New OCZ Firmware Boosts Vertex 4 Performance Up to 210%

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matt_b

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The title definitely skews the facts presented. A definite improvement is noticed, but only on one spec and one of the models - not the entire Vertex 4 lineup as the title would have you think. Still, I'll take the 2.8% and 22% performance from the other drive with the updated speeds. Anything is better than nothing, just hoping reliability remains in check.

Edit: In addition to the fuzzy number wording, this is also not the first Vertex without a Sandforce controller - correct me if I am wrong.......
 

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Sorry for being ignorant, but I thought the most important factors in a SSD is the random read and write. Since those didn't change, I presume real-world user experience won't be affected as much.
 

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only for writes... and sequential writes... in practical everyday use this really helps nobody as 99% of what you do with a system drive is read. If you were using this as a render drive then it would help a lot... but I think most people with that workload would avoid OCZ like the plague and stick with Crucial or Intel.
 

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[citation][nom]caedenv[/nom]only for writes... and sequential writes... in practical everyday use this really helps nobody as 99% of what you do with a system drive is read. If you were using this as a render drive then it would help a lot... but I think most people with that workload would avoid OCZ like the plague and stick with Crucial or Intel.[/citation]
Boot includes sequential writes.
 

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Yup, 200-->420 % increase aint 210%. Still 110% increase aint too shabby, and yep, this would be a helluva lot better for most users if this was the read improvement.
 

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As usual...Writers and Math clearly do not mix.

100% increase = double the performance.
200% increase = triple performance.

How about reading a 5th grade math book ?

 

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I'd love to see some benchmarks from Tom's that either back up or dispute this claim.

Also, on a completely unrelated note, could we have a new memory timing vs speed article? The old one is well and truely outdated, and probably not accurate. I'd like to see how the addition of CPU integrated memory controllers and advanced memory types like DDR3 has changed (or not changed) things.
 

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Will this be a destructive firmware flash update??? My first SSD is the Vertex 4 256GB so I'm not all up on what makes a firmware flash a destructive one or not.
 

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"The great thing is that these speeds obviously apply to incompressible data, an important distinction considering this is OCZ's first performance Vertex drive that doesn't feature SandForce."

The original Vertex had an Indilinx Barefoot controller.
 

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[citation][nom]mayne92[/nom]Will this be a destructive firmware flash update??? My first SSD is the Vertex 4 256GB so I'm not all up on what makes a firmware flash a destructive one or not.[/citation]

Pretty sure OCZ has worked out the destructive flashing, most firmware updates go smoothly, but it never hurts to get another copy of your data.
 

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[citation][nom]freggo[/nom]As usual...Writers and Math clearly do not mix.100% increase = double the performance.200% increase = triple performance.How about reading a 5th grade math book ?[/citation]
Additionally speaking of writing and math, it's also how it's worded:
1) A 200% increase = 3x your base
2) 200% of something = 2x your base
 

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This is great. I just installed the 128gb model on a customer's system. Said he wasn't really seeing as much of a performance boost as expected. This update could help a LOT... Hope it isn't a destructive update... But I'm most certainly taking a system image, just in case...
 

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[citation][nom]mathnazi[/nom](420 - 200) / 200 = 110% improvement not 210%.[/citation]
after re-reading the article title, "boosts up to 210%", not by 210%

the performance should go up from 100% to 210%

I really thought it would be a 210% increase like you
 
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