Originally Posted by nathris
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud
After over 5200 hours of use...sure. That's nearly one FULL year of 24/7 use.
And the 0309 Firmware completely fixes it.
There is no fix for Sandforce drives like the Vertex / Agility. So you'll have BSOD issues eventually with those regardless. At least with the M4 its fixed.
I guess I'm the only one that doesn't have any issues then...
Google search tells me that the only people that have had any issues are the ones that bought the drive before the 2.15 firmware came out. I'm having trouble finding anyone in the last 3 months that has had a BSOD directly attributable to the SSD. Mine came with 2.15 and is completely problem free, so that tells me that the issue was either a bad batch or something is wrong with OCZ Toolbox.
My personal opinion is that they got a bad batch, which given their history selling ram happens quite frequently. Their problems pinpointing the issue stems from the fact that it probably wasn't firmware related and that there really wasn't a software fix, and that they released the "2.15" firmware when the QC problem at Sandforce was corrected just to shut people up.
In the end its all you can really expect from OCZ. Half of the products they release have major QC issues. I ordered my Vertex 3 fully expecting to have to RMA it, but instead I was pleasantly surprised. Its faster and cheaper than the M4
Oh you are no the only one, many have not had issues, it is simply the fact that Sandforce drives are more likely and prone to having issues over other alternatives.
But remember it is not simply OCZ alone, all makers of SandForce drives as well. And the main thing against OCZ is their quality and customer service.
Also, I've helped people with issues with the newest firmware out and still a no go. It may be like you said, a bad batch, but yet the drives i've tried getting to work have been purchased at completely different dates, some even coming with the newest firmware.
But, lets not just rag on SandForce drives and b/c there is
still one odd issue happening with the M4 that i can note on. Some people have an issue where the 4K threaded reads drop to half in AS SSD and other benchmarks. IDK what causes it or if it is even a issue with the drive or software, but atm it is not really a priority by Crucial to fix from what i've seen. But still when a major issue arises they have demonstrated they take action and solve issues fairly quickly in comparison.