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post #1 of 16
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I want to buy a SSD today, but I don't know the difference between the two I've seen on the site.

Can anyone help?

http://goo.gl/VuD1i - Vertex 3
http://goo.gl/a8uLS - Vertex 3 Max Series
    
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post #2 of 16
The only difference i see is
With the vertex 3:
"With incredible 4k file writes up to 60,000 IOPS"

With the Vertex 3 Max Series
"With incredible 4k file writes up to 85,000 IOPS"

So an extra 25k IOPS in 4k writes
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so if given the choice between the two the max series is the better choice
    
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If the price is decently close, the max iops is the better choice simply because you get higher quality Toshiba memory in it.
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post #5 of 16
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They didjt have the max in stock so.I went for.the.normal one my first.ssd.and I floored.it all the way to get there
    
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posting is hard of an android forum...

do i need to active trim somewhere for my ssd, how do i go about doing it?
    
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post #7 of 16
The majority of all the latest SSDs come with TRIM that is enabled by default, as long as you have Windows 7, iirc.

Also, the main difference between the regular and the MAX IOPS is that the MAX IOPS has higher random read and writes.

It's also less susceptible to the firmware problem (where many have reported crashes and BSODS, since it uses higher quality chips and has a slightly altered controller than the regular one.

All in all, I'd get the MAX IOPS one if you want to be safer, since it offers better stability and performance. The only con I can see is the higher cost, but you won't regret it Loving mine a lot.
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do i need to active trim somewhere for my ssd, how do i go about doing it?
Run the Windows Experience Index test when you get win7 loaded. Win7 will be able to tell you're running an ssd and will do some tweaks for you.

I used to think WEI was useless until OCZ explained what it's really used for.
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Run the Windows Experience Index test when you get win7 loaded. Win7 will be able to tell you're running an ssd and will do some tweaks for you.

I used to think WEI was useless until OCZ explained what it's really used for.
Yea, WEI activates some features that are disabled by default from some reason or another. For example: If you re-format an HDD/SDD and reload windows, the Aero graphics effects are disabled by default. Once you load your Graphics cards drivers and run the WEI, it will automatically enable the Aero effects.
     
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post #10 of 16
The main difference is the memory used. This is off the top of my head so I might be wrong, but I think the memory used is:

Vertex 3: 25nm Intel NAND
Vertex 3 MI: 32nm Toshiba NAND

Personally, I think it's worth it to pay more for the Max IOPS edition.
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