The results were pretty amazing. In the short time since several unfavorable performance stats of first-gen SSDs came out, OCZ has produced a unit that shows massive improvements over mechanical disks. With little exception, the OCZ Core drive was able to outperform the other disk in almost every category. It still lagged behind in some areas, but where it shined it shined good. In application loading tests, for instance, it had a read speed more than three times of what the Raptor did.
This is especially interesting since OCZ has been pitching their Core SSDs as a “more affordable” SSD option. They initially began offering the drives just a few weeks ago, and though the prices are still high they are a significant drop from first-gen models. If the leap in performance is any indicator of what's to come ahead, I foresee many “performance” rigs coming stock with an SSD.
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