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Check out the title of the thread, and your original post.
Ive been bashed and flamed for not re-reading an OP half through a post, but never this lol...*sigh*
    
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Check out the title of the thread, and your original post.

LMAO!!!!! Real nice!!!! LOL- Thanks you brother... (Sorry for any attitude about that before!)

Okay, it's fixed!

Now.... Would the fact that the Agility 2 having 4mb Blocks(?) and the Vertex having 64kb be the difference and I have to change the options in HDDTune 2.55?


Becuase Now I'm getting 241 max on the agility 2...Becuase I switch the block size from 64kb to 4mb
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Ive been bashed and flamed for not re-reading an OP half through a post, but never this lol...*sigh*

LOL- Dip shizzle!

I nomrally drink Coffee everyday and I haven't had any in the last 2 days and I've literally had a headache all day both days...

So please except my most sincere apologies!

So would it be better if I sent this Agility 2 back and got the 40gb Vertex 2? being that it basically has the same performance read/write wise but has 40k MORE IOPS?

Where will I see the improvement with 40k MORE IOPS?

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LMAO!!!!! Real nice!!!! LOL- Thanks you brother... (Sorry for any attitude about that before!)
Haha no problem.

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Now.... Would the fact that the Agility 2 having 4mb Blocks(?) and the Vertex having 64kb be the difference and I have to change the options in HDDTune 2.55?

Becuase Now I'm getting 241 max on the agility 2...Becuase I switch the block size from 64kb to 4mb
I honestly have no idea. I always use ATTO because it causes the least amount of wear on the drive. Every time you run HDTune, you're "dirty-ing" blocks of flash memory. Unless you let your drive idle after each benchmark, you're going to get continuously lower results.
Your drive does seem a bit slow at the moment. However, as sgilmore62 said, considering the amount of data on your drive (and the fact that you've been doing quite a bit of benchtesting, and therefore "dirty-ing" memory blocks), it's expected.

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So would it be better if I sent this Agility 2 back and got the 40gb Vertex 2? being that it basically has the same performance read/write wise but has 40k MORE IOPS?
For me, it would all depend on the price differential. If you got a great deal on the Agility II, I would keep it. However, if you could get a good deal on the Vertex II, I would return your drive.

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Where will I see the improvement with 40k MORE IOPS?
General system responsiveness. People don't get SSDs for their seq read/write speeds, seeing as you'd get much better performance (and disk space) for your money with a bunch of 1TB+ HDDs in RAID.
Your system will boot faster (the OS is made up of a bunch of small files), programs will install faster, programs will load faster, etc. It's access time paired with random IOPS that make a SSD fast.
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Haha no problem.



I honestly have no idea. I always use ATTO because it causes the least amount of wear on the drive. Every time you run HDTune, you're "dirty-ing" blocks of flash memory. Unless you let your drive idle after each benchmark, you're going to get continuously lower results.
Your drive does seem a bit slow at the moment. However, as sgilmore62 said, considering the amount of data on your drive (and the fact that you've been doing quite a bit of benchtesting, and therefore "dirty-ing" memory blocks), it's expected.



For me, it would all depend on the price differential. If you got a great deal on the Agility II, I would keep it. However, if you could get a good deal on the Vertex II, I would return your drive.



General system responsiveness. People don't get SSDs for their seq read/write speeds, seeing as you'd get much better performance (and disk space) for your money with a bunch of 1TB+ HDDs in RAID.
Your system will boot faster (the OS is made up of a bunch of small files), programs will install faster, programs will load faster, etc. It's access time paired with random IOPS that make a SSD fast.

Gotcha! well right now, the Vertex II 40gb with 50k IOPS and 280r/ 270w is going for $109 which is what I paid for my Agility. The vertex II is just 10gb less. I was fine with the Vertex I. I just slapped it on my HTPC and have the Agility running on my sig rig now. It runs great! So maybe I"ll just keep it... system runs fast being it's OC'd to nice speed...

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This is due to the new 25nm shrink die. They are able to lower the cost per GB but at the expense of reduced disk space and performance.

The article below pretty much explains everything and it applies to Agility drives as well.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2380456,00.asp
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This is due to the new 25nm shrink die. They are able to lower the cost per GB but at the expense of reduced disk space and performance.

The article below pretty much explains everything and it applies to Agility drives as well.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2380456,00.asp

but it doesn't explain why the drive is not reporting numbersmin through the use ATTO that it should be!?

Plus I din't notice anywhere in that article that stated it was all of the Agility Drives.
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Gotcha! well right now, the Vertex II 40gb with 50k IOPS and 280r/ 270w is going for $109 which is what I paid for my Agility. The vertex II is just 10gb less. I was fine with the Vertex I. I just slapped it on my HTPC and have the Agility running on my sig rig now. It runs great! So maybe I"ll just keep it... system runs fast being it's OC'd to nice speed...
Thanks for all of the input!
Well, if you're satisfied with the drive there is no need for you to upgrade.

However, here is something you may be interested in. The Vertex II 60GB for only $91.99 (after MIR).
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If you really send it back get this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226168

Mushkin Callisto 40GB 50K IOPS, and 34nm nand all around better drive, I have the 120GB version waiting to be installed atm. They arent having the problems OCZ is atm
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If you really send it back get this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226168

Mushkin Callisto 40GB 50K IOPS, and 34nm nand all around better drive, I have the 120GB version waiting to be installed atm. They arent having the problems OCZ is atm
It's a great drive (I own one), but it isn't worth $110 when you can get a 60GB Vertex II for quite a bit cheaper.
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