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Thread: OCZ Vertex SATA 2.0 60GB SSD

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    Quote Originally Posted by fackamato View Post
    This review is completely flawed, unless I missed something.

    The partition is not aligned, therefore you get degraded performance. Windows Vista and 7 aligns the partition automatically and correctly (1MB offset). See this thread: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=54379

    You'll want to use the right io scheduler (deadline seems to be ok), the right ext4 mount options, and correct alignment.
    Interesting, I wonder if the same could be applied to flash drives.

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    The aligning to erase blocks works with SD cards at least.

    OTOH I recently read an article about how Windows' 1mb aligning was just plain wrong, but IIRC the article was about EFI/GUID, not SSD.

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    Well it does seem to make a difference with USB keys as well.



    Not quite 30% but still the effect is pretty dramatic.
    Last edited by deanjo; 05-23-2009 at 01:38 PM.

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    just don't forget that SSD performance completly breaks down after a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by energyman View Post
    just don't forget that SSD performance completly breaks down after a while.
    No it doesn't. Maybe 10 years ago, not now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fackamato View Post
    No it doesn't. Maybe 10 years ago, not now.
    so very wrong. Even the latest SSDs crap out after a short time.
    http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3531

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    Quote Originally Posted by energyman View Post
    so very wrong. Even the latest SSDs crap out after a short time.
    http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3531
    Use a smart os, use trim, right fs/mount options, ram temp folders etc and you'll be fine for many years. But sure, if you benchmark your ssd everyday you'll wear it out a bit faster than it would during normal use.

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    normal usage - where you are constantly at 80%? trim - that not even implemented command?

    ssds might be ok in some years. but I am not holding my breath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by energyman View Post
    normal usage - where you are constantly at 80%? trim - that not even implemented command?

    ssds might be ok in some years. but I am not holding my breath.
    TRIM is supported in Windows 7 and Linux (ext4), the next FW (coming this week) from OCZ will support it.

    I don't consider constantly at 80% being normal usage, but I get your point. Actually my Vista partition on my Vertex has been sitting on 9GB free of 46GB for a while now, and I haven't experienced any slowdowns.

    I got the SSD because I wanted superior performance for a good price. In a year or so there'll be a lot faster SSDs with greater storage for the same price, or you could get the original Vertex for a few dollars. Everything has shortcomings, if you want the best you will constantly upgrade.

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    I actually read the full Anandtech article about SSD's. And my conclusion was, not a single one of them is ready, and that I'm so getting a VelociRaptor for my next comps main drive.

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