Is this a good SSD drive

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  1. daneoni macrumors G4

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  2. mrrippey macrumors regular

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    stick with Vertex or Summit if you are going OCZ. Most of the OCZ crowd here use those two, mostly Vertex.
     
  3. TIGOS macrumors regular

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    Vertex its an good SSD. I have one and works fine here. :cool:
     
  4. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    solid sucks

    i have a 60gb one.

    jmicron, while it will work fairly decent in the mac...its still not worth the money at all.
     
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  6. antskip macrumors regular

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    Good advice. Go for the Vertex or Summit - both faster (fresh and used) than the "value" version shown. Vertex and Summit are "performance" versions - see the chart at http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/solid_state_drives/. I have a Summit.
     
  7. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4

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    Figures the SOlid series wouldn't be that great. I guess you get what you pay for
     
  8. antskip macrumors regular

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    Have you got one? I have. It has been a fantastic purchase - the best upgrade I have ever done. Small-file random-writes are only a part of the story. e.g see http://pcper.com/article.php?aid=766&type=expert and http://pcper.com/article.php?aid=766&type=expert&pid=11. Samsung-driven SSD's are the stock SSD provided by the majority of laptop manufacturers. Most people appear very happy with them. For me, in the real world, the computer acts just about instantaneously. I am not sure if one can improve an awful lot on that. And the price was excellent - four months ago. I chose the Summit of the OCZ range deliberately over other options and have not for one moment regretted the purchase.:)
     
  9. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4

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    From the graph it seems Intel SSDs are THE SSDs to have?
     
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    Yup, they are the best and fastest.
     
  12. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4

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    I guess i have to wait a few more months for bigger/cheaper capacity...maybe even a year. *Sigh*
     
  13. vant macrumors 65816

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    The Summit drive ruins the whole point of getting an SSD in the first place.

    After it's broken in, it's slower than a mechanical drive.

    Shame on OCZ/Samsung.
     
  14. antskip macrumors regular

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    Do you have a OCZ Summit? Have you "broken" one in? I have one, and have "broken" one in, and it began awesome, and continues awesome. :)

    There is no comparison between this and the fastest and cleanest HDD, in performance, acoustics, power use, and security. Worth every cent then, and now (after many months of exhaustive use).
     
  15. FieryFurnace macrumors 6502

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    I again vote for the Vertex. :)
    I have one in my MB since march and never had a problem.
     
  16. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    No, I don't own one. I have a friend with a Corsair P128 and for the price he paid for it (which wasn't much different than the OCZ summit), he could have gotten an Indilinx (Corsair X128 or OCZ Vertex) based drive that is not only faster, but for the same price or less at the time. I'm not saying it's a bad SSD, its just that there are better options and one who is going to buy an SSD should be educated about their soon to be purchase.
     
  17. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    I'd suggest waiting for the G2 Intel drives to become more available. They are out now, but you've gotta be kind of quick to get it. They are about the same as the OCZ drives (price per GB). My brother just bought the G2 intel drive for $489 (160 GB model), but in a week or so when they are more available they should go for around $440.

    I paid $730 for an OCZ Vertex (250 GB). It's a bit faster than the intel in sequential writes, but IOPS is what really counts (in my book). And that's where Intel kills everything else.
     
  18. antskip macrumors regular

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    I chose the OCZ Samsung-driven Summit deliberately over the OCZ Indilinx-driven Vertex after much research, and have never had a problem with that initial decision. It began running like a rocket from the start, and continues to do so. I am deliriously happy with it. However, I am sure I could have chosen a Vertex and also been happy. Really, OCZ and Corsair and Crucial and Intel all make brilliant SSD's. I just don't see the point of saying one or another of the new generation SSD's are basically rubbish, as they actually are all wonderful - unlike some early JMicron-driven SSD's with little cache that had stutter problems etc. I agree that the new Intel models, if the right size and for the right price, are probably the first choice - but that does not mean that the alternatives would disappoint or should be avoided. If it wasn't for OCZ and company, I am sure Intel would still be expecting double the present SSD prices. Even between the OCZ Vertex and Summit, some people prefer one, some the other, and the benchmarks are split too. Whether the actual choice or supposed difference really makes much difference in the real world, I very much doubt - and not anywhere near the difference one would discover in making choices of notebook manufacturer, OS, screen size, choice of cpu and gpu, choice between HDD or SSD, between a 5400rpm HDD and a 7200rpm HDD, amount of ram, amount of storage, and price. :)
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?p=5168038
    http://pcper.com/article.php?aid=766&type=expert&pid=11
    http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews.php?reviewid=799&pageid=16
    http://www.techspot.com/review/174-ocz-summit-120gb-ssd/page8.html
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/corsair-p128-ssd-review/12
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/ocz-summit-250gb-ssd-review/12
     

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