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September 14, 2013 7:53:30 AM

So I'm looking for a SSD for my new gaming PC and these are the three options I have. I don't have any other options as I am buying these from a friend, who is buying them from a supplier for a cheaper price. These are the only SSDs the supplier have within my price range (under R1500 - roughly $150) and that have over 100gb of space. I live in South Africa, so we use Rands instead of Dollars. $1 roughly equals R10.

These are the SSDs they have:
OCZ VERTEX 450 128GB 2.5" at R1311 ($131.00)
OCZ VECTOR 128GB 2.5" at R1480 ($148.00)
CORSAIR NEUTRON GTX 120GB, 2.5" at R1831 ($183.10)

The Neutron GTX is a bit over my budget, but if it's better than the other 2 by a large margin, I might overspend (even if it has 8gb less space :( )

Also this was in the descriptions (amongst a whole bunch of other stuff)

OCZ Vertex 450 128GB 2.5": SATA6G SSD, Read: 525MB/s, Write: 290MB/s, Random Read 4KB: 75,000 IOPS, Random Write 4KB: 70,000 IOPS, Seek Time .1ms, Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10, 20nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Flash, Native TRIM support, Lightweight 115g, Shock Resistant 1500G, RAID Support, MTBF: 2 million hours - 3 year warranty

OCZ Vector 128GB 2.5": SATA6G SSD, Read: 550MB/s, Write: 400MB/s, Random Write 4KB: 90,000 IOPS, Maximum 4K Random Write: 95,000 IOPS, Indilinx Barefoot 3, Seek Time .1ms, Native TRIM support, Lightweight 115g, 7mm ultra-slim, Shock Resistant 1500G, RAID Support, MTBF: 2 million hours - 5 year warranty

Corsair Neutron GTX, 120GB, 2.5": SATA6G SSD, 7mm slim, with 24nm toshiba Toggle NAND flash, LAMD LM87800 8-channel controller optimized for large media file with high IOPS, built-in hardware AES-128/256 encryption, 256MB DDR2-800 cache, read : 555MB/s / write 330MB/s, Random Read/Write 4K IOPS : 87000 / 80000, with BGC (Background Garbage Collection) + built-in EDC/ECC, 5 years warranty

If I understand this correctly, wouldn't the vector be the best of the bunch? If so why is the Neutron GTX more expensive?

Thanks in Advance
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September 14, 2013 8:10:06 AM

Anastasia Bintcliffe said:
So I'm looking for a SSD for my new gaming PC and these are the three options I have. I don't have any other options as I am buying these from a friend, who is buying them from a supplier for a cheaper price. These are the only SSDs the supplier have within my price range (under R1500 - roughly $150) and that have over 100gb of space. I live in South Africa, so we use Rands instead of Dollars. $1 roughly equals R10.

These are the SSDs they have:
OCZ VERTEX 450 128GB 2.5" at R1311 ($131.00)
OCZ VECTOR 128GB 2.5" at R1480 ($148.00)
CORSAIR NEUTRON GTX 120GB, 2.5" at R1831 ($183.10)

The Neutron GTX is a bit over my budget, but if it's better than the other 2 by a large margin, I might overspend (even if it has 8gb less space :( )

Also this was in the descriptions (amongst a whole bunch of other stuff)

OCZ Vertex 450 128GB 2.5": SATA6G SSD, Read: 525MB/s, Write: 290MB/s, Random Read 4KB: 75,000 IOPS, Random Write 4KB: 70,000 IOPS, Seek Time .1ms, Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10, 20nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Flash, Native TRIM support, Lightweight 115g, Shock Resistant 1500G, RAID Support, MTBF: 2 million hours - 3 year warranty

OCZ Vector 128GB 2.5": SATA6G SSD, Read: 550MB/s, Write: 400MB/s, Random Write 4KB: 90,000 IOPS, Maximum 4K Random Write: 95,000 IOPS, Indilinx Barefoot 3, Seek Time .1ms, Native TRIM support, Lightweight 115g, 7mm ultra-slim, Shock Resistant 1500G, RAID Support, MTBF: 2 million hours - 5 year warranty

Corsair Neutron GTX, 120GB, 2.5": SATA6G SSD, 7mm slim, with 24nm toshiba Toggle NAND flash, LAMD LM87800 8-channel controller optimized for large media file with high IOPS, built-in hardware AES-128/256 encryption, 256MB DDR2-800 cache, read : 555MB/s / write 330MB/s, Random Read/Write 4K IOPS : 87000 / 80000, with BGC (Background Garbage Collection) + built-in EDC/ECC, 5 years warranty

If I understand this correctly, wouldn't the vector be the best of the bunch? If so why is the Neutron GTX more expensive?

Thanks in Advance


You are correct that the Vector is the best of the bunch. In that group of SSD's it has the best perfomance/reliability in relationship to the price. As for why the GTX is more expensive, it's because it has all these extra features that you don't really need for gaming, it has the encryption and the 256MB of memory cache and a controller that is specifically designed for large media files (transcoding/encoding videos, etc.) Hope this help!
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September 14, 2013 8:14:34 AM

Most Vectors have been defective since release ( according to customer reviews and my 3 builds with those in which 2 were defective ). Thats why OCZ had to drop prices ( especially in African and Asian Countries where replacement is a pain in most cases ) Anyways , some products are expensive than the other due to shipment issues.
Now about what to buy , Get the Vector if your supplier's a good replacer , or if OCZ has considerable support for the risk. A similar issue will be with Corsair's replacement issue. So IMHO , look for the best replacer. Else remains on your preferences. If I were you , I would lean towards the OCZ Vector or Vector 450.

If anyone's solution/answer helps you , please select it as the solution for your thread.
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September 14, 2013 8:28:53 AM

Drew010 said:
Anastasia Bintcliffe said:
So I'm looking for a SSD for my new gaming PC and these are the three options I have. I don't have any other options as I am buying these from a friend, who is buying them from a supplier for a cheaper price. These are the only SSDs the supplier have within my price range (under R1500 - roughly $150) and that have over 100gb of space. I live in South Africa, so we use Rands instead of Dollars. $1 roughly equals R10.

These are the SSDs they have:
OCZ VERTEX 450 128GB 2.5" at R1311 ($131.00)
OCZ VECTOR 128GB 2.5" at R1480 ($148.00)
CORSAIR NEUTRON GTX 120GB, 2.5" at R1831 ($183.10)

The Neutron GTX is a bit over my budget, but if it's better than the other 2 by a large margin, I might overspend (even if it has 8gb less space :( )

Also this was in the descriptions (amongst a whole bunch of other stuff)

OCZ Vertex 450 128GB 2.5": SATA6G SSD, Read: 525MB/s, Write: 290MB/s, Random Read 4KB: 75,000 IOPS, Random Write 4KB: 70,000 IOPS, Seek Time .1ms, Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10, 20nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Flash, Native TRIM support, Lightweight 115g, Shock Resistant 1500G, RAID Support, MTBF: 2 million hours - 3 year warranty

OCZ Vector 128GB 2.5": SATA6G SSD, Read: 550MB/s, Write: 400MB/s, Random Write 4KB: 90,000 IOPS, Maximum 4K Random Write: 95,000 IOPS, Indilinx Barefoot 3, Seek Time .1ms, Native TRIM support, Lightweight 115g, 7mm ultra-slim, Shock Resistant 1500G, RAID Support, MTBF: 2 million hours - 5 year warranty

Corsair Neutron GTX, 120GB, 2.5": SATA6G SSD, 7mm slim, with 24nm toshiba Toggle NAND flash, LAMD LM87800 8-channel controller optimized for large media file with high IOPS, built-in hardware AES-128/256 encryption, 256MB DDR2-800 cache, read : 555MB/s / write 330MB/s, Random Read/Write 4K IOPS : 87000 / 80000, with BGC (Background Garbage Collection) + built-in EDC/ECC, 5 years warranty

If I understand this correctly, wouldn't the vector be the best of the bunch? If so why is the Neutron GTX more expensive?

Thanks in Advance


You are correct that the Vector is the best of the bunch. In that group of SSD's it has the best perfomance/reliability in relationship to the price. As for why the GTX is more expensive, it's because it has all these extra features that you don't really need for gaming, it has the encryption and the 256MB of memory cache and a controller that is specifically designed for large media files (transcoding/encoding videos, etc.) Hope this help!


Cool thanks, I think I'll go with the vector then :) 
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September 14, 2013 8:34:34 AM

CommentariesAnd More said:
Most Vectors have been defective since release ( according to customer reviews and my 3 builds with those in which 2 were defective ). Thats why OCZ had to drop prices ( especially in African and Asian Countries where replacement is a pain in most cases ) Anyways , some products are expensive than the other due to shipment issues.
Now about what to buy , Get the Vector if your supplier's a good replacer , or if OCZ has considerable support for the risk. A similar issue will be with Corsair's replacement issue. So IMHO , look for the best replacer. Else remains on your preferences. If I were you , I would lean towards the OCZ Vector or Vector 450.

If anyone's solution/answer helps you , please select it as the solution for your thread.


Thanks for the info! Just contacted my friend, he say that his supplier will replace anything that is defective no problem ( says it happened once before, and they didn't give him any trouble) so I will go for the Vector.
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September 14, 2013 8:46:35 AM

website's not letting me give 2 people "the best solution" thingy :(  I wanted to give it to Drew010 too, as you both gave me plenty of helpful info... :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :( 
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September 14, 2013 9:36:03 AM

Anastasia Bintcliffe said:
website's not letting me give 2 people "the best solution" thingy :(  I wanted to give it to Drew010 too, as you both gave me plenty of helpful info... :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :( 


Okay , Thanks for the best answer. Also opt for the Vector then.
Thanks for posting , and feel free to post again , if you have any sort of trouble.
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September 14, 2013 10:39:41 AM

CommentariesAnd More said:
Anastasia Bintcliffe said:
website's not letting me give 2 people "the best solution" thingy :(  I wanted to give it to Drew010 too, as you both gave me plenty of helpful info... :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :( 


Okay , Thanks for the best answer. Also opt for the Vector then.
Thanks for posting , and feel free to post again , if you have any sort of trouble.
P.S - Feel Free to PM me as well.


It's fine, just happy to help you
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