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So after reading that OCZ is using 25nm memory instead of the 34nm memory. Is there a better option? I was looking at the Mushkin Callisto Deluxe but I'm not sure. I'm looking for either a 60gb or 120gb drive too. I just want to put w7 and some games on it really.
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OCZ revo or the OCZ colussus are great. The revo is mega uber fast since it installs in a pcie slot and the colossus is also faster than most because it uses a mini raid inside, but it is a 3.5" drive
 
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I am in the same boat as you want to buy a SSD at the end of this month and have no idea what to do. I'm kinda waiting to see what this Intel g3 series is going to look like if there priced like the rumors say I may look at one if they do at least the 250mb we will see. I'm kinda scared off on all the sandforce drives as I'm not sure if any of the other company's are using the 25nm chips and they seem to suck on the old controller. Anyways just really kinda hard to judge what to do right now and C400 will be coming out soon also oh and the corsair performance 3 series just landed a couple of weeks ago also.
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"So after reading that OCZ is using 25nm memory instead of the 34nm memory. Is there a better option?"



just curious, why is that an issue?
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"So after reading that OCZ is using 25nm memory instead of the 34nm memory. Is there a better option?"



just curious, why is that an issue?
It's slower overall.

http://www.overclockers.com/oczs-25n...rmance-issues/

OP, I'm in the same boat. I'll be monitoring this thread, haha.
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post #6 of 10
Couple of thing I have read around that the fail rate has been higher. The big thing is it reads and writes slower with the 25mn for some reason the writes more so though.
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On further inspection, Amazon shows model numbers. The model numbers for the 25nm and the 34nm manufacturing processes are as follows:

25nm - 2VTXE60G (55GB capacity)
34nm - 2VTX60G (60GB capacity)
[Source]

On Amazon, there are 2 models of the Vertex 2 120GB. The first is the

, with reduced performance. There's an E in the model number at the end of the item title listing.

The second model is the . I'm not sure if these drives are lesser in performance compared to their 2.5" counterparts, but these don't seem to have an E in their model number descriptions. Might as well go with the 3.5" drive if it doesn't have any adverse effects against the 2.5" version.

Or, Amazon might have been quick to jump the gun and just edited the model number into their listing, while still selling the 34nm models, to exhaust stock. It's a hit and run.
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It's slower overall.

http://www.overclockers.com/oczs-25n...rmance-issues/

OP, I'm in the same boat. I'll be monitoring this thread, haha.

Doesn't seem to be an issue for me at least with my 120Gb Vertex2. Gets better speeds than that article. Good to know there is a difference though in case I decide to buy another at some point.

OCZ revo x2 is about the fastest Drive you can get. Expensive though.
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Yeah I'm only looking for a 60gb or 120gb drive. Thanks for the info guys, appreciate it and I hope OCZ addresses this issue soon. On another note, how are Mushkin SSD's?
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Quick question:


Is the intel x25m slower than the 25nm Vertex 2?

Thanks.
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