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256gb OCZ vector vs OCZ vertex 4 vs others?

I am in need of a 256gb drive upgrading from a crappy ocz agility 3 240gb. ANy recommendation? I am looking at the 2 listed above.


also can you recommend a decent 1tb/2tb regulard sata3 hard drive for storage? Just want something average cheap and will get the job done well.
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  1. The cool thing about the Vector is that it performs equally well at almost every task - it's not THE fastest SSD out there, but it blows most of them out of the water when it comes to an SSD's traditional weaknesses.

    That being said, I can't afford one, but have a 128 GB Vertex 4 that I love. It's my first SSD, but I've played around with other peoples' rigs, and like mine just fine. (That being said, the Samsung 830 or 840 pro are bloody amazing SSDs - just avoid the non-pro 840.)

    As for a regular drive, don't bother with SATA III - it's a marketing scheme, as it would take upwards of three or four hard drives to saturate a SATA II controller. Mostly they're going to be of the same build quality, but I'd recommend Samsung or Western Digital Blue or Black. I'd be tempted to go with the black, because paying more for a 5-year warranty makes sense to me.
  2. DarkSable said:
    The cool thing about the Vector is that it performs equally well at almost every task - it's not THE fastest SSD out there, but it blows most of them out of the water when it comes to an SSD's traditional weaknesses.

    That being said, I can't afford one, but have a 128 GB Vertex 4 that I love. It's my first SSD, but I've played around with other peoples' rigs, and like mine just fine. (That being said, the Samsung 830 or 840 pro are bloody amazing SSDs - just avoid the non-pro 840.)

    As for a regular drive, don't bother with SATA III - it's a marketing scheme, as it would take upwards of three or four hard drives to saturate a SATA II controller. Mostly they're going to be of the same build quality, but I'd recommend Samsung or Western Digital Blue or Black. I'd be tempted to go with the black, because paying more for a 5-year warranty makes sense to me.



    thank you for the quick reply-

    here are my options-

    Ocz vertex 4 256gb -$258
    Samsung 840 pro 256gb- $279
    Ocz vector 256gb- $299

    which one should I go for?
  3. I would go with the 840 Pro, it is awesome fast and has 5 years warranty. Samsung should be still in business for the next years.
  4. Samsung 840 pro is faster when it comes to random read, but the Ocz vertex 4 is faster when it comes to low queue depth random write performance http://www.anandtech.com/show/6328/samsung-ssd-840-pro-256gb-review

    In benchmarks the Samsung 840 pro 256GB will do a bit better than the Ocz vertex 4 256GB, but you can not notice any difference in day to day tasks.

    Both Samsung 840 pro and Ocz vertex 4 256 are very good -- I´d go for the cheapest ;)
  5. yea you wont notice a difference between all 3 in everyday use. the only way you would see a difference is if you benchmark. id usually say get the cheapest one but there is something to be said for samsungs reliability over ocz.

    for the regular hdd i would get the cheapest 7200RPM hdd as long as every other review doesn't say doa. with that said stay away from Hitachi.
  6. jemm said:
    Samsung 840 pro is faster when it comes to random read, but the Ocz vertex 4 is faster when it comes to low queue depth random write performance http://www.anandtech.com/show/6328/samsung-ssd-840-pro-256gb-review

    In benchmarks the Samsung 840 pro 256GB will do a bit better than the Ocz vertex 4 256GB, but you can not notice any difference in day to day tasks.

    Both Samsung 840 pro and Ocz vertex 4 256 are very good -- I´d go for the cheapest ;)


    BUT

    if one needs the SSD for a laptop then the Samsung 840 Pro is the best
  7. jemm said:
    Samsung 840 pro is faster when it comes to random read, but the Ocz vertex 4 is faster when it comes to low queue depth random write performance http://www.anandtech.com/show/6328/samsung-ssd-840-pro-256gb-review

    In benchmarks the Samsung 840 pro 256GB will do a bit better than the Ocz vertex 4 256GB, but you can not notice any difference in day to day tasks.

    Both Samsung 840 pro and Ocz vertex 4 256 are very good -- I´d go for the cheapest ;)


    yeah well I wasn't looking at the vertex 4 I was actually looking at the new OCZ vector. It boasts higher read and write speed than the 840pro and apparently retains more speed during several tests where the 840pro speed drops. I am planing to get the vector simply cause I have to wait 2 weeks for the samsung 840pro stocks to arrive.
  8. Best answer
    OCZ Vector is an excellent SSD, and the first to use the company´s own controller http://www.anandtech.com/show/6363/ocz-vector-review-256gb
  9. i had both, i hated the 840 get the vector
  10. Best answer selected by shamsmu.
  11. thanks everyone for contributing, went with the vector and noticed huge improvement over my agility 3. Got a higher WEI score off the bat 8.2 compared to 7.8 the agility 3 scored. Windows starts off really fast and every other programmes loads reasonably faster than before.
  12. FlameRider360 said:
    Anyone know when a 1TB vector will come out? thanks


    It won't. Even if it did, a 1TB SSD would cost well over $1000.
  13. FlameRider360 said:
    The Crucial M500 960GB is under 600 lol



    Please show me where you can actually buy it for that price, dude. The stock on those things is lower than the 680 was.
  14. You can't buy it for any price on Amazon, Newegg, Tiger Direct, or NCIX.
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