Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex 3 Series (VTX3-35SAT3/VTX3-25SAT3)
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Worked like a Charm for over a year and then failed
Michael Weathersby, Amazon
28 February 2014
Summary: So I bought the 480gb version originally to use for my Black Magic Cinema Camera. I put off buying that camera and then got a DSLR. I put this drive into my computer and it worked well for about 11 months. I ended up buying the camera and started using this drive for the camera.
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.
Summary: I bought this item to replace my Lenovo X60 hard disk and it did not work. We tried to do a new install and even re ghost it using my old hard disk but still no success. My friend bought it and using it as a back-up hard disk.
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.
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.
Summary: This is by far the worst drive I have ever used. It failed within a month. I had not even set up my new computer fully with the GPUs and aftermarket CPU cooler before it failed. Delayed me so much in building my PC.
Summary: This drive is built with a SandForce 2281 chip which has a hardware bug. For many users, myself included, this will randomly cause your computer to crash with the blue screen of death. For me, it used to happen every few weeks now it happens every few days.
Freezed computer +5 minutes +5x a day; daily BSODs; horrible.
Theodore R. Smith, Amazon
29 November 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...
Bad Techincal Support / No Firmware Upgrades for Mac
29 November 2011
Summary: I have to say that this drive is at least 2x faster than the Intel SSD that I also own. That said, the drive pulls a lot more power than the Intel SSD. (3 Watts) which is .600 Amps. My original 7000 RPM 500Gig Seagate only pulls .451 Amps, and it's a high-performance drive.
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.