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Originally Posted by Wishmaker View Post
Once again, many thanks for the replies. I will be using a Rampage II mobo for this SSD. The Vertex 2 has manufacturing issues, C300 is in stock, the Vertex 3 is not but it has better all around performance.


Are you guys positive that the Vertex 2 is inferior to the C300 and Vertex 3 on a Rampage II mobo? If yeah, I will have to choose between the c300 and Vertex 3.

Ive run 8 and 16 Vertex 2 120GB and there was no issue with manufacturing. The issue was the change from 34nm to 25nm and the associated undocumented performance drop.

The currently shipped Vertex 2 120GB from Newegg have a .M designation at the end of their model number and have no issues at all. I am running 16 of them, and check my threads for performance. They are not inferior to the C300 ( I have a few of those also) , all around the OCZ V2 120G w/.M designator are the best bang for the buck at Sata 2 , the C300 on Sata 2 does not compete unless you are benching/running at Sata 3 .
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post #13 of 18
For 244 euros, you can get the Vertex2 180gb

http://www.alternate.de/html/product...&l4=2%2C5+Zoll

I highly recommend these based on personal experience. I have two of them myself. Any size Vertex 2 will suit you, I just mention the 180g b/c it's the closest to your spending limit.

Also, they've been on maximum pc's "best of the best" for quite some time. They usually make good calls...unless you read the videocard comparison article in this months issue lol
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It's ok if you have no SATA-6Gbps controller at the moment. No doubt you will in the future with an upgrade so why not get a future-proof SSD now?
    
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The SSD will be used in a machine where the following are very important:

1. Photoshop CS 5 (tiffs up to 2 GB)
2. RAW Image Editing with Nikon Capture NX
3. 1080p Video playback
4. Video encoding.


Can the vertex 2 cope with this? From what I hear, the Crucial has better 4K than the Vertex 2 ...
 
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Originally Posted by Wishmaker View Post
The SSD will be used in a machine where the following are very important:

1. Photoshop CS 5 (tiffs up to 2 GB)
2. RAW Image Editing with Nikon Capture NX
3. 1080p Video playback
4. Video encoding.


Can the vertex 2 cope with this? From what I hear, the Crucial has better 4K than the Vertex 2 ...
Then Sandforce controllers are the way to go.
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It's ok if you have no SATA-6Gbps controller at the moment. No doubt you will in the future with an upgrade so why not get a future-proof SSD now?
No such animal as a future-proof SSD. Buy what you need now... by the time you upgrade your SSD will need the same.
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The 180 GB 2.5" OCZ Vertex 2 in my personal experience is a good drive, it's made me even happier then my 80GB Intel SSD did. I think it's just because of having 165GB after installing windows.
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