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Originally Posted by Phantom_Dave View Post
Either SSD is going to be a very noticeable upgrade over a HDD. But you aren't going to notice much (if any) difference if you were to swap them out for each other.
What Dave says is 110% true.

Unless you run a benchmark, none of us would be able to tell if we were using an M4 or a Vertex 3.

Now if Sandforce has really and truly figured this out, we'll all be able to enjoy our Sata 3 ssd's regardless of builder.
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Is there another SSD review of m4 vs vertex 3 max iops?
http://www.ocztechnology.com/res/man...duct_sheet.pdf

Go to the OCZ website, they confirm my numbers for the max iops. 185mb random read.

Now go to the 009 firmware thread for the m4 here on OCN.

My numbers are the norm for both drives. I'm not quite sure why you'd think the numbers would be wrong. If anything, the numbers would be slanted toward the max iops because it was 100% empty and the m4 was running OS at the time.
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post #43 of 85
hawt, competition is good

would love to see the 240+GB drives hit the $1 per GB mark
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post #44 of 85
Yay.
Now to flash my V3 240GB that's going back into my desktop.
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good news there, if sandforce can become stable, we can start recommending drives by speed and non-controller related reliability.

pretty soon, we may start seeing corsair, kingston, patriot and OCZ (if they can fix there own reliability issues) drives in peoples sigs
    
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post #46 of 85
Hopefully this will work good. I wanted to get a SSD but I didnt want a Crucial M4.
post #47 of 85
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Oh look, a real ssd comparison test.
Would I get that kind of performance on my ASUS Rampage III GENE (Intel SATAII, I have Marvell SATA III but been informed it's not worth using) but just be capped on maximum sequential speeds?
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post #48 of 85
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http://www.ocztechnology.com/res/man...duct_sheet.pdf

Go to the OCZ website, they confirm my numbers for the max iops. 185mb random read.

Now go to the 009 firmware thread for the m4 here on OCN.

My numbers are the norm for both drives. I'm not quite sure why you'd think the numbers would be wrong. If anything, the numbers would be slanted toward the max iops because it was 100% empty and the m4 was running OS at the time.
Well the numbers are fairly convincing ,i think i am getting the M4 it has been proved to be a solid drive.
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post #49 of 85
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Originally Posted by Novakanedj View Post
Would I get that kind of performance on my ASUS Rampage III GENE (Intel SATAII, I have Marvell SATA III but been informed it's not worth using) but just be capped on maximum sequential speeds?
The marvell controller on asus p67 / z68 boards is definitely inferior to the intel controller. (performs worse) Also i've noticed weird things with C3/C6 interacting with SSD's strangely and causing slightly worse performance on both the intel and marvell ports? When I disable C3/C6 the performance on all of my SSD's jumps substantially. I am not sure how to explain that.

Google "c3 c6 ssd", seems to be a common problem.

Either way, if you get a SSD drive you will be plenty pleased, its the single best upgrade for your system. I'd normally recommend using the intel controller but you'll be pleased either way.
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He said he had them on the old firmware actually. He is saying he hopes the 2.15 update fixes his problem.

If this is true im buying an OCZ SSD! I was pretty set on buying a Crucial M4 but they cost more!
I got my crucial M4 128 off ebay brand new for 130 pounds.
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