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OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-64G 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs 1 year and an rma later - a follow up for those doing some research 11/29/2013

This review is from: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-64G 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: I said I would update this and since there are still vertex 4's for sale these days, one year later all is well and the 2nd time was the charm. I use this strictly as a OS drive with a 1tb seagate for storage and have no issues.

Cons: Not long aftter the second one arrived OCZ mentioned in one of their own forum posts the 64 would not perform as well as the larger drives because of headroom. Had I known this then I would have gone for a 128 in the beginning. I'd bet money this would apply to any ssd. I ended up doing the rma with OCZ and the turnaround was faster than the original delivery so the 1 egg off with newegg still stands, but the drive by itself is a 5.

Other Thoughts: As mentioned in the previous review I have owned OCZ ssd's sionce the beginning. I have installed other brands for other people in their comps and these still outperform any other brand I have seen and OCZ is second to none for support. The vertex 2 I have in my other comp is now 4 years old and still solid as a rock. Doing your homework and optimizing your os to the drive is THE key factor in long life and also, one more thing, to all of you image cloners or anyone that beefs when ssd's don't show a marked improvment always keep this in mind: A OS optimizes itself to all of your hradware as it installs to the drive, some settings will not change even though you improved your hardware. The only way to see the full impact of improved performance is a clean install of your flavor of os whatever it may be with all the proper updates and drivers installed in the proper order-- yes the order you install things in makes a difference, ESPECIALLY with the Windoze family of OS> That goes from XP to current as I have done 1000's of clean installs. it's not just worth it, it's the golden rule. Don't bother with the driver doctors or settle for a quick fix, use the freshest manufacturers drivers you can get straight from their website. If you settle for anything less and you get subpar performance then remember, your the lazy one that cut the corner and whoever you bought the transfer / cloning software from is laughing to the bank because you didn't need it to start with. Nothing, and I repeat, NOTHING beats a clean os install for performance, even if your just a websurfer with a basic computer and NEVER if you can work around it , use the "factory image and all its bloatware. if you do, you will never see the true performance of your gear.

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OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-64G 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs issues but typical - still a good drive 12/08/2012

This review is from: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-64G 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: ive been with the vertex series of drives since the first one, and since i was upgrading the mobo i wanted a sata 3 drive as well. at fiorst this thing looked and was performing like the rocket its said to be --until the bsod and then discheck windows 7 did to it - after that it was a paperweight

Cons: OCZ tools could see it but would not sanitary erase, and windiows wouldnt initialize it fropm another running computer so the new build is back on a vertex 2 and the rma process is underway. in this mass produced world every now and then a rock gets thrown somewhere-- was my turn this time-- all the other OCZ drives ive had and thier ram and power supplies always rock. ill update this review once i get a good one back.

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XFX HD-657X-CNF2 Radeon HD 6570 2GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs works, fits , does what I needed it to 12/08/2012

This review is from: XFX HD-657X-CNF2 Radeon HD 6570 2GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Pros: had a tight slot spacing situation with a 1x slot and had no choice but a single slot card. i also needed one slot to be vga for my utility screen..the card was the best bang for the buck and does everything i expected it to do and upgraded me from the HD 4000 series.- if your not a hardcore gamer and need to do video editing and virtual world games and are on a budget then this one fits and works.

Cons: the cooling area is still a tight fit with the next slot-- wish the blower was end fed as the asus xonar dx audio card nearly blocks the fan completely but that dont change the way it works. was a bit fussy about a minor memory speed tweak but in use it does fine. i knocked off an egg for the time it took to get here after paying for a rush order.

Other Thoughts: i put this with a asus m5a99fx pro 2.0 mobo. i needed a board with 2 16 x slots and got that but gave up a pcie 1x slot-- id rather seen less 4 x slots and more 1k, or maybe some real good asio pcie4x audio cards would be a better idea. most of what i do is av production , editing and studio recording. lack of space and slotting is what put me in a single space video card--as usual -also when will sombody wake up and see the market for 64 bit only mobos and 4x audio? that pci 32 slot is a complete waste of my space and have no use for it.

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Display Name: John W.

Date Joined: 11/28/12

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  • First Review: 12/08/12
  • Last Review: 11/29/13
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