OCZ releases Vertex SSD Firmware v1.4 Vertex SSD Firmware, v1.4, has now been released. It is well known that overtime the NAND flash memory in traditional solid state drives is effected by data fragmentation which causes the drives to slow down noticeably. While competing drives still suffer from performance degradation, OCZ’s exclusive SSD firmware helps keep performance at peak levels without any further maintenance from consumers. The background optimizer runs during idle-time to restore the SSD to its original performance, providing peace of mind for the entire life of the drive. In addition, these drives will fully support TRIM with the impending Microsoft Windows 7 release, making OCZ SSDs a future-proof investment. Please note this new firmware is not for the Vertex Turbo. More info here.
Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Mainly ASUS equipment OS Dual Boot: Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Win 8 Enterprise RTM x64 CPU Intel i7 3930k 3.2 O/C @ 4.2ghz Motherboard Asus P9X79 Deluxe: BIOS 3501 Memory 32Gb DDR3 Dominator GT 1866 MHz - 8 x 4Gb Graphics Card Asus GeForce GTX680 2Gb SLI Sound Card Onboard Realtek HD (SPDIF) Monitor(s) Displays Primary: Asus VK278Q LCD 27", Secondary: Sony 46" HDTV 1080p Screen Resolution 1920x1080
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3 x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB S300 16mb 7200rpm :
1 x 10Gb RamDisk Internet Speed 76mb down /16mb up Other Info CPU Idle Temp = 41°
CPU Load Temp = 68° @100% for 40mins
While competing drives still suffer from performance degradation, OCZ’s exclusive SSD firmware helps keep performance at peak levels without any further maintenance from consumers.
In all fairness, there are other manufactuers out there who have also gotten around these problems that plagued the first generation units. I believe that the Intel, Patriot and Corsairs all have/will have TRIM support and such to also reduce and performance issues down the road.
I realize you were just linking to posted information from OCZ...but obviously their wording made it sound as if they were the only ones to have eliminated this issue...or at least significantly improved it.
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Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black, 32MB cache. WD1001FALS Internet Speed 15/2 cable modem Other Info Windows and Linux enthusiast. Logitech G35 Headset.