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I'm perfectly content with my older OCZ Vertex SSD that I use as my boot drive. However I did notice the OCZ Vertex 2 seems to have far better performance improvements particularly in 4K and I was wondering what kind of real world performance difference's would I notice with a Vertex 2 as opposed to my Vertex 1.6.

I also cannot seem to be able to narrow down the differences between the following SSD's even though they are priced roughly $10 apart and both are the Vertex 2.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227551
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227590
post #2 of 17
One is a 2.5 inch drive and one is a 3.5 inch drive. Other than that they are exactly the same.

They are brilliant drives, ive got the 90gb version as an OS/WoW drive and its so quick.
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Tbh, I'd wait a month or two for the Vertex 3. They are coming soon and will be SATA III.
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wait for it ! vertex 3 is gonna be the bomb diggity
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Vertex 3.
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When's it going to be released? It says Q2, but when is that around.
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Q2 is around March/April.
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post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by 45nm View Post
I'm perfectly content with my older OCZ Vertex SSD that I use as my boot drive. However I did notice the OCZ Vertex 2 seems to have far better performance improvements particularly in 4K and I was wondering what kind of real world performance difference's would I notice with a Vertex 2 as opposed to my Vertex 1.6.
I was in a similar situation a while back, having a 120GB Vertex 1 as my OS drive, with most of my main programs on it. I went to a 64GB Vertex 2E and turned the 1 into a dedicated Steam drive.

As you say the 2 has way better numbers in terms of performance but in real world use as an OS drive I didn't notice any particular change. The Vertex 1 was super fast to boot and the 2 remained so. Now it did feel a tiny bit slicker but seriously that's just as likely to be psychological as it is to be a real effect that I observed. I didn't specifically time the boot difference.

In your situation I wouldn't be in a huge hurry to upgrade specifically my OS SSD unless I had a use in mind for the older drive. In my case it became a games drive and I am very happy with the super fast game loading times in addition to the OS being lovely and quick.
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post #10 of 17
Wait for Vertex 3.
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