Buying new pc with SSD


I'm planing to buy a new pc with SSD.
I wanted to ask what do you think about ‏OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPs 2.5'' 120GB?
is there any problem with BSOD or freezing?
I've read a lot of reviews on this drive and others and i'm confused.
i need your help to decide.

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  1. So the pc is pre-built and all you have to do is turn it on? If so, it's probably been tested and you don't have to worry about it.

    All of the stuttering & BSOD issues I've read about have been from users who purchase the SSD separately to build a new system or add to an existing system.
  2. Sorry if i wasn't clear enough.
    I'm also building a new pc.
  3. gadgetfreak said:
    Sorry if i wasn't clear enough.
    I'm also building a new pc.

    In that case then yes, there are stuttering & BSOD issues with 1-2% of the drives. Most of those issues have been fixed with firmware 2.11. I'm going to get one myself on Black Friday.

    Look into the Crucial M4 if you're unsure about the Max IOPS; the reviews on them are really good.
  4. I will check the Crucial, thank you.
    Is there any other SSD that you recommend?
  5. Intel 510 Series are good also.
  6. But in the benchmarks the Intel is a little behind in performance.
  7. True. You're trading performance for reliability. :)
  8. This is the problem, what about performance and reliability?
    the SSD of crucial will give me both of them?
  9. They've had some issues also, but I heard that the latest firmware 0009 fixed them and also gave a boost in performance.
  10. I have another quastion.
    Is there a big difference between SATA2 and SATA3 in preformance?
  11. SATA 2 is up to 3Gb/s (300MB/s).
    SATA 3 is up to 6Gb/s (600MB/s).
  12. ^+1...

    There is a difference, unless you are buying a motherboard that utilizes only a SATA II controller (with this being a new I would doubt that is the case :lol: ).
  13. My motherboard is ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE.
    I'm aware of to all the tech data of the SSD drives but i want to know if there will be a big diffrence in preformence in games?
    So it's worth the money if i will buy the SATA 3 SSD?
  14. "So it's worth the money if i will buy the SATA 3 SSD? "

    The new SSD's are 550 MBp. If ya have a older SATA II MoBo, you will bottleneck the new SSD's

    Here's the results on this box ......

    Asus WS Revolution (x16 x16)
    i7 -2600k OC'd to 4.8 Ghz
    2 x 4GB CAS 7 DDR3-1600
    Twin 560 Ti (900 MHz), OC'd to 1000 Mhz
    Seagate Barracuda XT 2 TB
    OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB
    Win 7 Professional dual booting off either SSD or HD via BIOS

    Boot To Windows SSD - 15.6 seconds
    Boot To Windows SSD - 21.2 seconds

    Load MMO SSD - 45 seconds
    Load MMO HD - 45 seconds

    The SSD actually trailed slightly when carrying the timeout to tenths of a second.... considered that within the testing accuracy.

    The Cuda is a very fast HD ... undoubtedly, your mileage will; vary depending upon how fast ya HD is.
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