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May 29, 2011 3:58:04 AM

I just bought this from Newegg for $100 for my new build, but I just received it and haven't even opened it yet:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I now see that this is $130 with promo code:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The OCZ says it features 525 Mb/s read, 475 Mb/s write, while the Crucial says 355 Mb/s read, 75 Mb/s write.

Should I buy the OCZ and just return the Crucial? Seems like significantly better performance.

Also, Newegg says they only offer a 'limited replacement only' return policy. Any chance they would let me return it so long as I got another SSD?

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May 29, 2011 4:23:33 AM

Ignore max throughput, unless you are planning on streaming from the drives (and God knows why you'd do that). Instead focus on random read/write, particularly around the 4-8k region. For an OS drive, the vast majority of data throughput occurs in this area.
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May 29, 2011 4:27:55 AM

darrakk said:
Ignore max throughput, unless you are planning on streaming from the drives (and God knows why you'd do that). Instead focus on random read/write, particularly around the 4-8k region. For an OS drive, the vast majority of data throughput occurs in this area.


darrakk,

The OCZ offers these stats:
4KB Random Read: 10,000 IOPS (40 MB/s)
4KB Random Write: 50,000 IOPS (195 MB/s)


The Crucial offers these:
Random 4k READ: 60,000 IOPS
Random 4k WRITE: 15,000 IOPS

Now I'm completely confused... why would the OCZ be so much faster at writing than reading??

Any thoughts on which I should go with? I'm using the SSD for Windows and other essential software, and a 1TB drive for media and 3P software.
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May 29, 2011 4:35:44 AM

8k is far more important that 4k.

http://thessdreview.com/ssd-guides/buyers-guide/the-ssd...

Top 5 Most Frequent Drive Accesses by Type and Percentage:

-8K Read (7.60%)

-8K Write (56.35%)

-1K Write (6.10%)

-16 Write (5.79%)

-64K Read (2.49%)

Top 5 account for: 78.33% of total drive access over test period

Largest access size in top 50: 256K Read (0.44% of total)
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May 29, 2011 4:51:38 AM

Just a note bro, I am no expert either. I know what I am looking for, but finding the info is tough work.

Here are my results from my OCZ Vertex 2:

4k Read: 55.6 MB/s Write: 64.3 MB/s
8k Read: 94.3 MB/s Write: 108.7 MB/s
16k Read: 156.0 MB/s Write: 168.5 MB/s
32k Read: 215.5 MB/s Write: 213.4 MB/s
64k Read: 246.8 MB/s Write: 230.0 MB/s
128k Read: 267.8 MB/s Write: 239.3 MB/s
256k Read: 273.2 MB/s Write: 241.0 MB/s

Those are the most important set of numbers when deciding on your SSD as your main operating system drive.
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May 29, 2011 5:35:10 AM

Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

Return for refund within: non-refundable
Return for replacement within: 30 days

Products that state "This item is covered by Newegg.com's Replacement Only Return Policy", or items labeled as “Non-refundable” (or similar labeling) must be returned to Newegg within 30 days of the invoice date for this policy to apply. Products covered by this return policy may only be returned for a replacement of the same or equivalent item. “Return” constitutes receipt of the product by Newegg, and not the mere issuance of an RMA.

Keep the C300 and be happy.
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May 29, 2011 4:32:17 PM

JohnnyLucky said:
Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

Return for refund within: non-refundable
Return for replacement within: 30 days

Products that state "This item is covered by Newegg.com's Replacement Only Return Policy", or items labeled as “Non-refundable” (or similar labeling) must be returned to Newegg within 30 days of the invoice date for this policy to apply. Products covered by this return policy may only be returned for a replacement of the same or equivalent item. “Return” constitutes receipt of the product by Newegg, and not the mere issuance of an RMA.

Keep the C300 and be happy.


Newegg said they'd make an exception and allow me to return it so long as I hadn't opened it.

Given that, can anyone offer me a suggestion between the C300 and the Agility 3?

It would seem to me that, by virtue of being brand new, the Agility 3 might be a better product than the year old C300?
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May 29, 2011 5:00:50 PM

Nevermind, went with the Agility 3. Thanks for everyone's help.
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