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Why are these two different SLC SSD so different in prices...

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January 17, 2010 11:20:38 PM

When their statistics are so similar?

$409
OCZ Agility EX Series OCZSSD2-1AGTEX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II SLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Retail
Sequential Access - Read: Up to 255MB/s
Sequential Access - Write: Up to 195MB/s
Power Consumption (Active): 2W
Power Consumption (Idle): 0.5W
Max Shock Resistance: 1500G
Features: 64MB Onboard Cache Maximum Read Speed: 255MB/s Maximum Write Speed: 195MB/s 4KB Random Write:13.7MB/s
MTBF: 1,500,000 hours


$749
OCZ Vertex EX OCZSSD2-1VTXEX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II SLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Retail
Sequential Access - Read: Up to 260MB/s
Sequential Access - Write: Up to 200MB/s
Power Consumption (Active): 2W
Power Consumption (Idle): 0.5W
Max Shock Resistance: 1500G
Features: 64MB Onboard Cache RAID Support OS Compatibility: Windows XP 32/64, Vista 32/64, Windows 7 32/64, Mac OS X 10 and Above
MTBF: 1,500,000 hours

Obviously I'm missing something here.

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January 20, 2010 12:52:13 AM

Don't take the Agility, it's slow. Only the Vertex is fast. Have a look at serious benchmarks: the figures you've got don't tell real performance.

(For instance, Agility's write latency on small files is very bad, and this hampers real performance)
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