Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex 3 Series (VTX3-35SAT3/VTX3-25SAT3)
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3 July 2013
Excerpt: Drive worked great was very fast and reliable for about 2 months. Then it out of the blue stated failing causing blue screens slow load times then eventual complete failure. When it fully failed the BIOS did not see it any more so I could not recover data. The RMA the I received was about the same thing worked fine for a bit then failure. I may have had bad luck on the draw but you may find the same issues just save your money for something a bit newer.
Excerpt: This truly transformed my early dual core thinkpad x61 ... NOTE I needed to use a BIOS mod to remove the original SATA 1 cap that IBM had included to accommodate the slow CD drive...understandable, as this came out early in the SATA era, so there were few if any SATA II drives then. Since the MB chipset is only SATA II, the newer SATA III (6Gbps) drives would not be much faster, and I am happy with this one.
Cons: Within three days of a clean OS install, the same freezes to BSOD's started. I followed all guidelines listed on their website, but to no avail. While OCZ appears to be a popular brand, this SSD was a letdown.
Summary: This drive seems quite hit or miss for a lot of people. Unfortunately, I am one of the "misses". I have gotten numerous BSOD during install of Win7 Ultimate 64 bit. I've tried with Win7 32 bit, and XP with similar results. Even if eventually you can get it to post and boot, there are numerous random bsod's. I replaced with 1.5T WD green. System has worked flawlessly since. I would approach this drive cautiously.
Summary: I have this drive as my primary boot drive on a Windows 7 x64 installation with an Intel chipset, and this drive will randomly "disappear", causing windows to crash, and upon rebooting, the drive is missing. Only after powering my machine off for a few seconds and then powering back on, will the drive come back to life. It appears that there are a ton of people having this problem. If you search google for "ocz vertex 3 freeze", you will find a ton of results.
Summary: I was excited to install this drive and the performance is great. Unfortunately, they have major bugs that cause random hangs and blue screens of death. My machine was crashing at least once every other day. It's a huge disappointment for such an expensive drive. I found tons of other people on the OCZ forums that are having the same issues. There is a firmware update that is supposed to help, and I'm hopeful that will solve my issues. Otherwise I'm returning this drive.
Summary: I was excited when I got this. Installed Windows 7 Ultimate but not too long (about 1 week), it starts to acting up, first it freeze, then started to crash my Windows, Blue Screen (DBS). I left the windows with 2 website open overnight, woke up in the morning and I am looking at a DBS again. I have update the firmware and still no difference. I am returning this one. Buy from other vendors ,hopefully it is not a defective one.
Summary: I bought this on July 1st and built a new system. Started having problems about a week in or so, various BSOD, etc. I got fed up with it and changed to my old 7200rpm drive 3 days ago and haven't had a single issue since. Problem is, I'm now outside Amazon's 30 day return window (by only a few days) so I have to figure out how I'm going to return this dud. It was my first OCZ product and at this rate, might be my last.