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  • OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD

    Phoronix: OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD

    It's been a while since last providing a Phoronix review of a solid-state drive from OCZ Technology, but now with Serial ATA 3.0 support becoming more prevalent on modern Intel and AMD motherboards, they have been releasing a number of updated products to take advantage of SATA 3.0. In the review we have our hands on an OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD as we see how this SATA III SSD performs under Ubuntu Linux.

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  • #2
    These results are insane! I mean, it's almost 20 times faster in the first test! Perhaps an SSD drive would be worth the money now'days, especially for compilation work in Gentoo.


    • #3
      Once you go SSD, you never go back. Trust me.


      • #4
        Originally posted by d2kx View Post
        Once you go SSD, you never go back. Trust me.
        I can imagine. I mean, I would still have a couple of TB of traditional disks on my NAS and in my desktop computer for storage, but to have the main system disk as SSD would really kick ass.


        • #5
          just a typo
          "my ssd is faster than your hdd" not "* than your ssd"


          • #7
            Originally posted by RussianNeuroMancer View Post

            That is a Vertex 2 issue. This is the Vertex 3. It was never affected by that.


            • #8
              If you get the urge to go ssd, do a quick check on their failure rates first :P

              /me runs in ram anyway, so a ssd wouldn't be any better than a hdd for me...


              • #9
                what would be the best use for an SSD for home/desktop use ? Only put / on it or also /home. I would think the / will give a nice boot performance but /home would give best overall experience, but what about not putting many write files (which /home is more then /) on it, or is that old news and we past that ?

                sorry if all sounds noob but just wondering


                • #10
                  I built a new (Fedora 15) workstation using a Sandy Bridge 2600k i7 on an Asus P8H67 micro-ATX board when the B3 stepping were released in the spring and 16GB RAM. I use a Vertex 3 for a mostly read-only root drive (I bought the product replacement plan at great expense), and save some write cycles using a 10k RPM Velociraptor for swap, /tmp, /var, and /home. I have 2 * 3TB 7200RPM Hitachi Deskstar's in RAID 1 on /home/data. I haven't had any problems with any of this equipment yet (Phoronix FUD'd the P8H67). The system is stupid fast.