Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex 3 Series (VTX3-35SAT3/VTX3-25SAT3)
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Hard drive died within 1 year.
A. Moffett, Amazon
20 June 2014
Summary: OCZ Hard drives have an astronomical failure rate compared to other manufacturers. Unfortunately the performance on this unit sold it to me before I had such knowledge. System crashed and the bios no longer recognized the hard drive. Swapped to a new hard drive and the computer was back to normal. I recommend against purchasing anything from OCZ.
Summary: OCZ are notorious for rushing to market with half-baked control software/firmware. They've had to replace literally hundreds of thousands of faulty SSDs under warranty. This placed them in a difficult financial position and they were unable to raise enough capital to keep going on their own. Toshiba bought their assets, but even a good company like Toshiba cannot undo bad products already out there.
Summary: I had read the reviews and heard of problems with these drives, but bought one anyway, hoping to avoid them. I didn't. After about 30 days, the drive stopped responding. Luckily, I just had my OS/programs installed on it, so no valuable data was lost. I replaced it with an Intel drive, and after a year things are just dandy. Buyer beware.
Summary: We provide storage solutions for business use and I have to say these SSDs are nothing short of absolute rubbish. *Constantly* freezes it's SATA link then refuses to RESET until the power has been cycled. We've also seen 25% of the ones we have in production go bad within 6 months. This is a KNOWN problem with the SandForce 2281 controller chip used in the Vertex 3 models, and OCZ fails to own up to the issue.. coward company.
Summary: Simply said, I couldn't resist. The reviews here on Amazon and all other sites where reviews are submitted by owners were pretty poor on this product but the speeds that people were reporting were just unreal. Reviewers bragged about it and so I went for it. A week went well and then, nothing. By nothing I mean it just outright died. I own a variety of SSDs and this is the only one to have done this.
Summary: Spent a lot of time to install correctly. Followed OCZ's forum instructions to the letter. No joy. Waited for FW update, then installed- no joy. It's still sitting in a box while I await a FW update that can fix this issue. OCZ seems fine to have my money while I enjoy their expensive paperweight.
Pros: If you consider that it's fast, when it works, a pro, then there's that.
Cons: Random BSODs from between 1 day apart to 3 days. The longest up-time was 3 days.
Summary: As with other reviewers, I purchased this under the guise of getting a great product. Maximum PC gave this a 9/10 and every review said "Buy this drive!" Sadly, I warn you to go with another competitors product (I'm swapping mine out for a Crucial m4). I get random BSODs, system stuttering (which then leads to BSODs), weird random soft read errors when using SSD utilities and sometimes undetectable by BIOS and AHCI boot processes AFTER a BSOD.
Not for the faint of heart! Unresolved problems with sleep and hibernate
Terry R. Umbenhaur "Video Gaming Ninja", Amazon
24 September 2011
Summary: As a user of OCZ Vertex 2 (40GB) SSD for 2 years, I blindingly chose to purchase the Vertex 3 for my new Intel Sandy Bridge build, as it appeared to be the fastest Sata 6 Gbps drive, and the reviews from tech websites gave me the impression of quality product. This was 4 months ago...
Freezed computer +5 minutes +5x a day; daily BSODs; horrible.
Ted R. Smith "Promote freedom; fight fascism.", Amazon
22 September 2011
Summary: I had this drive for two weeks as my laptop's (Toshiba Satellite A665-S6100X) primary and only hard drive. I upgraded to the new firmware (2.0.9) and everything. As soon as I started using this drive, my machine would freeze from anywhere from 30 seconds to 15 minutes; only the mouse cursor would move, everything else was unresponsive, and the hard drive activity LED would be constantly lit. This would occur upwards of 5 or more times a day, every day.