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I'm making a new computer rig and the only item i need to buy left is an ssd. Should I buy an intel 510 series 120 gb or should i wait until OCZ fixes the BSOD problem on the OCZ Vertex 3? Or are there any worthy choices i should go for? Thanks for the help!
post #2 of 14
I had a vertex 3 MAX IOPS and never had a single problem. Just stay with the stock firmware and you will be fine. Most of the problems I've hear are after upgrading the firmware. Now I own an Agility 3 120GB and works wonders. Just make sure you conect it to a windows PC, secure erase it, and the install windows.
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So far I havent had any Freeze or BSOD with my Vertex 3 120GB. Been running for 2 days now. I was indeed afraid of running into trouble as what I have read in a thread. And it is running with the infamous 2.06 firmware as which alot of ppl are having issues with.

As OCZ themselves recommend not to update firmware on their SSD, unless you are experiencing issues with it, then go ahead and update the firmware as it usually contains fix bug.
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As OCZ themselves recommend not to update firmware on their SSD, unless you are experiencing issues with it, then go ahead and update the firmware as it usually contains fix bug.
If is not broken, don't fix it.
post #5 of 14
BTW, OP what motherboard do you have?
post #6 of 14
BSOD events are occuring with every firmware the Vertex 3 has had. Right from 2.02 to 2.06 to 2.08 to 2.09 and now 2.11

If you are lucky enough to have issues, great. I'm currently on 2.11 with no issues and was on 2.09 for over a month with no issues. But I cannot recommend any drive with a Sandforce controller because too many have issues that Sandforce and their partners can't seem to solve and keep blaming on the motherboard makers.

Go with the Intel and you won't have issues.
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Thanks for the recent comments. I have an ASUS P8Z68-V PRO.
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Oh, good choice. The reson I got rid of my vertex 3 was because I had an x58 motherboard, with a Marvell SATA 3 controller. Couldn't fully utilize the full speed on the drive due to the crappy Marvell controller. I sold it, and upgraded to sandy bridge and eventually got me my Velocity 3 SSD and love it.
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Vertex 3 BSOD have became so commonplace with any version of firmware that they have, that Anandtech even mentioned it in the conclusion of his last article. They are BSODville.
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Vertex 3 BSOD have became so commonplace with any version of firmware that they have, that Anandtech even mentioned it in the conclusion of his last article. They are BSODville.
Yup: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4604/t...sds-compared/8

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Unfortunately the unresolved BSOD issue makes all of these drives a risk if you don't know for sure that your system won't be affected. The safest route without sacrificing significant performance continues to be Intel's SSD 510.
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