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Old 11-04-2010, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default OCZ 3.5" SSD's

I'm looking to get a SSD sometime soon, and I came across OCZ's new 3.5" SSD's, they don't have many reviews but they have really high read and write speeds, think they would be any good?

They don't come in under 90GB

Newegg.com - OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD3-2AGT90G 3.5" 90GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX90G 3.5" 90GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Double the space and almost double the price:

Newegg.com - OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD3-2AGT180G 3.5" 180GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX180G 3.5" 180GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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A little pricey at the moment, eh? I don't know how that would be faster, if it is the same architecture. Theyre both MLC.
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yea I don't know, I thought maybe a larger construction could maybe increase reliability? I really have no idea, but I wouldn't have to goof around with a 2.5-3.5" adapter. Maybe heat dissipation would be more efficient? No idea, but there's got to be some advantage to making them larger, 2.5" drives are so freaking tiny
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yea I don't know, I thought maybe a larger construction could maybe increase reliability? I really have no idea, but I wouldn't have to goof around with a 2.5-3.5" adapter. Maybe heat dissipation would be more efficient? No idea, but there's got to be some advantage to making them larger, 2.5" drives are so freaking tiny
SSDs are already durable and they don't generate any heat so the larger size wouldn't help any of that. I'm guessing based off of the price difference between the 2.5" and 3.5" agility 2 drives they may be using lower density MLC cells in the larger drive to cut costs but really it's hard to say.

It has piqued my curiosity though, if I see a definitive answer about what they are I will be sure to report back.
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Take a look at their RevoDrive's. 540/490 on the originals, 740/690 on the x2's. Plus they are PCI-E x4, not SATA.
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PCI-E, Trotter? This is a 3.5 SSD, not a slot one...
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PCI-E, Trotter? This is a 3.5 SSD, not a slot one...
Yeah, I know. What's the problem with them? The speeds of the RevoDrive's are way faster than current SSD's, plus it will leave the hard drive bay open for storage.
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Oh, oh, I got you, nevermind.
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