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  1. Yo_Wattup New Member

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    Going from this website: http://www.gamedude.com.au/, which 120GB SSD would be the best/fastest for $150 or less? I would love an intel 520, but they are still pricey as heck. Whats are the new OCZ vertex/agility 4's like? I have not yet read any reviews on them. I assume they no longer have reliability issues?

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    From the websites SSD listing I would either go for a Vertex 3 or 4, but any of these drives would be nice to have, especially the Force GT, though it is over $150.

    Marvell 88SS9187 Synchronous Drives:

    $149 - OCZ Vertex 4 128GB

    SandForce SF-2281 Synchronous Drives:

    $139 - OCZ Vertex 3 120GB
    $158 - Corsair Force GT 120GB
    $135 - Intel 330 120GB

    SandForce SF-2281 Asynchronous Drives:

    $109 - OCZ Agility 3 120GB
    $129 - Corsair Force 3 120GB
     
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    dont buy an Asynchronous drive it looks good on paper real world tests it gets slaughtered by synchronous drives.
     
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    i just got a 520 120gb and its pretty awesome. I still think the samsung 830 are a little better but I like the reliability of intel so I bought that instead.
     
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    So would you go with the vertex 4 or force gt? I suppose i could stretch out another $8 :laugh:
     
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    My votes go for the Samsung 830, the Intel 520, the Corsair Force GS, the Corsair ForceGT, and the Corsair Performance Pro. Pretty much in that order, though the 3 Corsair drives each have their strength and weakness so investigate accordingly.
     
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    Samsung 830 is good drive write performance is all over the place tho since t relies heavily on garbage collection to maintain performance in that metric in terms of Reads its solid performer, across the board and doesnt have the incompressible data issue Sandforce does IE the 830 real world should be slightly faster than Sandforce based drives same with the Crucial M4

    drives i would look at

    Crucial m4
    Samsung 830
    Sandforce synchronous NAND a distant 3rd
     
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    i have both corsair force 3 and intel 330 they are both great but in the future i might go for a intel 520 if i had to choose between intel and corsair , corsair seems to have a weebit better performance compared to the intel 330 but im fairly certain i wont need to rma an intel drive because of reliability . But on the other hand ive never had to rma a single ssd only had to update the fw on the corsair ssd.
     
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    The thing about the Force GT is that its performance will pretty much be the same as the Vertex 3 since the drives are for the most part identical, same controller, firmware, and NAND.

    As for the Vertex 4, when it first came out it was a nice drive, but the Vertex 3 still had the edge, but now OCZ is updating the firmware and increasing the sequential performance.

    As to which you should go with its hard to say, the Vertex 3/Force GT still has an edge, but either of the drives would be fast.

    OCZ Vertex 4 256GB Solid State Drive Firmware 1.4.1.5 Testing - TweakTown.com

    SSD Comparison: Vertex 4 128GB (FW: 1.4)(SATAIII) vs Vertex 3 120GB (SATAIII) - ANANDTech.com

    SSD Comparison: Vertex 4 128GB (FW: 1.4)(SATAIII) vs Force GT 120GB (SATAIII) - ANANDTech.com

    SSD Comparison: Vertex 3 120GB (SATAIII) vs Force GT 120GB (SATAIII) - ANANDTech.com
     

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