freeze or BSOD.
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There are many problems with the brand-new SandForce controllers...
Edited by adridu59 - 7/17/11 at 1:20pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by adridu59;14246722 
The latest Vertex 3 firmware makes the drive working in SATA II to bypass SATA III errors...

That is not true. Where did you hear that? If that were true then nobody would be able to get over 300MB/s on the sequential read/writes, and at worst with the latest FW, the only detrimental effect was a 10mb/s drop in sequential write. Other people measured none at all, though the general consensus is that it has a very slight drop, only measurable in a synthetic benchmark.

Either way, there is no SSD that can hold a candle to the Sandforce SF-2200 based drives, and the OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS in particular.

The Crucial C300, M4, and Intel 300 and 500 series drives can't touch them in terms of performance. I have personally not had any problems with my Vertex 3 Max IOPS.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by timAHH;14247638 
That is not true. Where did you hear that?

This was a misreading of this thread, sorry about that redface.gif
Quote:
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If that were true then nobody would be able to get over 300MB/s on the sequential read/writes, and at worst with the latest FW, the only detrimental effect was a 10mb/s drop in sequential write. Other people measured none at all, though the general consensus is that it has a very slight drop, only measurable in a synthetic benchmark.

Yea I knew that wink.gif
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Intel 510 or the C300.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by timAHH;14247638 
The Crucial C300, M4, and Intel 300 and 500 series drives can't touch them in terms of performance. I have personally not had any problems with my Vertex 3 Max IOPS.

Can't touch them in benchmark performance.

The 4k-64thrd test in as-ssd is the best test of everyday performance there is. The M4 scores higher than my V3 MI in read but slightly lower in write. That's why anyone who has send OCZ back their V3 and got an M4 has noticed no loss in performance at all.

There is a poll on the OCZ forum asking if 2.09 has solved problems for those having bsod issues. 27 of 93 say no.

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?90720-Firmware-2.09-solved-the-issues/page6&highlight=poll

More and more users are finding their way to the ocz forum looking for help with this issue. 1% of users my butt.
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