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OCZ Vertex2 E 2,5" SSD 240 GB or Crucial RealSSD C300 2,5" SSD 256 GB

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October 19, 2010 4:55:16 PM

Hi guys,

the question is simple:

OCZ Vertex2 E 2,5" SSD 240 GB or Crucial RealSSD C300 2,5" SSD 256 GB ?

For now what counts for me is that the Vertex2 has 2*10^6 h MTBF.

I'll be happy to read your advices.

Regards
Jordan

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October 19, 2010 5:00:07 PM

Forgot to mention that I plan to install the HDD in my new Macbook pro 13" =)
So there is no TRIM support in MacOSX yet.. if that's important...
a b G Storage
October 20, 2010 12:19:58 AM

Don't worry about the MTBF they are BS.

As for the drives, get the C300. It's a bit faster than the Vertex 2 and has a bit more storage.
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October 20, 2010 5:36:03 AM

Shadow703793 said:
Don't worry about the MTBF they are BS.

As for the drives, get the C300. It's a bit faster than the Vertex 2 and has a bit more storage.


Hi, thanks, yesterday I spent some time reading, and it turns out the Intel X25-m Gen 2 160GB to be the best choice. What do you think about that?

jordan
a c 99 G Storage
October 20, 2010 6:44:52 PM

Unless you have a SATA III motherboard, stay with the OCZ Vertex 2.

Why do you want such a large SSD? If you have a HDD for your data/media, and small (i.e. 60GB) SSD will be enough for an OS and Programs, even some games.

The 3 choices are all good, I have Intel and OCZ. People rave about the Cruical C300, but only in SATA III.

My picks:

OCZ Vertex 2 60GB, up to 120GB
Intel X25-M 80GB, up to 160GB
Crusical C300 64B (althought the 256GB beats the smaller sized ones, but only in SATA III!)
a b G Storage
October 20, 2010 7:43:49 PM

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I think if you are considering the Intel drives, you might as well wait a few months for their 3rd generation drives to be released.

+1 on waiting if possible.

@OP:

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Hi, thanks, yesterday I spent some time reading, and it turns out the Intel X25-m Gen 2 160GB to be the best choice. What do you think about that?

Explain. I own a X25-M G2 80GB and my drive gets beaten by a OCZ Vertex 2. Same case goes to the 160GB Intel.

Here is a comparison between the 160GB G2 Intel and the Vertex 2 100GB: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/126?vs=152
October 20, 2010 9:04:28 PM

Shadow703793 said:

Explain. I own a X25-M G2 80GB and my drive gets beaten by a OCZ Vertex 2. Same case goes to the 160GB Intel.

Here is a comparison between the 160GB G2 Intel and the Vertex 2 100GB: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/126?vs=152


Hi!
Thank you for the info - the new intel drive seems to be perfect but also expensive.

Well, the brand new Vertex2 ist definitely faster that the Intel G2 but after time big performance degradation is observed. According to this great article http://www.anandtech.com/show/2829 (near the end) the X25-M G2 von Intel is currently the only SDD which remains fit after some usage.

Also I'll use the drive in my MacBook Pro (SATA II) where the OS doesn't support the TRIM commando, so I intend to rely on the better controller implementation of Intel.

Don't be so impressed by the tons of benchmark graphs comparing performance of out-of-the-box drives. That what really counts is the real-use-case performance and especially the behaviour of an already used drive... after all your SSD will be "new" only the first days of use, so it's more important to take performance degradation aspects into account...

Regards
Jordan
a b G Storage
October 20, 2010 9:32:50 PM

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Well, the brand new Vertex2 ist definitely faster that the Intel G2 but after time big performance degradation is observed. According to this great article http://www.anandtech.com/show/2829 (near the end) the X25-M G2 von Intel is currently the only SDD which remains fit after some usage.

That is no longer an issue with the SandForce 1200 based drives (ie. Vertex 2, Agility 2, C300,etc). That review used the first generation Indilinx controller.

Currently, the SF1200 is the best controller for an MLC drive in almost all cases. Also realize that the new firmware versions,etc have fixed most of these issues.
See: http://www.anandtech.com/show/3667/oczs-agility-2-revie...
The degradation issue manifest itself ONLY if you write HIGHLY random data, on an OS drive you will NOT see that kind of random data. The only real way to fix this problem is to get an SLC drive. This is WHY virtually all good Enterprise SSDs use SLC.

PS: Next time, read the model #s more carefully ;)  . Believe me, I'v been following SSDs since they came out, from the days of the JMicron fiasco to the upcoming SF 2xxx and Intel controllers, I know what I'm talking about.
a c 353 G Storage
October 20, 2010 10:47:31 PM

+2^
Concur with shadow
I have
1) 120 Gig Pheonix Pro (Very simular to Vertex-2 (Shadow, Spelled correcty, but still say they should have named it vortex)
2) 128 Gig Torqx (Very simular to orginal vertex)
3) 128 Gig WD blue - GOOFED, but Ok in low end Laptop
4) 80 Gig Intel G2 Great drive, but 3rd rate compared to new offerings with SF-1200 controllers)
5) 80 Gig Intel G1 - relagated to Thumb drive status for laptops using esata/USB3)
a b G Storage
October 21, 2010 12:24:47 AM

^ LOL. Indeed you spelled Vertex correctly :p . But you misspelled "similar". :p 

Anyways, why did you jump on the X25-M G1 instead of waiting for the G2? Also, what's your opinion on these "Hybrid" SSD+HDD drives? I personally think they aren't worth it, but how well do they compare to traditional 2.5" HDDs?
a c 353 G Storage
October 21, 2010 2:46:55 AM

(1) The Intel G1 was a scre8-up. Dana-elec had a "great" sell on their product which ontained the Intel 80 gig SSD, dummy me taught it was the G2, didn't check it out - received it and found out it was the G1. Raised cane and they gave me the option of returning it or $50. Long story short, I took the $50 (ended up like $125), have Win 7 still loaded on it (can swap into my "work" laptop, has the WD Blu 128 gig in it.

(2) Agree, the Hybrid HDDs really are not worth it - that also goes for the Sata 6 HDDs

Spelling and me get along really well - SINCE the introduction of spell checkers.
a b G Storage
October 21, 2010 3:37:01 AM

^ Ah. That make sense. Pretty good deal for $125 back then.
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