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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.
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.
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.
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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