Originally Posted by Traches
The vertex 3 is a fine drive; if it's DOA then RMA it. How often do you write gigantic files to your ssd? 4k and sequential read speeds are the name of the game here.
The Vertex 3 doesn't fit into his budget.
And the Vertex 2 has a bad rep. because OCZ switched from their 34nm manufacturing process to a new 25nm processing without informing the customers. It wouldn't have been a big deal, except OCZ pushed the technology out too fast and it proved to have a much shorter lifetime and much slower read/write speeds than the older technology. And then, to top it off, they raised the prices on the SSDs based off the old technology, and put the newer SSDs at the same price zone the older technology used to occupy.