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im not sure what get. i can get the vertex2 for about 115 shipped. but at MC their SSD is 90. so about 100 out the door after taxes.

i was planning on getting two. vertex2 worth the extra money?

looks like im going to have to wait til next year for the SATA 6gb stuff...
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Hi.

Definitely the vertex 2 is much better, but if you want save some money the Microcenter SSD is a good option.
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Vertex II Hands down, it's a tried and trusted SSD with uber fast transfer speeds.
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Vertex II Hands down, it's a tried and trusted SSD with uber fast transfer speeds.

+1 for Vertex 2
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Hi.

Definitely the vertex 2 is much better, but if you want save some money the Microcenter SSD is a good option.
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Vertex II Hands down, it's a tried and trusted SSD with uber fast transfer speeds.
I guess no one bothered to do research before providing advice..... The Microcenter Gen II SSD is as rebranded AData S599. These use the exact same SandForce controller in the Vertex 2.

In fact, the Microcenter ones probably are all still on 34nm NAND. They provide more storage and better performance since the Vertex 2 are moving to 25nm NAND. Get the MC SSD (but make absolutely sure it is a Gen II).
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post #6 of 19
well if your going to buy and wait then go the cheap route and buy microcenters and raid them. But if your going to wait anf buy nothing and wait for the sata 3 then wait. Then again make sure your board supports sata 3 other wise your just buying new tech that wont work at sata 3 but only to sata 2.

My exp: I bought an OCZ Vertex 2 60Gb love it no issues hear. Then I saw micocenter had some corsairs 64Gb nova's refurb and bought 2 and set them up in raid 0 and wow they are faster than ocz vertex 2. yeah you loose trim but what do i care I bought the 2 year warranty so right before 2 years go in and say new one please LOL.
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i guess no one bothered to do research before providing advice..... The microcenter gen ii ssd is as rebranded adata s599. These use the exact same sandforce controller in the vertex 2.

In fact, the microcenter ones probably are all still on 34nm nand. They provide more storage and better performance since the vertex 2 are moving to 25nm nand. Get the mc ssd (but make absolutely sure it is a gen ii).

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post #8 of 19
yep the vertex 2 is worth the extra $25
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My exp: I bought an OCZ Vertex 2 60Gb love it no issues hear. Then I saw micocenter had some corsairs 64Gb nova's refurb and bought 2 and set them up in raid 0 and wow they are faster than ocz vertex 2. yeah you loose trim but what do i care I bought the 2 year warranty so right before 2 years go in and say new one please LOL.
Corsair Nova are Indilinx Barefoot Eco and are generally slower than the Vertex 2 (SandForce).


RAID0 helps sequential performance but does little for random performance.

The Vertex 2 can do ~50MB/s in random read and write.
The 2xRAID0 Novas can only do ~40MB/s random read and 15MB/s random write.


http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/150?vs=152


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yep the vertex 2 is worth the extra $25
No, it is not.

He would be paying 28% more for the same product that is as fast or slower.
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I read the 1st post again, if you want use 6Gb/s take a look of Crucial C300 64GB for $25 more in www.crucial.com
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