OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Review

HD Tune Read/Write

OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Review

HD Tune

If there is one thing we've learnt over our time testing drives here at OC3D it's that the larger the chunk being read or written, the better the performance. Although SSDs suffer far less than mechanical drives there is still a performance drop when dealing with very small data sizes.

HD Tune allows us to test using a few different data sizes and this should help highlight if the Vertex 2 with its SandForce controller manages to smooth this out with its alternative cache methods.

128KB

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1MB

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4MB

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8MB

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Sure enough the gap between the small 128KB chunk which normally would see a very low score, and the data chunks that are in the megabyte range, is far smaller than we'd expect.

However by far the most noticeable aspect is that the write speeds are consistently faster than the read speeds. Given that reading is exponentially more common than writing, even on an OS drive, this is surprising to say the least. Let's see if this is maintained throughout our testing.

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Most Recent Comments

02-08-2010, 07:13:55

tinytomlogan
The OCZ Vertex was one of the first mega-performing SSDs. Does the Vertex 2 continue the lineage?

Continue Reading

05-08-2010, 14:34:16

Bungral
Bit poo really compared to some of the competition for the price.

Nice review as ever though

Gave me something to read when the forum was down.

07-08-2010, 11:46:04

F-alienware
Wow, not so good then that one.

Crystal hates my X32. Reports it wrong, runs like a dog and gives terrible results. ATTO. That really seperates the men from the boys

19-08-2010, 06:38:30

gdawg304
Interesting....I've seen other really good reviews of the Vertex 2 (primarily the E versions) and indeed I bought a 60GB Vertex 2E on the strength of one. It's certainly snappy enough running Windows 7. ATTO gives 280MB/s read and 260MB/s write but I gather this is something to do with how the SF controller deals with different data compression?

Although now I'm thinking maybe I should have got one of OCZ's bootable PCI-E drives instead!
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