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post #11 of 23
Hmmm, awesome.

Anyone try it out yet? I hadn't bothered with previous firmwares, as I only have the issue once or twice a month, but perhaps it is time.
post #12 of 23
Changes:

Fixed a rare condition that may cause Windows Blue Screen error when the primary-configured drive woke up from either a SATA slumber mode or S3/S4 modes
Fixed a rare condition that may cause Windows Blue Screen error when the drive was configured as primary with OS installed
Fixed a corner-case issue that may cause the drive to stutter or Windows freezing screen when a media read error occurred
Further improved robustness of Secure Erase operation to prevent possible low-level data structure corruption
Significantly improved TRIM handling to enhance system stability

I already updated with no problem all. My Vertex3 is my OS drive so used the boot tool without a hitch. Just for the "significantly improved trim" is reason enough for me to update.
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post #13 of 23
Please stay on topic... this is about the firmware fix, not drive performance.
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post #14 of 23
So did it really fix the problem? It's been super quite since the release. Nobody reported any problems for a while tongue.gif
post #15 of 23
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I just updated my Vertex 3 to 2.15 using the usb stick method found here.

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?89670-Bootable-Tools-for-OCZ-Vertex-2-3-Agility2-3-Solid3-Revo-and-Ibis-SSD-s

I did run into a snag though. For some reason this method sometimes no longer works with Nvidia 4** or 5** series cards. I got the blank screen with my 580.

So I ran the updater tool on a spare computer with integrated graphics. No problem at all. The drive wasn't even frozen when I went to update firmware.

First thing I did was run a bench with as-ssd to see if performance was lost as some people have reported. My performance actually went up.

I'm not using my Vertex 3 as the OS drive so I won't be able to report if this has cured the bsod bug.

I need to point out a couple of things when doing the update. First, once the firmware shows updated, you need to hit the logout button and then reboot back into Linux. This apparently completes the firmware update.

Secondly, once the reboot is done, shut the computer down. At this point, you should use the jumper terminals on the board to clear cmos. If no terminals then remove the battery.
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post #16 of 23
I just thought I'd add what little I can to this thread: I updated my OCZ Vertex 3 120GB to this firmware straight out of the box, and have not encountered a single BSOD within my couple days worth of usage.

Also, I wanted to report that I have an Nvidia 580 GTX (actually 2 of 'em biggrin.gif), and followed the same steps as mcg75 to update my firmware, and I didn't encounter the issue he had, but as he said, it may be that it sometimes works, and sometimes does not. I'm just glad that in my case, it wasn't, and hopefully not too many others will have the problem neither.
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Originally Posted by mcg75;15386555 
Secondly, once the reboot is done, shut the computer down. At this point, you should use the jumper terminals on the board to clear cmos. If no terminals then remove the battery.

Might I ask what the purpose of this is? I had not done so, and just wondering if/why it would be necessary to do so now?
Edited by DJRK - 10/21/11 at 12:20pm
post #17 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DJRK;15397105 
Might I ask what the purpose of this is? I had not done so, and just wondering if/why it would be necessary to do so now?

Wish I could tell you. I didn't do it for any previous firmware updates and had no problems but OCZ recommends it as Sandforce told them to.

It might be just another thing to blame if it doesn't work.
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post #18 of 23
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We're almost a week into firmware 2.15 release.

By this time with all other firmware, the OCZ support forum was filled with people still getting bsod. It is not the case this time.

Too early to say if it's 100% fixed but this seems to be solving a lot of people's issues.

I'm updating this thread to support OCZ owners. I could care less about OCZ, I will never buy a drive from them ever again after being lied to for so long. OCZ needs to man up and apologize to their customers after making them remove their overclocks, secure erasing and trying ridiculous setup methods that don't work all under the guise of fixing bsod that was never the customer's fault.
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Hmm, I am on 2.09 with no issues, wonder if I should bother updating? I wonder if the improved TRIM is that much better?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blupupher;15432967 
Hmm, I am on 2.09 with no issues, wonder if I should bother updating? I wonder if the improved TRIM is that much better?

The improved trim is why I updated but.......
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