OCZ Vertex 4, did I make a good choice?

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  1. bigboar macrumors 6502

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    hi all, i bought an ocz vertex 4 256gb last night for $159 because i thought it was a good deal. after doing some reading today I see alot of people do not like ocz ssd drives and think they are garbage. I am looking for opinions from everyone as to whether i should cancel it and find something else or stick with it. Today I found a samsung 840 256gb for $139 shipped and iam wondering if i should pick it up instead, keep what i ordered, or wait and see what else comes along. any help would be appreciated...
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    OCZ - drives now are much more reliable. You made a good choice.
     
  3. bigboar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok thanks S!!! makes me feel better about it...
     
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  5. cirus macrumors 6502a

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    vertex 4 is FAST!
    Samsung 840 (non pro edition) uses TLC nand (new type). Personally I would not buy it because it seems to have reliability issues. (the 840 pro is currently the best SSD but is quite expensive).

    I would buy the samsung 830 if i could. Its a bit slower than the vertex 4 but seems to be slightly more reliable.

    The problem with the vertex 4 is the high power consumption. Not really a factor in desktops but in notebooks it can cut down on battery life.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6325/crucial-v4-256gb-review/9
    Idle power consumption is important here, load not so much since SSD's spend so much time at idle.
     
  6. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Im thinking to upgrade from M4 to V4.
    Can you guys tell me the performance?
     
  7. richnyc macrumors regular

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    You meant DOWNGRADE, didn't you??? I'm sure, you did;)

    Crucial v4 (256GB) Review
     
  8. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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  9. richnyc macrumors regular

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    Hahaha, sorry my bad;)
     
  10. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The M4 is a pretty good drive, save for the lower write speeds. I don't think you'd notice a difference upgrading to a faster drive unless you're constantly writing to it.

    Are you having problems with it?
     
  11. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    I do use the drive a lot requiring write.
    Im not really having a problem but I dont mind upgrading to a faster drive for couple hundred dollars if its good.
     

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