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Sean,

I noticed you added the OCZ Vertex 4 with it's new Indilinx Everest 2 controller (really a Marvell 88SS9174 or Marvell 88SS9187controller with Indilinx firmware) 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:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/storage/display/marvell-ssd_7.html

It would interesting to know how the Vertex 4 handles this.
Edited by shears - 5/2/12 at 10:54am
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Sean,
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:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/storage/display/marvell-ssd_7.html
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 !! biggrin.gif

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.

#imbiasedseemysig

EDIT: I found this about TRIM performance on Vertex 4: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5719/ocz-vertex-4-review-256gb-512gb/8

The 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.

#yupimdefiantlybiasnow
Edited by malikq86 - 5/2/12 at 12:39pm
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Have there been any big improvements over the past several months?

Buying parts this month for my June build and am kind of craving a new SSD to go with everything else...(x79 build)

As petty as it is, I am kind of leaning toward the Corsair Force Series GT 120GB, as they have seemed to improve greatly with the newer firmware and well, I like the Red redface.gif. But I am a little behind on the new toys. I don't hate my current SSDs but I know that there are faster ones out there. It'd be nice to utilize SATA III for a change.

Current Contenders...

Corsair Force Series GT --Favorite by a large margin

Crucial M4

Intel 520



But certainly open to other ones. Just wanting a better main SSD drive than my current one. And better real world, not just benchmark. lol.


Is there anything like this around to check out other peoples AS SSD scores?
 
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With the price of the Crucial M4 128GB hitting a low and from what I read on this forum, it seems that it's the SSD of choice now.

I am waiting for mine to arrive.
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M4 256gb is selling for $220 on buy.com: http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/73578/buy.com-256gb-crucial-m4-2.5-sata-iii-solid-state-drive-ssd-with-3.5-adapter-bracket-ct256m4ssd2baa


still Corsair and Plextor are not playing in this price war.
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Originally Posted by shears View Post

Sean,

I noticed you added the OCZ Vertex 4 with it's new Indilinx Everest 2 controller (really a Marvell 88SS9174 or Marvell 88SS9187controller with Indilinx firmware) 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:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/storage/display/marvell-ssd_7.html

It would interesting to know how the Vertex 4 handles this.

Haven't seen any tests on that yet.
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Have there been any big improvements over the past several months?

Buying parts this month for my June build and am kind of craving a new SSD to go with everything else...(x79 build)

As petty as it is, I am kind of leaning toward the Corsair Force Series GT 120GB, as they have seemed to improve greatly with the newer firmware and well, I like the Red redface.gif. But I am a little behind on the new toys. I don't hate my current SSDs but I know that there are faster ones out there. It'd be nice to utilize SATA III for a change.

Current Contenders...

Corsair Force Series GT --Favorite by a large margin

Crucial M4

Intel 520

But certainly open to other ones. Just wanting a better main SSD drive than my current one. And better real world, not just benchmark. lol.

Plextor M3 Pro and Corsair Performance Pro are 2 of the best. But they are really expensive compared to the rest lol. I <3 my M3 non pro.
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Is there anything like this around to check out other peoples AS SSD scores?
This
Like that no.

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With the price of the Crucial M4 128GB hitting a low and from what I read on this forum, it seems that it's the SSD of choice now.

I am waiting for mine to arrive.

Yea, crazy drops lately.
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M4 256gb is selling for $220 on buy.com: http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/73578/buy.com-256gb-crucial-m4-2.5-sata-iii-solid-state-drive-ssd-with-3.5-adapter-bracket-ct256m4ssd2baa


still Corsair and Plextor are not playing in this price war.

Nice.
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Plextor M3 Pro and Corsair Performance Pro are 2 of the best. But they are really expensive compared to the rest lol. I <3 my M3 non pro.

Aside from benchmarks, are you "feeling" any real world differences from your old M4 to the M3?
 
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Plextor M3 Pro and Corsair Performance Pro are 2 of the best. But they are really expensive compared to the rest lol. I <3 my M3 non pro.

Aside from benchmarks, are you "feeling" any real world differences from your old M4 to the M3?

not really lol. They perform so similarly that I can't tell.
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not really lol. They perform so similarly that I can't tell.

Kind of thought that much.

Last question for the day. Have you used the Corsair Force GT since the latest firmware update? Still leaning toward it. lol. I like the red so much, haha.
 
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not really lol. They perform so similarly that I can't tell.

Kind of thought that much.

Last question for the day. Have you used the Corsair Force GT since the latest firmware update? Still leaning toward it. lol. I like the red so much, haha.

Yea, I exchanged 2 of them for Corsair Performance Pros in my friends build lol.
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