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Originally Posted by Vengeance47;13866021 
Rumors going around that OCZ are having huge issues as well with the issues that Gib007 listed. So just wait it out if you can

Unfortunately they aren't rumours! frown.gif
OCZ are really playing us with their "do this, do that, try this, try that", all for absolutely nothing but wasted time. They keep telling us that they cannot reproduce the problem and that their test systems all work perfectly. I have less faith in this than I do in renouncing physics and becoming a monk.
    
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Guess I will wait alittle and see if they fix the bugs. Maybe July 4th sale?
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the crucial m4 is supposed to be a great performer and priced well. the 128GB is $220 american. it's always reliable from what i hear, with some issues of stuttering on Windows for which a fix is already known and easily applied.

i'll most likely be grabbing one of those in the next month.
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Don't wait! Killer deal on 64 GB crucial sata III ssd today's 10:00 shell shocker deal. Be ready to click buy right at 10:00 am. as these will sell out fast!

64 GB is perfect size for boot disk and a few other vital programs and will make windows feel much 'snappier'

Shell shocker price is $89.99 today at 10:00

regular price is $125 so its $35 off- great deal with no tax and free shipping

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link - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148357&cm_re=Crucial_RealSSD_C300_CTFDDAC064MAG-_-20-148-357-_-Product
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post #15 of 54
Yeah i might wait to upgrade my SSD's too, maybe in 10 years i might get one.
\sarcasm
really......

If you have the cash and enjoy computers just get it.
Troubleshooting is a part of life.

however just skip past the newer Corsair ones.
my last little bit of advice, Dont ever Raid SSD's. i would go in to specifics but lets leave that for another thread aye.
    
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Hi JMattes,

I myself, I thimk I'm going to wait until the longevity of these devices is proven. From what I have read they are somewhat limited in rewrite cycles before failure. Since I have seen many complaints of failure and no documented MTBF numbers I will wait until the technology is more reliable.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Antistatic12;13866691 
Troubleshooting is a part of life.

As long as you can fix it, yes, fair enough. As for the OCZ 3-series SSDs, the more you troubleshoot, the further away you get from a fix and the more time you waste. It's just up to the user to decide how much spare time they have and can dedicate. In the end, OCZ has to fix it, or if they can't, you have to waste even more time with RMA for refund. Best avoided for now. What annoys me the most is that I sold my problem-free Vertex 2E SSD to "upgrade" to the Vertex 3 SSD. What a mistake that was!!
    
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my vertex2 has zero issues. in years of building and upgrading, i would put going from a traditional HDD to a SSD the biggest upgrade, even over going from a Q9650 to a i7 950. the SSD just adds way to much speed to any system. I even put a 60gb SSD in my parents computer. They are just screaming fast.
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post #19 of 54
I just grabbed a 160GB Intel 320. Its not bleeding edge or anything but its still an SSD which means major improvement over my HDD and I get a decent capacity to cover all of my programs and games.

Intel also seems to be the most reliable SSD manufacturer as far as I know....
post #20 of 54
I think you need to decide if it is really worth it. I got suckered into buying one when I saw a good sale.

All an SSD does is make your OS boot up incredibly fast. I haven't been able to see any performance increase in game load times. I've tried Mass Effect 2, The Witcher, and Half Life 2...HL2 and The Witcher load times are still annoying (with HL2 pausing the screen mid play as ussual and the Witcher just being a little long). I only have a 64GB with 25% un-alocated so I can only have about two games on there. I was actually barely able to fit these three on there with my OS.

Games do start faster...but just like starting my OS I only do that once a day most of the time. It doesn't really matter if it happens fast.
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