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Crow_Nest
05-25-12, 01:25 PM
Im getting my first SSD soon and looking at the OCZ Vertex 4 and Corsair Force GT. My dad bought a 60GB Force GT some months back and is pretty happy with it. BUt i am also aware of the new Vertex 4s that were recently released. I have read that both are quite similar in performance and one might not notice any obvious differences in speed. The Vertex 4 costs a little more though. Am looking at either 90GB or 120GB capacity.

Any of you helpful chaps kind enough to ease my decision making here? :beer:

Crow_Nest
05-25-12, 01:49 PM
What about gaming performance then? I intend to install my more frequently played games on the SSD.

Crow_Nest
05-25-12, 02:50 PM
Ah i see. When i talk about performance for gaming i was actually referring to load times. My friend who bought an OCZ Agility 3 SSD not too long ago reported that BF3 loaded significantly faster while connecting to a multiplayer server. :)

Anyway looks like Intel 520 it is. Nice reviews im seeing online. Thanks for the tip!

crainger
05-25-12, 05:31 PM
No OCZ. I had 2 drives die within a month in two different machines. ::(:

Pennyboy
05-25-12, 08:23 PM
Intel 520.

You're right, you can't really notice performance differences with modern SSDs in normal scenarios - so get the most reliable product -> Intel all the way.

+1 I have never gone for any other SSD than an Intel and never had any problems with them. I just picked up a 480gb 520 and loving it. If you go with Intel you know you won't have any issues.

Pennyboy
05-25-12, 08:27 PM
No OCZ. I had 2 drives die within a month in two different machines. ::(:

Yep stay away from OCZ, they are complete rubbish. I know so many people who have had them and all apart from one friend have had issues with them and they all would never buy another OCZ SSD product again!
OCZ = Bluescreens and random freeze lock ups and even the latest firmware doesn't seem to fix the issues

Crow_Nest
05-26-12, 03:43 AM
Thanks guys! Just got a 120GB Intel 520 series. Loving it so far! :D

H3avyM3tal
05-27-12, 04:21 AM
SSD has no influence on FPS, only a tiny influence on loading times.

In any case, those SSDs are all more than fast enough but not all of them are reliable!

In most games loading times are near instant compared to normal hdd. I would say there is a huge difference in loading times.

Muppet
05-27-12, 06:57 AM
Thanks guys! Just got a 120GB Intel 520 series. Loving it so far! :D

Good drives. I have 2 after my OCZ died.

crainger
05-27-12, 05:19 PM
It depends on the game probably. The games I tested didn't show much of a difference.

Plus my SSDs are from the SSD-stone-age :p

Yeah, I've tested a few. GTAIV doesn't make too much difference, things like vsync have more of an affect on it. FEAR doesn't make too much difference it's always quick. Dragon Age no difference. Skyrim, huge difference. Same for Duke Nukem and Deus Ex.

Redeemed
05-27-12, 05:22 PM
Yeah, I've tested a few. GTAIV doesn't make too much difference, things like vsync have more of an affect on it. FEAR doesn't make too much difference it's always quick. Dragon Age no difference. Skyrim, huge difference. Same for Duke Nukem and Deus Ex.

I've noticed that solitaire has benefited immensely from my SSD though.

Muppet
05-27-12, 06:22 PM
I've noticed that solitaire has benefited immensely from my SSD though.

:lol2:

Rummy
05-27-12, 07:07 PM
Well I have not had a problem with my OCZ yet.

crainger
05-28-12, 02:53 AM
I've noticed that solitaire has benefited immensely from my SSD though.

Funnily enough Windows sees the biggest improvements out of the lot, opening solitaire, Office, Device Manager is much much faster than on a HDD.

crainger
05-28-12, 02:54 AM
Well I have not had a problem with my OCZ yet.

Give it time, and pray it's under warranty when it does. ::bleh::