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Picking up my first SSD due to peer pressure, but whats the difference between these 2 other than almost 20$ price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227528
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227531
The green one looks cooler and matches my case perfectly but whats the performance difference they look almost the same?
Also just found this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227610
The green one has better R/W speeds but is cheaper than the last one.
Edited by Smoblikat - 3/12/11 at 11:42am
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Damn, I'd jump on that vertex 2 that's $75 for 50GB. Not only is that a pretty nice $/GB ratio, but the R/W seq speeds are actually pretty similar between agi/vert, and vert is supposed to have better randoms (which is what you really care about). Not sure why the 50GB model is priced lower than the 40GB, but I can't speak for how vendors do business heh.
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The agility is their "performance/Enterprise" version. Basically it probably has a better support for RAID or going into storage arrays.

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EDIT - Scrap that, the vetex has higher IOPS

http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-ver...i-2-5-ssd.html
http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-agi...i-2-5-ssd.html

Check out the specs
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So i like that vertex for 90$ but that agility looks more tempting.
Is agility > vertex in general?
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The Vertex 2 has higher IOPS, which serves better for a boot drive.
    
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Well I guess graphs speak clearer than words:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/152?vs=151

These are the 100GB models, but I believe they use the same controller as the smaller models, and the drives being compared are the same size as each other so no advantages there.

As I said they perform almost equally with slight advantages to Vertex in random reads and writes, which is what you want in a boot drive.
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Nope, Vertex 2 is > Agility 2. The hierarchy goes like this (from top to bottom):
  1. Vertex
  2. Agility
  3. Onyx

The Vertex 2 and Agility 2 are practically the same drive except the Vertex has a special firmware that allows for 50,000 IOPs while the Agility is limited to 10,000. I don't know why they have the Vertex for that cheap unless it's one with 25nm NAND while the Agility 2 probably still has 34nm. 25nm is cheaper but I believe it also makes for a slight performance drop.
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