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Offline Carl2 Topic starter
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OCZ Vertex SSD 90G $149


  Wanted to put this in for people waiting for a SSD.
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE90G 2.5" 90GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
2.5"
90GB
SATA II
 (9)
Was: $259.99*
Today:$149.99*
(*After $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Card  )
  Newegg.com since I do almost of my shopping there. 
Carl2

     
 

Posted November 16, 2010, 00:04:54 AM Logged

Offline Snowcrash
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Re: OCZ Vertex SSD 90G $149


It looks like OCZ are dropping their prices of SSDs. Unfortunately I can't buy from USA 'cos I get caned on postage and import duty  Embarrassed

But Amazon's prices seem to be dropping too. Amazon.

The best we do over here is £=$ prices for tech. Still not sure 'cos there're 2 series at least and I can't find the 90GB but looks like your prices are better at the mo.

Posted November 16, 2010, 09:20:57 AM Logged
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Offline Carl2 Topic starter
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Re: OCZ Vertex SSD 90G $149


  Intel has a 80G for $189, down from over 200.  Crucial prices for the sata 111
has come down also making it comparable with the sata 11.  Not a big fan of OCZ thay look good but have a lot of changes almost like release the SSD and we will make changes to the software update when we can.  Crucial looks good because motherboards are out there with usb 3 and  sata 3. The shipping charges are $2.99 small and light ( not sure if there are restrictions)
  Thay have done away with what we called a terrif on imported items.  It seems to get harder and harder to find things made in the US.
Carl2 

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Re: OCZ Vertex SSD 90G $149

Posted November 17, 2010, 13:11:13 PM Logged

Offline Carl2 Topic starter
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Re: OCZ Vertex SSD 90G $149


  Turned on the other computer with the SSD's for this.  160 gb gives me 148 Gb total,  I have 103 Gb free, used is 45 Gb which is Win 7 and Norton Anti virus which has to go on C. Noticed when reading reviews of SSD's that the speed decreases as the drive fills up and that people spending $600 or more for the  256 gb drives are impressed by the speed. 
  The other drives in the other computer are D, 53gb free of 60 gb SSD, and E, 870 Gb free of 916 Gb.
Carl2
 

Posted November 17, 2010, 14:15:55 PM Logged

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Have to agree with you Carl2 about SSD slowing down when the drive starts to fill up, a friend of mine put an SSD into his laptop, at first it was quick but as the drive started filling up the speed reduces, now he is careful not to put too much onto the drive.

I’m not sure what SSD he has but it was an early one, maybe they have improved them now.

Posted November 18, 2010, 11:38:04 AM Logged

Offline Freddy
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Re: OCZ Vertex SSD 90G $149


Hmmm, I think I will wait a couple of years then.  I can't see the point spending so much money for something supposed to be fast that only gets slower the more you put on it.  May as well stick to normal HDs really.  Kind of defeats the purpose to limit what you put on the disc, when there is relatively little space in the first place compared to a regular HD.

Only time will tell.

Posted November 18, 2010, 15:29:44 PM Logged

Offline Snowcrash
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Re: OCZ Vertex SSD 90G $149


It's to do with inherrent wait states when deleting blocks and not optimised for 4k blocks.

All is fine for a while then it gets windows jitter and is crap unless you manage it properly. As far as I know this is just the early generation. All SATA III will be ok, some prob better than others.

The block issue is also why some SSDs show less than their capacity. i.e. 128GB of mem but only sold as a 120GB. The exta 8GB is used for caching to minimise the block delete wait states. Some drives have more cache than others and because it is memory it will allways be manufactured as a multiple power of 2 or pages (24 48 72 96 128) any other numbers are due to cache or poss. redundancy.

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