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OCZ release firmware 2.15 for 3 series ssd. Finally admits bsod bug was firmware!

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http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?95475-2.15-is-now-live...use-this-thread-for-questions-and-all-discussion.&p=688120&viewfull=1#post688120

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4973/sandforce-identifies-firmware-bug-causing-bsod-issue-fix-available-today

http://www.ocztechnology.com/files/ssd_tools/OCZ_SSD_v215_Firmware_Release_Notes.pdf

Finally some justification for all the thousands of people that OCZ blamed for causing their own bsod. After all the foolishness about overclocking, user setup error, Intel & motherboard makers being the cause etc.

Let's hope that this is truly fixed once and for all.
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lets hope a new era of ssd begins tongue.gif, fixes things and the rest of the manufacturers can release the firmware soon
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After reading the Anand article, it seems that Sandforce is releasing firmware for other ssd's using the 2281 as well right away.

That hasn't been done in any previous release which leads me to believe this is the real deal folks.
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I sure hope the issues get fixed.
post #5 of 23
Cool news, mcg75. Keep us updated! I rarely go to OCZ forums tongue.gif
post #6 of 23
Excellent news mcg75. I read it this morning at Guru3d. So tihs means I will be keeping my HyperX after all. Very happy! Let's hope turns out well since it's too early to say.

Edit: After reading some feedbacks on FW 2.15 at the OCZ Forums, it doesn't look so good. Might be a few isolated cases tho. We will see.
Edited by Koniakki - 10/18/11 at 6:22am
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post #7 of 23
Yay.

My wife's computer uses a Solid 3 as the OS, and after the last firmware update it hasn't BSOD once. Still worth the upgrade for security, though.
post #8 of 23
The Cruical M4s still provide much better 4k writes/reads, which is what you want.. and at a much cheaper price. ~100MB/s faster max writes/reads during large transfers doesn't matter much when you are already getting 400+ MB/s.

It would be nice if they'd fix the issue, but i'm still getting a Corsair M4 over a Vertex3 - even if they were the same price.
Edited by Murlocke - 10/18/11 at 6:01am
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post #9 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlocke;15352893 
The Cruical M4s still provide much better 4k writes/reads, which is what you want.. and at a much cheaper price. ~100MB/s faster max writes/reads during large transfers doesn't matter much when you are already getting 400+ MB/s.

It would be nice if they'd fix the issue, but i'm still getting a Corsair M4 over a Vertex3 - even if they were the same price.

Couldn't have said it better. And most reviews I have read and I believe I have read a HUGE amount of them out there, be it a forum/user review or a web/public review, put the M4 as fast or even faster in application loading, installation or game loading and Windows 7 boot time. One review I recently came upon, put it first at W7 boot time with a 7.7s and a kingston had 9s.

What more to ask for a normal user that mostly cares about Game/Apps/W7 loading times?

Edit: Found the link.
http://techreport.com/articles.x/21672/11

Ofcourse reviews are almost always subjective but anyone can make up his own mind. Well atleast most of us do. biggrin.gif
Edited by Koniakki - 10/18/11 at 6:49am
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post #10 of 23
Hmm, no problems on my Solid 3 (2.09 FW I believe).
I have noticed it happened more on Intel rigs vs AMD though (but still had some people with AMD getting BSOD).
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