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OCZ vertex 2 difference

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August 30, 2010 11:34:10 PM

I was looking an SSD, and decided to go with OCZ, but i dont understand what the difference between the two. One is 50gb, one is 60gb, but for some reason, the 50gb one is more expensive

Please help! i wanted to make this purchase very soon.

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August 31, 2010 3:11:41 AM

They both have the same sandForce 1200 controllers and the same 64GB of NAND chips; however, the 50GB has a version of the firmware that makes it behave like a sandforce 1500 controller (more enterprise like). The 50GB has sandForce's recommended 28% spare area to make the drive work better in systems that do not have TRIM or in a RAID setup. The 60GB uses the standard SandForce 1200 controller firmware and only 6% spare area which means that it would work best in a system with TRIM.
August 31, 2010 4:39:23 PM

I was about to ask almost the same question. See the below two 120GB Vertex 2 drives only one model number apart. The second one is faster and more expensive.
Other than the speed, is there a difference?
Do they both have TRIM support (looks like the cheaper one might not)?
Would the cheaper one be a good choice for a budget upgrade, or is it outdated junk now?

If the cheaper one doesnt support trim, thats very deceptive advertising to call them both Vertex2.

OCZ Vertex 20 120GB OCZSSD2-1VTX120G ($250)

OCZ Vertex 20 120GB OCZSSD2-2VTX120G ($300)
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August 31, 2010 6:03:24 PM

I think the more expensive also has a bay converter.
September 1, 2010 4:29:10 PM

They are so similar I didnt notice that one was Vertex and the other was Vertex 2. Evil marketing people...
September 1, 2010 7:39:58 PM

Actually they are both Vertex 2.
But they are different versions.
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September 1, 2010 8:48:32 PM

For difference between the 2 120 Gig drives (E = Extended) and non E:

Editted my post to add above and "Lost" what was orignally there.
for 50/60 gig vortex 2. They are Identical, including total size. The 50 gig version was first, they concluded that "customers" would benifit more from the extra 10 gigs, so they decreased thier "reserved " space by 10 gigs. The reserved area is used for "garbage collection" to preserve performance. For windows 7 this somewhat duplicates what trim does. There is a small performance advantage but the extra 10 gigs more than offsets this. BUT remember vista and XP does not have a Trim cmd. For Win 7, the 60 gig makes more sense - for XP and vista users, I would recommend the 50 gig.