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My brothers computer won't work with Vertex 3, but it works perfect on a different system so I'm sure the SSD is healthy.

My brother bought a different SSD to try in his rig and I bought the Vertex 3 SSD from him for $100 biggrin.gif

I have one in my main rig so I was thinking about putting the OCZ drive in my laptop. But my only issue is that I'm concerned about reliability with Vertex 3 since it and other Sata III sandforce drives seem to be having issues.

I'm thinking about putting it in my main rig at reduced Sata II performance as a gaming drive for a while just to see if I am going to encounter an issues with it. The SSD was purchased probably just over a month ago.

So should i take the cautious route and run it in my main rig for a while? I'd be tempted to leave it there but my PC isn't sata III while my laptop is.
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I used my Vertex 3 in my MBP early 2011 model and it ran without issues in SATA III mode.
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post #3 of 10
You should put it in the laptop if it is okay for the less amount of space. That will give you a big increase in gaming speed over the mechanical HDD.
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I have a vertex 3 since march '11 and never had any problems with it, tho i never updated anything about the thing, so its still on stock firmware and stuff.
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Thanks everyone, if it is put in the laptop I'll be running it alongside my HDD using an optical bay adapter. It's good to hear none of you are having problems. Is it supposed to do with the firmware or something?

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I have a vertex 3 since march '11 and never had any problems with it, tho i never updated anything about the thing, so its still on stock firmware and stuff.

Mine has 2.15 firmware, is it possible to downgrade to a different firmware?
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Thanks everyone, if it is put in the laptop I'll be running it alongside my HDD using an optical bay adapter. It's good to hear none of you are having problems. Is it supposed to do with the firmware or something?
Mine has 2.15 firmware, is it possible to downgrade to a different firmware?

Tbh, i have no idea if you can downgrade or that you even need to.
also i have no idea what firmware mine is on now.
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I reccoment you should just try it, and keep a backup of your important drives, if the vertex does fail. you can always reinstall on the mechanical disk, and you have a backup smile.gif
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Thanks everyone, if it is put in the laptop I'll be running it alongside my HDD using an optical bay adapter. It's good to hear none of you are having problems. Is it supposed to do with the firmware or something?
Mine has 2.15 firmware, is it possible to downgrade to a different firmware?

You don't want to downgrade. 2.15 was the one and only firmware that contains the bsod bug fix.

Give it a try. Chances are it will be fine.

Anybody running any other firmware than 2.15 should upgrade as well. The bsod bug is built into the firmware and the only reason you haven't seen it is the conditions haven't been right.
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Thanks! Looks like ill just be putting it right into my laptop then
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makes a huge difference plus you get to do a clean install. Made my sb i5 laptop seem as fast as my desktop.
    
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