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I've also got the Agility 3,when i got it,i put it into my old rig and updated firmware from 2.09 to 2.11,took it out,built my new rig and its been rock-solid ,not had 1 problem with it.
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So far, I have used a Vertex 2 for about a year now in a laptop and an Agility 3 in a desktop for about a week. I have encountered no performance issues thus far.
With all due respect, the Vertex 2 does not have the sandforce 2281 and your Agility 3 has been up for just a week. It took my V3 over 3 weeks to have my first bsod. 7 windows installations and secure erases, 5 firmware revisions later, I'm hopefully stable again. For how long I dunno.
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With all due respect, the Vertex 2 does not have the sandforce 2281 and your Agility 3 has been up for just a week. It took my V3 over 3 weeks to have my first bsod. 7 windows installations and secure erases, 5 firmware revisions later, I'm hopefully stable again. For how long I dunno.
This.

C300's have been out for well over a year. M4's are the new revision, and should have similar reliability. It's smooth sailing with those drives.

SF-2281 has a very shaky launch so far. Considering the high double-digit percentage that is having issues with it, if I had one I'd be wondering if it'd last more than a few months.
     
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Thanks MC. Whats the next best SSD for 200 dollars?
http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...8-gb-only.html
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post #15 of 28
I wouldn't even consider OCZ, they're just shady to an utter extreme.

IMO there are much better companies out there that sell SATA III drives.
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Get a Corsair Force 3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233181

Super fast speeds with low failure rate with the new firmware
    
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Get a Corsair Force 3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233181

Super fast speeds with low failure rate with the new firmware
Allen, that Corsair drive uses the same Sandforce 2281 controller that the OCZ uses. If Sandforce cannot cure OCZ's issues with firmware, they cannot cure Corsair's either. Neither Corsair or OCZ have any control over it either.
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post #18 of 28
i got 3 dead vertex here. my c300 is fast an stable, i think best drive, i would tick with 34 nm drives an not the 25nm ones (m4)
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i got 3 dead vertex here. my c300 is fast an stable, i think best drive, i would tick with 34 nm drives an not the 25nm ones (m4)
M4 seems to be fine.

25nm isn't the issue. It's just problematic Sandforce controllers...
     
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post #20 of 28
I just ordered a Kingston HyperX 120Gb. They're using different firmware than OCZ from what I read somewhere (sorry can't remember the site).

have been running a 120Gb Agility2 for 6 months w/o any issues but the huge number of issues with OCZ's 3 series drives over the past 6 weeks (just in OCZ's forums alone) have me trying the Kingston. May end up with the same problems, maybe not. I guess right now any 2nd gen SF controller-based drive is a 50-50 shot.

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