This is a copy/paste from OCZ's web page. According to this the 480gb OCZ vertex 3 model has less IOPS (in and out operations per second) than the smaller models. 40000 IOPS are less than the previous OCZ vertex 2 pro generation (50000 IOPS). So my question is if it is worth it to spend 1600$ on this model or getting the 480gb OWC that has been reuced to 900$ and has 30000 IOPS. And other questin is if this mistery of the IOPS is really noticeable. 240GB Max Performance Max Read: up to 550MB/s Max Write: up to 520MB/s Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 60,000 IOPS 480GB Max Performance Max Read: up to 530MB/s Max Write: up to 450MB/s Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 40,000 IOPS I think that 530mb/S are referred to compressed files and the 40000 iops are referred to non compressed files. PLEASE HELP!!