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Old 03-01-11, 05:27 PM   #433
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Do you think it would be worth it if I am stuck with SATA1 for the next year? Will it be a big difference vs. my black edition western dig?
Get the cheapest SSD you can. SATA1 will bottleneck anything.
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Old 03-07-11, 04:53 PM   #434
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Intel Solid State Drive 320 Series to launch mid-April


Codenamed 'Postville Refresh', the Intel Solid State Drive 320 Series is the long-awaited successor to the highly popular mainstream X25-M solid state drive (SSD).

Slated for a mid-April launch, the 2.5-inch 9.5mm 320 Series will use 25nm MLC NAND and is available in five capacities: 40GB, 80GB, 160GB, 300GB and 600GB.

The 320 Series will be pushed as 'the fast hard drive alternative' with performance and data reliability as two key focus areas.

Final performance figures and drive lifespan are not available yet, but we do expect them to be pretty much the same as rumored specifications so far:

* 250MB/sec read, 170MB/sec write
* Up to 50K and 40K IOPS for random 4KB read and write respectively
* 30TB to 60TB worth of 4KB random writes
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do old generation 1 intel X-25E 64 GB drives support trim??
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Old 03-08-11, 08:59 AM   #436
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Heres my Vertex 2 in RAID0 on my Desktop (finally got them in)

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Another OCZ Vertex 2 firmware. I'm actually getting tired of them.
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Old 03-27-11, 05:33 PM   #438
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Another OCZ Vertex 2 firmware. I'm actually getting tired of them.
Getting tired of them? What would you rather they ignore issues with the drives?

I'm sure i wouldn't, I'm glad to see they are releasing firmware updates that fix known issues!
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Old 03-28-11, 01:15 PM   #439
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Getting tired of them? What would you rather they ignore issues with the drives?

I'm sure i wouldn't, I'm glad to see they are releasing firmware updates that fix known issues!
I prefer them to be like hard drives that rarely have any firmware updates at all.

Those 'new' Intel G3 320 drives, no wonder they used a 3rd party controller for the 510 line.
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Old 03-29-11, 02:59 AM   #440
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Well usually there is no need to update your drive with every new FW release...

A serious bug, sure. But every minor issue... that's just too much work
I haven't updated my firmware since buying it. I haven't run into any issues so far. I will only update if I reinstall Windows. Otherwise I can't see the need atm.
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Old 03-29-11, 05:31 PM   #441
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Same here. When I re-install Windows, I also update the FW and secure erase the drive.

I ran the "pre-release" Intel G2 firmware for over 1.5 years, no issues.

I also like to avoid the risk of any data loss caused by a possible FW update issue.
heh i think id be worried about data loss caused by old buggy FW
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Old 03-30-11, 01:17 AM   #442
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heh i think id be worried about data loss caused by old buggy FW
But from what I have read if I update my firmware, I will need to reinstall windows. I have all my important data on 4 different drives all back ups. So if there is an issue with the SSD, it isn't a big deal to fix it then. Can't see the point in updating the firmware for no reason and then having to reinstall windows if there isn't an issue.
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But from what I have read if I update my firmware, I will need to reinstall windows. I have all my important data on 4 different drives all back ups. So if there is an issue with the SSD, it isn't a big deal to fix it then. Can't see the point in updating the firmware for no reason and then having to reinstall windows if there isn't an issue.
I know what you mean. I use 4 vertex 2 ssd's in raid 0. 1st off, why are they doing it through windows? The vertex 1's with indilinx controllers used command line based firmware upgrading. It was easy. Switch your bios to ide or ahci, upgrade the firmware and switch it back. Voila. Raid was intact and the firmware updated. Now with sandforce, the ocz updater doesn't see individual drives in raid for one. Two, I don't feel like breaking a raid, installing windows on one drive, update the drives, then reinstall windows over a new raid 0. Come on Sandforce and OCZ, get your head out of your collective *sses!
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Old 04-05-11, 03:45 PM   #444
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Just a question guys, will formatting an SSD return it to near new performance? I seem to remember reading something different, but can't find anything on it now.
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