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The OCZ Vertex 2 and OCZ Agility 2 are pretty much identical. The only difference between the two is the Vertex has special firmware that allows for 50K IOPS while the Agility is limited to 10K IOPS. That makes the Vertex faster when it comes to 4k random writes.

OCZ Vertex 2 100GB vs OCZ Agility 2 100GB
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So the fastest SSD for the money will be the Vertex 3 or is there another manufacturer drive out there?
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post #13 of 20
Well Vertex 3 (and I'm assuming Agility 3 eventually) would be OCZ's SF-2000 drives. A lot of manufacturers such as Corsair, G.SKILL, A-DATA, Zalman, etc also use Sandforce controllers in their drives and would probably come out with their own versions and all of these drives would probably perform roughly the same aside from slight variances due to the quality of NAND flash used.

For controllers, there's also the upcoming C400 (Micron?) but there's not much info regarding that.
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Originally Posted by bigvaL View Post
Weird... most reviews I looked at showed the Agility 2 better than all Vertex drives including 3.
Where are you seeing these reviews??
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post #15 of 20
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/151?vs=152

Agility 2 vs Vertex 2.

Almost precisely the same, with the vertex being better at randoms.

Gen 3 has no benches out yet, but it's supposed to bump up throughputs significantly. Will it be the best for the money? THat's hard to say, new products at release are always way way more expensive...
Edited by ocpokey - 3/14/11 at 11:45am
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post #16 of 20
heres a quick anandtech vertex 3 article and somewhere although im not sure where i a saw a vertex 3 review on the "buisness" versions of the drives and they were pushing 600mbs

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4100/o...ndforce-sf2000

Edit heres the 3dguru review of the vertex 3 pro

http://www.guru3d.com/article/ocz-vertex-3-pro-review/1

these things look awesome!
Edited by racer86 - 3/14/11 at 11:52am
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Thanks everyone. I pre-ordered the 120GB Vertex 3
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where'd you preorder it?
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its not as expensive as i thought (around $2.5/g) usually it is many times more to keep the prices of older models up so they dont lose money.
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