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This review is from: OCZ Vertex 3 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) VTX3-25SAT3-60G
Pros: Follow-up review after almost a year :D
* Vertex 3 has Synchronous NAND flash that doesn't have the same compression problems asynchronous NAND has with the SandForce 2281 controller.
So you don't have to worry about NON compressible data!
*iops up to 80,000! is what makes a ssd quick
Cons: only 60GB
Stopped working 1 time and apparently needed to be disconnected from the motherboard for a while afterwards all was well!
Other Thoughts: Got the rebate promptly!
My 680i motherboard doesn't have AHCI still MUCH! faster than my Hitachi GST Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s and that never seemed slow.
No more waiting at boot!
*(edit 12.19.16 Still ROCKS! became boot drive for a10-5700k, eventually replaced by Hynix SC-308 256GB and now back as boot drive for the q6600!
Pros: * 9-9-9-24 Timings
* XMP profiles
* Shiny red heatsinks look awesome on a red/black motherboard!
* Works with AMD BiostarTA75MH2 FM2
Ram is 1 of the least expensive parts of your computer now!
Cons: What cons?
OK these aren't 2400Mhz or CAS 8
No AMP profiles so read the xmp and set bios accordingly.
Other Thoughts: OK these came with a Biostar FM2 MB! Unbelievable!
Still running tests to decide if I want lower latency or higher speed.
Can't actually notice a difference with either whatever the tests say.
Currently a10-5800k 4.4Ghz, ram 1866Mhz.
*(edit 12.19.16 Want lower latency? tighten the BIOS RAM timings.
1600 slow? see if your motherboard/cpu can OC .
* (Mine run at 2000mhz with BCLK adjustment)
Arrived in 1 day with regular shipping!
On a side note
Newegg customer service is beyond AWESOME!
Pros: * Virtualization
* Plays games
* No brainer all in 1
Works great out of the box with highspeed ram, sata3 SSD.
Get a after market cooler if you want to push it.
I was able to run 3 separate online games on 3 monitors with careful settings at 1 time!
Unbeatable under $120 *(edit
Makes my Q2Q look w e a k !
Wonderful cpu AND video of this calibre for around $100 at under 100Watts!
Cons: There aren't really any cons for the $ you spend on this cpu
Win aero likes it!
Linux loves it!
The worst I can give it?
I'd like it to use less power so I could put it in laptops and use it for gaming.
like take it to the blue guys at 15watts :P
Unless your running on batteries the power usage is mostly negligible.
Other Thoughts: Highspeed ram and SSD will make this ROCK!
It's not an i7
However! Build a complete ROCKING! computer for the price of a cpu with the other guys
A powerful home dvr with mythtv or security with zoneminder
(Edit 12.19.16 Still running strong! Overclockers, Raise the BCLK a little and CPU/RAM will sing!)