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Old 29-06-09, 03:16 PM
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OC3D Review: OCZ Summit 250GB SATA2 SSD

The OCZ Vertex set a very high standard two months ago but suffered mediocre write speeds. Can the Summit SSD make up the deficit? Find out in our latest in-depth review...



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Old 29-06-09, 04:33 PM
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Great review mate....shame about the price though... is twice as much as the bloody pc i am usin...
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Old 29-06-09, 04:39 PM
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Yeah I hear ya on the price. Still when people are paying £100 for 30GB I guess it's not so bad lol especially when you consider this is no 'run of the mill' drive.
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Old 29-06-09, 04:40 PM
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intel or was it samsung are releasing some cheaper SSDs in the next couple of weeks. Wonder what they'll be like.
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Old 29-06-09, 04:43 PM
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Yeah I hear ya on the price. Still when people are paying £100 for 30GB I guess it's not so bad lol especially when you consider this is no 'run of the mill' drive.
Fair point i guess.... hopefully if nathan is correct,the introduction of cheaper ssd's will drive down the price of other more expensive ones. These will def be lower performance drives in comparison to the summit and vertex though
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Old 29-06-09, 06:03 PM
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It greatly depends on the amount of cache the drives carry. Cheap drives usually mean less cache and I would be very hesitant before buying a drive with little/no cache as you will get stutter problems.
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Old 29-06-09, 06:05 PM
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It greatly depends on the amount of cache the drives carry. Cheap drives usually mean less cache and I would be very hesitant before buying a drive with little/no cache as you will get stutter problems.
Yh thts exactly what i was thinking when i said they would offer lower performance
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Old 29-06-09, 08:57 PM
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Yipes!!

That's blisteringly fast. Pant-wettingly expensive, but wow such speed.

/green with envy.
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Old 29-06-09, 09:06 PM
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what are ocz thinking! £500 for abit of pcb and chips, i dont think they know the world is in debt
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Old 30-06-09, 06:37 PM
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It greatly depends on the amount of cache the drives carry. Cheap drives usually mean less cache and I would be very hesitant before buying a drive with little/no cache as you will get stutter problems.
In the main the SSDs are rated, or quoted, on their ability to empty and fill cache. Being as they're all chips any1, I don't know why they don't just call them cache drives - 250g cache

Pricing is ultimately outrageous, I didn't see anything significant that seperated it from it's vertex partner.

More or less agree with the Mediocre sum-up, u would expect a cheap 3.5 adaptor to be in there as standard.

Packaging wize, I think they're very nervous about making it a good one - criticism then may be that £552, they should charge £499 and keep it very oem.

Good luck to them milking users tbh. They feel the 250g drive is worth more than 2x GTX 285.
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