Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex 3 Max Series (VTX3MI-25SAT3)
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Nice fast controller and IOPS to.
16 April 2014
Summary: Wanted to use this for just Microsoft Windows 8.1 install. But; many things I installed filled the 120 gig space up very fast. Use it in my new computer as second drive, About a month after I bought it Vertex 4 came out, then 'Barefoot controller' came out.
Summary: Worked well for a month then failed. OCZ were MOST UNHELPFUL with warranty, received it back after a couple of months, NOT FIXED. Very disappointed... Have been buying INTEL since then...... no failures, no problems. Note... Other OCZ SSD's that I have are working OK.
Summary: I purchased this drive from Tiger Direct in December 2012 to put in my Mac Mini server, replacing one of the two internal drives. Boot times went from 6min (with all apps I use open and all working tabs open - we get power blips a lot) down to 59s. It reboots faster than our router can reconnect to FiOS after a blip. I have not yet had a single fault, OS X curtain, or read/write error, and I'm a super-power user.
Summary: Any reviews giving it 1 star due to bsod are now irrelevant. FW 2.15 and higher have completely fixed the bsod issue. I have 2 120gb of these running in RAID0 and getting almost 1gb/s read & write.
Summary: The drive came unstable. Random BSOD's every 4 hours. I had no idea it was the drive at first but then traced the problem to it. You need to do the registry edit, enable hot plugging, and upgrade the firmware (I had to do a reinstall of the OS since it can't update firmware if the OS is installed on it). After all that, the drive is finally stable. This drive is like a really hot psycho-chick, they are great when you got them under control, but they are a pain till then.
Summary: I was thinking if I should get this or the Patriot Wildfire. Then I saw OCZ just released Firmware v2.15 which is a major firmware fix which is supposed to fix many issues and most of the BSODs. So I got this. Amazon already has the SSDs in stock with v2.15 on board, a I learned when I got it. Hooked it in, works great as a secondary. Went ahead and put Windows 7 on it and it still works awesomely. Everything loads instantly compared to my year old Caviar Black WD.
Summary: Look at the specs and you know it is what you want. I took the plunge and I love this drive. We all know marketing type will stretch the claims, I tested this in my world and I offer my humble opinion. THIS ROCKS!!! Looking to breath new life into an old friend? Clone and go. Want a computer that is waiting on you? Your new friend is waiting.
GuyWhosVeryBored "May the Force be with you, ..., Amazon
11 September 2011
Summary: I'm not sure about all the bad reps this drive is getting on here and other review sites. I personally have not had any issues with this drive that I purchased 3 months ago (June 6, 2011 to be exact). I've been on the "out-of-the-box" firmware since day 1 and haven't had any BSOD issues other reviewers have been experiencing. In fact, I really love this drive! It's ultra fast and loading up games off of it is 'off-the-hook'!
Summary: OK, let's start by addressing the other reviews. One: BSOD hasn't been a problem for months, it was a firmware issue, it has been fixed. This drive is rock solid stable. Two: Mr. "25 years in IT" might need to hit the books. I've got 10 years in IT, and upgrading the firmware is far simpler than described. If you boot off the SSD, and need to upgrade the drive's firmware, you defintely DO NOT need to install Windows on another drive.