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OCZ Vertex 3 120GB MAX IOPS, anybody own it?

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I would like to know how reliable these SSDs are, I am thinking of getting two and running them in RAID 0 on my new rig. I will be using that array as the disk for my operating system and applications.

anybody have any feedback on how safe that is?
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It uses the Sandforce 2 or 3 controller and are they not being recalled?
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Vertex 3 120GB is horribly unstable. The firmware is busted and you'll be lucky to keep it running for more than an hour at a time.

Vertex 3 240GB is apparently fine, but it costs a ton.

IMO you're best off going with a single Crucial C300/C400. Since pretty much all the new Sandforce SF-2281 drives are having issues, and SF-15xx drives had their speeds knocked back by denser NAND, you really are best off with a C300/C400 or Intel SSD.

C300/C400 are faster, so I'd go for one of them. Apparently Intel and Micron have a joint venture, so Intel's SSDs and the C300/C400 are using the same NAND? (should be similar reliability)

Check the Online Deals section for good deals on SSDs.


C300's are coming on sale a lot recently:
http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...-ssd-87-a.html
http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...64-gb-ssd.html
     
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thank you +rep.
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