Originally Posted by shears
I noticed you added the OCZ Vertex 4 with it's new Indilinx Everest 2 controller into your mix as a recommended SSD (top of the list, in fact).
What do you think about the factors of degradation and steady-state performance when comparing all these models? For example, see this article on the Marvel controllers:
It would interesting to know how the Vertex 4 handles this.
A little off-topic..degradation and TRIM repair was one of my main reasons to buy the Corsair Performance Pro...just look at it..after 30 minutes idle..its basically back to 100% performance!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!! I F**king love you Corsair! It destroys everything but Plextor M3 Pro (which cost like $50 more)...Reminder:
Harddrives are the weakest component in modern PCs...they limit your performance more than anything! Getting a good SSD will provide you with some of the biggest performance gains possible. That's why I recommend buying a premium SSD - Corsair Performance Pro and Plextor M3 Pro !!
Well at least I'm willing to pay a premium, even if there might not be a big difference in daily tasks...the high quality TRIM and the premium Toshiba toggle NAND is enough to warrant the cost for those 2 SDDs for me over all others.
FYI - I have no idea how OCZ Vertex 4 TRIM performs. I would be interested in seeing how it compared to Corsair Performance Pro and Plextor M3 Pro...is it bad, that I hope Vertex 4 sucks? Not to mention ...they seem very spotty with customer service. However, 5 year warranty sound nice.
I found this about TRIM performance on Vertex 4: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5719/ocz-vertex-4-review-256gb-512gb/8The Vertex 4 does support idle time garbage collection, but at very low priority. The drive must be idle for at least an hour for the background GC to kick in. I'm glad to see that OCZ has taken a more conservative route here as I've never been a huge fan of idle time garbage collection to begin with.
If you don't leave the drive alone long enough to trigger the idle GC, as soon as 85% of the blocks on the drive are used up the Vertex 4 will automatically trigger its garbage collection algorithms. This is more of what I'd like to see, however I'd prefer it even more if OCZ lowered the limits of when it would start recycling blocks in order to try and maintain good performance under heavily fragmented conditions.
TRIM is alive and well on the drive – a single TRIM pass is able to restore performance to new.Question:
Does OCZ make anything that is considered high quality and reputable?? I know there PSU suck...I'm not sure what else they make, besides ssds. Corsair on the other hand, makes many top tier products...heatsinks, cases, memory, ssds, even speakers!, etc.
#yupimdefiantlybiasnowEdited by malikq86 - 5/2/12 at 12:39pm