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Fast RAID 0 240GB SSD for 99$... Anyone? ($49 for 120GB )

post #1 of 24
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http://www.theblackfriday.com/ads/tigerdirect/tigerdirect-black-friday-ad5.shtml

Looks like tiger direct might have Vertex3 120GB for $49
post #2 of 24
Uggghhh... OCZ.

Friends don't let friends buy OCZ SSD's.

But go ahead Mfusick smile.gif
post #3 of 24
I take it OCZ is not good? I've been looking for a Samsung 128gb...how does that compare?
post #4 of 24
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They are both about the same. OCZ reads faster and has excellent performance with compressible data. Samsung is better for incompressible data.

Both are good. The Samsung 830 is nice choice too.

The Samsung840s might have an issue it looks like. Verdict still out.

Don't let him scare you from a great deal. Some people just don't like OCZ but the performance and price of 49$ are both great.

It's not a new model it's been out a while now, so reliability should be good too.
post #5 of 24
OCZ's Q and A process is releasing a product and letting their consumers be the testers. All their stuff fails, you have to RMA it losing your data and it is just a painful process. I know of many people who hate their stuff having being burned in the past.

Just pay a couple of bucks more for a Samsung or Intel drive. OCZ is bottom of the barrel garbage.

There is a reason their products are cheap and always on sale. Surprised they aren't sold at Walmart.
post #6 of 24
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What your suggest is ridiculous but I understand how emotion can cause an overly aggressive reaction. I feel the same way about Crucial drives.

I think your wrong and the experience your suggesting will never happen.

You know the vertex 3 has been out over a year and sold very well right ?

Almost all SSDs are reliable, including OCZ and its only a very small percentage of RMA or failures for any brand.

OCZ has half the failure rate as most mechanical hard drive makers like WD. All SSDs do.

I'll end with that because every time I post something negative about Crucial SSDs being slower, more expensive and overrated I get a 200 page reply.

I don't think anyone needs that here.



On a side note- I do favor SSDs that are not brand new to market and have bugs worked out. Vertex3 and Samsung 830 would be two I'd look at now if a deal came up.
post #7 of 24
I used to be leary of OCZ SSDs, mainly because of the rumors that were being spread. The thing is, they're mostly rumors based on a few bad experiences. I bought an OCZ SSD a while back and it's been working beautifully in my Win 8 test PC and it was running Win 7 without a hitch before I installed the OS upgrade. As long as OCZ backs their warranty there's no good reason to avoid them.
post #8 of 24
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Most of the issues are based on first generation SSD as OCZ rushed to market to be first and growing pains and glitches trashed their reputation.

But on a product like Vertex3 that's a year old it's a non issue. I'd bet its the best selling SSD model on the market today or very near the top.
post #9 of 24
Was watching few youtube videos on media servers, and by chance came upon this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVGZ0EjD8ns

Here the guy is using a Raid 1 setup for this OS drive. The setup might have benifits, but the only flip side i see about this is.. if one of your C drive gets curropted due to a virus its sure to get mirrored over to the second drive thats setup as raid 1, Now the question is.. do we really need a Raid 1 setup for the OS drive for the storage server.. i guess not.. cos reinstalling the os on a new drive is easier at a later stage.. or does the entire configuration of the media server gets lost as well with no media access thats stored over various hard drives??
post #10 of 24
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No you don't need raid 1. Not all all.
post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

Most of the issues are based on first generation SSD as OCZ rushed to market to be first and growing pains and glitches trashed their reputation.
But on a product like Vertex3 that's a year old it's a non issue. I'd bet its the best selling SSD model on the market today or very near the top.

Same thing happened with Crucial. We bought 5 of their first gen drives to test out. 3 failed within a week. They're rock solid now.

At home now we have:

1 OCZ Agility 2
1 OCZ Agility 3
1 Samsung 830
1 Crucial M4
2 Samsung Micro SSD's

Some are older, some are newer, all are still running fine.

Anecdotal data is the BEST!
post #12 of 24
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I had a crucial fail on me too. And I generally feel its an overrated SSD.

But as much as u dislike it I still admit its very likely to work properly as expected.

All SSDs are reliable .
post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

http://www.theblackfriday.com/ads/tigerdirect/tigerdirect-black-friday-ad5.shtml
Looks like tiger direct might have Vertex3 120GB for $49

Saw the same deal on Newegg's PDF. Planning on getting one for use as USB3 external. Didn't think about putting them in RAID, though. Most of my builds just can't accommodate more than one 2.5" drive. tongue.gif
post #14 of 24
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Use it to install from ?

What external case kit you using ???
post #15 of 24
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Use it to install from ?
What external case kit you using ???

Will mostly use it for documents backup although it'll probably end up doing double-duty as portable program installer repository. When you're dealing with tens of thousands of 100KB files or smaller, backup times tend to get cut in half with an SSD as opposed to a normal HDD. As for the case, Silverstone RV-something, I think. Forgot the exact model name.
post #16 of 24
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I'm interested in doing this too. Love to hear some feedback
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

I'm interested in doing this too. Love to hear some feedback

It works pretty well for me. I'm already using a SanDisk Extreme 240GB inside a Silverstone RVS02 enclosure for personal stuff. I'm getting tired of the long backup times to a Western Digital My Passport 1TB USB3 that's why I'm looking for an inexpensive SSD to use as backup for the work stuff.
post #18 of 24
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Cool. Do you install OS from this? Or programs ?

Or just use it for backup ? I backup to my WHS2011 server.

But it would be cool to install and have everything I need for a complete set up on SSD
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

Cool. Do you install OS from this? Or programs ?

Or just use it for backup ? I backup to my WHS2011 server.

But it would be cool to install and have everything I need for a complete set up on SSD

I don't install OS from this drive but it does contain several Windows and Linux ISOs to create a bootable USB/DVD from. Don't use it for back-ups, either. I run PortableApps and virtual machines directly from the drive. It also contains drivers as well as the latest installers for my "standard" apps. I mostly use it at work. At home, I've got an unRAID file server so as long as the network driver works, I'm good.
post #20 of 24
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Is your case USB3.0. What speeds do you get?
post #21 of 24
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$59 now at tiger Direct
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post #23 of 24
snagged two last night at the $49.99 price, will be great for HTPC biggrin.gif
post #24 of 24
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snagged two last night at the $49.99 price, will be great for HTPC biggrin.gif

how did you get two?

I thought it was 1 Only ?
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