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So OCZ SSD's are 15% off at newegg right now. Not only that, but many of them have rebates also. I was going to purchase a SSD on Black Friday, but have yet to see anyone having any "door buster" deals on them.
I honestly don't know enough about them yet, I was going to research over the break in time to make a decision on Black Friday, but a deal like this seems pretty damn good.
I had heard some OCZ SSD's had issues, but I thought they had been fixed already. I also hear a lot of people on OCN rooting for the Crucial M4 I believe.

I was looking for a 120GB and was willing to spend ~$180, hopefully less with black friday deals, or this deal. What should I get! Which OCZ SSD's are the best for someone looking for speed (a typical OCN user with crossfire HD5870's and an OC'ed i7!)?? Should I wait for another deal or jump on an OCZ SSD?

It seems a lot of people are liking this OCZ SSD, especially with this 15% off, rebate and free shipping.


+rep for assistance! I'll buy an SSD today if this does turn out to be an excellent option.
post #2 of 18
If you got an Agility 3 120GB SSD it would come out to $115 AMIR which is pretty amazing for such speed and price per ratio, thats probably the one that I would go for. I can't really imagine black friday deals beating that.
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The Vertex series are faster than their Agility counterparts. E.g., Vertex 3 > Agility 3. However, I've read that the real-world difference between the two is minimal, if at all noticeable.

As to whether or not you should jump on these deals, I am personally waiting for the M4 to go down in price. My reasoning is that M4 doesn't seem to have any problems (at least not on these forums) other than their slow write speeds. IMO, slow write speeds are much better than BSODs.

Hope this helps.
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I just placed an order for this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227714

comes to 156.99 after MIR.. wondering now if the speed is worth the extra $40
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post #5 of 18
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If you got an Agility 3 120GB SSD it would come out to $115 AMIR which is pretty amazing for such speed and price per ratio, thats probably the one that I would go for. I can't really imagine black friday deals beating that.

That is an amazing deal, I wouldn't dream of black friday beating that deal. Contrary to what I said in my original post, I don't really need the best of the best. I mean hell, SSD already IS the best of the best. I guess the best SSD would be the best of the best of the best... hah...
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The Vertex series are faster than their Agility counterparts. E.g., Vertex 3 > Agility 3. However, I've read that the real-world difference between the two is minimal, if at all noticeable.
As to whether or not you should jump on these deals, I am personally waiting for the M4 to go down in price. My reasoning is that M4 doesn't seem to have any problems (at least not on these forums) other than their slow write speeds. IMO, slow write speeds are much better than BSODs.
Hope this helps.

That's what I would think. I'll check out some reviews of them and see. I'll also see about comparing them to the M4.
I heard about the BSOD issue, I need to see how prevalent that is and if it has been fixed (I thought new firmware fixed it already?). Hopefully someone who owns one of the OCZ's will stop by.
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I was in the same boat, until I did a quick search on forums. It seemed that the firmware helped reduce BSoDs from several a day to once a day. That's still too often for me to get one sad-smiley-002.gif (haven't had one occur since I got my first M4). So I'm waiting for M4 instead.
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post #7 of 18
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I was in the same boat, until I did a quick search on forums. It seemed that the firmware helped reduce BSoDs from several a day to once a day. That's still too often for me to get one sad-smiley-002.gif (haven't had one occur since I got my first M4). So I'm waiting for M4 instead.

Ugh, I'm seeing that in OCN... A few other places too. It seems to be a relatively common issue and it seems the new firmware hasn't fixed it for some people. That's discouraging.
post #8 of 18
I love my M4. I personally think Crucial M4s are hard to beat. But OCZ's SSDs are good too. If the deal is good, go for it. Look at reviews and base it off that. Any product always has a couple bad ones that go out but usually you can't go wrong.
post #9 of 18
Why consider anything but the M4? tongue.gif

I love mine. smile.gif It is pretty hard to beat at the price too. But the OCZ Octane drives will hopefully be out soon. smile.gif They should be better than the current ones and use a different controller. So most likely no more Sandforce issues! wheee.gif
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Why consider anything but the M4? tongue.gif
I love mine. smile.gif It is pretty hard to beat at the price too. But the OCZ Octane drives will hopefully be out soon. smile.gif They should be better than the current ones and use a different controller. So most likely no more Sandforce issues! wheee.gif

Because the M4 isn't on sale mad.gif Hopefully someone will have it on sale for black friday deals.
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I love my M4. I personally think Crucial M4s are hard to beat. But OCZ's SSDs are good too. If the deal is good, go for it. Look at reviews and base it off that. Any product always has a couple bad ones that go out but usually you can't go wrong.

Well I understand any product will have some failures. But the issue with these SSD's doesn't seem to be that some are defective and some aren't, it seems like an underlying issue with the firmware or hardware, which affects certain subsets of hardware more than others. That's what worries me. Though I have an i7 and it seems mostly sandybridge is afffected.
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