Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [SR]OCZ Vertex 2 25nm Review
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[SR]OCZ Vertex 2 25nm Review

post #1 of 36
Thread Starter 
http://www.storagereview.com/ocz_ver...czssd22vtxe60g

Quote:
After going through standard retail channels, we've managed to get our hands on two brand new 60GB OCZ Vertex 2's. The first is a latest-generation 60GB 25nm NAND model, the second an older stock 32nm NAND version. Buyers can't tell the difference thanks to OCZ's dubious marketing, but we can, and in this mini-review we'll dive deeper into the available capacity differences of the two SSDs as well as the performance differences. Anyone buying OCZ's current line of SSDs needs to be aware of what they're buying - and what they're buying today is most certainly different than what has earned the Vertex 2 top marks in the past.

Edited by dudenell - 2/16/11 at 2:06pm
post #2 of 36
Ahhhhhhhhh.... that's why there is a performance loss. They are using denser NAND but less of them. That means less channels.
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 36
Quote:
Pros

Handles real-world performance test well
Fast and priced competitively against 40GB boot drives
Up to 10% less power used compared to 32nm Vertex 2

Cons

Marketing practices could burn bridges with customers
Up to 49% slower in certain synthetic benchmarks
No sure-fire way to tell which model you have until you plug it in
Ouch.
Destructor
(28 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-3770K @ 4.6GHz  Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3  EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC+  16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB RAID 0 Samsung F3 1TB Seagate 3TB LG Blu-ray 12x 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
XSPC RayStorm D5 RX360  Windows 10 Pro x64 LG 24GM77 Ducky Shine 3 Year of the Snake 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX850 Corsair 900D  Logitech G400  Razer Goliathus Speed  
AudioAudio
Sound Blaster Zx  Sennheiser HD 558 + Zm-Mic1 
  hide details  
Reply
Destructor
(28 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-3770K @ 4.6GHz  Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3  EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC+  16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB RAID 0 Samsung F3 1TB Seagate 3TB LG Blu-ray 12x 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
XSPC RayStorm D5 RX360  Windows 10 Pro x64 LG 24GM77 Ducky Shine 3 Year of the Snake 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX850 Corsair 900D  Logitech G400  Razer Goliathus Speed  
AudioAudio
Sound Blaster Zx  Sennheiser HD 558 + Zm-Mic1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 36
How much cheaper is it?
Skylake
(10 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core-i7 6700K ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero EVGA GTX 970 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 32GB DDR4 2800 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG SM951 M.2 SAMSUNG 850 EVO Corsair H100i Windows 10 
PowerCase
SeaSonic G-750 Fractal Design Define R4 
  hide details  
Reply
Skylake
(10 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core-i7 6700K ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero EVGA GTX 970 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 32GB DDR4 2800 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG SM951 M.2 SAMSUNG 850 EVO Corsair H100i Windows 10 
PowerCase
SeaSonic G-750 Fractal Design Define R4 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by K10 View Post
How much cheaper is it?
If you're referring to the price of the actual drives, then 0.

That's what's got so many people riled up over on OCZ's forums, they bought a drive that was marketed and labelled exactly the same as the previous 34nm drives, for the same price as the 34nm drive.

However, it is slower, and has a lower capacity.

I think the issue isn't that it's slower/smaller available capacity, it's the fact that OCZ made no attempt to differentiate the two clearly different products, and none of the massive (some say up to 50%) savings on the 25nm NAND was passed on to the consumers.
Edited by Scorpii - 2/16/11 at 1:45pm
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 5820K @4.4ghz Asus X99-S EVGA GTX680 2GB 32GB Crucial 2133MHz DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
120GB Samsung 830 | 120GB Samsung 840 EVO | 6TB... Noctua NH-D14 Windows 8.1 Achieva Shimian 27" 1440p 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
Dell U2311h (Portrait) Corsair HX520 NZXT Phantom White Asus Xonar D2X -> Samson SR850 or HiFi 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 5820K @4.4ghz Asus X99-S EVGA GTX680 2GB 32GB Crucial 2133MHz DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
120GB Samsung 830 | 120GB Samsung 840 EVO | 6TB... Noctua NH-D14 Windows 8.1 Achieva Shimian 27" 1440p 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
Dell U2311h (Portrait) Corsair HX520 NZXT Phantom White Asus Xonar D2X -> Samson SR850 or HiFi 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 36
Thread Starter 
updated...
post #7 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scorpii View Post
If you're referring to the price of the actual drives, then 0.

That's what's got so many people riled up over on OCZ's forums, they bought a drive that was marketed and labelled exactly the same as the previous 34nm drives, for the same price as the 34nm drive.
It says
Quote:
Pros

Handles real-world performance test well
Fast and priced competitively against 40GB boot drives
Up to 10% less power used compared to 32nm Vertex 2
?
Skylake
(10 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core-i7 6700K ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero EVGA GTX 970 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 32GB DDR4 2800 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG SM951 M.2 SAMSUNG 850 EVO Corsair H100i Windows 10 
PowerCase
SeaSonic G-750 Fractal Design Define R4 
  hide details  
Reply
Skylake
(10 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core-i7 6700K ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero EVGA GTX 970 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 32GB DDR4 2800 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG SM951 M.2 SAMSUNG 850 EVO Corsair H100i Windows 10 
PowerCase
SeaSonic G-750 Fractal Design Define R4 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 36
Good breakdown there, thanks for the post.

It's amusing that they list one of the pros of the 25nm is better power consumption. Yeah right, 1W vs 0.7W or something like that, I don't think even a battery powered netbook user is overly concerned by that difference. Mostly scraping the barrel for pros to list since this really is quite a failure by OCZ. One could even describe the way they rolled the 25nm version out as rather underhanded and deceptive.
The Oracle
(16 items)
 
Pythia
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790K Gigabyte GA-Z97X-GAMING 5 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780Ti WindForce 3x OC Corsair Vengeance 2x8GB DDR3 1866MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 256GB 850 Pro Samsung 256GB 840 Pro Westerb Digital Caviar Black 1TB XSPC Rasa ES240 + 2 GT AP-15s 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D 27" LCD Corsair K70 Corsair AX850 
Case
Corsair 650D 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i3 4130 Gigabyte GA-B85M-HD3 Corsair 2x4gb DDR3 1600mhz Low Profile CL9 1.35v WD Blue 500GB (OS) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Green 4TB, 2TB Ubuntu x86_64 14.04.1 LTS ssh or vnc SuperFlower Golden Green HX 350W 
Case
Corsair 350D, GT AP-13 
  hide details  
Reply
The Oracle
(16 items)
 
Pythia
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790K Gigabyte GA-Z97X-GAMING 5 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780Ti WindForce 3x OC Corsair Vengeance 2x8GB DDR3 1866MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 256GB 850 Pro Samsung 256GB 840 Pro Westerb Digital Caviar Black 1TB XSPC Rasa ES240 + 2 GT AP-15s 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D 27" LCD Corsair K70 Corsair AX850 
Case
Corsair 650D 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i3 4130 Gigabyte GA-B85M-HD3 Corsair 2x4gb DDR3 1600mhz Low Profile CL9 1.35v WD Blue 500GB (OS) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Green 4TB, 2TB Ubuntu x86_64 14.04.1 LTS ssh or vnc SuperFlower Golden Green HX 350W 
Case
Corsair 350D, GT AP-13 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scorpii View Post
If you're referring to the price of the actual drives, then 0.

That's what's got so many people riled up over on OCZ's forums, they bought a drive that was marketed and labelled exactly the same as the previous 34nm drives, for the same price as the 34nm drive.

However, it is slower, and has a lower capacity.

I think the issue isn't that it's slower/smaller available capacity, it's the fact that OCZ made no attempt to differentiate the two clearly different products, and none of the massive (some say up to 50%) savings on the 25nm NAND was passed on to the consumers.
Wow what a bunch of BS. Don't think I will be buying any OCZ products.

Hopefully none of the other SF drive sellers will do this.
X99 Build
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 5820k Asus X99-AII Gigabyte GTX 1070 Corsair 16GB 3200MHZ 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 850 250GB Scythe Mugen Max Windows 10 X-Star 1440P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Masterkeys L XFX BE 750W Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass Sensei Raw 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries Qck Logitech Z313 
  hide details  
Reply
X99 Build
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 5820k Asus X99-AII Gigabyte GTX 1070 Corsair 16GB 3200MHZ 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 850 250GB Scythe Mugen Max Windows 10 X-Star 1440P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Masterkeys L XFX BE 750W Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass Sensei Raw 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries Qck Logitech Z313 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 36
I dont like ocz... i got 2 vertex drives that re dead. Ocz never had their ram run right in rigs.
Dyslexia
(16 items)
 
  
Reply
Dyslexia
(16 items)
 
  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hardware News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [SR]OCZ Vertex 2 25nm Review