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    OCZ has an extensive SSD lineup that's impressed us in the past. Today we look at the SandForce-based OCZ Vertex 2, in what appears to be a promising successor to the popular Vertex. But how fast is it? Oh, it's fast alright. Looks like there's a new king on the dragstrip.



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    Thanks for the review Jake. Makes me want to buy one for myself and stuff this Intel into the wife's new build.

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    My average transfer rate on 2 x velociraptors in raid0 is 140mb/sec and this screamer is over 100mb/sec faster. Also the access time and burst rate kill it. Sometimes new hardware is pricey it is not worth it but I think this is phenomenal.


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    Great review Jake, that is one dam fast drive.

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    Great Review, Now I can't wait for OCZ to send us their next surprise which should be even faster

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    Default why is your drive so slow?

    i was noticing your atto score and its super slow here is what it should be:

    this is with a 50gb vertex 2 os drive. anyway the drive is even faster than you have shown in your benchmarks same for cdm although cdm cannot accurately measure sandforce writes. anyway nice review. could you add in the c300 for comparison cause its really the only competition.

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    You are correct, they should be higher. In the review I noted that our ATTO scores are low. I still haven't been able to figure out why, when the other tests show distinctly higher results. I'm still working on it though.

    As for the C300, I would love to show those results, however we didn't receive a C300 drive. We asked for one, but nothing to date. Obviously then, we cannot show results of a drive we have not tested.

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    Default the likely culprit

    i would think windows write-back caching wasnt enabled. it seems like would be an easy thing to forget to do when testing so many drives and if you erase the drive you have to reset the write-back caching every time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyguy View Post
    You are correct, they should be higher. In the review I noted that our ATTO scores are low. I still haven't been able to figure out why, when the other tests show distinctly higher results. I'm still working on it though.

    As for the C300, I would love to show those results, however we didn't receive a C300 drive. We asked for one, but nothing to date. Obviously then, we cannot show results of a drive we have not tested.
    btw i did see a head to head comparison right after i asked about it and the vertex2 smokes the c300 sata 3 in every way except for seq. reads

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    YOUR DRIVE:


    MY DRIVE:


    DEFINATELY SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE DRIVE YOU TESTED. AND NOW I SEE WHAT IT IS YOU ARE IN IDE MODE NOT AHCI LOOK AT YOUR:



    AND AHCI MODE:
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    I'm not sure if Sky had a chance to see this yet, Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
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    holy crap! you have one hell of a mean system! how do you like that 980x? is noticeably faster than a quad? what speed you running that thing at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyguy View Post
    You are correct, they should be higher. In the review I noted that our ATTO scores are low. I still haven't been able to figure out why, when the other tests show distinctly higher results. I'm still working on it though.
    As for the C300, I would love to show those results, however we didn't receive a C300 drive. We asked for one, but nothing to date. Obviously then, we cannot show results of a drive we have not tested.
    actually all the benches seem to low i bet it was in ide mode the whole time. maybe you could run some new benches and update the article. one thing is for sure you did document the difference that AHCI makes compared to IDE.

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    Well I had a complete noob moment.......I was testing a new motherboard, then switched back to the SSD rig and completely missed this. So a big thanks to obamaliar for those eagle eyes.

    Updating results in the review now.

    My apologies for the mistake.

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    Default may i make a suggestion?

    i think you should include winsat disk as a benchmark no one else does it and it does give alot of usefull info here is mine:

    it does mean it has to be the os drive but using system images it wouldnt really take that long if you just did a comparison of the two top contenders

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    To be honest we have to stay with the same programs that other sites run .

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