OCZ's new SSD, the Vertex 3, is storage glee

Subject: Storage | June 28, 2011 - 02:00 PM |
Tagged: ocz, vertex 3, sata 6Gps, sandforce

OCZ 's third iteration of the Vertex series of SSDs continues their dominance in the feild.  The new Sandforce controller is matched with IMFT 25nm flash from Toshiba on a true SATA 6Gb/s drive.  That all adds up to one incredibly fast SATA SSD, with the slightly larger 240GB drive pushing ahead of the 120GB drive.  [H]ard|OCP also briefly covered the Agility 3 240GB and Vertex 3 max IOPS 240GB which produced mixed results, the Agility 3 dissapointed their high expectations and the MaxIOPs could not beat the normal Vertex 3 though theoretically it will have a longer lifespan.  The plain Vertex 3 drives were simply impressive at everything they were tested on.

You can get a faster drive though, with the PCIe based OCZ RevoDrive 3 x2 480GB SSD, the fastest storage on the planet.  It doesn't come cheap though.

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"Today we take a look at the OCZ Technology Vertex 3 in both 120GB and 240GB capacities. The Vertex 3 was the first SF-2000 based client SSD to hit the market in 2011 and such will be the product in which all others will be judged against. The Vertex 3 is capable of transferring data at 550+MB/s."

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Source: [H]ard|OCP
February 13, 2012 | 10:35 AM - Posted by Tony (not verified)

Which are the fastest and most reliable SSD's? I bought an Agility 2 120GB and installed win7 64. Months later it behaved erratically. When coming out of standby it would hang so I had to reboot the pc. Some programs could be accessed quickly while others did not, it almost seemed random. I checked for any viruses/spyware issues but I already knew that wasn't the case.

The drive is undoubtedly quick but less reliable than an HDD. I've been thinking of purchasing the Vertex 3 240GB but now I'm skeptical of SSD reliability in general. If they're not reliable I'd rather use the Momentus XT 750 GB ST750LX003 hybrid which are many times more consistent.

Anyway I would appreciate your thoughts in the matter since I do want a fast but reliable SSD. Thanks.

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