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Now that Toshiba has bought OCZ and brought the company back from the brink of death, how are their SSD products? Stability?

 

Why I ask is that I'm considering the replacement of my current Samsung 840 EVO because... well, you've read the stuff about it. Decreased performance when reading old data.

 

OK, with that being said... there's the OCZ ARC 100 and the Vertex 460A. Both of them seem to be decent devices on paper. The only thing that scares the hell out of me is that the specifications for both SSDs state that they use 19nm MLC NAND Flash. If you know anything about the 840 EVO issue you'd know that the 840 EVO uses 19nm NAND Flash as well. You can see why I'd be worried about going from one 19nm SSD to another 19nm SSD. I don't want that decreased performance issue again.

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Nothing to worry about from OCZ since Vertex 4. I wouldn't hesitate if the price is right.
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One additional question. Why is OCZ doing capacities of 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB? I thought that MLC capacities were usually done in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.

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One additional question. Why is OCZ doing capacities of 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB? I thought that MLC capacities were usually done in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.

The extra provisioning helps maintain speed. (SSDs tend to get slower as you fill them up).
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The OCZs use Toshiba's A19 flash which is their second gen 19nm MLC. TOTALLY different than that of the Samsung's TLC.  They deliver good performance and reliability is much better than the old sandforce days. I can also confirm there are no speed degradation issues.

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Which one would you suggest? The OCZ ARC 100 or the Vertex 460A? Mind you, I'm not looking for blazing fast speeds here, I'm just looking for better speeds than a spinning rust drive can give you while still having drive reliability and data integrity.

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The ARC 100 seems slower than the Samsung 840 EVO in terms of IOPs. Is that something that one would even notice?
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For reliability get the OCZ Vector 180. It's almost enterprise level. 120GB sold out already but 240GB still available.
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I had a Vertex 2 plus for 2 years and a half. It died. I got an Vector instead from OCZ as a replacement, it's much MUCH faster. I also have a Vertex 4 in the same rig, both are really great and I will buy OCZ for my futur hard drives.
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Which one would you suggest? The OCZ ARC 100 or the Vertex 460A? Mind you, I'm not looking for blazing fast speeds here, I'm just looking for better speeds than a spinning rust drive can give you while still having drive reliability and data integrity.

 

Either is fine.

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The ARC 100 seems slower than the Samsung 840 EVO in terms of IOPs. Is that something that one would even notice?

Nope.

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