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Will I see a huge improvement if I buy a 120GB OCZ SSD

Discussion in 'Storage' started by J-Man, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. J-Man

    J-Man New Member

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    Compared to my current 7200rpm 500GB Maxtor? I plan to put the OS and games on it and other storage on my 500GB. Then MAYBE get a second 120GB SSD next month and RAID 0 them. :)
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    Which one do you intent to buy, because I think the OCZ core series have some defects with read speeds and general slowdowns.
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    You will see a big difference when it comes to read speed. Write speeds are about the same as a mechanical hard drive. And don't use the SSD for apps that do a lot of random rewrites...it will ruin write performance.
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    Will I see double performance if I get 2 120GB SSD?
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    I have money to spend :laugh:

    I like to spend money on the latest PC gear. I'll wait for summer when upgrade to core i7 965 extreme, 6GB 1600MHZ RAM and a R2E.
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    Mhmm, which means, you're 'gaming performance' isn't going to get any better(not in the way you might be hoping - sorta like how OC on the X2 won't either).

    Unless you're doing some heavy one-way data transfer, you're kinda just pissing the money away at this point.
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    Just get one of the Intel ones if you have money to spend. It has no problems with write speeds. If you have extra money, you can put some more money on a powerful sata controller.

    Well upgrading to a faster hard drive does not increase the frames per second for your games :p. But gaming is mostly reading data...your load time will be next to nothing.
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    I think you'll see the biggest improvement in your boot speed. You'll fly into windows :).

    Thats the only thing I noticed other then slightly faster game load speeds when I raided my drives. Even though yours are MUCH MUCH faster, I would hazard to say you won't be seeing a gigantic improvement... OTHER then boot up speed.
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    Before you spend any money on a new SSD, I highly recommend you read the following article on SSD performance (part of the Intel X25-M review) over at Anandtech.

    All MLC-based SSDs using Jmicron JMF602 controllers have been tested to have very poor random write performance, leading to "horrible stuttering/pausing/lagging during the use of the drive".

    You might just want to save your money for a better quality SSD.

    The only SSDs I'd wholeheartedly recommend if you have a moderate sum of money to burn are the Intel X25-M/E series. The soon to be available OCZ Vertex series may also join that short list, as it could be another promising competitor to the Intel drives...
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    :wtf:

    What's the best "quality" SSD?
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    i.e. give them a half year to mature and they will be much better than they currently are.
    I also heard they take a great deal of power even in idle. Hope they fix that soon.
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    source??

    where did u hear that?

    how can something with no moving parts and a similar technology used in MP3 players drain a lot of power?
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    Is the Apex series the fastest out of the rest in the OCZ line.
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    its the newest, tbh mate your pissing in the wind

    all people keep doing is complaining about these drives!

    PS : overclockers is terrible on SSD prices, try scan.co.uk
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    I am watercooling my rig. Waiting for the parts yet.
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    Other then fast loading times, i doubt you will notice anything worth the money your about to throw away.
    Installing your operating system on this SSD will ensure its quick death but give you the most performance in general.


    My advise is to stay away from this really poor quality SSD technology and await the next phase. I was reading here @ Techpowerup a few weeks ago, some company has released a gel like SSD thingo with tested 20,000 read/writes without degredation, as oppossed to these ones with 10,000 = death. Ohh and this new technology features upto 100 times more data storage for the same sized product. Did i mention that the production costs are next to nothing . . .

    If someone remembers that article, can you please source it for me and send me a link ? Ive been trying to re-read it but kind of lost it before christmas.
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    Man im glad i read that... i was days away from splurging on an SSD Raid 0 setup. :toast:
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    They don't die after so many writes, they just can't write any more data and the data on it can still be used although it becomes like a huge dvd-rom of sorts. If you want spend the money on it though because if you don't get it you will end up wishing you did :( that always happens to me.
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    Some might consider that dieing." I bought a HDD, not a DVD."
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    just buy 15k rpm drives and raid em :p
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    I could get 2 300GB VelociRaptors and RAID 0 them.
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    take those fujitsu things at 15k rpm... I heard there are pure goodness in raid 0 :p
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    A SAS card is very expensive.

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