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I've been fighting with my 2 vertex 3 for about 3 weeks now. I've installed windows ~5 times now with different combinations of updated firmare (2.11 now) / latest bios (Asus P8Z68 0606) / latest Intel RST drivers, and followed all the recommendations. I am still having problems with random lock-ups.

So, these guys are going back to amazon before my return window closes.

My question is, whats the next best option? Intel, Crucial?

Thanks!
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Hey there, how exactly are you sure its the SSD's causing the lock ups and not something else?
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The system ran flawlessly for several days (at idle, at load, normal use) when configured identically other than Windows being installed on a HDD.
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Go for a Kingston HyperX 120GB
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Hey! Sorry to hear you're having such issues : \\
(We were battling it out on the folding charts for a bit, wondered where you'd gone off to!)

I'm having a fine time with my "old" Vertex 2, haven't had any issues, so that's an option [though not the quickest, anymore]. I've heard fine things about the Crucial m4, and that'll likely be my next purchase, but don't have any personal experience I can relate.
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Personally I run a Crucial C300, Though the M4's are AMAZING I hear also. Just reading through newegg reviews, I'd suggest the M4, but the C300 is serving me amazingly well. (M4 is the next gen C300, both have ups and downs when compared)

Main differences are the M4 has SLIGHTLY more write and read speed(MB/s), but the C300 is better at random reads and writes(IOPS). Seeing as I have one and love it, I can say I'm a Crucial fan now.
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Originally Posted by Outcasst View Post
Go for a Kingston HyperX 120GB
It looks nice but it's sandforce based and really new. Anyone seen serious reviews of the hyperx?

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Originally Posted by decali View Post
Hey! Sorry to hear you're having such issues : \\
(We were battling it out on the folding charts for a bit, wondered where you'd gone off to!)

I'm having a fine time with my "old" Vertex 2, haven't had any issues, so that's an option [though not the quickest, anymore]. I've heard fine things about the Crucial m4, and that'll likely be my next purchase, but don't have any personal experience I can relate.
Hey Decali! Yea, I'm not moving up the charts as fast as I'd like at the moment. I'm still folding with 'my antique' until I can get 'monty' stable.

Yea, I've seen alot of positive things about the vertex 2 and the crucial m4. Thanks for the tip.

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Originally Posted by kdb424 View Post
Personally I run a Crucial C300, Though the M4's are AMAZING I hear also. Just reading through newegg reviews, I'd suggest the M4, but the C300 is serving me amazingly well. (M4 is the next gen C300, both have ups and downs when compared)
That's two votes for the M4--that's where I am leaning! Thanks for the input.
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Crucial M4, never heard of any problems with them, want to get one myself at some point.
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Crucial M4, never heard of any problems with them, want to get one myself at some point.
And that makes 3 ... sold to the man with the credit card. Should be here tomorrow (I love amazon prime)!

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Quote:
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Hey there, how exactly are you sure its the SSD's causing the lock ups and not something else?
Simple. The drive locks up and does not record any crash information in a dump file because the ssd cannot be written to. Then upon reboot, the drive is no longer recognized in bios. The system must be shut down and then restarted to get the drive to reappear.

The same thing has been happening to thousands of other people with these drives.
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