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post #1 of 29
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Earlier, specs were posted of the OCZ Vertex 3 Pro which was aimed at the enterprise/industrial markets. The speeds were insane due to the new and improved Sandforce controller, but the price made it out of reach for all but the extreme enthusiasts.

The Vertex 3, which removes certain features not commonly used or taken advantage of in average desktop situations, brings the price down considerably.

$250 for the 120GB version, or $500 for the 240GB drive, future is lookin good!!

Reviews and links:
Anandtech
HotHardware
Legit Reviews
PC Perspective
Storage Review
Engadget

Interesting quote from Legit Reviews:
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However, there may not be much more in terms of overhead bandwidth left in the SATA III interface. SATA II (3Gbps) has a theoretical maximum speed of 300MB/s and the best drives all seem to hit a ceiling around 286MB/s which is roughly 5% less due to protocol and encoding overhead. If the same percentage applies to the SATA 6Gbps, where the theoretical throughput is 600MB/s, the effective throughput is looking more like 570MB/s which is slightly more than we are seeing with the Vertex 3. In fact, if you look at the ATTO numbers, both the Vertex 3 and Vertex 3 Pro topped out at the exact same mark of 555.38MB/s. Whether this is the limit of the controller or the SATA III connection remains to be seen.

Edited by hokeyplyr48 - 2/27/11 at 8:46pm
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post #2 of 29
Still a bit out of my consideration; I feel the prices of SSDs are still too high for the storage capacity they offer. The Vertex 2 120GB is going for $190 after rebate right now, which isn't horrible but I'm still just waiting it until the future of SSDs arrives.
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Just gearing up for a new build, and since it's shipping in mid-March...it'll be perfect!

I've been waiting for some revolutionary jump in speed and it seems the new SF controller has made that happen.

550/525MB read/write.....
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I'm thrilled to read these reviews. Release can't come soon enough.
Edited by Xyxyll - 2/27/11 at 10:29pm
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They still need to drop in price more before I will pick one up... Atleast 1$ per GB is when I will start to look into them.. Maybe another year or two then? But it will be a nice upgrade for my PC
     
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post #6 of 29
Looks nice, but I wont be getting one till I have a MOBO with SATAIII controllers
post #7 of 29
I've got SATA 6Gbps. I'm ready. This is going to be awesome.
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post #8 of 29
But to make use of the full speed u will need the Snady Bridge architecure

Wonder how it'll perform on a P55 SATA3???
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post #9 of 29
Imagine RAID performance....
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Originally Posted by coelacanth View Post
I've got SATA 6Gbps. I'm ready. This is going to be awesome.
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But to make use of the full speed u will need the Snady Bridge architecure

Wonder how it'll perform on a P55 SATA3???
X58 and P55 chipsets don't have native SATA 6Gb/s controllers. They have slow 3rd party controllers.

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Originally Posted by Ikrin View Post
Imagine RAID performance....
2xRAID0 would bottleneck any onboard controller....
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