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New Firmware release for Vertex 3.

post #1 of 4
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Hi all

For any of you that are still having BSOD problems with your Vertex 3, there is a new firmware release over at OCZ. (2.11)

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...iscuss-it-here.
post #2 of 4
Version 2.11 contains the same bsod bug fixes as 2.09 did.

Biggest difference is it supposed to restore the speed lost by 2.09 fw even though OCZ originally said 2.09 didn't lose any speed. Hmmmm.

I updated last night and ran as-ssd. My sequential transfer dropped from 243 to 143 but my sequential read went to 510. 4k speeds were about the same.

So I did a secure erase and reloaded win7 fresh again and restored the seq read. 4k is actually lower now but letting the drive idle to gc should bring that back.
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Funny how OCZ touts having a non-reference Sandforce drive design as a GOOD thing, and yet they seem to have the most firmware problems. Sometimes the fastest (and not by much) is not always the best.
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Firmware 2.11 has been out 2 days now.

Lots of people that were stable on 2.09 are once again having bsod with 2.11 judging from reports on the ocz forum.

So the common theme now is that Sandy Bridge is not a stable platform. Intel RST drivers before 10.6 have problems with sata 6gb/s drives. Intel management engine corrupts cmos.

Yet nobody running drives other than the newest sandforce ones are having problems.
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