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rubadub 10-20-2011 11:17 AM

OCZ SSD deals @ Newegg - Vertex Plus 60GB $48; Vertex Plus 120GB $98; Vertex 3 120GB $151; Vertex 2 120gb $98; Agility 3 240gb $261 AC AR
 
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Apply code HARDOCP1X19A for 15% off.

Vertex Plus 60gb $48

Vertex Plus 120gb $98

Vertex 3 120gb $151

Vertex 2 120g $98

Agility 3 240gb $261


Edit to add: OCZ/SF issues supposedly fixed now
http://www.anandtech.com/show/497...able-today

deeds 10-20-2011 11:17 AM

OCZ 2.5" Solid State Internal Drives: 60GB Agility SATA III $56, 60GB Vertex Plus SATA II $49, 120GB Vertex Plus $99 & More + Free Shipping
 
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Newegg has some Great Deals on OCZ Vertex 2.5" Solid State Internal Drives use 15% off code HARDOCP1X19A & Rebates (found on product page). Shipping is free. Thanks rubadub & Cherub [Discuss]

Please note. OCZ has recently released a firmware version 2.15 which is strongly recommended for all users of their Series 3 drives, for improved compatiblity, stability and reliability. More information Here

wikipost 10-20-2011 11:17 AM

This post can and should be edited by users like you :)
 
OCZ just released their 2.15 firmware. I've been keeping an eye on their forum, and everyone who had enough technical knowledge to upgrade the firmware reports the end of BSOD so far. Not sure if they've found their silver bullet, but I sure hope so.

Link to OCZ thread: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com...on./page16

http://www.anandtech.com/show/497...able-today <-- Anandtech Pipeline Link.

Note: The 60GB OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3 [newegg.com]has two separate rebates (RAID anyone?) Separate rebate numbers but both require a UPC.
60GB OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC SSD $56 after $25 Rebate [newegg.com] or $61 after $20 rebate [newegg.com]

Dealwitch 10-20-2011 11:48 AM

/sigh Where was this last when I bought my Wildfire =/

turkeyfox 10-20-2011 11:50 AM

These all have terrible reviews. No wonder they're so cheap.

Artmasterx 10-20-2011 11:51 AM

There's a reason why they are trying to get rid of all these... just look at the reviews.

Be happy with you Wildfire... hopefully it won't crap out.

Handonam 10-20-2011 11:53 AM

the reviews for these drives are mixed. what do you guys think?

belerefon 10-20-2011 11:54 AM

Sweet deal!! Thanks OP!!

Check out the Vertex 3 Max IOPS Edition [newegg.com] for $157 after discount/rebate. 4 out of 5 eggs on this one.

Genius4sho 10-20-2011 11:56 AM

Now, this is why I've refused to get an SSD. Performance, longevity, and price point is just not there yet. I love this price though, about 82cents a GB.

Has OCZ came out with a firmware to solve all their issues or is this a hardware issue that just can't be fixed? It looks like OCZ is the new Seagate.

arenaninja 10-20-2011 11:56 AM

Damn. Didn't make it in before the TCing began.

OCZ just released their 2.15 firmware. I've been keeping an eye on their forum, and everyone who had enough technical knowledge to upgrade the firmware reports the end of BSOD so far. Not sure if they've found their silver bullet, but I sure hope so.

Link to OCZ thread: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com...on./page16

Quote:

Originally Posted by Genius4sho (Post 43988552)
Now, this is why I've refused to get an SSD. Performance, longevity, and price point is just not there yet. I love this price though, about 82cents a GB.

Has OCZ came out with a firmware to solve all their issues or is this a hardware issue that just can't be fixed? It looks like OCZ is the new Seagate.

See my post.

Also, I have one of these running with P8Z68-V Pro, 16GB Corsair Vengeance, ATI FirePro (I forget the number) video card with Win 7 Pro x64, with no hiccups at all currently running FW 2.13.

rubadub 10-20-2011 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Handonam (Post 43988458)
the reviews for these drives are mixed. what do you guys think?

I see that people have a lot of problems with these but I've been personally running Agility 2 and Vertex 2 60gb's for the past 6 months to year with no issues. I guess you're rolling the dice with these. Still would rather take these over the Kingston's at $1/gb or less.

Quote:

Originally Posted by belerefon (Post 43988478)
Sweet deal!! Thanks OP!!

Check out the Vertex 3 Max IOPS Edition [newegg.com] for $157 after discount/rebate. 4 out of 5 eggs on this one.

Yeah, by the time I was ready with my post I did one last search and saw that someone beat me to that one and also the Agility 3 60gb.
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?sduid=1416286&t=3448342
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?sduid=1416286&t=3448314

Virbla 10-20-2011 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rubadub (Post 43987264)

Due to its terrible quality and reliability reported by customers, OCZ should be banned from US market!!

tornadog 10-20-2011 12:01 PM

I just dont see the advantage in an SSD for my PC. The positive reviews are all about faster boot times, silent operation and longevity. But are these really that big a deal to spend 4-8 times the price of a sata drive?

SDRebel 10-20-2011 12:03 PM

Me want...but I just bought a 30GB one and a laptop and the wife may start to complain...

arenaninja 10-20-2011 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tornadog (Post 43988730)
I just dont see the advantage in an SSD for my PC. The positive reviews are all about faster boot times, silent operation and longevity. But are these really that big a deal to spend 4-8 times the price of a sata drive?

Only if you're a speedfreak. For example, I hate the 2 second wait on my laptop from opening IE9 to being able to type.

The thing is that with mechanical drives, the improvements on CPUs had become almost moot since the CPUs are waiting on the hard drives to finish their operations in order to continue. SSDs effectively remove the bottleneck, for now, and it means faster pr0n ;)

magicbullet 10-20-2011 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tornadog (Post 43988730)
I just dont see the advantage in an SSD for my PC. The positive reviews are all about faster boot times, silent operation and longevity. But are these really that big a deal to spend 4-8 times the price of a sata drive?

sorry to say, but the answer is YES!.
i love it from the first min i've got. i got it almost 2 years ago when vertex2 60GB was $150 AR. it was an amazing deal back then. i've never regret it one bit. but i'm also a computer geek who demand powerful processing computer. i pretty much push my comp to it's limit. i know it is still expensive, but it's awesome.!!

ps: thinking about another vertex2 120GB

galets 10-20-2011 12:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tornadog (Post 43988730)
I just dont see the advantage in an SSD for my PC. The positive reviews are all about faster boot times, silent operation and longevity. But are these really that big a deal to spend 4-8 times the price of a sata drive?

SSD makes PC run significantly faster, you can see performance increase with a naked eye. If you are using your PC for something that relies on a disk performance, such as: image or video processing or programming, this is a cheapest and very efficient way to boost performance. After I upgraded, all those irritating moments when PC is loading something and just chewing disk, trying to load a pile of small files are gone.

Genius4sho 10-20-2011 12:12 PM

I'm just wondering if most the people that are having problems are doing one of the following:
1) Using a sandybridge motherboard
2) Overclocking their system
3) Using Windows 7 with 64bit

If I could point a finger on exactly what is causing the issues I MIGHT take a shot at getting one of their drives. But if it has to do with a problem with Windows 7 64bit, I think everyone is screwed. Someone above posted a link to OCZ's forums, which talks about the firmware update and there were a very small amount of people still having problems. One person had a sandybridge system, I'm not sure if that matters or not...

OAKside 10-20-2011 12:13 PM

Wow, those reviews from Newegg users are brutal. "Nope."

TransTeam 10-20-2011 12:16 PM

again..
OCZ can suck it.
after RAM/memory fail
power supply fail
i told my self.....never buy anything made from
OCZ
but that 60gb for 48 bucks is very tempting...
damn cheap brands baiting me with their low
prices.

arenaninja 10-20-2011 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Genius4sho (Post 43989128)
I'm just wondering if most the people that are having problems are doing one of the following:
1) Using a sandybridge motherboard
2) Overclocking their system
3) Using Windows 7 with 64bit

If I could point a finger on exactly what is causing the issues I MIGHT take a shot at getting one of their drives. But if it has to do with a problem with Windows 7 64bit, I think everyone is screwed. Someone above posted a link to OCZ's forums, which talks about the firmware update and there were a very small amount of people still having problems. One person had a sandybridge system, I'm not sure if that matters or not...

OCZ claims that it does, I believe it does not. P58 issues with SSDs, as well as AM3+. The thing is that just about everyone who would buy these has SandyBridge, that's why they're reported with higher frequency.

Also, many of the people still having issues most likely did not flash the FW correctly, and this is where OCZ fails particularly. You cannot upgrade the FW if you have your OS on it. The way that I did it was boot from a USB with Ubuntu on it, download and run. Issue is that even the most user-friendly Ubuntu version will not seem friendly if you're uncomfortable with command-line operations and using teh googlez

discounteggroll 10-20-2011 12:22 PM

tempted to upgrade my vertex 2 60GB to as 120GB for $98. I remember getting the 60GB for $125 about a year ago

Genius4sho 10-20-2011 12:23 PM

I'm not sure about this deal. I'm just having flashback images of this.... http://cache.ohinternet.com/image...Ackbar.jpg

magicfame 10-20-2011 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tornadog (Post 43988730)
I just dont see the advantage in an SSD for my PC. The positive reviews are all about faster boot times, silent operation and longevity. But are these really that big a deal to spend 4-8 times the price of a sata drive?

A SSD was probably the best upgrade I have done for my computer.

It is night and day. Browsers open instantly, games open faster, game Load times are faster, video compression faster, winrar files faster, ETC ETC.

escoe 10-20-2011 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Genius4sho (Post 43988552)
Now, this is why I've refused to get an SSD. Performance, longevity, and price point is just not there yet. I love this price though, about 82cents a GB.

Has OCZ came out with a firmware to solve all their issues or is this a hardware issue that just can't be fixed? It looks like OCZ is the new Seagate.

yes they has

Freeloader87 10-20-2011 12:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by magicfame (Post 43989520)
A SSD was probably the best upgrade I have done for my computer.

It is night and day. Browsers open instantly, games open faster, game Load times are faster, video compression faster, winrar files faster, ETC ETC.

Bye bye to moneys faster. I'll wait till BF to pick up my second SSD because I want to see if the FW did address the BSOD bug and also cheaper price.

rubadub 10-20-2011 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arenaninja (Post 43988554)
Damn. Didn't make it in before the TCing began.

OCZ just released their 2.15 firmware. I've been keeping an eye on their forum, and everyone who had enough technical knowledge to upgrade the firmware reports the end of BSOD so far. Not sure if they've found their silver bullet, but I sure hope so.

Link to OCZ thread: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com...on./page16


See my post.

Also, I have one of these running with P8Z68-V Pro, 16GB Corsair Vengeance, ATI FirePro (I forget the number) video card with Win 7 Pro x64, with no hiccups at all currently running FW 2.13.

Thanks for adding link to wiki. I also updated my post with link to Anandtech article that someone posted in one of the Corsair Force GT threads.

Bombebomb 10-20-2011 12:37 PM

I have a vertex 2 60gb, and this thing is nasty quick for a SATA II drive. It is a DREAM to have when trouble shooting and rebooting non stop. I can go from the restart button in windows, back to desktop in 30 seconds.

ralphpootwan 10-20-2011 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by escoe (Post 43989550)
yes they has

how is the wait? My SSD needs to be light.

adamant 10-20-2011 12:43 PM

What is the difference in the versions (Plus, 2, 3) other than price?

solara689 10-20-2011 12:43 PM

I wait for bigger drive like Vertex 2 or 3 in 240 gb to drop under $ 200 then I will give OCZ one last try..........
Also, I wait for M 4 256 gb to drop under $ 250, and so let wait and see either OCZ 240 gb or M4 256 gb :D

tnor 10-20-2011 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tornadog (Post 43988730)
I just dont see the advantage in an SSD for my PC. The positive reviews are all about faster boot times, silent operation and longevity. But are these really that big a deal to spend 4-8 times the price of a sata drive?

I think this is a good point if you are moving from a first gen OCZ vertex to the latest; there is essentially no real life difference in performance. Moving from a standard laptop HDD to most any SSD is a very noticeable change.

aznsniper911 10-20-2011 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tnor (Post 43990282)
I think this is a good point if you are moving from a first gen OCZ vertex to the latest; there is essentially no real life difference in performance. Moving from a standard laptop HDD to most any SSD is a very noticeable change.

I disagree to some stent. I went from a 256gb c300 to a 256gb m4 and I could notice the difference in real life usage.

merz 10-20-2011 01:01 PM

Wouldn't touch it with a 10 ft tiger stick...buy if you want to have rage tantrums in near future.

magicfame 10-20-2011 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tornadog (Post 43988730)
I just dont see the advantage in an SSD for my PC. The positive reviews are all about faster boot times, silent operation and longevity. But are these really that big a deal to spend 4-8 times the price of a sata drive?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freeloader87 (Post 43989688)
Bye bye to moneys faster. I'll wait till BF to pick up my second SSD because I want to see if the FW did address the BSOD bug and also cheaper price.

yup BYE BYE money lol

I have the crucial M4 which has a lot less problems than the OCZ.

johnnyg47474747 10-20-2011 01:03 PM

god dam just bought this a month ago for 200.

drsuna 10-20-2011 01:07 PM

Good deal. In 41 Vertex 2 120gb.

nutz 10-20-2011 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Genius4sho (Post 43988552)
Now, this is why I've refused to get an SSD. Performance, longevity, and price point is just not there yet. I love this price though, about 82cents a GB.

That about sums it up.

Nikola-Tesla 10-20-2011 01:09 PM

Got the Vertex 2 120gb. Thanks

I've been using the Vertex Plus 120GB for 60 days. For my steam games and have had no problems so far. AS SSD says Read: 198.96MB/s - Write: 155.55MB/s not to bad for a cheap ssd.

starcaptor 10-20-2011 01:11 PM

My Vertex 2 has been working fantastically...a 60 gig with the older NAND. Would the 120 gig on this SD provide similar results?

Im under the impression that its just the newer sandforce drives which have the BSOD issues?

senren 10-20-2011 01:16 PM

does upgrading to an SSD lower the weight of a laptop by alot?

arenaninja 10-20-2011 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nutz (Post 43990698)
That about sums it up.

I bought two 1TB WD1001FALS when they hit $100. I use them to backup pictures and videos. However one of them is beginning to fail, some 2 years after original purchase. The main complaint on SSD is storage, price point and reliability. However, I believe that now that we're in the $1/gb range, the price point is there. You just need to look at SSDs as useful for non-critical applications and get mechanical drives for storage solutions, but even then HDDs are just not that reliable :shake:

slickrick55 10-20-2011 01:20 PM

speaking of OCZ SSD deals, Solid 3 120GB SSD for $114.99 after $20MIR at NCIX.

http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaf...omoid=1208

Hyuni 10-20-2011 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by senren (Post 43990928)
does upgrading to an SSD lower the weight of a laptop by alot?

If you have the 2.5" hdd in your laptop already, probably not. Those things are tiny and already fairly light so dropping a sdd won't change the weight significantly.

grueber 10-20-2011 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Genius4sho (Post 43989128)
I'm just wondering if most the people that are having problems are doing one of the following:
1) Using a sandybridge motherboard
2) Overclocking their system
3) Using Windows 7 with 64bit

If I could point a finger on exactly what is causing the issues I MIGHT take a shot at getting one of their drives. But if it has to do with a problem with Windows 7 64bit, I think everyone is screwed. Someone above posted a link to OCZ's forums, which talks about the firmware update and there were a very small amount of people still having problems. One person had a sandybridge system, I'm not sure if that matters or not...

I have a 2600k at 4.5Ghz with a Z98 Gigabyte motherboard and 120GB Vertex 3. I had some problems with the computer booting until the latest F9 bios for the motherboard. Since then no issues.

If people want to threadcrap they should post their particular experiences and why they think OCZ sucks.

I've had a Agility 2 120GB die on me so I am not a fanboy with OCZ products that have never failed.I think OCZ sucks because their rebates take so long. Their RMA is average, requiring you to request a RMA which takes a couple days to get a response. Then you have to ship the product to them at your expense before they will mail you a replacement. The only good thing about the RMA was I got a new Agility 2 in it's original package as a replacement.

starcaptor 10-20-2011 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hyuni (Post 43991098)
If you have the 2.5" hdd in your laptop already, probably not. Those things are tiny and already fairly light so dropping a sdd won't change the weight significantly.

IT would be an insignificant decrease in weight. In the case of the Kingston SSD, it actually increased the weight of my netbook:eek: But it was worth it because of the access time, and the very very low power draw of that particular SSD.

redsolar 10-20-2011 01:25 PM

Ordered top 3 on this list for testing with real RAID controllers, thanks OPhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...15%3A55552

Genius4sho 10-20-2011 01:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grueber (Post 43991106)
I've had a Agility 2 120GB die on me so I am not a fanboy with OCZ products that have never failed.I think OCZ sucks because their rebates take so long. Their RMA is average, requiring you to request a RMA which takes a couple days to get a response. Then you have to ship the product to them at your expense before they will mail you a replacement. The only good thing about the RMA was I got a new Agility 2 in it's original package as a replacement.

Annnnd that's exactly why I don't want to deal with this company. I also was reading some reviews on Newegg and people where saying their RMA process takes forever. I don't want to support a company who does everything wrong (bad products, long RMA process, iffy rebate acceptance). That just doesn't seem right.

smckdwn989 10-20-2011 01:29 PM

i ordered a vertex 3 120gb a couple months ago for a build. sata 6gb is extremely fast, but I did experience some minor issues with stability. After a couple registry tweaks, everything seems to have calmed down. I am only using 2.11 and don't really feel like messing with a 2.15 upgrade since everything seems fine.

snypaz 10-20-2011 01:29 PM

Very good prices for these SSDs. I've been using a 90gb Vertex 2 with absolutely no problems for almost a year now. I didn't notice any difference going to the Vertex 2 from an older crucial SSD but from my mechanical HDD to SSD was night and day. I have a P67 board, 16gb ddr@1866, 2600k@4.6ghz and do not experience any problems whatsoever.

If you don't have one yet, a SSD is the best bang for your buck upgrade you can make to your computer. I can't think of any component has a bigger impact on your computing needs. A SSD will make EVERYTHING better!

Dave84311 10-20-2011 01:33 PM

A SSD will super speed your computer at doing almost everything... I would avoid OCZ though.

alcopaulic 10-20-2011 01:44 PM

Ok, what is the difference between the vertex 2 and the vertex plus? which one is the newer model, or which one has the better features. google isn't really helping me here.

sklar 10-20-2011 01:49 PM

I'd avoid the Plus drives for now. I bought one and am experiencing the data corruption problems. OCZ gladly let a number of people RMA their drives (at the customers cost) while knowing it was a widespread problem that had nothing to do with the drive, but involved bad firmware. Very nice of them.

They have a new 3.5 firmware out to try and resolve the issues with the Plus, but many people are still having problems with this firmware and I'd expect another release at some point that may fully resolve the problems. From some other posts here, they've also had firmware/corruption issues with other drives. Looks like a good SSD vendor to avoid.

The other thing thats annoying is the OCZ reps on the forum keep telling people that you cant restore an image backup to an OCZ SSD, that you must install windows from the install disks and the restore data, and they're being very specific that they feel that this is a necessity to avoid data corruption. Sorry, but I keep backup for a reason, so I dont have to install windows from scratch every time I want to change something around or have a problem/data loss.

I'm having no problems with a variety of other SSD's, just the OCZ's.

My guess is there is some problem with their onboard garbage collection, as the problems seem to have gotten worse when people put the drive to 'sleep' or put their system into sleep mode. Just a guess though...

From now on I try things out extensively before sending in the rebates. Newegg wouldnt take it back and OCZ will only replace it with a refurb if I mail it in at my own cost, and most likely the replacement would give me the same issues since its firmware related and not hardware related.

solara689 10-20-2011 01:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alcopaulic (Post 43991680)
Ok, what is the difference between the vertex 2 and the vertex plus? which one is the newer model, or which one has the better features. google isn't really helping me here.

Vertex3, Vertex 2, Agility 3, Agility 2, and Vertex Plus........GO Vertex 2...My2cent

johnnyg47474747 10-20-2011 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grueber (Post 43991106)
I have a 2600k at 4.5Ghz with a Z98 Gigabyte motherboard and 120GB Vertex 3. I had some problems with the computer booting until the latest F9 bios for the motherboard. Since then no issues.

If people want to threadcrap they should post their particular experiences and why they think OCZ sucks.

I've had a Agility 2 120GB die on me so I am not a fanboy with OCZ products that have never failed.I think OCZ sucks because their rebates take so long. Their RMA is average, requiring you to request a RMA which takes a couple days to get a response. Then you have to ship the product to them at your expense before they will mail you a replacement. The only good thing about the RMA was I got a new Agility 2 in it's original package as a replacement.

agreed got the 120gb doa sent in only the drive got a brand new one unopened.

XReflection 10-20-2011 02:10 PM

I want to bite, but all the reviews make me wary.

149113 10-20-2011 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tornadog (Post 43988730)
I just dont see the advantage in an SSD for my PC. The positive reviews are all about faster boot times, silent operation and longevity. But are these really that big a deal to spend 4-8 times the price of a sata drive?

If you travel for work and own a laptop these are worth their weight in gold. No more worrying about drive failures from abuse the laptop takes when you fly 150k miles a year. SSD's are essentially shock proof and take everything you can throw at them. That alone makes upgrading worth the cost. You add the speed difference to the resiliency and it's a no brainer for someone that travels and relies on their laptop.

luckyboym 10-20-2011 02:22 PM

Does the newcustomer10 code work for this?

MSH 10-20-2011 02:22 PM

ummm some of the ocz drives have some kind of failure or crap outs... just because its cheap doesnt mean its good.
Some of the drives will automatically unmount causing you to lose data or causes programs to lose progress of what your doing (for example in the middle of photoshoping) or even worse it might cause an incorrect read/write error when it unmounts causing a blue screen and a mem dump and goodbye to everything you were in the middle of doing.

arenaninja 10-20-2011 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MSH (Post 43992884)
ummm some of the ocz drives have some kind of failure or crap outs... just because its cheap doesnt mean its good.
Some of the drives will automatically unmount causing you to lose data or causes programs to lose progress of what your doing (for example in the middle of photoshoping) or even worse it might cause an incorrect read/write error when it unmounts causing a blue screen and a mem dump and goodbye to everything you were in the middle of doing.

Thanks for being threadcrapper #15. Unfortunately there ARE people who are only looking for a boot drive where they can install non-critical applications. Is it still a bad deal for them?

grueber 10-20-2011 02:27 PM

Got a Agility 3 60 GB for a boot drive for a desktop.

Besides my other Agility 2 crapping out I have a Vertex 3 and the replacement Agility 2. Both have been working fine.

einzelherz 10-20-2011 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grueber (Post 43991106)
I have a 2600k at 4.5Ghz with a Z98 Gigabyte motherboard and 120GB Vertex 3. I had some problems with the computer booting until the latest F9 bios for the motherboard. Since then no issues.

If people want to threadcrap they should post their particular experiences and why they think OCZ sucks.

I've had a Agility 2 120GB die on me so I am not a fanboy with OCZ products that have never failed.I think OCZ sucks because their rebates take so long. Their RMA is average, requiring you to request a RMA which takes a couple days to get a response. Then you have to ship the product to them at your expense before they will mail you a replacement. The only good thing about the RMA was I got a new Agility 2 in it's original package as a replacement.

That's how every RMA I've ever done on ANYTHING has worked for me.

k9homan 10-20-2011 02:30 PM

My last OCZ rebate took 9 months to arrive. I must say though, customer service by email was top notch.

grueber 10-20-2011 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by einzelherz (Post 43993112)
That's how every RMA I've ever done on ANYTHING has worked for me.

Try Western Digital. You punch in the serial number of your hard drive and confirms online it's still under warranty. You have the option of them shipping you the replacement hard drive if you give them a cc number that they only charge if they don't receive the product. If they no longer have that particular drive, they will ship you the closest type of HD, usually an upgrade.

GreatWhite 10-20-2011 02:37 PM

Is this a much better deal than: http://www.frys.com/product/68333...IN_RSLT_PG

FW_Lurker 10-20-2011 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arenaninja (Post 43988858)
Only if you're a speedfreak. For example, I hate the 2 second wait on my laptop from opening IE9 to being able to type.

Or instead of spending money on SSD, just use Google Chrome! :nod:

rubadub 10-20-2011 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luckyboym (Post 43992882)
Does the newcustomer10 code work for this?

Didn't work when I tried. Looks like you can only use one or the other.

Quote:

Originally Posted by GreatWhite (Post 43993310)
Is this a much better deal than: http://www.frys.com/product/68333...IN_RSLT_PG

As far as I know between Corsair and OCZ, best comparison is Force 3 = Agility 3 and Force GT = Vertex 3. Reliability issues aside (which I think both product lines have had their fair share) Agility 3 60gb for $56 is much better deal than Force 3 60gb for $80.

arenaninja 10-20-2011 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FW_Lurker (Post 43993412)
Or instead of spending money on SSD, just use Google Chrome! :nod:

lol that was just one example. Being able to alt-tab from a gaming session to do a quick search on dinner recipe for the SO is one that Chrome wouldn't solve :O

vanloggins 10-20-2011 02:47 PM

sweet, I'm in for 1 of the Vertex 3 120GB drives. My Roommate has that same model, it's rock solid no issues, and gets great benchmark scores.

Battlefield 10-20-2011 02:48 PM

I dunno, I am really happy with my 90GB Agility 2 I bought almost a year ago. Main boot drive on a new build system. No problems out of the box, except issues with hibernate that I haven't looked into.

Rebate came fast for me too. Would recommend giving them a shot. Unhappy people will post bad reviews, but a very low percentage of happy people post their results on something like an HD that should just work.

smckdwn989 10-20-2011 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vanloggins (Post 43993580)
sweet, I'm in for 1 of the Vertex 3 120GB drives. My Roommate has that same model, it's rock solid no issues, and gets great benchmark scores.

they are wicked fast, my drive exceeds the rated speeds. if you have a hangup every now and again, remember there are some registry tweaks on the forums. they fixed my issues. i had it lockup maybe 3 times in 2 months..

Shadowskater 10-20-2011 02:51 PM

http://gizmodo.com/5851546/the-wo...y-like-now

"They are available in sizes starting at 120GB and going all the way up to 1TB. In the 3.0 line a 120GB will run you about $156, 240GB for $288, 480GB for $528, and 1TB for $1,100. "

BlackAndChrome 10-20-2011 02:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bombebomb (Post 43989826)
I have a vertex 2 60gb, and this thing is nasty quick for a SATA II drive. It is a DREAM to have when trouble shooting and rebooting non stop. I can go from the restart button in windows, back to desktop in 30 seconds.

Not sure what you are running but I had my girlfriend time me by saying "bye" on skype, rebooting (skype auto launch), and sending "hi"... In right at 12 seconds... I feel like I have had some performance degradation since I bought mine a year ago. Even on a brand new install It's probably about 20 seconds to boot. i3-350m is my bottleneck. Still the best $120 I've ever spent, and I play with magnets a lot so I guarantee it has saved me a few times there lol.

-B&C

arenaninja 10-20-2011 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shadowskater (Post 43993708)
http://gizmodo.com/5851546/the-wo...y-like-now

"They are available in sizes starting at 120GB and going all the way up to 1TB. In the 3.0 line a 120GB will run you about $156, 240GB for $288, 480GB for $528, and 1TB for $1,100. "

That is huge. Great price per GB, non-SF controller :woot:

Looks like OCZ will reign king of the SSD market. Of course anyone will say that there's a huge reliability issue with their new drives, but if they're rolling them out to enterprise I'm guessing they're serious about this :eek:

superccs 10-20-2011 02:57 PM

These prices seem crazy good. The drives are capable of 500Mbs read write all the reviews are due to some bugs in the firmware which they have had a bunch of publicity about. Picking one up at these prices and getting a good dose of firmware will make these a bargain. The flip side is a drive that causes endless frustration and calamity.

einzelherz 10-20-2011 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grueber (Post 43993284)
Try Western Digital. You punch in the serial number of your hard drive and confirms online it's still under warranty. You have the option of them shipping you the replacement hard drive if you give them a cc number that they only charge if they don't receive the product. If they no longer have that particular drive, they will ship you the closest type of HD, usually an upgrade.

I'll admit that that's pretty cool.

Bombebomb 10-20-2011 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlackAndChrome (Post 43993768)
Not sure what you are running but I had my girlfriend time me by saying "bye" on skype, rebooting (skype auto launch), and sending "hi"... In right at 12 seconds... I feel like I have had some performance degradation since I bought mine a year ago. Even on a brand new install It's probably about 20 seconds to boot. i3-350m is my bottleneck. Still the best $120 I've ever spent, and I play with magnets a lot so I guarantee it has saved me a few times there lol.

-B&C

Running an Athlon 2 3ghz, 4gb RAM.

Boot screen alone takes 5 seconds or more.

rubadub 10-20-2011 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shadowskater (Post 43993708)
http://gizmodo.com/5851546/the-wo...y-like-now

"They are available in sizes starting at 120GB and going all the way up to 1TB. In the 3.0 line a 120GB will run you about $156, 240GB for $288, 480GB for $528, and 1TB for $1,100. "

That could explain this sale/promo. Clearing out inventory for the new line coming out the box cheaper than the latest Agility/Vertex 3 line. I wonder if we'll see even lower prices at the end of next week after the new drives are supposed to hit the market.

Tnyc 10-20-2011 03:07 PM

Are all of these drives have SandForce controllers in them? If so, I would just wait for the new OCZ with Indillinx controller [engadget.com] I think OCZ finally decided to dump SF and go with Indillinx for better reliability and I don't blame them. The prices on these new drives aren't too bad either!

krk3561 10-20-2011 03:12 PM

In for the Vertex 3 120gb. Great deal thanks!

muoot 10-20-2011 03:18 PM

Note: The 60GB OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3 [newegg.com]
has two separate rebates (RAID anyone?) Separate rebate numbers but both require a UPC.

60GB OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC SSD $56 after $25 Rebate [newegg.com] or $61 after $20 rebate [newegg.com]

raiz 10-20-2011 03:34 PM

This is a really tough decision for me. There are 3 drives I'm comparing right now:
Corsair Force GT 120gb = $171.18 after $30 MIR (damn CA tax!)
OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 120gb = $173.35 after $30 MIR (damn CA tax!)
Crucial M4 128gb = $198 on Amazon.com (no tax)

...and I can't decide which to get. It seems the OCZ and Corsair drives are faster... when they work. People keep saying that the new firmware is helping with the BSODs, but others have said that freezing and BSODS are still there.

The Crucial drive appears to be slower but works out of the box. It's also $25 or so more. HELP!

cohiba 10-20-2011 03:35 PM

I just built my first SSD-based PC a couple months ago (using the OCZ Agility 3 and running perfectly, btw). It makes a HUGE difference. I don't think I will build another PC with a traditional hard drive. I store all my data on my home media server, so all I need is a boot drive, and these 60GB SSDs fit the bill perfectly.

Unfortunately, I hate the MIRs. If not for that, I would be buying replacement boot drives for every PC in my house!

I think they are moving these out to make way for their new "Octane" SSDs, which are based on their own (via acquisition) controller.

grueber 10-20-2011 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by raiz (Post 43994768)
This is a really tough decision for me. There are 3 drives I'm comparing right now:
Corsair Force GT 120gb = $171.18 after $30 MIR (damn CA tax!)
OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 120gb = $173.35 after $30 MIR (damn CA tax!)
Crucial M4 128gb = $198 on Amazon.com (no tax)

...and I can't decide which to get. It seems the OCZ and Corsair drives are faster... when they work. People keep saying that the new firmware is helping with the BSODs, but others have said that freezing and BSODS are still there.

The Crucial drive appears to be slower but works out of the box. It's also $25 or so more. HELP!

I would not base your purchase decision on raw speed for SSD. The jump from the fastest HD to the slowest SSD is exponentially faster. The jump from the slowest to fastest SSD is very subtle for most folks.

I would lean to the M4 since people seem gaga over the stability over the drive, though it's still relatively new so long-term that remains to be seen.

aksH 10-20-2011 03:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tornadog (Post 43988730)
I just dont see the advantage in an SSD for my PC. The positive reviews are all about faster boot times, silent operation and longevity. But are these really that big a deal to spend 4-8 times the price of a sata drive?

In 1 word YES.
Thinking about more RAM, better CPU, more powerful GPU. Don't. Get an SSD instead. A magnetic drive is guaranteed to be the bottleneck in 99.99% of all systems.

grueber 10-20-2011 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Battlefield (Post 43993628)
I dunno, I am really happy with my 90GB Agility 2 I bought almost a year ago. Main boot drive on a new build system. No problems out of the box, except issues with hibernate that I haven't looked into.

Rebate came fast for me too. Would recommend giving them a shot. Unhappy people will post bad reviews, but a very low percentage of happy people post their results on something like an HD that should just work.

Just be careful. My Agility 2 started off with issues coming out of hibernation. One time it simply would not wake up, and after I restarted the computer the SSD was totally unusable. It was not recognized in bios by either the original computer or another system I tried plugging it into. Update to the newest firmware (1.35) if you have not already.

angelbelow 10-20-2011 03:44 PM

thanks.

raiz 10-20-2011 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grueber (Post 43994872)
I would not base your purchase decision on raw speed for SSD. The jump from the fastest HD to the slowest SSD is exponentially faster. The jump from the slowest to fastest SSD is very subtle for most folks.

I would lean to the M4 since people seem gaga over the stability over the drive, though it's still relatively new so long-term that remains to be seen.

Yeah, I wish just one of the deals today would have been for a Marvel controller drive... Intel, Crucial... whoever! I suppose the extra $25 is worth it for the years of stability. If there weren't tax charges at newegg, I might have taken this deal.

liang9 10-20-2011 03:49 PM

thanks

likenew 10-20-2011 03:52 PM

I want faster boot and program speed...and would be willing to pay these prices...but not too many SSD's have good reviews for longevity and quality. I just can't waste the money.

absolutegsr99 10-20-2011 04:03 PM

I am thinking about jumping. Such great prices.

Is there a big difference in quality in OCZ SSD vs Intel SSD?

dealwonderland 10-20-2011 04:05 PM

My gosh the reviews are horrible on Egg !! 2 stars !!! :omg::omg::omg:

No wonder they are so cheap.

Battlefield 10-20-2011 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grueber (Post 43994940)
Just be careful. My Agility 2 started off with issues coming out of hibernation. One time it simply would not wake up, and after I restarted the computer the SSD was totally unusable. It was not recognized in bios by either the original computer or another system I tried plugging it into. Update to the newest firmware (1.35) if you have not already.

Thank you for the warning. My issue is the computer will turn itself on a few minutes after hibernating, very strange. I saw that there were all kinds of issues with it (and other brand SSDs as well), so I stopped using it completely. Don't miss the feature, considering it barely takes 30 seconds to boot up normally.

About updating... everything is fine and dandy now, scared to mess something up..

cccplus 10-20-2011 04:13 PM

ocz just updated their new ssd product line. new ssd out in Nov 1st.

they are clearing out old stock - defective ones.

lightblurs 10-20-2011 04:14 PM

My Agility 60gb (don't remember which one but it was for Sata 3) had hanging issues out of the box. I fixed it by upgrading the firmware..no issues since then (4 months now).

rage777 10-20-2011 04:15 PM

Just an FYI, I have the 60GB Agility 3 using the SATA III connection and I maxed out the Win 7 CPU score. I think it's 7.9 (maybe 6.9, can't remember the max). I am running the AMD Athlon II X4 with Windows 7 x64. I didn't upgrade the firmware and it's running fine. The big thing I don't like is that you can't upgrade the firmware while the SSD is your primary drive.

I paid $105 for this 2 months ago.

tavakian 10-20-2011 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by raiz (Post 43994768)
This is a really tough decision for me. There are 3 drives I'm comparing right now:
Corsair Force GT 120gb = $171.18 after $30 MIR (damn CA tax!)
OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 120gb = $173.35 after $30 MIR (damn CA tax!)
Crucial M4 128gb = $198 on Amazon.com (no tax)

...and I can't decide which to get. It seems the OCZ and Corsair drives are faster... when they work. People keep saying that the new firmware is helping with the BSODs, but others have said that freezing and BSODS are still there.

The Crucial drive appears to be slower but works out of the box. It's also $25 or so more. HELP!


Here is the SSD Hierarchy from Tomshardware. Tier 10 is the slowest, then tier 9, etc...

http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...021-6.html


SSD Performance Hierarchy Chart

Tier 1
Adata S511 240 GB
Corsair Force GT 240 GB
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 GB
OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240 GB
Patriot WildFire 240 GB

Tier 2
Kingston HyperX SSD 240 GB
OCZ Vertex 3 240 GB

Tier 3
Intel SSD 510 250 GB
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120 GB
OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 120 GB
Patriot WildFire 120 GB

Tier 4
Corsair Force 3 240 GB
Crucial m4 256 GB
OCZ Agility 3 240 GB
Patriot Pyro 240 GB

Tier 5
Intel SSD 510 120 GB
Tier 6
Adata S511 120 GB
Corsair Force GT 120 GB
Crucial m4 128 GB
Kingston HyperX SSD 120 GB
OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB

Tier 7
OCZ Agility 2 240 GB
OCZ Vertex 2 240 GB

Tier 8
Corsair Force 3 120 GB
Intel SSD 320 300 GB
OCZ Agility 3 120 GB
OCZ Solid 3 120 GB
Patriot Pyro 120 GB

Tier 9
Corsair Force 3 60 GB
Kingston SSDNow V+100 128 GB
Intel SSD 320 160 GB
OCZ Agility 3 60 GB
Patriot Pyro 60 GB

Tier 10
Crucial m4 64 GB
Intel SSD 320 80 GB
OCZ Agility 2 120 GB
OCZ Vertex 2 120 GB
OCZ Solid 3 60 GB
Other first-gen 120 GB SSDs

tavakian 10-20-2011 04:23 PM

The OCZ Solid 3 120GB from NCIX for 114.99 AR is a really good deal and compares to the Agility 3 which is $151 at Newegg... Problem is do I get it now or wait until Black Friday/Cybermonday... I don't know...

UtahJ 10-20-2011 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sklar (Post 43991794)
The other thing thats annoying is the OCZ reps on the forum keep telling people that you cant restore an image backup to an OCZ SSD, that you must install windows from the install disks and the restore data, and they're being very specific that they feel that this is a necessity to avoid data corruption. Sorry, but I keep backup for a reason, so I dont have to install windows from scratch every time I want to change something around or have a problem/data loss.

If they're telling people that, then their SSD drives have problems. I have 60 high end workstations running Intel SSDs at work, and I built every one of them using a drive image.
The image was based off of an initial SSD load, as it should be, but I haven't had a single SSD issue yet. Wish I could say the same about the video cards, but that's another story.

TrevorK 10-20-2011 04:28 PM

Way to undersell!!!
 
Frak'rs!

I just got the POS Vertex+ 120 from them and now they sell the Vertex 2 for the same frak'n price AR?! Thanks for the under-selling job on mah arse! :mad:

TrevorK

arenaninja 10-20-2011 04:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tavakian (Post 43995660)
The OCZ Solid 3 120GB from NCIX for 114.99 AR is a really good deal and compares to the Agility 3 which is $151 at Newegg... Problem is do I get it now or wait until Black Friday/Cybermonday... I don't know...

Considering the new data regarding OCZ's Octane release on Nov 1st, I'd advise you to wait. The price point seems to be around the same as this sale and there's the chance that without the SF controller the product will be much more reliable.

flashfir 10-20-2011 04:46 PM

Users of new OCZ SSDs, need to be aware they need to set it up with care. I think OCZ doesn't market this because it would deter customers. In my experience in managing my Vertex 30gb it was not plug&play if I wanted reliability. Read the ABC guide and yes it's long. That's the price I paid to get my SSD. Been running for 10 months allright after some hiccups.

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com...or-OCZ-SSD

Experience: Managing Vertex 30gb

I think most reason for failures is people do one of the following (often all of them!) [this isn't exhaustive, just stuff from top of my head]
  1. Leave less than 10% free for overprovisioning
  2. Do not let garbage collect run by not idling @ logon screen/outside of windows @ least once a week
  3. Adjust windows power settings for SSDs to never turn of HDDs
  4. Oblivious to massive writes to HD under WinXP due to alignment problems
  5. Or defragment their drive. NO. No. and NO do not do it.
  6. When they want to reinstall windows, they do NOT secure erase it. http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com...post567588

sklar 10-20-2011 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UtahJ (Post 43995752)
If they're telling people that, then their SSD drives have problems. I have 60 high end workstations running Intel SSDs at work, and I built every one of them using a drive image.

I agree. I back up everything with acronis images and havent ever had a problem with an SSD or regular HDD, until the 60GB OCZ Plus drive.

Quote:

Originally Posted by flashfir (Post 43996184)
[*]When they want to reinstall windows, they do NOT secure erase it.

I've never had to do anything like this with any other SSD. Since it requires a boot cd or usb, and a machine with no other hard drives in it, I've had to tear down a system to perform this secure erase process. Not something I want to do on a regular basis.

flashfir 10-20-2011 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sklar (Post 43996374)
I agree. I back up everything with acronis images and havent ever had a problem with an SSD or regular HDD, until the 60GB OCZ Plus drive.



I've never had to do anything like this with any other SSD. Since it requires a boot cd or usb, and a machine with no other hard drives in it, I've had to tear down a system to perform this secure erase process. Not something I want to do on a regular basis.

It requires a usb OR a machine with no other hard drive in it.
Anyways you've done it you know what I mean.

It sucks but that's how it is for Indilinx based drives to the best of my knowledge.

ThoreauHD 10-20-2011 05:03 PM

I've been using the Vertex 1 for 2 years now without issue. There is no comparison between SSD and a spinning disk. The only purpose for spinning disks is low cost bulk storage in a raid array. Other than that, it's simply pissing your life away in time.

I don't know about the problems with the Vertex 2, but I do know about the 1. It doesn't have many, but it's based off the indilinx chipset rather than the sandforce chipset. That may have something to do with it.

The new OCZ Octane coming out has an indilinx chipset. And the price point is $160 for a 120 GB drive. So that's pushing all the other prices down while they empty inventory. If I never owned a SSD and was in the market for a new drive(I'm not), I would get the cheapest one they had now and wait on the Octane in the interim. At 50 bucks, it's pair of cheap shoes that can make your spinning hard drive look like gimp on crutches- at little risk to you.

solara689 10-20-2011 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by raiz (Post 43994768)
This is a really tough decision for me. There are 3 drives I'm comparing right now:
Corsair Force GT 120gb = $171.18 after $30 MIR (damn CA tax!)
OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 120gb = $173.35 after $30 MIR (damn CA tax!)
Crucial M4 128gb = $198 on Amazon.com (no tax)

...and I can't decide which to get. It seems the OCZ and Corsair drives are faster... when they work. People keep saying that the new firmware is helping with the BSODs, but others have said that freezing and BSODS are still there.

The Crucial drive appears to be slower but works out of the box. It's also $25 or so more. HELP!

Price Alert _ Tigerdirect M4 128 gb $ 190 - $ 20(preferred Acct.) = $ 170 + $ 2.29 shipping = $ 172.29 :lol:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applic...kwCjCECjCE
Get $20 OFF $100 (New TigerDirect® Preferred Account Customers)
Plus, Enjoy No Interest for up to 18 Months If Paid in Full :bounce:

aznsniper911 10-20-2011 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tavakian (Post 43995576)
Here is the SSD Hierarchy from Tomshardware. Tier 10 is the slowest, then tier 9, etc...

http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...021-6.html


SSD Performance Hierarchy Chart

Tier 1
Adata S511 240 GB
Corsair Force GT 240 GB
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 GB
OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240 GB
Patriot WildFire 240 GB

Tier 2
Kingston HyperX SSD 240 GB
OCZ Vertex 3 240 GB

Tier 3
Intel SSD 510 250 GB
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120 GB
OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 120 GB
Patriot WildFire 120 GB

Tier 4
Corsair Force 3 240 GB
Crucial m4 256 GB
OCZ Agility 3 240 GB
Patriot Pyro 240 GB

Tier 5
Intel SSD 510 120 GB
Tier 6
Adata S511 120 GB
Corsair Force GT 120 GB
Crucial m4 128 GB
Kingston HyperX SSD 120 GB
OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB

Tier 7
OCZ Agility 2 240 GB
OCZ Vertex 2 240 GB

Tier 8
Corsair Force 3 120 GB
Intel SSD 320 300 GB
OCZ Agility 3 120 GB
OCZ Solid 3 120 GB
Patriot Pyro 120 GB

Tier 9
Corsair Force 3 60 GB
Kingston SSDNow V+100 128 GB
Intel SSD 320 160 GB
OCZ Agility 3 60 GB
Patriot Pyro 60 GB

Tier 10
Crucial m4 64 GB
Intel SSD 320 80 GB
OCZ Agility 2 120 GB
OCZ Vertex 2 120 GB
OCZ Solid 3 60 GB
Other first-gen 120 GB SSDs

Except this does not factor in reliability and user issues. Also I betcha that didn't include the recent 0009 firmware for the M4 which boosts scores and will raise it overall.

Quote:

Originally Posted by absolutegsr99 (Post 43995322)
I am thinking about jumping. Such great prices.

Is there a big difference in quality in OCZ SSD vs Intel SSD?

Intel works without issue for most people while OCZ has constant issues for people. I would go for a more reliable intel then OCZ even with the new update.

smckdwn989 10-20-2011 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aznsniper911 (Post 43996740)
Except this does not factor in reliability and user issues. Also I betcha that didn't include the recent 0009 firmware for the M4 which boosts scores and will raise it overall.


Intel works without issue for most people while OCZ has constant issues for people. I would go for a more reliable intel then OCZ even with the new update.

actually, most users don't have issues with OCZ. but when people have issues they tend to be more vocal. i had a 60gb vertex 2 with zero issues, and while i had a couple of bsods with my vertex 3, i've been able to fix the issues with a registry tweak and am still running 2.11 and it's dead stable is crazy fast

aznsniper911 10-20-2011 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smckdwn989 (Post 43996818)
actually, most users don't have issues with OCZ. but when people have issues they tend to be more vocal. i had a 60gb vertex 2 with zero issues, and while i had a couple of bsods with my vertex 3, i've been able to fix the issues with a registry tweak and am still running 2.11 and it's dead stable is crazy fast

I should have rephrased that actually, it is the second generation SandForce people are having issues with. It is not exactly OCZ but they do chose to use sandforce controller for this generation. Some people have been able to fix the BSOD with tweaks but others haven't. it is not a guarantee work around. I own a couple of Vertex 3 and they don't all play the same way.

XReflection 10-20-2011 05:25 PM

Well, I thought I'd bite on a 60gb and 120gb agility 3. We'll see what that firmware upgrade does and whether I run into problems at all or not.

solara689 10-20-2011 05:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smckdwn989 (Post 43996818)
actually, most users don't have issues with OCZ. but when people have issues they tend to be more vocal. i had a 60gb vertex 2 with zero issues, and while i had a couple of bsods with my vertex 3, i've been able to fix the issues with a registry tweak and am still running 2.11 and it's dead stable is crazy fast

I think a lot user do not know what is registry tweak? :confused: but I guess that you talk about tweaking the bios?

aznsniper911 10-20-2011 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by solara689 (Post 43996924)
I think a lot user do not know what is registry tweak? :confused: but I guess that you talk about tweaking the bios?

No within the OS, some people have been able to get it work through that way while others haven't.

smckdwn989 10-20-2011 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by solara689 (Post 43996924)
I think a lot user do not know what is registry tweak? :confused: but I guess that you talk about tweaking the bios?

it's all over the ocz forums, but I found the registry tweak by googling vertex 3 freezing. it's done by creating a .reg file and running it in windows and then rebooting.

Grompy 10-20-2011 05:54 PM

I had one of the 60GB Agility 3 drives and it worked great for me! Out of the box it was giving BSODs, but a simple boot into linux and running the exact command that they had listed in their instructions fixed the problem. Windows Experience Index was maxed at 7.9. The drive is very very fast and I would definitely recommend getting one especially for this price.

solara689 10-20-2011 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aznsniper911 (Post 43996944)
No within the OS, some people have been able to get it work through that way while others haven't.

Quote:

Originally Posted by smckdwn989 (Post 43997008)
it's all over the ocz forums, but I found the registry tweak by googling vertex 3 freezing. it's done by creating a .reg file and running it in windows and then rebooting.

Thanks for both reply.....
My Agility 2 60 gb having the most problem then my Vertex 2 60 gb.
It is funny that OCZ taken them a year or more to get to latest firmware 2.13 and 2.15. Wow
I feel OCZ is not standing behind their product and specially the RMA people :O possible their RMA policy? :confused:

aznsniper911 10-20-2011 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by solara689 (Post 43997554)
Thanks for both reply.....
My Agility 2 60 gb having the most problem then my Vertex 2 60 gb.
It is funny that OCZ taken them a year or more to get to latest firmware 2.13 and 2.15. Wow
I feel OCZ is not standing behind their product and specially the RMA people :O possible their RMA policy? :confused:

OCZ's RMA has been top notch for me even with all the SSD i had to RMA with them. Also the Agility is using the SF-1200 which isn't the same issues as we have now.

utgotye 10-20-2011 06:17 PM

I've had my 90 GB Vertex2 since March with no issues after install. I had a small problem getting my new drive/OS install recognized as the boot device but that didn't take more than 20 mins or so of tinkering to fix.

raiz 10-20-2011 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by solara689 (Post 43996560)
Price Alert _ Tigerdirect M4 128 gb $ 190 - $ 20(preferred Acct.) = $ 170 + $ 2.29 shipping = $ 172.29 :lol:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applic...kwCjCECjCE
Get $20 OFF $100 (New TigerDirect® Preferred Account Customers)
Plus, Enjoy No Interest for up to 18 Months If Paid in Full :bounce:

Eh.. I was about to sing your praises and give you tons of thanks, however a preferred account requires a credit check. A credit check is worth $200 these days (for a credit card signup bonus).

solara689 10-20-2011 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by raiz (Post 43998628)
Eh.. I was about to sing your praises and give you tons of thanks, however a preferred account requires a credit check. A credit check is worth $200 these days (for a credit card signup bonus).

Sorry if you feel that way! I thinking you should know about the credit check and their nothing FREE in the USA. :eek:

henny 10-20-2011 07:15 PM

OCZ SSD's are garbage. If you want your data to go "poof" then buy this crap.

P.S. OCZ rebates are almost as poor as their products.

solara689 10-20-2011 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aznsniper911 (Post 43997608)
OCZ's RMA has been top notch for me even with all the SSD i had to RMA with them. Also the Agility is using the SF-1200 which isn't the same issues as we have now.

You mention their RMA has been top notch for you even with all the SSD you had to RMA with them. :O
It sound OCZ have a lot problem and that why you RMA most your OCZ SSD. :vomit:
If you don't mind share your RMA story that how many day or email back and forth before you get a RMA?

namlook 10-20-2011 07:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by henny (Post 43998958)
OCZ SSD's are garbage. If you want your data to go "poof" then buy this crap.

P.S. OCZ rebates are almost as poor as their products.

I've received every OCZ rebate without an issue and I have done a lot of them.

namlook 10-20-2011 07:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smckdwn989 (Post 43997008)
it's all over the ocz forums, but I found the registry tweak by googling vertex 3 freezing. it's done by creating a .reg file and running it in windows and then rebooting.

Link (remove the spaces)
geek montage .com/texts/ocz-vertex-3-freezes-locks-up-stutters-and-crashes/

RandomDealz 10-20-2011 07:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by namlook (Post 43999000)
I've received every OCZ rebate without an issue and I have done a lot of them.


Ditto, I haven't had any problem with OCZ rebates

supreme08 10-20-2011 07:24 PM

anyone know if OCZ will honor my newegg rebates if I already made a purchase some where else with their rebate. For instance, I already sent my Amazon rebate, and waiting for it. Will OCZ still honor this newegg rebate still? thanks, will rep.

Traveler2530 10-20-2011 07:25 PM

Thumbs up + 4 reps... but I think I'll wait.

I have a Q6600 8GB GSkill on a GigaByte P45, two 150GB VRaptors(short-stroked/rimmed) in RAID0 for the c:\ drive.

Installed Win7 x64 from a thumb drive in about 14 mins. Win7 takes about 25 seconds to boot to desktop after BIOS completion.

Real cost to install two of these in RAID0? New SATA-III mobo, new RAM, new CPU.

Hmm... very tempting, but I'll wait.

OTOH: I have a cheap Compaq laptop, with a dual 2.2Ghz Intel chip. It used to take 2 to 3 minutes from power on to an open browser window connected to the 'Net. I put a cheap Kingston SSD NOW in it a year ago($120 for 120 GB AR) now it's as fast as my desktop.

BlackAndChrome 10-20-2011 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by muoot (Post 43994374)
Note: The 60GB OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3 [newegg.com]
has two separate rebates (RAID anyone?) Separate rebate numbers but both require a UPC.

60GB OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC SSD $56 after $25 Rebate [newegg.com] or $61 after $20 rebate [newegg.com]

Copy UPC onto the thickest cardstock you can get, spray with acrylic, and give it a shot. Sounds like win ready to happen.

solara689 10-20-2011 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Traveler2530 (Post 43999170)
Thumbs up + 4 reps... but I think I'll wait.

I have a Q6600 8GB GSkill on a GigaByte P45, two 150GB VRaptors(short-stroked/rimmed) in RAID0 for the c:\ drive.

Installed Win7 x64 from a thumb drive in about 14 mins. Win7 takes about 25 seconds to boot to desktop after BIOS completion.

Real cost to install two of these in RAID0? New SATA-III mobo, new RAM, new CPU.

Hmm... very tempting, but I'll wait.

OTOH: I have a cheap Compaq laptop, with a dual 2.2Ghz Intel chip. It used to take 2 to 3 minutes from power on to an open browser window connected to the 'Net. I put a cheap Kingston SSD NOW in it a year ago($120 for 120 GB AR) now it's as fast as my desktop.

What SSD are you getting or you just sharing your story about Kingston SSD? :confused:

Reuchlin 10-20-2011 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grueber (Post 43993284)
Try Western Digital. You punch in the serial number of your hard drive and confirms online it's still under warranty. You have the option of them shipping you the replacement hard drive if you give them a cc number that they only charge if they don't receive the product. If they no longer have that particular drive, they will ship you the closest type of HD, usually an upgrade.

do you have a link to check it? lOL Thx

smckdwn989 10-20-2011 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RandomDealz (Post 43999072)
Ditto, I haven't had any problem with OCZ rebates

same here, i got my OCZ rebates on my 120GB vertex 3 weeks ago, still waiting for 3 corsair rebates that I sent in the mail the same exact day.

lttldggr 10-20-2011 07:48 PM

I just feel that we are to close to the BF date which i'm sure will have significant deals, but if you need it now... great deal!!!

master999 10-20-2011 08:02 PM

I have an Agility I 60 gb. First one did have an issue. OCZ sent me a brand new one and now have been running for a year smoothly. They were pretty quick to answer and RMA the unit, so other than reloading Win 7 64-bit and associated software, it has been worth it. I guess it's probably best suited for someone with more than one system in case it does go down.

Make sure that you create a full image backup and keep data on a seperate mechanical drive w/backup.

If you get a good one - you are saving a ton of $$ and you'll love the speed. The coolest thing is when your coimputer starts up in absolute silence. Doesn't seem like a big deal until you experience it - cool!

qkumbr 10-20-2011 08:16 PM

You couldn't pay me to order an OCZ drive. Too unreliable. Customers are not beta testers.

robinski_ 10-20-2011 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maschil (Post 43999320)
do you have a link to check it? lOL Thx

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=WD+warranty+check

shinings 10-20-2011 08:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by supreme08 (Post 43999140)
anyone know if OCZ will honor my newegg rebates if I already made a purchase some where else with their rebate. For instance, I already sent my Amazon rebate, and waiting for it. Will OCZ still honor this newegg rebate still? thanks, will rep.

As long as they are different offer/promotion number, you should be fine.

bluskye 10-20-2011 08:28 PM

I got a 60GB Vertex Plus a month ago. No issues. Apparently alot of people had issues. There is a new firmware 3.5 out now. Newegg reviews say all is dandy now with v3.5. I upgraded to it just for the hell of it.

max1001 10-20-2011 08:30 PM

Kinda funny. SD use to be full of OCZ fanboys that would start trolling on any none OCZ SSD threads.

se1zure 10-20-2011 08:34 PM

Will the Sata III one work with a mobo that only supports SATA II?

max1001 10-20-2011 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by se1zure (Post 44000512)
Will the Sata III one work with a mobo that only supports SATA II?

Yes, but speed would be a lot slower.

Handonam 10-20-2011 08:41 PM

Which is the more reliable and faster choice? The Agility 3, or the Solid 3?

Reuchlin 10-20-2011 08:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robinski_ (Post 44000212)


i did already.......... thanks alot douche

Xerosis 10-20-2011 09:34 PM

OCZ Octane soon. :D

healthnut828 10-20-2011 09:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by turkeyfox (Post 43988386)
These all have terrible reviews. No wonder they're so cheap.

Yep, I bought one of the OCZ and had nothing but problems, Windows just isn't recognized sometimes, have to unplug everything, wait and hope and sometimes it comes back but always goes back to not being recognized.

I WOULD NOT BUY AN OCZ SSD AGAIN, the rma's were no different, nothing but frustration.

On the other hand, I bought some Patriot SSD drives at a dirt cheap discount from MicroCenter so hopefully they will do another sale like that and I would HIGHLY recommend getting them. I have been running them in Raid for over 6 months and haven't had a single issue, they're Great!!

winampman 10-20-2011 09:40 PM

I don't know if I should bite now, or wait for black friday... hmm I guess I'll wait, it's only like 3-4 more weeks...

snowbob230 10-20-2011 09:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maschil (Post 43999320)
do you have a link to check it? lOL Thx

http://websupport.wdc.com/warrant...ty&lang=en

I believe this is what your asking for.

cccplus 10-20-2011 09:45 PM

ha, initial price of these ssd is cheap.

if it looks too good to be true...

just wait until you rma's these ssd and the costs go up, then you'll be wondering if...

if ocz would pay shipping for rma, then i'm in but no way will i touch these ssd's

Reuchlin 10-20-2011 09:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snowbob230 (Post 44002484)
http://websupport.wdc.com/warrant...ty&lang=en

I believe this is what your asking for.

someone in their right mind... thanks... didnt even know you could do this... this makes it so much easier if something happens... im guessing toshiba and samsung have something similiar????

akpro 10-20-2011 09:46 PM

I can't get the coupon code to work, is anyone else having this problem? HARDOCP1X19A

fball 10-20-2011 09:57 PM

Coupon not working for me either

shikimt 10-20-2011 10:38 PM

code was working when i first enter it, but after i look around it stop working now. : (

GolfR32 10-20-2011 10:49 PM

OCZ has also released firmware 3.50 for the Vertex Plus in order to fix issues with corruption.

MaxAwesome 10-20-2011 11:10 PM

The real reason current-gen SATAIII SSD are on fire sale is that the next gen is due to start shipping on Nov 1st at a price point of about $1.10 to $1.30/GB with sizes up to 1TB:

http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/2...e-s2-ssds/

So yeah, if you don't mind the hassle of SandForce controllers that like to crap out occasionally (only buy from a reputable brand), these might be slick deals. Otherwise, waiting until Black Friday or the next gen product launches may be your best bet.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Handonam (Post 44000608)
Which is the more reliable and faster choice? The Agility 3, or the Solid 3?

In order of speed:

Vertex 3 Max IOPS > Vertex 3 > Agility 3 > Solid 3

Reliability is the reverse, with Solid 3 the most stable/reliable.

xthundaz 10-21-2011 12:08 AM

coupons not working?

monkiii 10-21-2011 12:31 AM

Thanks for reminding me. Just ordered another Pyro.

chinesethunda 10-21-2011 12:44 AM

is anyone else having trouble checking out using the promo code? Mine says it is invalid

xthundaz 10-21-2011 01:02 AM

same here

Anthony Thomas 10-21-2011 01:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cohiba (Post 43994784)
I just built my first SSD-based PC a couple months ago (using the OCZ Agility 3 and running perfectly, btw). It makes a HUGE difference. I don't think I will build another PC with a traditional hard drive. I store all my data on my home media server, so all I need is a boot drive, and these 60GB SSDs fit the bill perfectly.

Unfortunately, I hate the MIRs. If not for that, I would be buying replacement boot drives for every PC in my house!

I think they are moving these out to make way for their new "Octane" SSDs, which are based on their own (via acquisition) controller.

This is what I am considering. I already built my server (WHS 2011) but it only has one 2TB Green Drive (in my sig). It backed up all my drives and PC's in the house, but only left about 200GB, now about 100GB. I am still using the externals on the HTPC, but I want to retire them, but not until I can put all the information on a second 2TB drive, maybe 3TB as I want to rip my DVD collection as well.

That said I want to put a SSD in this laptop I am typing on. These deals sound good, but I am going to wait until BF...

maskenvn 10-21-2011 03:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chinesethunda (Post 44005858)
is anyone else having trouble checking out using the promo code? Mine says it is invalid

same here :(

Traveler2530 10-21-2011 03:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by solara689 (Post 43999272)
What SSD are you getting or you just sharing your story about Kingston SSD? :confused:

I was pointing out that my desktop with two VRaptors in RAID0, my PC is very quick.

No SSD in the plans until I put together a completely new system.

But even a cheap SSD will make a laptop fly! Even a cheap Kingston SSD-NOW!

grueber 10-21-2011 05:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Traveler2530 (Post 44007054)
I was pointing out that my desktop with two VRaptors in RAID0, my PC is very quick.

No SSD in the plans until I put together a completely new system.

But even a cheap SSD will make a laptop fly! Even a cheap Kingston SSD-NOW!

My 150GB VRaptor has been relegated to my crummiest desktop and will soon be in the closet in case a SSD craps out. Granted you get a speed boost with RAID 0, but it's still significantly slower than any of the SSDs I have (Vertex 3, Agility 2, Kingston V100+).

muoot 10-21-2011 07:06 AM

HARDOCP1X19A you've entered is invalid.

dead.

Cherub 10-21-2011 07:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MaxAwesome (Post 44004350)
The real reason current-gen SATAIII SSD are on fire sale is that the next gen is due to start shipping on Nov 1st at a price point of about $1.10 to $1.30/GB with sizes up to 1TB:

Except that we've been hearing that for a few generations now and it does not happen. Manufacturers (nand, controllers, and final products) want to keep the prices up and add speed and features at a stable price point rather than drop prices. It will get better, but no generation will result in a dramatic drop, if only because current prices rely on rebates that won't be available for the new products, at least for a while.

fanchyna 10-21-2011 07:25 AM

coupon not working
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by muoot (Post 44009688)
HARDOCP1X19A you've entered is invalid.

dead.

Coupon is not working.

flowingsphere 10-21-2011 08:04 AM

agreed dead, stop talking about technology for this DEAD DEAL!! :)

fred_co 10-21-2011 08:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GolfR32 (Post 44004042)
OCZ has also released firmware 3.50 for the Vertex Plus in order to fix issues with corruption.


The new firmware didn't work for me, had to RMA the drive.

Mako1215 10-21-2011 08:36 AM

Glad I missed out on this deal. Didn't have the money for it.

I hope this price point will become more common. All I've all got is a 160gb intel ssd, and its slowly running out of space.

sklar 10-21-2011 08:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by henny (Post 43998958)
OCZ SSD's are garbage. If you want your data to go "poof" then buy this crap.

P.S. OCZ rebates are almost as poor as their products.

To be fair, they paid my rebate in something like 1.5-2 weeks. I guess they wanted to make sure that was processed so I couldnt return it?

And yeah, trading a few bucks for reliability on the hard drive is a poor trade.

derickchow 10-21-2011 09:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flowingsphere (Post 44011168)
agreed dead, stop talking about technology for this DEAD DEAL!! :)

save you $$

flobb 10-21-2011 10:10 AM

I've had an OCZ Vertex since March 2010.

No issues getting rebate.
Not a single BSOD.

I never updated the firmware on the drive, just plugged it in straight out of the box and have been running Win7 flawlessly since day one.

Kralik 10-21-2011 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mako1215 (Post 44011988)
Glad I missed out on this deal. Didn't have the money for it.

I hope this price point will become more common. All I've all got is a 160gb intel ssd, and its slowly running out of space.

OCZ Octane SSDs will be out in a little over a week. They do not use SF and sound like they will be a big improvement over current SSDs at a lower price ($1.10-$1.30 per GB). With that in mind, it makes sense to clear out "old" stock for cheap. Next time around you may end up with a better deal. :)

Source:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/499...umer-drive

powertool4 10-21-2011 12:52 PM

Just got off live chat and had the rep apply the promo code after I placed the order. YMMV obviously but a good deal for me since I just need a 60gb drive for my netbook.

TrueWhiteBoy 10-21-2011 01:45 PM

I have a z68 motherboard.
I have a 7200 500GB drive that i use for gaming.
Would it be worth it to pick up one of these cheaper drives for an SRT setup?
Any idea what kind of performance increase there would be for gaming?

rubadub 10-21-2011 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by powertool4 (Post 44019422)
Just got off live chat and had the rep apply the promo code after I placed the order. YMMV obviously but a good deal for me since I just need a 60gb drive for my netbook.

Wonder if this would work for anyone else who tries to order? The promo did say it was until 10/25. I guess they were selling more than they planned to and pulled the code from the site?

powertool4 10-21-2011 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rubadub (Post 44021250)
Wonder if this would work for anyone else who tries to order? The promo did say it was until 10/25. I guess they were selling more than they planned to and pulled the code from the site?

Couldnt hurt to ask. The rep said the code was valid but it wasn't working for me so I mentioned that it was in my cart last night and it would expire on the 25th. He said to place the order and then he will credit the promo.

Leviuqse 10-24-2011 12:51 PM

I heard a lot of problems with the 3rd gen OCZ's SSD line, bluescreen of deaths, disappearing drives in BIOS, random freeze, ect.

I updated the firmware to the 2.15 and did a fresh windows 7 installation, so far no problems (knock on wood) with BSOD, data corruption, or death sleeps.

I did however made SSD "optimizations", such as disable superfetch, defragmentation, system restore, hibernation, ect ect

powertool4 10-24-2011 10:15 PM

Update: Just got my "$49" OCZ Vertex Plus. I should've listened to the reviews... but no, I was blinded by the PRICE! aghhhh

dead on arrival. blue screen of death when booting windows. That's with the newest firmware version 3.5. Apparently this drive has compatibility issues with certain Intel processors or something? WTF kind of harddrive doesn't work for certain INTEL processors? I'm requesting a refund for this garbage.

sGun 10-25-2011 04:36 PM

Someone needs to get DHL a map.. my drive started 250 miles away on the 21st and its now 400 miles away lol..

Edward266 10-25-2011 07:36 PM

Just got my Vertex 2 120GB today. I am currently using a Agility 2 60GB drive. I haven't had a single issue with the drive nor any firmware updates. My system is running like a champ. My system boots in 7 Seconds not counting POST time. Great Deal glad I jumped on it this time around.

bestco 10-27-2011 04:35 PM

I'm new to SSD, got a few questions hopefully somebody can answer them for me:

-Is it easy to install a SSD like this one? Do I simply take out my existing SATA hard drive and swap this SSD in? Any jumper settings required?

-Do I have to go in the BIOS and change any settings before installing the operating system?

-Do I have to install any special motherboard driver to support such SSD?

-After installing the operating system, do I have to install any software that comes with the SSD?

-Does this SSD use the same SATA cable as a regular SATA HDD?

-Is it easy to flash the firmware?

superthang 10-28-2011 12:01 AM

can't get it to work.
Although you've entered a valid promo code EMCYTZT859, your order does not currently meet the code's usage criteria.
Sorry, the promo code HARDOCP1X19A you've entered is invalid.


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