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Should I go for the OCZ Vertex 3?

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Guy here on OCN has some Vertex 3's for a great price NIB (240gb)

I want to jump on it tomorrow morning on pay day for me, however, I've been hearing a ton of reports about how the current firmware is causing issues (lock ups etc)

Should I purchase it and take my chances with the awesome price or wait it out? How does buying it 2nd hand but NIB affect the warranty on said drive?

Thank you in advance
     
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At this point, they have released a new firmware update but it is too early to tell if it has solved anything. Some people with the new firmware are reporting bsod with the new firmware. Possibly, they could have faulty drives.

When you consider that Sandforce denies being able to recreate the bsod issue, it makes me wonder how they could possibly solve it.

If I were you, I'd stay away at this point until it gets sorted out 100%. Plus I don't know what OCZ warranty is for a second owner.
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My story with an OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD

Read before you do anything. Also take into account I'm by no means alone in this. OCZ customer service is also terrible. The forum support staff are borderline insulting.
    
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If you want the 240g, wait till they ship the MAXIOPs version sometime this or next month.
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i have an agilty 3 got her up and running didnt update the firmware cos people are going on about them saying the issues are from a firmware update. for the prices i dont think you can go wrong. but ill tell you after i have had mine for a few days. very quick drive so far.
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Im taking my chances because of the price... hopefully will get 2.02 and of not I will be one of the few to try 2.08 with a nib ssd and following tonys guide
     
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I belive all Sandforce 2000 series SSD are unstable some less some more... so get the **** if you like bsod
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Stay away from it! The thing is a POS. Immature product released too early with insufficient testing.
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