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Windows 7: OCZ Vertex Plus R2 SSD or Crucial v4 SSD?

15 Oct 2012   #1
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 
OCZ Vertex Plus R2 SSD or Crucial v4 SSD?

Hi,

I was wondering which SSD would be better when comparing speed/quality/reliablity, etc. My computer only has SATAII (2) so I don't need a really fast SATAIII (3) one, but I was wondering which would be better. Obviously Crucial Drives are the cheapest on the market, but I've heard that ORZ SSD's are good. The ORZ is a bit more expensive but I wouldn't mind that.

So basically, which is better for my system?
Thanks

CT256V4SSD2 - 256GB, 2.5-inch Solid State Drive , from Crucial.com

OCZ Vertex Plus R2 Series SATA II 2.5" SSD - OCZ


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15 Oct 2012   #2
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Oh, and another thing- I'm considering a RAM upgrade (I know it won't effect performance as dramatically as an SSD but still...) is this RAM any good? I would be going for the slower one because Speccy says I've got DDR2 ram in currently, so it would be any faster going for the faster card.
Thanks again.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/HP-Compaq-Pa...A3P50MKZ2I7TMD
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15 Oct 2012   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I have had a OCZ Vertex 3 for about four months now and it is great. I don't think you will get any definate answer on which is the best because everyone has their favorite. The SSD will do the most of anything to speed up your system. Even with a slow system, the SSD just makes it fly. You can find them online for a good price now. == On that RAM, you have to make sure that your Motherboard will take it. There is a site that will tell you what you need. It escapes me now, but one of the other guys will lead you to it.
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15 Oct 2012   #4
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Thanks for the reply.

It may be crucial, they do ram cards as well as ssd's. But someone I know does like crucial ram, and the one I linked to claimed 100% compatibility and a 30 day money back guaranteed. But to be honest I may have been drawn in by it.

On the compatibility side, the linked ram says 100% compatibility but it is DDR3 whereas mine is DDR2. Would that cause a problem?
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15 Oct 2012   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Your motherboard has to support it and probably would not support DDR3 if you have DDR2 now. I will try to find the site so you can check to see if your motherboard support it.
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15 Oct 2012   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Check this site and it will tell you what you have and what you need. http://www.crucial.com/store/drammemory.aspx
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15 Oct 2012   #7
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

It would be useful for Tomtom to mention the exact HP model number.

DDR2 and DDR3 SODIMMs are not interchangeable. They appear similar, but they have notches in different locations. (They're also electrically incompatible.)

RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, SSD at Crucial.com/uk may be your best bet. Their prices may not be the absolute lowest, but they should be fairly good, and they guarantee compatibility. You could cheat a bit and see if you can find a lower price for the same part numbers elsewhere.
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16 Oct 2012   #8
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Well here's the product number:
VJ342EA

and if you want the link to the specs for it:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...link=ot_search

Ok thanks for that, I won't look any further at the other ones. But, jut one thing a guy I know doesn't like crucial ram at all because he says they cause problems.
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16 Oct 2012   #9
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 X64
 
 

Crucial Ram is very well respected and has very good customer support as do their SSDs. Crucial and Samsung are 2 of the most reliable SSD on the market. If you go to the crucial memory adviser (linked to by Bigmck) and let it scan, the ram you buy from Crucial is guaranteed to work.
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16 Oct 2012   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Personally the Samsung 830 and shortly the 840 are hard to beat and there doesn't seem to be many of the problems with the controller as the other drives.

Plextor too I have seen good reviews and am going to try one (256GB) soon as it and the 120GB Sammy are really well priced - out here any way.

Tip: stay away from SanDisk one in my test laptop is beginning to play up.

Sorry the RAM I meant to mention I have stuck Corsair DDR2 or 3 in all of my laptops and some deskies with no problems at all. Seems to be compatible with most stuff.
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