Test Setup And Benchmarks
|Processors||Intel Core i7-980X (Gulftown) 3.33 GHz @ 3.73 GHz, LGA 1366, 6.4 GT/s QPI, 12 MB Shared L3, Hyper-Threading enabled, Power-savings enabled|
|Motherboard||Asus Rampage III Formula (LGA 1366) Intel X58/ICH10R, BIOS 0505|
|Memory||Kingston 6 GB (3 x 2 GB) DDR3-2000, KHX2000C8D3T1K3/6GX @ 8-8-8-24 and 1.65 V|
|Hard Drive||OCZ RevoDrive X2 240 GB OCZSSDPX-1RVDX0240, PCI Express x4 (system drive)|
|Row 4 - Cell 0||OCZ Vertex 2 120 GB OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G, SATA 3Gb/s (34 nm NAND, 32 Gb DDP devices)|
|Row 5 - Cell 0||OCZ Vertex 2 120 GB OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G, SATA 3Gb/s (25 nm NAND, 64 Gb devices)|
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 1 GB|
|Power Supply||Cooler Master UCP-1000 W|
|System Software And Drivers|
|Operating System||Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit|
|Graphics Driver||Nvidia GeForce 260.99|
|Performance Measurements||CrystalDiskMark 3.0 x64, set to read and write random data to drivePCMark Vantage 126.96.36.199|
|I/O Performance||IOMeter 2008.08.18, default configuration, not reading/writing random dataFile server Benchmark, Web server Benchmark, Database Benchmark, Workstation BenchmarkStreaming Reads, Streaming Writes4 KB Random Reads, 4 KB Random Writes|
Even more so than in a typical review, any difference between our two test drives has to be taken very seriously, since we're going to be drawing definitive conclusions on what OCZ is doing with its Vertex 2 drives. So, we're starting with a secure erase of each configuration and running all of the aforementioned tests via script in a specific order using very precise timing. To the greatest extent possible, the results we glean from the script are consequently comparable.
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Mushkin.com have a letter posted on the website that they will not be going to 25nm as the drives life cycle is less than half that of a 3*nm drive. Also the performance is not there.Reply
LeekayMushkin.com have a letter posted on the website that they will not be going to 25nm as the drives life cycle is less than half that of a 3*nm drive. Also the performance is not there.Reply
Depending on supply of 34 nm NAND, that's probably not a sustainable position to take. IMFT isn't going to decide to shift back to 34 nm.
At the risk of contradicting myself, Intel will be using 34 nm NAND on its next-gen 6 Gb/s Elmcrest drives. It's not like the flash isn't disappearing entirely, but the vendors making the switch seem to be motivated largely by cost-cutting reasons.
Nicely done Mr. Angelini; however, I still think OCZ pulled a nasty car-salesman tactic on their newest 25 nm NAND SSD products, and as such will be looking elsewhere to purchase any future SSD. Blaming resellers or other sources for the SKU is an incompetent way of deflecting fault and has made them look even more silly.Reply
Thanks radiovan. Like I mentioned in the story, we'll have to see if companies like Corsair and Patriot are able to get their upcoming renamed SKUs onto Newegg, Tigerdirect, Zipzoom, etc.Reply
Ok, but when will we be able to buy ssd's that are $100 @ 1TB capacity?Reply
1.29 Firmware....how nice... pity that ocz only documents 1.28 for the moment.Reply
And then again why not update the 25nm to 1.29 too?
But I guess consistency is not always wished when trying to demonstrate something
binoyskiOk, but when will we be able to buy ssd's that are $100 @ 1TB capacity?in about 10 years or so....that's a very big maybeReply
Don't lie, Chris. We all know you still have (and love) that little Miata.Reply
binoyskiOk, but when will we be able to buy ssd's that are $100 @ 1TB capacity?Reply
when you throw a shoes to bush again meaby lol
It is all about profit.Reply
The real reason is that going to cheaper flash with a 3000 cycle life to reduce the total cost of production (and therefore increase profit) means ... increasing the amount of redundant memory to replace the flash that dies due to wear ... and that process means better error correction is required to achieve that ... therefore performance is effected.
Chris ... I got it into one sentence ... albeit a horrible one.
Nice article mate.