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post #1 of 11
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i looking into getting a SSD for my OS, and maybe Steam/MW3.
in my price range are the Vertex 3 and the Agility 3.
i am new to SSD`s and they seem very similar and roughly the same price.
what the difference and which one should i go for?

cheers,
cat.
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post #2 of 11
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i looking into getting a SSD for my OS, and maybe Steam/MW3.
in my price range are the Vertex 3 and the Agility 3.
i am new to SSD`s and they seem very similar and roughly the same price.
what the difference and which one should i go for?

cheers,
cat.

i believe the agility 3 are slightly newer. i have 2 (1 60 GB combined with 1 120GB with windows disk management) and they run very fast.
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post #3 of 11
The vertex 3 is a faster drive.

Here is the difference in speeds b/w the drives:

OCZ Agility 3 60GB:
506

OCZ Vertex 3 60GB:
510
post #4 of 11
If I'm not mistaken, the Vertex and the Agility are similar on the hardware front, but the Vertex runs a modified firmware that gets better performance. I'm running 120 GB variants of the Solid 3, Agility 3, and Vertex 3 and they are in that same order performance wise.

I'm not sure what the difference between Solid and Agility are, but I know the Vertex will not play nicely with Marvell based controllers on AMD platforms where-as the Agility and Solid will.
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post #5 of 11
If they're roughly the same price, and no other SSDs are within your budget range, then the answer appears to be clear. Go with the Vertex 3! thumb.gif
 
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post #6 of 11
Get the Vertex 3 it costs more for a reason. My Vertex is super fast, im so glad I got a SSD!
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If I'm not mistaken, the Vertex and the Agility are similar on the hardware front, but the Vertex runs a modified firmware that gets better performance. I'm running 120 GB variants of the Solid 3, Agility 3, and Vertex 3 and they are in that same order performance wise.

The Agility 3 has asynchronous NAND while the Vertex 3 has better quality synchronous NAND.
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I'm not sure what the difference between Solid and Agility are, but I know the Vertex will not play nicely with Marvell based controllers on AMD platforms where-as the Agility and Solid will.
The solid 3 and the Agility 3 are basically the same. And the Marvell controllers on motherboards currently don't play well with any drive lol.


I'd still recommend the Samsung 830 or Crucial M4 or Plextor M3.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by axipher View Post

If I'm not mistaken, the Vertex and the Agility are similar on the hardware front, but the Vertex runs a modified firmware that gets better performance. I'm running 120 GB variants of the Solid 3, Agility 3, and Vertex 3 and they are in that same order performance wise.

The Agility 3 has asynchronous NAND while the Vertex 3 has better quality synchronous NAND.
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I'm not sure what the difference between Solid and Agility are, but I know the Vertex will not play nicely with Marvell based controllers on AMD platforms where-as the Agility and Solid will.
The solid 3 and the Agility 3 are basically the same. And the Marvell controllers on motherboards currently don't play well with any drive lol.


I'd still recommend the Samsung 830 or Crucial M4 or Plextor M3.

Haha, I figured someone would have the correct info.

Am I right in saying the Vertex uses a modified firmware though and that's the possible cause of the compatibility issues?
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Haha, I figured someone would have the correct info.

Am I right in saying the Vertex uses a modified firmware though and that's the possible cause of the compatibility issues?

IDK about the firmware of the drives, but I know that the Marvell controller just does not play nice with any drives sometimes. Bad drivers could have been the issue.
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IDK about the firmware of the drives, but I know that the Marvell controller just does not play nice with any drives sometimes. Bad drivers could have been the issue.

Well as long as you have the latest firmware and avoid the Marvell controller, you should be okay.

@OP: as everyone else said, get whatever is cheapest, in real world they are all pretty similar in performance.
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