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July 30, 2011 10:02:17 PM

I am building my first gaming rig in about 2 months time and i was wondering which of these 2 SSd's are the better choice.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/ocz-vertex-3-120gb-ssd-s...


http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-force-series-3-1...

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a b G Storage
July 30, 2011 10:40:30 PM

Both of these drives are based on the latest generation of Sandforce controllers. The Vertex 3 has been out for a while now, so you might consider it the "established" version. The Corsair is newer, and has higher quoted stats.

I believe there have been head-to-head tests of these two drives, including one on this very site. I suggest you look to one of the head-to-head tests to see detailed benchmarks of the differences, but they are not profound.
a b 4 Gaming
July 30, 2011 11:34:51 PM

the OCZ's were the first to be recalled cos of controller failure while the corsair's were recalled a while back.

agreeing with compulsivebuilder, the OCZ is established and have fewer problems to go with since they have put out revised, working versions of the sandforce controller SSD's.

BTW, did you know that OCZ shut off its peripherals and ram division to focus on SSD manufacturing :) 
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a b G Storage
July 31, 2011 8:05:08 AM

OCZ has never recalled any of their drives.
August 1, 2011 2:47:54 PM

For some reason i can't edit my OP so i will ask this question as a reply post.

What SSD would you reccomend to use as a first time buy that is fast, reliable at least 120gb and good value? (£200 limit)
a b G Storage
August 1, 2011 5:28:21 PM

I can't see the difference. Oh, there may be a theoretical difference. I like Tom's Guide for price point vs performance.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-ssd-caching,29...

At $400 the recommend is actually an agility 2, 240gb. And, imho, I agree with the general idea that one should look at 240gb of 25nm nand if you can afford it (ie agility 2) after that you can spend more on 240gb of sandforce 2000 in the vert3 or whichever but under 240gb I think the nand bottleneck does not warrant the better controller. Does that make sense to anybody but me?
a b G Storage
August 1, 2011 5:43:59 PM

adampower said:
At $400 the recommend is actually an agility 2, 240gb. And, imho, I agree with the general idea that one should look at 240gb of 25nm nand if you can afford it (ie agility 2) after that you can spend more on 240gb of sandforce 2000 in the vert3 or whichever but under 240gb I think the nand bottleneck does not warrant the better controller. Does that make sense to anybody but me?


It does if one does not take into account that the newer SF controller has a larger recycling engine and better "on the fly" trim recovery. The throttling algorithms have been tweaked according to the better recovery as well. Unless price was the main consideration?.. I would never revisit the first gen SF controller from ANY vendor. Too many limitations and dead end roads to be hit quicker in the future.
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