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    News - OCZ boosts Vertex 4 performance AGAIN

    New speeds achieved in space-restricted 'Performance Mode'.
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    re: News - OCZ boosts Vertex 4 performance AGAIN

    i shudder to think how this would actually perform on my board - it uses a marvll 9128 controller , and even with slower models of ssd i cant even reach those stated speeds

    awesome with those ofc not limited by a poor onboard sata 3

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    re: News - OCZ boosts Vertex 4 performance AGAIN

    Very little reason to bother with this drive over a Vertex 3 - why have the hassle with a Vertex 4

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    re: News - OCZ boosts Vertex 4 performance AGAIN

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    Very little reason to bother with this drive over a Vertex 3 - why have the hassle with a Vertex 4
    because of the issue`s with the sandforce controller on the vertex 3? i myself have had a number bsod and fail , even up to last week , with the latest firmware and latest motherboard bios

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    Re: News - OCZ boosts Vertex 4 performance AGAIN

    I've been using the vertex 4 256gb and I plan to get a 2nd one to raid as my boot drive but I am upgrading my platform to 2011 socket SB-E first, my existing build has the vertex bottlenecked due to only having sata II sockets, I can't give my full opinion on the vertex 4 until I have the new platform up and running.

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    Re: News - OCZ boosts Vertex 4 performance AGAIN

    I'm happy with my Vertex 3. I will be getting some Vertex 4 512's at a later date. I believe "Performance Mode" on the Vertex 4 will be quite nice in an array. This update makes it look even more promising.

    ......and as for BSOD with Vertex 3 with latest firmware.... whut? Eeerr.... perhaps a motherboard issue? These V3 have been solid on my chipset, and every machine I've touched with them.

    Great series of products tbh.

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    Re: News - OCZ boosts Vertex 4 performance AGAIN

    I know Vertex 4 does not use Sandforce but OCZ have used up all their goodwill IMHO and I wouldn't touch their drives with a barge pole. At this point, all top tier SSDs are 'fast enough'. Why risk your precious data when there are fast enough, reliable, cheap SSDs like the M4 and 830 available?

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    Re: News - OCZ boosts Vertex 4 performance AGAIN

    I currently use firmware 1.3 for a pair of 64GB's. Until it breaks I wont change to 1.5, mainly because the upgrade is a destructive one and I can't be botherd to image the OS and secondly I'd have to faff around plugging it directly into the mainboard.

    Quote Originally Posted by HalloweenJack View Post
    awesome with those ofc not limited by a poor onboard sata 3
    Do you use a dedicated controller card?

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    Re: News - OCZ boosts Vertex 4 performance AGAIN

    I have a 256GB Vertex 4 and it is awesome, have used Vertex 3 and Agility 3 at work and they are great but the V4 has noticeable performance gains. (IMO)

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    Re: News - OCZ boosts Vertex 4 performance AGAIN

    For me, all this software trickery doesn't instil much confidence. I would stick to known good and high performing drives as Noli says. It will be a Samsung 830 for me I think.

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    Re: News - OCZ boosts Vertex 4 performance AGAIN

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    For me, all this software trickery doesn't instil much confidence. I would stick to known good and high performing drives as Noli says. It will be a Samsung 830 for me I think.
    Not even with a 5 year warranty from OCZ? (Samsung only provide 3).

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    Re: News - OCZ boosts Vertex 4 performance AGAIN

    Quote Originally Posted by AGTDenton View Post
    Do you use a dedicated controller card?
    most of the dedicated controller cards use the same POS chipset that my motherboard comes with - marvell 9128....

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    Re: News - OCZ boosts Vertex 4 performance AGAIN

    Quote Originally Posted by HalloweenJack View Post
    most of the dedicated controller cards use the same POS chipset that my motherboard comes with - marvell 9128....
    Agreed, I went with an LSI board recently as I'm not a big fan of Marvell. Although a very expensive solution, I am getting 8 ports on SATA 6GB/s rather than the measly 2 that came on the motherboard and it appears to be avoiding all the issues seen with Marvell.

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    Re: News - OCZ boosts Vertex 4 performance AGAIN

    the issue is quite simple and non fixable - the 9128 uses a single pcie lane and thats it - so with overheads accounted for , the limit is on or around 380 mb/s . even the manual for my motherboard says :

    * SATA3 SSDs are not recommended for use in RAID 0 mode on Marvell SE9128 ports
    and goes on to advertise it does raid 0 as well

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