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OCZ Vector PCIe 960GB Tested, Belts Out 930 MB/s

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    What's better than an OCZ Vector SSD? Two of them in RAID 0, on a PCIe add-on card. The SSD may use two SSD subunits in RAID, yet it's backed by OCZ's VCA 2.0 (virtualized controller architecture), which lends it TRIM support, even in high-performance RAID 0 modes. At CeBIT, the company ran live benchmarks of the drive. These include tests that are generally lenient on the drives (sequential tests), yet the results are impressive.

    To begin with, the Vector PCIe 960 GB belts out up to 929.96 MB/s sequential read speeds, 883.94 MB/s sequential writes; and a comfortable 4K 64-thread read performance of 544.71 MB/s, 486.19 MB/s writes. It scrapes the 1000 MB/s mark in ATTO. In synthetic tests that replicate real-world scenarios, such as ISO file copy, program access, and game resource access, the drive managed to stay above 396 MB/s. The drive has advertised read/write speeds of 1000 MB/s, and random access performance as high as 140,000 IOPS.

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    heh, try 4x of them in a raid0 setup, mine crunches out a whopping 1.8GB/s sequential
     
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    But can you boot Windows from them on a Z77 mobo from example??
     
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    Yes.
     
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    The numbers look great until you lose all of your data... OCZ, SOS, DD.
     
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    those days are over, I haven't lost any data ever from my ssds
     
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    Lucky you. After 1 Vertex and 1 Agility crapping down, no more OCZ for me...
     
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    I really like these things i just wonder why no one has made one yet where the flash memory is modular so it could be upgraded or replaced at a later point without tossing the whole thing.

    Those where first gen ssd's they all had short life spans regardless of manufacturer.
     
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    Apricorn Drive Array Board:
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    It's a little dated (PCIe x4, Sil controller), but I do know there are some newer cards that hold 1 or 2 2.5" drives or mSATA. Little pressed for time at the moment, otherwise I'd search and link them.
     
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    Looks sweet now if Samsung was to make one that would be sweet! 840 Pro PCIe would be sweet.
     
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    Wtf

    Are you kidding me?? this product will cost for sure more then 800€ [euro] looking at how they price them now "OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 960GB" cost 995.17euro!!!! look and this is the cheapest in EU http://skinflint.co.uk/eu/ocz_revodrive_3_x2_960gb_rvd3x2-fhpx4-960g_a656561.html

    Now with that said, with like this money you can buy 8 SSD's "Samsung SSD 840 Pro 128gb" for about 850euro and put them on RAID 0 Now that is a real hardware! with speeds of at least 2gb/s, and you eliminate a lot of problems for e.g. if one brakes you can fix it no problem and not much data lost, and so on... save your self a headache get a good SSD.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong :)

    info: Samsung SSD 840 Pro raid0 Review

    http://www.rwlabs.com/article.php?cat=&id=762&pagenumber=1

    http://www.rwlabs.com/article.php?cat=&id=762&pagenumber=6

    BTW I have Samsung SSD 840 Pro 258gb and I'm very happy with it, I had two months ago one "OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 Max IOPS 240GB" new from the box and it have died in the first week and I had many other small problems with it.

    Do the math! Don't get ripped off.
     
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    I think your missing the fact that all the IO overhead and extra requirements for ssd raid is done on this card without any impact on the rest of your system.
     
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    I have an X25 which is even more "first gen" than the Agility and Vertex, and it never gave me a single problem.
     
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    You maybe have a point, didn't tested that, but I don't think that the impact on the PC or CPU is that big, and the price is just crazy. my 2 cents...
     
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    I have a mere revo x2 still my main os drive with no failures in two years+ and its 2x60 gig raid still does 470mb /s whereas 2x samy non pro 256 in a raid o do 360 in os setup raid and 2x hdd is 165mb/s pciex raid ssds rock .was dear though.
     
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    nice product, but have they done any work to improve compatibility on various motherboards? Last I knew these things only worked on certain motherboards.
     
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    Hmm, and whose binned NAND are they using this time? :)
     
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    View View in new product style revodrive3 a serious jump on smaller files. Many forget that the PCI - E directly connected to the processor and thus can serve faster upload files. no unnecessary chips pertinent factors. It is very fast and very own experience I can say that I am always the first in a new folder in BTF 3 game .. of course I will not jump and you changed my REVODRIVE3 because regardless of the price that i can not afford. OCZ Vector X2 PCI-E would be better to buy if it comes to that version. for those who know what it works RAID can say that the obtained rate is likely to be even more successful. (in four drive's get three divisions and one copy ...).:) Nice staff :respect: OCZ .
     

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