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OCZ Vertex 3 unreliable? Buy or not?

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November 20, 2012 11:19:31 PM

I want to get an SSD(s) for a computer I'm going to build right after Christmas. I have a budget of $110 for the ssd(s) in my build. Newegg is running a Black Friday sale on some OCZ Vertex 3 120gb drives for $50 a piece. Then I could get relatively fast drives that would total 240gb. I'm only worried about these drives being unreliable. When they came out they had great reviews, but I know the sandforce controller used has had some bugs and that its been getting lower reviews lately. So my question is do you think I'm better off waiting for say a 128gb Samsung 840 pro to come down into the <$110 range with increased reliability and performance but only getting half the size, or should I get these at the current steal of $.42/gb? Is the Vertex 3 just not worth the risk of it breaking after a couple months usage?

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a c 544 G Storage
November 21, 2012 12:48:15 AM

The Vertex 3's had a lot of problems when they 1st came out but firmware updates and motherboard BIOS updates have resolved most of the issues.

If your BIOS and SSD on their latest firmware versions then you should be ok.
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a b G Storage
November 21, 2012 12:56:00 AM

I wouldn't buy anything from OCZ.
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a b G Storage
November 21, 2012 1:03:41 AM

maestro0428 said:
I wouldn't buy anything from OCZ.


well you're missing out, I just bought two, or will

Where are you see this ad? I've been checking newegg and never saw it?
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November 21, 2012 1:12:49 AM

These mixed reviews are what's scaring me. It's an amazing deal, but I want my drives to last a year or more without breaking or coming DOA.
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a b G Storage
November 21, 2012 1:19:07 AM



You know "Made in Japan" was as good as sh!t 60 years ago ... and some WWII vets still hate anything JAP

Now tell me where you saw this deal so I can get in on it !!! Newegg isn't listing it for me ): Did you sign up for their email list or something?
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a b G Storage
November 21, 2012 2:51:19 AM

thanks don't know how i missed that
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November 21, 2012 5:14:27 AM

OCZ Vertex 3 is fine. It's been out for over a year and those firmware bugs have been largely fixed.
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a b G Storage
November 21, 2012 5:36:27 AM

personally i've been hope the Vertex 4 256 would go on a similar 50% sales, but I'll take this in a minute. Better than the Agility 2 128gb for $50 last month.

Sorry for hijacking the thread.
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November 21, 2012 10:55:22 AM

No problem, I'm just wanting to get the best bang for my buck and not have to worry about getting bad drives.
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a b G Storage
November 21, 2012 7:29:47 PM

maestro0428 said:
I wouldn't buy anything from OCZ.

You've said such things in other forums, but you never have proof to back it up.
OCZ is now up there with Samsung and Intel for speed and reliability.
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a b G Storage
November 21, 2012 7:33:17 PM

DarkSable said:
You've said such things in other forums, but you never have proof to back it up.
OCZ is now up there with Samsung and Intel for speed and reliability.

Not quite. Especially since the Samsung 840 Pro blows everything else away.

Also:
http://forums.storagereview.com/index.php/topic/31477-s...
http://www.behardware.com/articles/843-7/components-ret...

^ I doubt things are as bad today, but still... OCZ does not spell SSD reliability.
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November 21, 2012 7:33:51 PM

I have my OS on the vertex 3 128 for quite sometime now with no issues, I read about the early issues with them but reviews now are better
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November 21, 2012 7:34:12 PM

Just bought a Vertex 4 for 80, and will be buying a vertex 3 for 50. Slightly over my price but I'll get one super fast boot drive and an extra.
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November 21, 2012 7:42:16 PM

Sakkura said:
Not quite. Especially since the Samsung 840 Pro blows everything else away.

Also:
http://forums.storagereview.com/index.php/topic/31477-s...
http://www.behardware.com/articles/843-7/components-ret...

^ I doubt things are as bad today, but still... OCZ does not spell SSD reliability.


Sure, but it blows EVERYTHING away, including wallets. :) 
It's also the next gen of tech - nobody else has a comparable SSD.

Those posts are from last year - the "4" series doesn't use the sandforce controller, and even the 3 series has gotten around its problems.

Just saying... Though it wasn't earlier, OCZ is a good brand now.
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a b G Storage
November 21, 2012 7:47:35 PM

A bargain isn't what you pay but what you get. OCZ has a very checkered past.
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a b G Storage
November 22, 2012 7:31:25 AM

Those bastards at Newegg cancelled my order!!! Anyone get fffffffffd by them on this deal?
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November 22, 2012 7:34:43 AM

I woke up a few minutes late and it was already out if stock :/ .
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November 22, 2012 7:36:23 AM

I'd contact a sales associate and request they honor the order either with the same drives when they get back in, or with vertex 4's. You might get somewhere with that.
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a b G Storage
November 22, 2012 8:13:45 AM

yeah, i already have a open discussion with then so I hope I goes somewhere. At least I was able to get the 12BG Vertex 4 for $75. but damnit I had plans for those V3s!
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November 22, 2012 10:39:00 AM

Yeah I got one of those as well. I bought it at 79.99, they lowered the price, I cancelled my order and ordered at $75.00
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November 29, 2012 2:15:41 AM

Best answer selected by Mrcoltux.
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