Originally Posted by ocztony
Just so you guys are aware. OCZ tested Vector for 6 months, there has been a shift in priority now at OCZ with the reshuffle, many products have gone EOL so we now concentrate efforts on stability and reliability. Speed now comes in 2nd although we still make sure the drives are seriously quick.
Things have changed, Vector is expected to be our most stable drive to date, infact I fully believe the ocz support forum will have few problem posts for Vector, much less than what we saw on the Vtx4 launch and way less than we did for Vtx3.
We have a seriously good firmware team now, when doing our own drives with our own controllers we can spot/debug/fix a FW much faster than we can waiting for SandForce.
So, those saying OCZ reliability is not that good...you need to sit and watch, im confident this one will show things have seriously changed at OCZ.
the OCZ Vector has been in development for 18 month
Generically you buy new stuff to get rid of bottlenecks (let's just forget for a second that this is OCN). Speed - wise, the bottleneck is SATA 6Gb/s, and nothing to do other than wait for SATA Express.
So the current bottlenecks in SSD is performance consistency, both speed-wise and latency-wise. I would strongly suggest the Corsair Neutron GTX. It has a enterprise controller (LAMD) and latency and speed consistency are pretty awesome. http://www.anandtech.com/show/6489/playing-with-op
The Sammy SSD is one digit % faster than the Corsair, you will not notice this in any case scenario.
I'm gonna drop my Agility 3 for a couple of Corsair SSDs after Christmas and RAID-0 them.. only then I would probably see an increase in performance.
hope it helps