win 7 X64 ult + SSD

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by whatnow, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. whatnow

    whatnow MDL Novice

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    thiking of getting one or two of these -:

    OCZ Vertex 2E 120GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive
    Capacity 120GB
    Read Speed Up to 285MB/sec
    Write Speed Up to 275MB/sec
    Sustained Write Speed Up to 250MB/sec
    Random Write 4KB (Aligned) 50,000 IOPS
    NAND Flash Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
    Interface SATA-II

    Q: with the speed of these drives is there much to gain from a Raid setup ?
     
  2. arnold12

    arnold12 MDL Novice

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    ozc works great!
     
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  3. pajdek

    pajdek MDL Novice

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    With raid you loose TRIM feature, but it seems that with the newest intel raid drivers 10.x there is no or very little performance degradation.
    With 2 disk in raid 0 you will get double the speed
     
  4. Michelle68

    Michelle68 MDL Senior Member

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  5. misteromar

    misteromar MDL Novice

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    OCZ are good drives but they have terrible tools for updating firmware etc
     
  6. Michelle68

    Michelle68 MDL Senior Member

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    That's for sure.

    I had no problem updating firmware to v1.10 but going to 1.23 was a nightmare.
     
  7. juzz

    juzz MDL Member

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    #7 juzz, Nov 1, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2010
    1.23 updater was fine. 1.11 was pure rubbish..

    If you are updating firmware remember that v10.x intel RST drivers dont work. Just uninstall RST and make sure that you are using MS ahci drivers (or v9.x RST) via device manager. May take couple reboots if you are uninstalling 10.x RST drivers.

    1.23 worked fine even updating drive where my win7 x64 is running. 1.11 caused BSOD if I tried that. Also drive detection is better with 1.23 compared to 1.11. SSD was detected even when running updater from another sata HDD. Just remember to right click -> run as administrator :cool:

    EDIT: Nice think with those drives is that if firmware upgrade fails with BSOD and drive is not detected even on bios just unplug power cable for couple minutes and old firmware is restored