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post #2331 of 3820
Wow, although I've never been an OCZ SSDs fan due to some problems in the past, but I find Vertex 4 speeds very impressive!

Congratz guys, who got em wink.gif
post #2332 of 3820
I know what you mean about early OCZ SSDs, they did have more than their share of issues. They were the first to use SandForce controllers, and suffered through the early firmware versions that weren't the greatest. They struggled to find fixes that the user could do, but it really was the firmware that needed fixing. When Intel decided to use the SandForce 2281 controller, they spent almost a year testing and modifying the firmware, or so the story goes.

The Vertex 4 is different, a Marvell built controller with Indilinx firmware. The first OCZ SSD that I've trusted TBH.

I get the feeling that the very high, high queue depth scores, which are really worthless for the PC user, are there to take some benchmark scores to new heights. The V4s have worked perfectly for me, but they are not faster than my Intel 520s in actual use. In the AS SSD Copy benchmark, the 520's are faster, and I've also had better scores there with M4's.
post #2333 of 3820
I agree, Crucial SSDs had such a great performance and stability record for me so no way I am switching to anything else any time soon smile.gif
post #2334 of 3820
Currently running an OCZ Vertex 4 512gb SSD on firmware 1.3

New to using SSD technology.

Is this any good?

Also, it is necessary/recommended to update to firmware 1.5?

I just installed windows today and really only have drivers/basic programs on it.

IF there will be performance improvements or other enhancements I really dont mind a clean reinstall that much, but only if there are improvements from doing so.

Thanks in advance!

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Edited by Dawgdoc - 7/18/12 at 12:10am
post #2335 of 3820
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Originally Posted by Dawgdoc View Post

Currently running an OCZ Vertex 4 512gb SSD on firmware 1.3
New to using SSD technology.
Is this any good?
Also, it is necessary/recommended to update to firmware 1.5?
I just installed windows today and really only have drivers/basic programs on it.
IF there will be performance improvements or other enhancements I really dont mind a clean reinstall that much, but only if there are improvements from doing so.
Thanks in advance!

Hey, Dawgdoc! Everything looks fine. Upgrading firmware for SSDs usually is a positive thing to do. I always update personally since it doesn't wipe data anyway.

If you haven't already, you MUST look at Sean's SSD Guide. You can find all the info on any question you might have about the SSD technology.
post #2336 of 3820
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Originally Posted by XSCounter View Post

Hey, Dawgdoc! Everything looks fine. Upgrading firmware for SSDs usually is a positive thing to do. I always update personally since it doesn't wipe data anyway.
If you haven't already, you MUST look at Sean's SSD Guide. You can find all the info on any question you might have about the SSD technology.

OMG that guide is AMAZING!

Gave it a full read through but bookmarking and going to go through that all again with a fine tooth comb, and again and again.

Excellent link. TYVM. That SSD/windows install guide from Sean is PURE GOLD.
post #2337 of 3820
Just do a backup and update to 1.5, then restore, not forgetting to put a 1mb offset using diskpart first so it's aligned. There is a decent speed increase from 1.3 to 1.5.
post #2338 of 3820
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Just do a backup and update to 1.5, then restore, not forgetting to put a 1mb offset using diskpart first so it's aligned. There is a decent speed increase from 1.3 to 1.5.

Ok you lost me on the 1mb offset part.

Can you possibly explain in more detail what I need to do regarding that and why/how it help, or at least post a link?
post #2339 of 3820
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Plug the drive into the Intel SATA 6Gb/s port. (grey/white) thumb.gif

Dude, you rock !!

Went from low 500 score to this :

498

Dunno what my computer shop was thinking when assembling this...

Thx again !! thumb.gif
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post #2340 of 3820
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Originally Posted by DB006 View Post

Just do a backup and update to 1.5, then restore, not forgetting to put a 1mb offset using diskpart first so it's aligned. There is a decent speed increase from 1.3 to 1.5.

Ok you lost me on the 1mb offset part.

Can you possibly explain in more detail what I need to do regarding that and why/how it help, or at least post a link?
You don't need to worry about the diskpart alignment thing. Just use Windows Image tool or Acronis and you will be fine. They automatically make sure alignment is good when you make a system image and restore.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1227835/how-to-disk-and-partition-cloning-backup-restoration-migration
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Plug the drive into the Intel SATA 6Gb/s port. (grey/white) thumb.gif

Dude, you rock !!

Went from low 500 score to this :

498

Dunno what my computer shop was thinking when assembling this...

Thx again !! thumb.gif
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