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The OCZ Vertex 2 Conspiracy: Lost Space, Lost Speed?

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It's directly put me off purchasing a Vertex2 when I read about this a little while ago.

 

I'll only buy a 34nm drive when I can find the next best thing to a 34nm vertex2

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after reading this i might wait a bit longer untill the vertex 3's come out or look for another SSD with the correct space!

 

nice info nobody813!

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Looks like I may have bought my two drives just in time. I'll have to check them when I get home but I'm pretty sure my drives speeds are in line with the 34nm chip variant.

 

EDIT: I have screenshot showing my 240GB model doing sequential write speeds of ~130MB/s over a USB 3 connection. So that one at least seems ok.

 

Good link.

Edited by mark84

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Just checked my vertex 2 E 120GB and ..........its the 34nm version. Yay! Formatted capacity is 111.79

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So, why are they all moving to 25nm NAND if it's less reliable, worse performing and requires more over-provisioning?

 

Surely it's not the tiny cost benefits we're currently seeing, (unless there's intentional profiteering by one or more parties).

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So, why are they all moving to 25nm NAND if it's less reliable, worse performing and requires more over-provisioning?

 

Surely it's not the tiny cost benefits we're currently seeing, (unless there's intentional profiteering by one or more parties).

I think cost cutting has driven this

 

What this means for me is that I won't be buying an SSD for the time being, my WD Black will still be my OS drive for the foreseeable future

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So, why are they all moving to 25nm NAND if it's less reliable, worse performing and requires more over-provisioning?

 

Surely it's not the tiny cost benefits we're currently seeing, (unless there's intentional profiteering by one or more parties).

I think cost cutting has driven this

 

What this means for me is that I won't be buying an SSD for the time being, my WD Black will still be my OS drive for the foreseeable future

 

Heh, I'd still buy one. I use a Vertex 2 120GB at home and there's a few Vertex 1s and 2s at the office. We've haven't had any die on us so far, and that's been a couple of years now almost.

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this is my vertex 2 60 gig i got in early january

 

i was expecting around the advertised 285\275

 

??

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im seeing 111gb in my computer, this means ive got the good one yes?

Yep your one is the 34nm one (good one). If its a formatted capacity around 107gb then its the newer one.

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this is my vertex 2 60 gig i got in early january

 

i was expecting around the advertised 285\275

 

??

Here's my one I got a bit before January.

 

NOTE: This is over a SATA->USB3 adapter I was testing!

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Your write speeds should tell you what you need to know.

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Awww fuck i just bought a 120gb vertex 2 yesterday. I wanted a 240gb but all sold out.

 

Not happy about this at all. I havent formated it yet so dont know the model exactly.

 

Dodgy indeed. Should mI take it back or is it worth nkeeping still?

 

 

Update - its showing up as 111.8Gb - so I have the one I wanted. Lucky. I did all my research in December/early Jan and the OCZ is basically one of the best around. It s terrible that i did all my research and then went to buy a product and without any knowledge could have bought a product that i Did not base my research on. That is very very naughty. Who would think that someone would do such a thing. Maybe an update to make things better but not worse ffs.

 

 

Update 2 - Wow. That was the fastest format/full reinstall of windows ever. It was over so quick i thought something was wrong. Even downloading and installing all the updates was done in record time. Windows is reporting the system score for the hard drive at 7.8. Phenomenal.

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