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    Reviews - OCZ Vertex 4 SSD (256GB and 512GB)

    Can the Indilinx Everest 2 pose a threat to SandForce and Marvell?
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    Re: Reviews - OCZ Vertex 4 SSD (256GB and 512GB)

    Never mind the Vertex 4 - dat' m4 performance!

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    Re: Reviews - OCZ Vertex 4 SSD (256GB and 512GB)

    Crucial uses Intel controller though doesn't it? This uses a new 'in house' one which performs overall to about the same level.
    The actual noticeable performance of an SSD is pretty much irrelevant though, they are all basically the same in typical usage, the thing which is important for customers is reliability. We have no idea how this controller will perform, it could be a good or a bad... only time will tell. I personally have pretty high hopes for it though i must say.

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    Re: Reviews - OCZ Vertex 4 SSD (256GB and 512GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Crucial uses Intel controller though doesn't it? This uses a new 'in house' one which performs overall to about the same level.
    Crucial uses a Marvell controller.
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Reviews - OCZ Vertex 4 SSD (256GB and 512GB)

    Looks good on paper, and I actually think Indilinx controller will be good as AFAIK, the OCZ Vertex is pretty good. Personally I try my best to stay away from SF controllers and welcome the others.

    Unfortunately, due to Vertex 2 and 3 both using SF controllers and OCZ being plagued with problems, I can't imagine much of the general consumer market buying the OCZ Vertex 4. I'm not sure how the general consumer market compares to the business enterprise market though in terms of SSD adoption/sales.

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    Re: Reviews - OCZ Vertex 4 SSD (256GB and 512GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    Crucial uses a Marvell controller.
    Oh yeah thats it, the same one as the intel SSDs use though isnt it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ulti View Post
    Looks good on paper, and I actually think Indilinx controller will be good as AFAIK, the OCZ Vertex is pretty good. Personally I try my best to stay away from SF controllers and welcome the others.

    Unfortunately, due to Vertex 2 and 3 both using SF controllers and OCZ being plagued with problems, I can't imagine much of the general consumer market buying the OCZ Vertex 4. I'm not sure how the general consumer market compares to the business enterprise market though in terms of SSD adoption/sales.

    i think the whole 'plagued with problems' comment is a bit OTT. The issues where all fixed with firmware and a lot of users didnt notice them. Its just FUD mostly i reckon. OCZ still sold very well and probably will do the same again, as long as the price is right.

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    Re: Reviews - OCZ Vertex 4 SSD (256GB and 512GB)

    All we all need now is Intel to release the new updated drivers so TRIM is enabled in RAID and we can all put SSD drives in RAID 0 and have some crazy transfer speeds.

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    Re: Reviews - OCZ Vertex 4 SSD (256GB and 512GB)

    How fast do people really need? I have 2x OCZ Vertex 2 RAID0.. It is fast, but I'm wondering if one of these will beat it.

    When will Intel bring out the new driver for TRIM support?

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    Re: Reviews - OCZ Vertex 4 SSD (256GB and 512GB)

    Need to see how these stack up against the new intel 330's and from there i will make a choice on if am getting one or not.



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    Re: Reviews - OCZ Vertex 4 SSD (256GB and 512GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Oh yeah thats it, the same one as the intel SSDs use though isnt it?
    Some do, others use Intel's own controller and they have a SF based one now, the 520.

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    i think the whole 'plagued with problems' comment is a bit OTT. The issues where all fixed with firmware and a lot of users didnt notice them. Its just FUD mostly i reckon. OCZ still sold very well and probably will do the same again, as long as the price is right.
    The problems were relatively common, OCZ handled the problem poorly, ignoring it at first and deleting forum posts about it. When they finally admitted it they didn't exactly break any records getting the patch out.

    Quote Originally Posted by BerZerk View Post
    How fast do people really need?
    Quote Originally Posted by BerZerk View Post
    I have 2x OCZ Vertex 2 RAID0.. It is fast, but I'm wondering if one of these will beat it.
    Lol.

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    Re: Reviews - OCZ Vertex 4 SSD (256GB and 512GB)

    I have had a vertex 2 for ages and had no problems with it. I updated the bios on it and that wa painless and nothing bad happoned after that. I now have a vertex 3 to install in my system and im not expecting anything bad to happon with that either

    The vertex 4 looks promising but we will have to see how the market takes it. I will stick with my 2 and 3

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    Re: Reviews - OCZ Vertex 4 SSD (256GB and 512GB)

    Why is it that every time SSD performance problems come about, someone throws out an 'alignment' excuse?
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    Re: Reviews - OCZ Vertex 4 SSD (256GB and 512GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by dfour View Post
    I have had a vertex 2 for ages and had no problems with it. I updated the bios on it and that wa painless and nothing bad happoned after that. I now have a vertex 3 to install in my system and im not expecting anything bad to happon with that either

    The vertex 4 looks promising but we will have to see how the market takes it. I will stick with my 2 and 3
    I have the Vertex 2e. Never gone bad. (Touch wood)
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Reviews - OCZ Vertex 4 SSD (256GB and 512GB)

    Every time I see SSD reviews the Crucial M4 128gb continues to impress and it seems that every week it drops in price currently £108 at Aria last week it was £114 at Scan. I don't know how much longer I can hold out
    Of course I'm perfect you just need to lower your expectations.

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    Re: Reviews - OCZ Vertex 4 SSD (256GB and 512GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    I have the Vertex 2e. Never gone bad. (Touch wood)
    Snap, mine's gone through numerous firmware updates and I've never had any problems.

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    Re: Reviews - OCZ Vertex 4 SSD (256GB and 512GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila the Bun View Post
    Every time I see SSD reviews the Crucial M4 128gb continues to impress and it seems that every week it drops in price currently £108 at Aria last week it was £114 at Scan. I don't know how much longer I can hold out
    Hehe same here

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