I just order a vertex 2 120gb from newegg a couple days ago when it was on the shellshocker deal for $170 after mri's. It seems that the new sandforce drivers are coming out soon so would it be worth it to keep it? Also considering ocz has problems with rebates from what ive heard and sometimes they dont honor them. What do you guys think?
Also if i decide to keep with and reinstall windows 7 on my laptop, will it take care of all the important stuff for me like turn on TRIM, disable indexing etc?
Thanks for the help guys! Installed it and its great. I have get form POST to desktop in about 20 seconds. But just to make sure everything is good I wanna benchmark it. I know your not supposed to use traditional benchmarking tools like hdtune because it writes too much on the ssd and is not good for it. Can you guys recommend a program? I heard of AS SSD but idk if this is good either.
Its installed in an alienware m11x laptop. I updated chipset drivers and rapid storage driver from intel as well. I read somewhere that AS SSD isnt really meant to benchmark sandforce driven ssd because it writes uncompressed data to the drive, and the sandforce drivers write compressed, so depending on what its actually reading can effect those scores. Regardless of that ive been looking around and people seem to still be getting numbers closer to advertised speeds. ATTO, though, gave me 250/140 for seq read/write and better values for the 4k randoms (which i forgot). Maybe its just what benchmark your running?