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I was impressed and also not so impressed. I have a very efficient laptop. The HDD is better than the vertex 2, and I lost an hour run time on my laptop. From 8:30 to 7:30.. Not really a huge loss, but I was expecting better...

As a few of you may know, I got the 100 gig Vertex 2 for $162, from $199.. Newegg gave me a 20% coupon

I chatted with newegg customer service today and got the Intel X25-M. For the same price. They price matched the Intel... with a $0 restocking fee for the return of the OCZ.. I buy alot of stuff...

Why did I chose this drive??

The Vertex 2 uses 2 watts active, and .5W idle, The Intel uses 150 mW active... and 75mW Idle... That's .15 watts and .075 watts respectfully..

I'm assuming Sandforce controller is more demanding or power hungry, and the Intel is not...

Nuff said!
Edited by Joeteck - 2/24/11 at 7:05pm
    
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Yep, I returned the 25nm Vertex 2 and bought myself an Intel X25m as well.
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Yep, I returned the 25nm Vertex 2 and bought myself an Intel X25m as well.
for the same reasons? whats the fab size have to do with it?
    
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for the same reasons? whats the fab size have to do with it?
I ordered the Vertex 2 60GB 1 week prior to the official announcement posted by OCZ. The drive came preloaded with v 1.28 firmware and had 51.3GB usable space vs the 55.5GB usable space found in the previous 34nm drives. To be honest man, I returned the Vertex 2 mainly because of the slow speeds in benchmarks. In both AS SSD and CDD, I was getting like 170 mb/s read and like 30mb/s write. Horrible performance compared to the previous 34nm counterpart.
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Is there any realistic difference?
    
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Is there any realistic difference?


The vertex 2 had a 285/275MBs spec, but I got 192/96MBs...Not a big deal, since the mechanical got a mere 55MB/s. The read and write speed of the Intel is slower 250/100MBs, but will still be much faster than what I currently have.. but a much better run time as well...

Edited by Joeteck - 2/24/11 at 8:22pm
    
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Joeteck a few things you must do for it to perform OK install the latest RST driver (intel) or the default AHCI 1.0 (AMD) Update the latest firmware and run ccleaner after all is installed then use ATTO benchmark nor CDM or AS SSD they report wrong values. Both good Drives though i thing the X25M is the better drive a bit slower but better overall. Make sure you have Intel SSD Toolbox it comes handy. Enjoy your HDD and i am happy that you followed my advice yesterday on the SSD/Laptop thing hehehe
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Joeteck a few things you must do for it to perform OK install the latest RST driver (intel) or the default AHCI 1.0 (AMD) Update the latest firmware and run ccleaner after all is installed then use ATTO benchmark nor CDM or AS SSD they report wrong values. Both good Drives though i thing the X25M is the better drive a bit slower but better overall. Make sure you have Intel SSD Toolbox it comes handy. Enjoy your HDD and i am happy that you followed my advice yesterday on the SSD/Laptop thing hehehe
I'm looking forward to the run time change with good reliability. Does CrystalDiskBenchmark good, or still get ATTO? I found that you need to turn on TRIM with a command prompt string... I plan on getting another one for my HTPC, but that's running XP. What do I need for that to keep it in good shape? I read BGC, but I can't find a program for it...

You lost me... What advice? (Sorry if I missed it..)
    
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Yup Use ATTO make sure TRIM is ON and download Intel ToolBox it has a tool there to clean the 'Garbadge Colection' in intel SSD's
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Yup Use ATTO make sure TRIM is ON and download Intel ToolBox it has a tool there to clean the 'Garbadge Colection' in intel SSD's
Do all SSD manufacturers have a similar program? So If I get another SSD for my XP HTPC, I can do that?
    
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