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Hey all, im looking into getting an SSD. Long story short, my brothers harddrive is starting to act up, and he has to many games/programs to really get an SSD, just not worth buying a 256 for his needs. Me on the other hand, don't really play THAT many games anymore, and would enjoy an SSD. I currently have 2 300GB Velociraptors in RAID0 that I will give my brother, and I am looking to pick up a Vertex 4. Thing is, im running a P6T Deluxe V2 (SATA II). I really don't care that I won't get amazing 500+ numbers as I will be limited to say 260-270 via my SATA II connection. My RAID0 setup pulls amazing numbers, which is why im not sure if I really want to give it up. I get a solid 230 average read in HDTune and I have them short stroked so I get 6.2 latency. Obviously this is nothing compared to a SSD with no latency at all, but has anyone used one of these on a SATA II that can speak to how much faster they are than my current setup. Granted I will be getting the SSD "for free", still hard to give up my V-Raps

Sorry, forgot to mention I am looking at the 128 gig version, not that it really matters...
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My score is terrible! What is going on here? I am using firmware 1.4.
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My score is terrible! What is going on here? I am using firmware 1.4.

If you post your system specs perhaps you will get some help
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In with a 128! Just upgraded to FW 1.4 biggrin.gif

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Here's my current benchmark. Going to upgrade to the new firmware shortly and compare the results.

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Here's my current benchmark. Going to upgrade to the new firmware shortly and compare the results.
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Those are almost exactly what I get on my 128 Vertex 4. I use it as a boot drive and have been very slow to tear things apart to upgrade. Frankly, as a boot drive it is doing far more read than write and the upgrade has far less effect on the read speed. I hate taking apart something that is working. Still, I'm sitting here thinking today might be the day to go for it. I will look for your results.
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Well I went ahead and did the upgrade. In spite of the fact that I had to remove the drive and put it into another computer, it was possibly the easiest upgrade I have ever done. It went so fast that I really doubted it worked, but after a shut down and reboot it reported 1.4 done. I used Acronis to backup and restore the drive since this is my boot drive. It restored and booted into windows without any problem. I waited to do this cause I read many comments from people who had problems doing this. In my case it went without any issue. I really think most of the people with problems are not using the Intel sata connection.

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Those are almost exactly what I get on my 128 Vertex 4. I use it as a boot drive and have been very slow to tear things apart to upgrade. Frankly, as a boot drive it is doing far more read than write and the upgrade has far less effect on the read speed. I hate taking apart something that is working. Still, I'm sitting here thinking today might be the day to go for it. I will look for your results.

Well, I'm having a bit of trouble getting the firmware updated. I tried putting it in my other PC to run the program but apparently there is an issue. That system has an old Abit IP35 board which recognizes the Vertex but doesn't work when I run the firmware update. The Toolbox downloads Everest then says something like 252 downloaded, then prompts me to reboot to finish the update. But when I reboot nothing happens.

Looked around the OCZ forums and found some similar threads. Getting kind of late tonight so I might try messing with it again tomorrow.
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Well, I'm having a bit of trouble getting the firmware updated. I tried putting it in my other PC to run the program but apparently there is an issue. That system has an old Abit IP35 board which recognizes the Vertex but doesn't work when I run the firmware update. The Toolbox downloads Everest then says something like 252 downloaded, then prompts me to reboot to finish the update. But when I reboot nothing happens.
Looked around the OCZ forums and found some similar threads. Getting kind of late tonight so I might try messing with it again tomorrow.

Ok, I have read many comments like this on forums which scared me off until now. I really think there are a few simple steps that will avoid these problems. I downloaded the toolbox, unzipped it and placed it on a memory stick. The boot drive in the second computer was set to sata 0 so I unhooked the drive on sata 1 and used that connection for the OCZ knowing that it would be an Intel sata port. I had already checked to make sure that the sata ports were AHCI and using the Microsoft driver (easy to check in system control panel). The computer was connected to the internet. I booted into windows and ran the toolbox from the memory stick. I clicked on upgrade firmware in in less then ten seconds it reported done. I then shut down and removed all power to the computer. I waited ten minutes and connected the power and rebooted. It reported 1.4. I removed the drive and replaced it in my primary computer. I booted from the Acronis recovery disc and restored my OCZ boot drive. Reboot and all was perfect.

I hope this helps.
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