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post #11 of 42
The lessons learned this year - don't buy computer stuff that has the word "Sand" in the name - or for that matter, "Cloud"...
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This justifies my Intel purchase!

On a serious note, I did consider this further down the road so I hope this is dealt with swiftly.
I bought my Intel with reliability in mind, too. Any of these SSDs are plenty fast enough, it's better to buy one you can depend on IMO.

The price on the 120gbs have soared to 240 though. The 320s just aren't worth that much.
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post #13 of 42
I recently did two builds for the same customer with the 240GB Vertex 3 and one of them was dead out of the box, you could still use it but the computer would hang for minutes at a time.

Pretty crappy, hope the fix it soon and do right by the customers.
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It's a big deal, but it can happen to any component manufacturer. Get a bad batch of silicon or embedded components, and they can all fail....
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post #15 of 42
OUCH. Creditibility/Reliability was a major area of improvement for OCZ to become bigger.
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post #16 of 42
Nasty for OCZ, they've already endured one large PR problem this year when they changed from the 32nm to 25nm NAND chips and just cut capacity of the drives without renaming or relabeling them.
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post #17 of 42
This is a great reminder as to why I have held off on upgrading my Vertex to a Vertex 3 240Gb. Until they resolve these issues my Overhaul won't have a Vertex 3.
post #18 of 42
When it comes to OCZ I have decided to stay clean away from this company, mainly because of the # of Bad or Poor Products they sell, furthermore Customer Service & Warranty Support is pretty lame too.

I've decided to wait 3+ years on SSDs, HDDs are so damn cheap, you can set 2 X 1 TB in RAID for less than $150! (mine only cost $120!)

I tried SSD and I wasn't impressed, Hard Disc Drives in RAID is just fine for me...

1 TB RAID vs 80 GB SSD, to me the choice is simple, though I do use my SSD for storage of certain things, stuff I access A LOT & stuff that does not get moved or changed at all.

I also had problems with my SSD not showing up at all, even after 4 bios updates, still same problem, not to mention the horrendous degrading in performance as time goes on...
Edited by _GTech - 6/7/11 at 7:45am
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post #19 of 42
I recently purchased the OCZ Agility 3 60GB and I started getting lots of random BSODs very soon after installing it. However a BIOS update solved the issue for me!
post #20 of 42
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not to mention the horrendous degrading in performance as time goes on...
There is no "horrendous degrading in performance as time goes on" for home users. This is an issue only if you run OSX or a non-major OS or have a workload of continous access.
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