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Just as title says - it arrived today after stock shortage and delays here in the UK. Got mine for £220, which I'm pretty happy with as I sold my previous OCZ Vertex 2E 120GB SSD for £140 on eBay. Here is a quick benchmark in AS SSD:



It is notably faster than my previous OCZ Vertex 2E 120GB SSD. Of course, you need the SATA-6Gbps interface to take advantage of that extra speed. I think it was worth the upgrade. I don't know how much faster these things can get though, before the speed increase is no longer noticeable, of course!

I loved the Windows 7 installation on it, though. As soon as I finished entering the time zone setting in the installation, it didn't even take half a second for the desktop to appear. I'm pretty sure this took at least a few seconds on the OCZ Vertex 2E 120GB SSD.
    
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i thought the sequential write speed was around 500mbps?
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i thought the sequential write speed was around 500mbps?
It should be. Any ideas?
Perhaps the AMD SATA driver is crap?
Hmmm...
    
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It should be. Any ideas?
Perhaps the AMD SATA driver is crap?
Hmmm...
is it connected to sata 3 ?
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Just checked with Microsoft's Standard AHCI driver and I get the same speeds so if there's an issue, it's not to do with the SATA driver.

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is it connected to sata 3 ?
It definitely is, yeah. Besides, the read speed is around the ballpark of where it should be for SATA-6Gbps.
    
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Looks like this benchmark got similar results:

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5

That said however, their tested sequential write speed is still faster than mine so let's see where the OCZ Support Forums get me.

EDIT: OCZ have replied to my post (very quick of them!!). Their quoted speeds are from the ATTO benchmark, not AS SSD. They also stated that my results are standard for my particular drive so there's no problem whatsoever. I'm glad to hear it!
Performance is stunning anyway. I recommend this drive to anyone considering getting an SSD. It's a great time to get one (or a new one) anyway, with these SATA-6Gbps beasts now out.
Edited by Gib007 - 4/6/11 at 6:16pm
    
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Originally Posted by Gib007 View Post
Looks like this benchmark got similar results:

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5

That said however, their tested sequential write speed is still faster than mine so let's see where the OCZ Support Forums get me.

EDIT: OCZ have replied to my post (very quick of them!!). Their quoted speeds are from the ATTO benchmark, not AS SSD. They also stated that my results are standard for my particular drive so there's no problem whatsoever. I'm glad to hear it!
Performance is stunning anyway. I recommend this drive to anyone considering getting an SSD. It's a great time to get one (or a new one) anyway, with these SATA-6Gbps beasts now out.
Hi,
On my IV Formula, the Vertex 3 in AHCI mode gives me 500MB/s seq on "AS SSD".
If I turn on RAID and include the Vertex 3 as isolated drive, it drops to 320MB/s.
So - if you don't have RAID, with AHCI and MS AHCI controller or AMD SATA, you should get the 500MB/s in our motherboard.

Take care
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