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Discussion in 'Storage' started by lisburnni, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. lisburnni New Member

    Apr 15, 2009
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    i currently have a crucial real ssd 128gb which i love as my OS drive . a friend has offered me a straight swap for an OCZ vertex 2E 120 GB sand force drive , i realize il be swap some read speed for a greatly more impressive write speed .

    would i notice an improvement or the opposite in a day to day environment , gaming and internet browsing etc

    many thanks stephen
  2. angelkiller


    May 16, 2008
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    You won't notice the difference between the Crucial SSD and the Vertex 2. They are two of the top SSDs out of there.
    trickson says thanks.
  3. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

    Dec 5, 2004
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    +1 .
    I wished I would have went with one of them vertex 2 's but this one was right there so . man still talk about the best 2 there is !
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2010
  4. Poisonsnak New Member

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    I personally would go with the RealSSD as the Sandforce drives don't seem to be all that consistent in their performance:


    it's a long read but Tony basically concedes the following:

    1. Out of the box write performance is much higher than long-term write performance - this is because durawrite/duraclass does not take effect (GC map has not been built) until the drive has been used for about a week or so (depending on how much you write).

    2. You could secure erase once a week to keep performance high (i.e. operate without a GC map) but he estimates without the map the drive would fail after about 6 months. This is in part because they use what he calls 5k PEC NAND (can only be written 5000 times as opposed to 10,000 in normal MLC NAND).

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