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OCZ Vertex 2E Review: 120GB

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PegasusM 17th August 2010, 10:42 Quote
When are 100GB+ performance SSDs expected to drop below £200?
When a good one does the time will be right for me to upgrade.
stonedsurd 17th August 2010, 10:44 Quote
I find these reviews are less meaningful without a Velociraptor (or basically a blazing fast consumer mechanical HDD) in there for comparison.

Granted, SSDs have been around for a while now, but to let people know why they are worth the price (if that) you need to demonstrate how much faster than mechanical they are.
Baz 17th August 2010, 12:54 Quote
funny you should mention that Stonedsurd
DbD 17th August 2010, 13:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by PegasusM
When are 100GB+ performance SSDs expected to drop below £200?
When a good one does the time will be right for me to upgrade.

Intels road map for the next year or so shows all their SSD's doubling in size, presumably prices will not double too. Think they'll need to drop too more like £1/GB before I'll bite.
rollo 17th August 2010, 16:54 Quote
Considering the samsung f3 is only 12 seconds slower in level load if the only reason you want this is for gaming load times stay away
stupido 18th August 2010, 14:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by stonedsurd
I find these reviews are less meaningful without a Velociraptor (or basically a blazing fast consumer mechanical HDD) in there for comparison.

Granted, SSDs have been around for a while now, but to let people know why they are worth the price (if that) you need to demonstrate how much faster than mechanical they are.

+1 for that...

However I think that those drives are still on the expensive side, so having velociraptor 300GB, I think I will not be looking into SSD for the time being...
TSR2 18th August 2010, 16:13 Quote
But if a mechanical drive was included, wouldn't the adjustment in scale necessary to fit it on make the difference between the SSD's less clear? Although I do agree, the numbers could use something to compare with.
pimonserry 18th August 2010, 19:16 Quote
The Spinpoint F3 1TB is there in the game load times chart guys...

(And the uncompressible data chart (read only for some reason)).
UberTiger 19th August 2010, 22:09 Quote
On page 2, paragraph 2 if you copied 100GB worth of data onto the drive 10 times wouldn't that be 1TB worth of data, not 500GB?
Also, obviously the average latency is brilliant compared to the others, but the times that it spikes up to it's max latency of 158ms - it's over 1300 times it's average latency, does that not result in stuttering or is it still a negligible amount of time? That standard Vertex looks terrible at first (in comparison) with a latency of just under 1ms, but it's max is only 9 times that at 9ms, which in itself is less than a tenth of the max latency of it's successor. Do these figures not really have any significance for the average enthusiast/home user?
UberTiger 26th August 2010, 20:06 Quote
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