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Hardware OCZ Vertex 4 256GB Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 27 Jun 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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    Given the analysis, would this SSD be good for use as a scratch disk? I currently have a Samsung 830 256GB for Windows, but looking for buy another for my CAD and 3D rendering temp files.
     
  3. runadumb

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    Unless you need a new drive ASAP I would sit on it for a while and see if there are any problems. Last years batch of SSD's seemed to all have problems related to the controller. My vertex 3 gave me the BSOD many many times before a firmware update fixed it.
     
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    Not worth the extra for me. I'll be picking up a 256gb 830 this weekend!
     
  5. pbryanw

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    @runadumb - Samsung and Crucial seem to have good reports - I thought the problems (& BSODs) were mainly to do with Sandforce SSDs?
     
  6. andrew8200m

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    A little late with the report here...

    Any chance of an old F/W vs the new? The reads and writes on the lower file sizes according to ASSSD sees the drives performance drop like a stone... just wondering what your thoughts are on this as to me it looks like in some cases it may actually be better to have an old F/W, which of these cases however is unknown so some insight would make for good reading.
     
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    it will be interesting to see how there own controller behaves rather than buying in a marvell one - unless thats how they are moving onwards?
     
  8. Chicken76

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    Suggestion: In the graphs you could have added with a different color, the performance of a Sandforce based unit (say, Vertex3) with compressible data. It would have given a more accurate view of their performance delta in other scenarios than what you tested them for: artificially created data guaranteed not to compress.
     
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    They said in the article that they removed the compressible data test because it wasn't representative of what the drive will be used for; adding in information on how compressible data is handled would kinda defeat the point of this.
     
  10. Waynio

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    I thought this too but think it might not be as simple as that & to do with controllers on motherboards also but clearly was a problem with that generation of sandforce mostly.

    I'm glad they dropped sandforce, those drives shouldn't have made it to retail IMHO, the corsair force3 was a waste of money for me & with it not getting sorted for me I'll not use it again, an OS drive causing BSOD at completely random times, no thanks, I downgraded to a ocz vertex 2e & had no problems at all since but want to go for a speedy but reliable drive like the samsung 830s or these, samsung is cheaper so they win & these ones have yet to prove themselves also. :D
     
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    The 256GB Samsung 830 is available for 143 quid, why would anyone go for the Vertex 4 at 200?
     
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    Because its faster. And it will probably drop in price soon anyway.
     
  13. Harlequin

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    the question is - is the speed increase (which is only minor at times) worth the extra £60.....
     
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    I'll keep my Vertex 3s thanks.
     
  15. fdbh96

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    That is often the question when buying things like an i7 over an i5 or a 4gb gtx 680 over a 2gb 680. The more you pay, the faster it is (usually :p)
     
  16. Harlequin

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    nah an i7 isnt worth it over an i5 for gaming and neither is a 4gb gtx 680 (its slower actually - ram latency at all eyefinity resolutions) and really having used most ssd`s in the list , tbh - the `speed` increase of a heartbeat or 2 isnt worth £60
     
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    The latency would lose you barely anything by the way. 2GB is stretchy for 1080 let alone eyefinity. Bit OT but ho-hum lol.
     
  18. Harlequin

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    well tpu / andand / hexus and here have all proven that the limiting factor at say 5760x1080 is bandwidth not the amount of ram - and the frame rates are near identical on both 2gb and 4gb cards.

    sorry going off topic
     
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  19. MjFrosty

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    LOL. Proven is a strong word. Framerate doesn't always constitute overall performance, BF3 at that resolution on a reference 680 is laughable.

    Just no way, been there and tried it.

    Anyway still off topic - another day ;)
     
  20. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    Not this. Again.

    GTX 680 4GB? No difference. Now don't make me come back there!
     
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