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Vertex 2 for $79 (60gb) or Agility 3 for $106 (60gb)

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Vertex 2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227550

Agility 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227725


Other?

Dunno, Newegg sent me a 10% off all SSDs promo so I figured now was as good of time as any to grab something for a boot drive with a few common apps/games on it as well.

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Don't the Agility 3 series come with a Sandforce II Controller?
If so, I'd get the Agility.
    
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Cough up the extra cash and go intel or crucial (or corsair).
As OCZ has crappy reliability, and the speed difference is unnoticeable in the real world.
There are A LOT of people with ssd problems on their ocz drives, yet so many people think they are good. In reality they are trash.
    
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The Vertex 3/Agility 3/Solid 3 Series are having firmware issues. Hold out until they fix them, which may be very soon.
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Originally Posted by Omega329 View Post
Cough up the extra cash and go intel or crucial (or corsair).
As OCZ has crappy reliability, and the speed difference is unnoticeable in the real world.
There are A LOT of people with ssd problems on their ocz drives, yet so many people think they are good. In reality they are trash.
*sigh* You need to think before you trash a company. OCZ has there fair amount of failures as well as tweaks that need be but they're not the only ones.

From http://translate.googleusercontent.c...yMVUS_7GYossLQ

you can see the failure rates are within percentages as not all products are created perfect.
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Worth it to grab it now at a reduced price? I'm not dying for an SSD, but the price seems decent enough to make the change.
    
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*sigh* You need to think before you trash a company. OCZ has there fair amount of failures as well as tweaks that need be but they're not the only ones.
OCZ is terribly unreliable, from a hardware point of view all the way up to their customer service. They've treated us customers like garbage ever since firmware gate happened.

Balla, do NOT buy an OCZ drive until they fix their firmware issues, which might happen very soon (a new FW is slated for release in the next few days and who knows if will actually work).

Take it from those who have a Vertex 3, it's been nothing but trouble.
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Cough up the extra cash and go intel or crucial (or corsair).
As OCZ has crappy reliability, and the speed difference is unnoticeable in the real world.
There are A LOT of people with ssd problems on their ocz drives, yet so many people think they are good. In reality they are trash.
Bullcrap.....
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I just read the sequential speeds don't really matter if I'm using it as an OS drive...

Can someone recommend something around the same prices/storage capacity that would actually make sense for what I'll be using it for?
    
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