OCZ Vertex 460 240GB Solid State Drive Review - HotHardware

OCZ Vertex 460 240GB Solid State Drive Review

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We really like PCMark 7's Secondary Storage benchmark module for its pseudo real-world application measurement approach to testing. PCMark 7 offers a trace-based measurement of system response times under various scripted workloads of traditional client / desktop system operation. From simple application start-up performance, to data streaming from a drive in a game engine, and video editing with Windows Movie Maker, we feel more comfortable that these tests reasonably illustrate the performance profile of SSDs in an end-user / consumer PC usage model, more so than a purely synthetic transfer test.

Futuremark's PCMark 7 Secondary Storage

Technically speaking, the new OCZ Vertex 460 trailed most of the drives we tested according to PCMark 7. Take note, however, that the deltas separating the drives here are all very small. There is only a 2.1% delta separating the highest and lowest performing drives, which is to say the real-world performance differences would be imperceptible to end users.

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crazy- I can buy a new ivy cpu and mobo for 359 dollars and do just fine with my spinners

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Yikes.  Spinners are for bulk storage now IMO.  An enthusiast PC without an SSD is like a Lambo with flat tires.

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Spinners are reliable, but your system crawls along at a snail's pace without a decent SSD inside.

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Have you ever tried a system with an SSD EzHunt? For felt performance (rather than benchmark performance), a decent SSD will make a whole lot more difference than a new CPU/Mobo will.

Considering you can get a Samsung 840 EVO in 250GB for $174 and 500GB for $309 shipped from the Egg right now you could try one out yourself. Plus the spinners are still there for media, mass files, and backups.

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Yup my current system uses a 120Gb sata6 sata drive and 2 terabyte spinners one for media and one for programs while both keep a separate copy of an incremental image backup

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