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SSD Choice: Intel vs OCZ

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April 30, 2012 10:08:12 AM

Hello,
I'm buying a new SSD for £130 max. And I have narrowed it down to 2:
- Intel 330 120gb
- OCZ Vertex 4 128gb

The read speeds are very similar. The Intel 330 has 450 mb/s read, compared to the Vertex 4 200 mb/s. However the Intel as max 33000 IOPS, and the OCZ has 120k IOPS max.

Which one is best? And what do you look for in an SSD?

Thanks

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April 30, 2012 10:10:17 AM

[Have I missed out any obvious SSD competitors?]
April 30, 2012 10:10:29 AM

[Have I missed out any obvious SSD competitors?]
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April 30, 2012 10:20:33 AM

reliability is the main concern,OCZ has the highest failure rates.i would suggest samsung or crucial ssds for quality followed by kingston and mushkin.
April 30, 2012 10:39:49 AM

Get the intel... they're known for better reliability than OCZ
April 30, 2012 10:42:58 AM

^but they are expensive.
April 30, 2012 1:54:53 PM

samw94 said:
Hello,
I'm buying a new SSD for £130 max. And I have narrowed it down to 2:
- Intel 330 120gb
- OCZ Vertex 4 128gb

The read speeds are very similar. The Intel 330 has 450 mb/s read, compared to the Vertex 4 200 mb/s. However the Intel as max 33000 IOPS, and the OCZ has 120k IOPS max.

Which one is best? And what do you look for in an SSD?

Thanks


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http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-a...

April 30, 2012 3:43:13 PM

Personally I would go for an Intel SSD over any other and would go to great lengths to avoid OCZ because in my experience, they have been hideously unreliable. If you can get a Crucial/Samsung one at a good price though go for it. I have a Samsung one because I got it quite cheap, Intel drives are extremely expensive over here.
April 30, 2012 4:03:01 PM

intel - expensive

go samsung 830 or crucial m4 these are a better bang for buck with great reliability

imo avoid ocz ssd for now or something
April 30, 2012 4:05:48 PM

http://www.dabs.com/products/sandisk-120gb-extreme-sata... £99.99 FREE delivery within 2-4 working days
Sandisk 120GB Extreme SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Solid State Drive

Sequential Read (up to) 550 MB/s
Sequential Write (up to) 510 MB/s
Random Read ( up to) 23K IOPS
Random Write (up to) 83K IOPS
April 30, 2012 5:17:02 PM

^and reliability?
April 30, 2012 5:31:32 PM

hellfire24 said:
^and reliability?


Have got to agree with hellfire. I would rather pay a little more to throw-in a reliable SSD.
April 30, 2012 5:38:09 PM

yep it's better to pay a little more than crying afterwards.my dad has suffered two ocz vertex 3 ssd failures and at last he bought a mushkin enhanced chronos deluxe 120gb and it's working great.
April 30, 2012 6:23:09 PM

hellfire24 said:
^and reliability?

Sandisk does not use Sandforce, and is a reliable SSD.
August 5, 2012 8:40:58 PM

SSri said:
Have got to agree with hellfire. I would rather pay a little more to throw-in a reliable SSD.


OCZ drives used to have reliability issue with Sandforce controller. But Vertex 4 uses a Marvell controller and offers a 5-year warranty.
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