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post #1 of 19
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Time has come after almost over year using this OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD. Performance has been great after sand-force had ironed out bugs in the controller.

Looking to buy a 240GB SSD now as the space isn't quite enough for me....

Can someone highlight some recommendations: 6Gbs

kingston hyperx 3k 240GB (Sandforce)
OCZ Vertex 4 (Indy ala Marvell)
Crucial M4
Intel 520

Others?.

I am a gamer so I need quick IO preferably a SSD with higher number of IOPs
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I have a Vertex 4 and I love it. Also you will notice that it has higher IOPs. Just my 2cents.gif
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It has a new controller though doesn't it based on a marvell. Seems risky
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post #4 of 19

^It's the Indilinx controller. It fairs well in delivering high IOPS.

You should try out the Neutron GTX SSD. It's one of the highest if not the highest in benchmarks. Not sure about longevity yet as it is a pretty new SSD.

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post #5 of 19
Here's a pretty in depth GTX review.
http://www.storagereview.com/corsair_neutron_gtx_ssd_review

It's definitely an impressive drive, particularly under super heavy workloads. But for home use it's not really a standout. Based on that review, IMO, it's no worth the premium outside of an enterprise environment.

The general rule of thumb is just get whatever's cheapest. Any high end Sandforce (with ONFi Sync or Toggle Nand) or Marvel drive will give similar real world performance. With the kinks worked out of Sandforce, you can't really go wrong with any of them. And it's not uncommon to see high end 240/256GB drives going for ~$160 or less on sale. smile.gif
post #6 of 19
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It costs a bomb in comparison to the vertex 4 256GB Model. I may go for the Vertex 4 if anyone else has some other suggestions
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post #7 of 19
Quote:
I am a gamer so I need quick IO preferably a SSD with higher number of IOPs
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Suggestion here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226226
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

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I lol'd as well

SSDs are SSDs. The most noticeable thing that you will see is about a millisecond in load time
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Suggestion here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226226

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post #10 of 19
Reliability > Speed, as the former is far, far, far more noticeable (i.e. I doubt you could tell much difference between any of the top drives in speed under anything but synthetic benches, but a dead drive is extremely noticeable).
I would suggest the Samsung 830 256GB, Intel 520 240GB, Corsair Performance Pro 256GB, M4 256GB, and in that order.
   
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