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So what's being done about Vertex 3 BSOD problem on 2.06?

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I thought I'd try and gather everyone's experiences and possible fixes in one place. Do you have a Vertex 3 drive?
With 2.06 firmware, do you occasionally/frequently get a BSOD/unresponsiveness that leads you to restart but the SSD is no longer detected (requiring a cold boot to fix)?
Or does it work perfectly for you?
Did you do anything to fix this if you did have this problem before?
If you RMA'ed, did the RMA drive have the same issue?

All relevant questions. Please post your experience if possible, thanks!
My experience is that with the old 2.02 firmware, at any random point in time, my SSD would stop being detected on a cold boot, requiring a reset after a cold boot for it to boot properly. 2.06 firmware apparently fixed this for me but introduced the current trend - randomly my computer will become unresponsive and this will lead to a BSOD if I don't reset it myself. Either way, rebooting leads to the SSD not being detected, requiring a cold boot to get it going again.

Some people suggest hot-plugging being enabled in the BIOS fixes the issue but that option is nowhere in my BIOS. Others suggest a secure erase - done that, too (twice).
    
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I'm on 2.02 no problem at all. not yet lol
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I had two regular 120GB V3's in Raid 0 using 2.02 and didn't have a single issue. I "upgraded" to two MaxIOPS 120GB v3's in Raid 0 and while they were firmware 2.02 I didn't have any problem. After I updated to 2.06 all the BSOD crashes started to happen and a disk would randomly drop out of the Raid array. Only way to get it back was to cold boot the machine.

I tried all of the so called "fixes" on OCZ support forum which are more run-around's and time wasters than anything. My BIOS does not have a "hot-pluggable" selection. Supposedly if it is not an option is it on by default.

I have an RMA in with Newegg to return both V3's. I have Corsair Force 3 120GB's on the way to replace them. Supposedly the Corsair is slightly faster anyway as they had more time to tweak the firmware to get 85k IOPS.

My issue is that Newegg will not refund drives so I have to Ebay them when I get the replacement. At least they will be unopened and I can sell them as new.
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