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post #11 of 26
Running a Vertex Plus 120GB at work. No problems.

I'm really starting to doubt all the so-called SSD problems, since I have 4 machines now booting off SSDs and haven't had a single issue with any of them.

Not saying that your case isn't a defect, but the same **** goes on with mobos and everything else that gets RMA'd to NewEgg by so-called "high-experience" builders when they can't troubleshoot.
Edited by 2thAche - 9/28/11 at 4:31pm
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post #12 of 26

Idk what yours came with but I heard that they were factory loaded with 2.06.
According to OCZ, the latest is 2.13 and can be found here.
I'm not saying you're wrong or anything, I'm just stating what I was told. It is possible that I was misinformed or that they've started loading a new firmware on the drives. Just figured I'd throw in a possibility.
    
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vertex plus is not listed there
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stevevace2;15118493 
vertex plus is not listed there

Oh man, my mind read Vertex 3 haha. Sorry about that tongue.gif
    
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my ssd came with ocz vertex plus came with 3.02 firmware.

question though does anyone have problems getting it to boot when bios is set to AHCI? I cant seem to get the system to boot without bluescreen when doing that setting. if i have it set to ide though it boots fine.

I been reading up and it seem that ocz doesnt really like ahci?
correct me if I am wrong
thanks
 
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post #16 of 26
i wonder if any of these issues are occuring because of defragmenting the drives? whe i use a regular HDD i will install everything and then defrag. i read a review on here about SSDs not needing defrag and can apparently brake them.
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post #17 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by alick;15191708 
my ssd came with ocz vertex plus came with 3.02 firmware.

question though does anyone have problems getting it to boot when bios is set to AHCI? I cant seem to get the system to boot without bluescreen when doing that setting. if i have it set to ide though it boots fine.

I been reading up and it seem that ocz doesnt really like ahci?
correct me if I am wrong
thanks

my agility 3 boots fine in ahci but then i installed windows with it that way. also i left 1 gig free space since these drives use a certain amount of unformatted space as cache
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tipless;15191807 
my agility 3 boots fine in ahci but then i installed windows with it that way. also i left 1 gig free space since these drives use a certain amount of unformatted space as cache

o i though that these drives dont use cache. I image my old raid 0 setup and after setting everything up in diskpart and aligning the drive in restore image with the ssd twesks. I was reading about the drive from ocz saying that ahci can work but they say its better to use ide.

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/wiki/index.php?title=How_to_set_up_Windows_on_a_VERTEX#Now_I_have_installed_the_new_Firmware_what_is_next.3F

i think it was here or somewhere else i read that ocz vertex plus doesnt like ahci setup?? not sure but new firmware is out today and i going to give that a go first. I just dont want to reinstall the whole system from start again.
 
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post #19 of 26
correction its has about 8gb of unformatted space i didnt notice until now. it auto set that up. do your win7 have the 100mb partition??
 
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post #20 of 26
yes i have the nowmal system partition and then i left some unformatted space. i know the agility 3 is different than the vertex but... here is where i got the info about leaving some extra room for caching:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227725
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