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Revisiting the Legend: OCZ Vertex LE 240GB Solid State Drive (Page 5)

Chris Ramseyer | Nov 13, 2011 at 11:25 pm CST - 1 min, 17 secs reading time for this page
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Today we are going to look at the OCZ Vertex LE in a new light. Our two drives are armed with the latest OCZ Technology firmware and since we have a pair and the price point is so attractive, in RAID 0.

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When you get your drive the first thing you should do is flash it to the latest firmware. This can be done inside of Windows with the OCZ Tool. Before you even load your OS, flash the drive in another computer with the operating system on another drive. This will let you avoid any early firmware issues.

ATTO Baseline Performance

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34

ATTO is used by many disk manufacturers to determine the read and write speeds that will be presented to customers.

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The single drive performance is about where it was the last time I looked at a 240GB LE. We didn't hit 285MB/s read speed this time, but I'd say 281MB/s is just splitting hairs. The write speed with the new firmware remained at 275MB/s - pretty much the highest possible with SATA II.

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The RAID 0 performance shows really good scaling and performance that matches the newest SandForce SF-2281 SATA III controlled drives.

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Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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