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sr71 03-11-2013 04:20 AM

OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB SSD $160AC +SH@TigerDirect
 
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applic...=O261-2114

wikipost 03-11-2013 04:20 AM

Uses synchronous toggle MLC NAND which is faster, uses less power, and has a much longer lifespan than the cheap TLC NAND used by Samsung for its "840 Series" drives.

The Sandforce controller also offers the industry's lowest write amplification which reduces NAND wear (it uses on-the-fly compression to write less data to the flash).

The problems with these drives were firmware bugs which have been worked out because the Sandforce controller has been on the market long enough to mature. Intel also uses the controller for their 520 series drives and did further firmware validation.

nguvihuong 03-11-2013 08:42 AM

Wish I believed this article back in 04/2011. I would have made millions shorting OCZ down to the ground. Would any of you trust your money buying a product from a company with accounting fraud? Think Enron...

http://seekingalpha.com/instablog...-deceitful

sr71 03-11-2013 09:07 AM

of course that blog was spot on on OCZ's imminent demise ;)

ghitz 03-11-2013 09:29 AM

Yea OCZ came out with a Bang then they smoked so fast.

lousmith84 03-11-2013 09:33 AM

firmware flaws?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sr71 (Post 58136028)
$10lOff
Use coupon at checkout YOW85570
Exp 3/12/2013 11:59 PMlET

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applic...=O261-2114


Ok, I know that the OCZ vertex 3's have some firmware bugs. Can someone please enlighten me if these have them also being "MAX IOPS" are they also affected; or is it just for the "regular" vertex 3's please?

thanks

lou

mandrew2000 03-11-2013 12:29 PM

These are suppose to be the best of their Generation and seemingly their Firmware issues have been fixed some time back.

PeteyTheStriker 03-11-2013 01:27 PM

Man if this was the agility version I would bite, I been wanting another 240 agility to expand my steam drive. I don't like to mix and match SSD's, but I am tempted. Weren't these drive under $150 at one point?

XzHiBiT 03-11-2013 01:30 PM

I got this for $140 about two weeks ago from TD AR. Fast as all hell. Didn't need to upgrade firmware, already to newest and so far so good. My first SSD, but I'd like to get another when price comes back to $140.

xmed 03-11-2013 01:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lousmith84 (Post 58140856)
Ok, I know that the OCZ vertex 3's have some firmware bugs. Can someone please enlighten me if these have them also being "MAX IOPS" are they also affected; or is it just for the "regular" vertex 3's please?
thanks lou

Neither, lou. Problems with the Sandforce controller firmware (in OCZ and other drives) are ancient history, but have left a mark on OCZ as an SSD vendor. These are excellent drives in my experience w/ three Vertex 3's and one Vertex 3 MaxIOPS. These are very fast SSDs. Buy w/o worry if you think the price is right. Got one a little cheaper a couple of weeks ago.

FYI, I also have a Vertex 2, and a Vertex gen 1 that's been perfect, used 12/hrs/day since new. OCZ the company deserves the bad rap they earned, but the drives are excellent.


OCTOBER 17, 2011
OCZ has just released f/w 2.15 for all SF-2281 processors which will fix an issue that has become popularly known as the “SandForce Bug”.
This release not only identifies and prevents BSOD issues caused by two specific conditions, but also, tackles stuttering issues observed by some as well as significantly improving TRIM and Secure Erase operations to prevent low level data corruption. [ssdreview]

dvanburen 03-11-2013 02:39 PM

I bought one of these back in December just after Christmas. There was one small bug that made it impossible to update the firmware, but it otherwise worked fine. That has since been worked out and the drive updates and operates perfectly. FWIW I paid about $130 with tax/ship/rebate almost 3 months ago.

NessDan 03-11-2013 02:59 PM

I was reading through NewEgg reviews on this drive and I heard a lot of dead drive stories.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...llFullInfo

Have these issues been fixed?

PeteyTheStriker 03-11-2013 04:35 PM

I have had multiple 60gig vertex/agility drives and one agility 240gig drive, all of them worked without issues. As i said earlier hoping to get another 240 but i swear they were going for around $120-$140 when i bought my original.

sr71 03-11-2013 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NessDan (Post 58148972)
I was reading through NewEgg reviews on this drive and I heard a lot of dead drive stories.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...llFullInfo

Have these issues been fixed?

first off that's not even the same drive?

RedZoneOS 03-11-2013 08:49 PM

not really a slickdeal if you have to pay tax from TD. BUT, how the heck does this drive not make FP when the 840 makes it there like every other day at a 150 price point...

mxhoang 03-12-2013 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RedZoneOS (Post 58155854)
not really a slickdeal if you have to pay tax from TD. BUT, how the heck does this drive not make FP when the 840 makes it there like every other day at a 150 price point...

Slickdeals bias. OCZ does not have a good reputation on this forum because of previous issues (specifically issues with the SandForce-based drives).

Although most product problems have been remedied, there still remains a group of people that bash on OCZ because of previous bad experiences,

PeteyTheStriker 03-12-2013 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mxhoang (Post 58166360)
Slickdeals bias. OCZ does not have a good reputation on this forum because of previous issues (specifically issues with the SandForce-based drives).

Although most product problems have been remedied, there still remains a group of people that bash on OCZ because of previous bad experiences,

I Definitely agree, like i said i had plenty of OCZ drives no issues. Also recommended them to a few people and they are working without any issues either. Some over 2 years old now, being used as gaming/boot drives.

superstition 03-12-2013 04:36 PM

Uses synchronous toggle MLC NAND which is faster, uses less power, and has a much longer lifespan than the cheap TLC NAND used by Samsung for its "840 Series" drives.

The Sandforce controller also offers the industry's lowest write amplification which reduces NAND wear (it uses on-the-fly compression to write less data to the flash).

The problems with these drives were firmware bugs which have been worked out because the Sandforce controller has been on the market long enough to mature. Intel also uses the controller for their 520 series drives and did further firmware validation.


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