Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex 3 Max Series (VTX3MI-25SAT3)
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Vertex 3 Max IOPS
20 August 2011
Summary: Currently have this drive and have ZERO trouble. I find a lot of negative reviews for this drive because some people didn't do their research. Read the FINE PRINT, check reviews, go to the forums and ASK QUESTIONS! I did. I purchased the items needed to properly build my computer and have had zero problems. If you have an older machine, ensure you check the forums to find out if it will work.
Summary: Went through 2 of these before giving up and switching to another brand (Patriot Wildfire). The first worked fine most of the time, but often it would not come back up after the laptop had been powered off or suspended. To get the computer to see it again I'd have to jump through a bunch of hoops (physically remove the drive, boot, then power off and insert the drive again, sometimes I'd remove the battery and hit the power button to drain everything before reinstalling...
Summary: A lot of ppl are complaining about this drive and that it often causes BSOD. I learned when I bought and installed mine that if you dont set your BIOS SATA Mode to AHCI then you will experience BSOD. This hard drive is working perfect and fast in my system. I would highly recommend this drive to anyone looking to buy and SSD.
Summary: My God, after a month of reading reviews from ocz forums, macrumors or any other forum you can google with ocz vertex 3 macbook pro 2011 17. I had no idea what finally possessed me to buy this garb*ge. Arrived, immediately installed on my macbook pro 17"2011, format to os x journaled, install with original mac os x installation disk, INSTALLATION FAILED <- 1st bad sign Restart, format again but this time zero out partition, installation success, wow boy i'm glad, I...
Conclusion: Given the nature of the Vertex 3 Max IOPS, we thought it would be interesting to include the original Vertex in our tests to see just how far these drives have come in a short two years. Even just last year, the performance that the Vertex 3 and Vertex 3 Max IOPS can deliver was only possible through complex PCIe cards that featured two, or sometimes four SSD controllers striped in RAID 0 arrays.
Summary: So have had it for over a week. Have no problems with it at all. My computer stays on 24/7, i have a i7 2600k at 4.5 ghz on a msi mobo. benched the hd i get. 569 read speed and 511 write speed. Before this i was using two hdds in raid 0.. this is so much faster! When i got it .. i stuck it in my computer.. updated to lastest firemware i guess its called.. rebooted set bios settings then installed windows.. works great!
Summary: I was a bit scared before buying this, since I read all about BSODs and such. I installed it, and after a day Windows 7 x64 started freezing on me (but no BSOD). I read around the forums a bit, and discovered that you need to alter a couple of settings to get it to run reliably. You need to: 1) Enable Hot Plugging for the sata channel where you installed your Vertex 3.
Summary: When I installed Vista 64bit it took a long time. Once installed, drive worked intermitantly for 1 day. 2nd day it took 2 to 3 boots just for bios to recognize a SSD was installed. 3rd day totally dead. I installed my old Kingston SSD no problems.
Summary: my primary reason for buying this SSD was that every HDD I put in my macbook pro was clicking and would cause certain I/O intensive apps(entourage/VMWare) to hang for several seconds at a time. installed Snow Leopard (10.6) on the drive via USB cable, swapped in the drive, booted up and copied over data from backups. doing some basic raw dd testing for reading and writing I am able to get 500+MB/sec read and write. truly amazing I/O in a laptop.