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 Post subject: OCZ SSD 60 and 120 Vertex 2 drive parts changes
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:53 am 
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I have been reading all over NewEgg that OCZ has changed it's manufacturing processes and parts for the Vertex 2 60 and 120GB. The specs are still listed as the same and I love my current 60GB. I just ordered a new 120GB Vertex 2. Did I make a mistake? All said and done, the cost to me (after rebate - which has always been speedy from OCZ in the past) is about $158. A lot of the reviews look to be similar between the two drives making me think they are "placed" (even though they are verified purchasers).

Any thoughts would be very much appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: OCZ SSD 60 and 120 Vertex 2 drive parts changes
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:48 pm 
Little Foot
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I don't think you made a mistake.

OCZ and others are using 25nm memory in place of the 34nm now that it's available.
The rated life span is shorter, and thus more "unusable" space needs to be allocated in order to maintain the system rated life.
So the formerly 128GB drive is now 120GB.

In reality, you will replace this drive long before it wears out.
I don't need to redo the pro's and con's here. You can read all about it in the OCZ support section of their website.
They are very up front and honest about this.

The big advantage you already noticed is that the price is lower. The newer memory is cheaper to make, so you save $$$.


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 Post subject: Re: OCZ SSD 60 and 120 Vertex 2 drive parts changes
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:56 pm 
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Thanks for the info, it was very helpful. I'll go ahead and keep the drive. I was very happy with my old 60, I just got killed by the Picasa face recognition DB (that I need to keep enabled) and when I did the virtual folder link to another drive, performance in Picasa got killed.


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 Post subject: Re: OCZ SSD 60 and 120 Vertex 2 drive parts changes
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 6:43 pm 
Little Foot
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You're welcome.
As long as the trim function works, you will be OK.


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 Post subject: Re: OCZ SSD 60 and 120 Vertex 2 drive parts changes
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 3:22 am 
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I'm on Win 7 ultimate, so I should be good with TRIM. Thanks again!


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