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I bought two V3 120GB MAXIOPS for Raid 0. Ever since I updated to firmware 2.06 I get a BSOD and then one of the drives disappears from the raid array. The only way to get it back is to cold boot it.

If I return these V3's, what drives would you guys go with?
Edited by CallsignVega - 5/30/11 at 2:22pm
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233181

Not sure how much you paid for those drives, but these are cheaper currently and pretty similar. Can't comment on the firmware though.
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OCZ makes solid SDD's. People do not stay away, they actually migrate to OCZ. The BSOD may be on something elses end. What is the error code? Until you determine it is actually the SDD the problem may lie somewhere else. Did you call OCZ tech support? You know it is free.
Edited by PureOC Jim - 5/28/11 at 9:12pm
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Quote:
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OCZ makes solid SDD's. People do not stay away, they actually migrate to OCZ. The BSOD may be on something elses end. What is the error code? Until you determine it is actually the SDD the problem may lie somewhere else. Did you call OCZ tech support? You know it is free.
No people do migrate away from OCZ... There have been numerous complains about their SSDs disappearing from the BIOS when restarting.
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OCZ makes solid SDD's. People do not stay away, they actually migrate to OCZ. The BSOD may be on something elses end. What is the error code? Until you determine it is actually the SDD the problem may lie somewhere else. Did you call OCZ tech support? You know it is free.
There are dozens if not hundreds of people on the OCZ support forum having this exact issue. All their tech support is saying is to RMA the drives like that is some simple solution!
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Every hardware manufacturer has "pretty low" failure rates, but 2% compared to 0.5% is still a 4x higher fail rate. OCZ doesn't make reliable SSD's compared to Intel.

I'd recommend an Intel 510 SSD, not the absolute fastest but you won't have to fool around with one dying every 6-8 months.
 
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Edited by PoopaScoopa - 5/28/11 at 9:35pm
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I just ordered two Corsair Force Series 3 120GB. 85k MaxIOPS sounds sweet.

http://www.corsair.com/blog/corsair-...gn=SocialMedia

As much as I love RMA'ing drives and reinstalling Windows constantly, I don't think I will be buying another OCZ product for quite a while. Too bad I will have to waste more time Ebaying the new V3 drives that I get back from Newegg as they won't refund this crap.

BTW I am using these drives on a Z68 board.

Edit: My V3 have crashed my computer as I was writing this, thats two BSOD with a drive lost out of Raid array in just one hour. Now I can barely use my computer until the Corsair drives arrive. Sweet!
Edited by CallsignVega - 5/29/11 at 9:56am
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post #9 of 35
Im not sure how its the drives fault for falling out of the raid array. What have you done in effect of trying to figure out why your raid controller isnt seeing them?

Im not trying to defend OCZ, even though I own a couple of items from them including a ssd and have had no issues.

Have you checked your motherboard vendor about the issue?
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I wish I could say I was surprised. Except that I had to rma my (2) Vertex's 2 times. Vertex Turbo once (DOA), and currently have the last Vertex sitting on my desk. Initialized & formatted, but unused. It doesn't perform anywhere near it's specs, & I've been arguing with customer service for nearly 2 months about them replacing it.

I quit buying OCZ a while ago, in favor of Crucial due to all the problems. While I had a problem recently with my C300 necessitating a replacement, it was otherwise flawless. Also, I'm very happy with my new M4 which actually feels a little bit faster than the C300. Not to mention, it benches much better than the M4 spec sheet suggests.
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