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OCZ Vertex EX SSD Update Guide To Firmware v1.20

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:18 am

OCZ Vertex EX SSD Update Guide To Firmware v1.20

On Monday, when we published our OCZ Vertex EX 120GB SLC solid state drive (SSD) review things started out great, but by the end our testing had clearly degraded the performance of the drive. Read on as we upgrade the firmware from version 1.11 to 1.20 and run wiper.exe to restore performance on the Vertex EX.

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Article Title: OCZ Vertex EX SSD Update Guide To Firmware v1.20
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Re: OCZ Vertex EX SSD Update Guide To Firmware v1.20

Postby Major_A » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:16 pm

Until they figure out how to never degrade performance I will not buy a SSD. What is the point of having a super fast drive that costs 5X the price of a mechanical drive if the performance eventually becomes that of a 5400RPM 2MB cache ATA 66 drive?
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Re: OCZ Vertex EX SSD Update Guide To Firmware v1.20

Postby FZ1 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:36 pm

Doing a bunch of benchmarking prematurely wears and dirties the drive. You wouldn't see this during normal usage for quite a while and by that time, TRIM will be available.
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Re: OCZ Vertex EX SSD Update Guide To Firmware v1.20

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:43 pm

FZ1 wrote:Doing a bunch of benchmarking prematurely wears and dirties the drive. You wouldn't see this during normal usage for quite a while and by that time, TRIM will be available.


Yeah, but no one can prove that without doing benchmarks, so it's a catch 22...
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Re: OCZ Vertex EX SSD Update Guide To Firmware v1.20

Postby Zertz » Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:09 am

Apoptosis wrote:Yeah, but no one can prove that without doing benchmarks, so it's a catch 22...


Indeed :lol:

Is TRIM supported in Windows 7 RC?
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Re: OCZ Vertex EX SSD Update Guide To Firmware v1.20

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:46 am

Zertz wrote:
Apoptosis wrote:Yeah, but no one can prove that without doing benchmarks, so it's a catch 22...


Indeed :lol:

Is TRIM supported in Windows 7 RC?


From what I have been told yes.... but no SSD manufacturer has included the feature since the code isn't 100% done and still could be changed. Which actually makes since as it could brick the drives.
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