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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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.