Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › SSD › Should I return my Vertex 3 before I un-seal the packaging?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Should I return my Vertex 3 before I un-seal the packaging? - Page 2

post #11 of 17
I'm over on OCZ's forum too (for now at least). They really have no clue. Tonight's suspect is USB 3.

I wouldn't keep any of the OCZ drives. I already returned my Agility 3 in favor of the Intel 510. Stupid fast means nothing when you never get out of the pits.
Felix
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) 2x GIGABYTE GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 510 120GB & WD Caviar Black 1TB LITE-ON iHAS324 Windows 7 Ultimate LG 23" E2340 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G-15 OCZ ModXStream-Pro 700W Rosewill Blackbone Logitech MX400 
  hide details  
Reply
Felix
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) 2x GIGABYTE GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 510 120GB & WD Caviar Black 1TB LITE-ON iHAS324 Windows 7 Ultimate LG 23" E2340 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G-15 OCZ ModXStream-Pro 700W Rosewill Blackbone Logitech MX400 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thank you everyone for your replies.

The idea of getting an SSD for gaming was to improve loading time. One of my most used games is Flight Simulator X, for which I have expansion packs containing vast amounts of photo-realistic scenery. This makes loading the game pretty slow (we're talking minutes) and my current setup sometimes struggles to generate scenery quickly enough whilst in-game. I really thought an SSD would significantly improve this, however if this is not the case I'm really glad you have advised me of this.
post #13 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay Scott View Post
Thank you everyone for your replies.

The idea of getting an SSD for gaming was to improve loading time. One of my most used games is Flight Simulator X, for which I have expansion packs containing vast amounts of photo-realistic scenery. This makes loading the game pretty slow (we're talking minutes) and my current setup sometimes struggles to generate scenery quickly enough whilst in-game. I really thought an SSD would significantly improve this, however if this is not the case I'm really glad you have advised me of this.
No problem, but with a single 240GB SSD, you can easily fit the OS, all your software and quite a lot of games on it, including Flight Simulator X without problem!
I know I do and it's a 120GB SSD in my case...!

Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkAudit View Post
I'm over on OCZ's forum too (for now at least). They really have no clue. Tonight's suspect is USB 3.

I wouldn't keep any of the OCZ drives. I already returned my Agility 3 in favor of the Intel 510. Stupid fast means nothing when you never get out of the pits.
Haha yeah, Tony seems to just be making time for them to bring out magical new firmware. Honestly, if my RMA replacement doesn't work and the new firmware doesn't fix it, I'm ending this frustration with a return for a full refund. I would then probably buy an Intel 510 SSD and be done with it. They have honestly screwed up beyond belief and then blaming us and our setup methods is insulting.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E Asus ROG Rampage V Extreme Intel X99 EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW Corsair Vengeance Red LED 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4-300... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 500GB SSD (SATA-6Gbps) Western Digital Black 1TB 64MB Cache HDD (SATA-... Western Digital Black 4TB 64MB Cache HDD (SATA-... NZXT Kraken X52 & 2x Corsair SP120 RGB 120mm Fa... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EVGA ACX 3.0 (Graphics Card) 4x Corsair SP120 RGB 120mm Case Fans IC Diamond 7 Carat Thermal Compound Microsoft Windows 10 Home 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron 34UM95-P 34" 3440x1440 21:9 IPS SteelSeries Apex 350 Low Profile RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 1000W Modular Corsair Crystal 570X RGB 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 Proteus Core ModMyMachine SlamePad Aluminium Magnum Champagne Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR 2x Acoustic Energy Aego M 2.1 Speakers & 1 Cent... 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 250Ohm Headphones (Dynam... Saitek X-55 Rhino HOTAS Logitech G27 Racing Steering Wheel HTC Vive 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E Asus ROG Rampage V Extreme Intel X99 EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW Corsair Vengeance Red LED 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4-300... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 500GB SSD (SATA-6Gbps) Western Digital Black 1TB 64MB Cache HDD (SATA-... Western Digital Black 4TB 64MB Cache HDD (SATA-... NZXT Kraken X52 & 2x Corsair SP120 RGB 120mm Fa... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EVGA ACX 3.0 (Graphics Card) 4x Corsair SP120 RGB 120mm Case Fans IC Diamond 7 Carat Thermal Compound Microsoft Windows 10 Home 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron 34UM95-P 34" 3440x1440 21:9 IPS SteelSeries Apex 350 Low Profile RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 1000W Modular Corsair Crystal 570X RGB 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 Proteus Core ModMyMachine SlamePad Aluminium Magnum Champagne Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR 2x Acoustic Energy Aego M 2.1 Speakers & 1 Cent... 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 250Ohm Headphones (Dynam... Saitek X-55 Rhino HOTAS Logitech G27 Racing Steering Wheel HTC Vive 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gib007 View Post
No problem, but with a single 240GB SSD, you can easily fit the OS, all your software and quite a lot of games on it, including Flight Simulator X without problem!
I know I do and it's a 120GB SSD in my case...!
I guess you are right. I can just stick with one SSD for now and test out some games on it, if I want to add another one later I can always do so.

I think I'm going to go with the Intel 510 SSD aswell, I would much prefer reliability than super-speed with tons of issues. I bet in everyday use the speed difference is barely noticeable anyway!....so that being said I have already arranged a return for one of my Vertex 3's, the others were bought from ebay and the seller has listed that he does not accept returns, so I guess I'll just have to sell the others.

Thanks again for the advice.
post #15 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay Scott View Post
I guess you are right. I can just stick with one SSD for now and test out some games on it, if I want to add another one later I can always do so.

I think I'm going to go with the Intel 510 SSD aswell, I would much prefer reliability than super-speed with tons of issues. I bet in everyday use the speed difference is barely noticeable anyway!....so that being said I have already arranged a return for one of my Vertex 3's, the others were bought from ebay and the seller has listed that he does not accept returns, so I guess I'll just have to sell the others.

Thanks again for the advice.
No worries mate. You're right in that you will not see a difference in performance between the OCZ Vertex 3 and the Intel 510. What you will see however is that your Intel 510 SSD will work all the time whilst the OCZ Vertex 3 SSD is a ticking time-bomb.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E Asus ROG Rampage V Extreme Intel X99 EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW Corsair Vengeance Red LED 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4-300... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 500GB SSD (SATA-6Gbps) Western Digital Black 1TB 64MB Cache HDD (SATA-... Western Digital Black 4TB 64MB Cache HDD (SATA-... NZXT Kraken X52 & 2x Corsair SP120 RGB 120mm Fa... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EVGA ACX 3.0 (Graphics Card) 4x Corsair SP120 RGB 120mm Case Fans IC Diamond 7 Carat Thermal Compound Microsoft Windows 10 Home 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron 34UM95-P 34" 3440x1440 21:9 IPS SteelSeries Apex 350 Low Profile RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 1000W Modular Corsair Crystal 570X RGB 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 Proteus Core ModMyMachine SlamePad Aluminium Magnum Champagne Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR 2x Acoustic Energy Aego M 2.1 Speakers & 1 Cent... 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 250Ohm Headphones (Dynam... Saitek X-55 Rhino HOTAS Logitech G27 Racing Steering Wheel HTC Vive 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E Asus ROG Rampage V Extreme Intel X99 EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW Corsair Vengeance Red LED 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4-300... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 500GB SSD (SATA-6Gbps) Western Digital Black 1TB 64MB Cache HDD (SATA-... Western Digital Black 4TB 64MB Cache HDD (SATA-... NZXT Kraken X52 & 2x Corsair SP120 RGB 120mm Fa... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EVGA ACX 3.0 (Graphics Card) 4x Corsair SP120 RGB 120mm Case Fans IC Diamond 7 Carat Thermal Compound Microsoft Windows 10 Home 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron 34UM95-P 34" 3440x1440 21:9 IPS SteelSeries Apex 350 Low Profile RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 1000W Modular Corsair Crystal 570X RGB 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 Proteus Core ModMyMachine SlamePad Aluminium Magnum Champagne Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR 2x Acoustic Energy Aego M 2.1 Speakers & 1 Cent... 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 250Ohm Headphones (Dynam... Saitek X-55 Rhino HOTAS Logitech G27 Racing Steering Wheel HTC Vive 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 17
Give me one of them

But seriously like stated above. Games will not load any faster because most have a natural buffer time built into the loading screens and whatnot. The only game I have heard to take advantage of SSDs is Assassins Creed Brotherhood. IF you want that blistering fast feeling instal programs and your browser on the SSD along with your OS. it feels sooo much faster just KNOWING that you have the SSD their lol

As far as returning them I personally would. I have read all the issues people are having and dont like it....not one bit. Intel 510s seem to be a favorite along with Corsair F series in SATAIII
Ov3RK11L
(15 items)
 
Project Toaster
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-661 4.2Ghz 24/7 Gigabyte H55N-USB3 Sapphire HD7950 950mhz OC Gskill Ripjaws DDR3 1333 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair F60 SSD + WD 500GB black LG burner Antech Kuhler 620 w/ NoiseBlocker fan Win 7 Ult. 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus 24" LED LCD 1920X1080 Logitech G510 600W 80+ Lian Li PC-Q08B 
MouseMouse PadAudio
R.A.T 7  Frys?? lol onboard..ohh yahhhhhhh  
  hide details  
Reply
Ov3RK11L
(15 items)
 
Project Toaster
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-661 4.2Ghz 24/7 Gigabyte H55N-USB3 Sapphire HD7950 950mhz OC Gskill Ripjaws DDR3 1333 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair F60 SSD + WD 500GB black LG burner Antech Kuhler 620 w/ NoiseBlocker fan Win 7 Ult. 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus 24" LED LCD 1920X1080 Logitech G510 600W 80+ Lian Li PC-Q08B 
MouseMouse PadAudio
R.A.T 7  Frys?? lol onboard..ohh yahhhhhhh  
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 17
If you decide leaving them for yourself, please RAID them and becnhmark them and feel free to post the results here
http://www.overclock.net/ssd/1037834...x-3-raid0.html
I will be grateful.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: SSD
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › SSD › Should I return my Vertex 3 before I un-seal the packaging?