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Read this:

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...-NAND.-Q-amp-A

OCZ has begun shipping SSDs with 25nm NAND. To compensate for the reduced write endurance, these drives have increased over-provisioning.
Yeah I just read that this morning. I feel ripped off because performance (both read / write) are subpar compared to the previous 34 Vertex 2 model. If you go to the OCZ support forums, there are at least five threads comparing the speeds of the 25nm and 34nm Vertex 2. The read speeds for both drives are about the same but the speeds are like 5-10% apart from each other.

I am not going to return my drive to Newegg as I will probably get another 25nm model back. If I would have known about the new fabrication process beforehand I would not have gone with this drive, or any other drive from OCZ. This is my second product from OCZ and my faith in them has been greatly reduced.
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Yeah I just read that this morning. I feel ripped off because performance (both read / write) are subpar compared to the previous 34 Vertex 2 model. If you go to the OCZ support forums, there are at least five threads comparing the speeds of the 25nm and 34nm Vertex 2. The read speeds for both drives are about the same but the speeds are like 5-10% apart from each other.

I am not going to return my drive to Newegg as I will probably get another 25nm model back. If I would have known about the new fabrication process beforehand I would not have gone with this drive, or any other drive from OCZ. This is my second product from OCZ and my faith in them has been greatly reduced.
Really the issue lies with you the consumer not doing enough research before buying. You can't be mad at OCZ for changing there technology which probably has knocked down the production cost.
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Ive had Vertex2's for a while now both single and in raid, yesterday I got and installed a C300 64GB and sold my second vertex, not looked back so far 7.9 in WEI which I kinda like, opposed to Vertex 7.7, system is overall snappier too, not going back.......
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I get a 7.8 Performance Score from my 32n Vertex 2 120GB.

OP, change your Page file to 1024mb min and 1024mb max settings. Also disable Hibernation and System Restore. That will add 6-8Gb to your available space. I'm using 45GB of 110 available of 120. w/100mb Windoz partition. 4 Games installed and all programs. Never save anything that doesn't need to be on the C Drive to the SSD, save everything to another drive or a external drive. Never use the C Drive, My Docs, My Pics, My Movies or My Music. You want to save 15% for system use, so don't fill it over 45-50GB.

This is with my old 2X5770 cards. 7.8 w/5870.

Edited by letsgetiton - 2/10/11 at 5:30pm
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I get a 7.8 Performance Score from my 32n Vertex 2 120GB.

OP, change your Page file to 1024mb min and 1024mb max settings. Also disable Hibernation and System Restore. That will add 6-8Gb to your available space. I'm using 45GB of 110 available of 120. w/100mb Windoz partition. 4 Games installed and all programs. Never save anything that doesn't need to be on the C Drive to the SSD, save everything to another drive or a external drive. Never use the C Drive, My Docs, My Pics, My Movies or My Music. You want to save 15% for system use, so don't fill it over 45-50GB.

This is with my old 2X5770 cards. 7.8 w/5870.
Thanks for replying back L., you've been the most helpful so far. I'm only using my Vertex 2 as my boot drive. All my games are installed on my Samsung F3 1TB drive and my movies and other related data on my external. Quick question, even though my games are installed on E:\\, game subdirectories are still created in my main drive. For example, a THQ folder is automatically created under C:\\My Games for Metro 2033. Is that okay?

I disabled Hibernation and windows defrag when I first installed Windows. I am contemplating on whether to disabling indexing and superfetch as both of these have been recommended by numerous people over the web.
Edited by NitrousX - 2/10/11 at 5:40pm
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yes disable indexing, set prefetch to 0 in registry and superfetch to 1 leave that a couple of days then try with that at 0 too in registry and disabled in services. Also go to control panel > programs and features and then to, Turn windows features on or off, untick Remote differential compression..and then maybe other MS junk in there! Like games! and Search...
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If u use firefox cache to ram instead of ssd, http://lifehacker.com/#!5687850/spee...-disk-required
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Would disabling superfetch and prefetch really improve performance? For now I have hibernation, fragmentation, and system restore disabled. Also in the power options, I noticed that there is an option for turning off my hard drive after X amount of minutes. Default is 20 minutes, should I leave that be or turn it off?

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have all those power setings on max power/performance, no sleep etc etc... theres no point having pre and superfetch enabled on an ssd they dont have to scan mechanically to find stuff. but as I said try superfetch on 1 in registry then try disabled......see if you notice any difference
Edited by moonmanas - 2/10/11 at 6:20pm
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...also navigate to the windows prefetch folder and delete all that junk out of there, leave the readyboot folder and delete anything in there...
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