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 Post subject: News for 2011-02-15
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:06 am 
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* Anandtech.com Budget System Builder’s Guide February 2011
* TechPowerUp reviews the MSI Radeon HD 6870 HAWK 1 GB
* StorageReview documents drop in performance with OCZ 60GB 25nm vs 34nm SSDs
* Wall street thinks it's April 1st (AMD Rumor)

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 Post subject: Re: News for 2011-02-15
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:12 pm 
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OCZ closed that thread on their forums that was linked in your last blog post :) I was going to see if the Storage Review thread was linked there yet.

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 Post subject: Re: News for 2011-02-15
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:42 pm 
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Storage Review finished that review

http://www.storagereview.com/ocz_vertex ... d22vtxe60g

This picture makes it clear why the write speed dropped if you remember the Intel 40GB reviews. Half the chips means half the write speed (roughly).

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 Post subject: Re: News for 2011-02-15
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:03 pm 
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MikeK wrote:
OCZ closed that thread on their forums that was linked in your last blog post :) I was going to see if the Storage Review thread was linked there yet.


They closed some threads temporarily claiming competitors were linking to them to scare away customers. I think all the threads are open now.

They have an exchange program for drives with the OCZSSD2‐2VTXE60G and OCZSSD2‐2VTXE120G part numbers (you can get a 34nm drive in exchange for your 25nm drive) but there are people all over the web saying they have bought drives that don't have the E in the part number but they are still 25nm versions and since they supposedly aren't E versions they are getting the run around on trying to exchange/return them.

Easy way around it is to not buy a Sandforce based drive unless you have enough money to buy a 160GB or larger drive. I always thought the "extended capacity" versions were a marketing mistake anyway. OCZ has way to many model numbers in their SSD lines and a few too many SSD lines on top of that. You'd think they were in a race with Kingston to see who can confuse their customers more.

The 60, 90, and 120GB versions have a "E version" but the only the 60 and 120 overlap with the 34nm versions.

Attachment:
V2_capacity_breakdown.jpg

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V2E_capacity_breakdown.jpg


40GB
50GB
60GB-E
60GB
80GB
90GB-E
100GB
120GB-E
120GB
160GB
180GB-E
200GB
240GB-E
320GB
400GB
480GB-E

And that's just the Vertex 2 series (17 capacities) then you also have

Vertex 2 Pro series - 4 capacities
Vertex 2 EX series - 3 capacities
Agility 2 series - 14 capacities
Vertex series - 5 capacities
Onyx series - 3 capacities

and that's just the 2.5" series list. With more drives at 3.5" and 1.8" with more variations to list.

and that's just the SATA products. With more drives in the PCIe and USB categories.

and that's just the current list, I'm not including the discontinued products.


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 Post subject: Re: News for 2011-02-15
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:48 pm 
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Here's what I have in one of my computers -
from newegg: OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
I didn't match it with the label but I imagine that's it. Purchased it January 11th so hopefully 34nm.

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 Post subject: Re: News for 2011-02-15
PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:12 am 
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dhanson865 wrote:
Easy way around it is to not buy a Sandforce based drive unless you have enough money to buy a 160GB or larger drive. I always thought the "extended capacity" versions were a marketing mistake anyway. OCZ has way to many model numbers in their SSD lines and a few too many SSD lines on top of that. You'd think they were in a race with Kingston to see who can confuse their customers more.

:shock:

It's like going to an icecream store, and there are fifty different flavours by four different companies... only, half of them taste like crap.

Eh, I got a Corsair Force F120 and am happy with it.


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