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Ok I got a deal from someone I know on an OCZ vertex 2 120gb for 150$... Now since I don't know anything about price and performance of SSDs, I'm kinda lost. Is it a good deal and will I really see some major improvements over my 2*WD caviar blue 2500 AAKS 250GB in RAID 0 or it's not gonna be THAT noticeable ? I know he said "It'll be perfectly silent" but so far, if my HDDs seeks something I don't hear ANYTHING.

Thanks in advance to all those who answers,
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You'll notice faster boot times. Programs will open up instantaneously.
That price seems reasonable. go ahead and get it and experiences supersonic speed.
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yes, money well spent in my opinion
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post #4 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nexus6 View Post
You'll notice faster boot times. Programs will open up instantaneously.
That price seems reasonable. go ahead and get it and experiences supersonic speed.
This sums it all up, you might want to ask your friend about the warranty just incase anything happens to it


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post #5 of 35
I enjoy it. I had one like 2 years ago (when it was what... $500 for a decent sized one) and returned it. They've gotten a lot better and the price is much more manageable now for the size/performance gain. Just do a few Windows tweaks(google/search ocn) after you get it and you'll love it.
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I would double check that its a 34nm Vertex 2 as the new 25/27nm versions SUCK in comparison.
http://www.guru3d.com/news/ocz-verte...ported-slower/

There is even official announcement on the OCZ site and massive threads on the forums about it. The drives are packaged (same serial) as the 34nm and to top it off you lose a additional 5GB of space. So in theory your buying a 115GB drive that you have to partition 20% unused space if you wish to keep performance high.

This is what killed SSDs for me...I bought a 90GB Vertex 2 and ended up with 65GB of space after its all said and done lol. Sold promptly on criagslist for full value and waiting for 240GB SSDs for $100.
Edited by Therian86 - 2/11/11 at 8:42am
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IMO, no. To me, it's not worth the insane price (relative to HDDs in terms of $/GB) for seconds shaved off of boot up time/program start up/map loading/etc. I rarely have to restart my PC and I don't mind waiting a bit longer when I do. Program/map loading time would decrease dramatically but again to me I don't care about the speed with the current pricing. And it's not like you're waiting hours for a program/map to load.

Unless it's mission critical to save seconds off of loading times I doubt its worth it.

A quick look on newegg shows a popular WD Caviar Black 1TB is $0.08/GB. That SSD you're talking about is $1.25/GB, which is actually a very good deal (norm is about $200 as seen on newegg so its closer to $1.70/GB). So it's about 15 times more expensive while being about 8 times less spacious. I know SSDs can be very fast but I'm not sure if even the raw performance (read/write) is proportional to the increased cost compared to HDDs or HDDs setup in RAID.
Edited by nist7 - 2/11/11 at 8:59am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nist7 View Post
A quick look on newegg shows a popular WD Caviar Black 1TB is $0.08/GB. That SSD you're talking about is $1.25/GB, which is actually a very good deal (norm is about $200 as seen on newegg so its closer to $1.70/GB). So it's about 15 times more expensive while being about 8 times less spacious. I know SSDs can be very fast but I'm not sure if even the raw performance (read/write) is proportional to the increased cost.
However, size/dollar is not the only metric when doing comparisions.


You can compare HDDs to RAM based on size/dollar alone. It would lead to to conclude that you should only buy 1GB RAM and add a 10GB paging file. In addition, RAM is volitile so why get more when HDDs are cheaper and non-volitile?
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post #9 of 35
ssd's are worth it.
but be a little skeptical you're getting those so cheap.2 ssd's for a total of $150?
    
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post #10 of 35
i think there worth it i just got a samsung 128gb and everything seems faster and more responsive i say do it.
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