Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex 3 Series (VTX3-35SAT3/VTX3-25SAT3)
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Adam Caron, Amazon
10 February 2015
Summary: Was nice and fast and worked fine until it failed. Failed 4 weeks after the 3 year warranty expired. It is not recognized at all by the BIOS now. Guess that's what I get for buying an early SSD. Oh well.
Summary: This is a really highly rated SSD though multiple people that I know who have used it, have reported the same issues. Is that just bad luck?
Pros: Very fast, as you'd expect from an SSD.
Cons: Often crashes and stops being detected entirely by my system. I was told this was a firmware issue, but updating to the latest firmware just changed the way it fails. Now instead of crashing, causing a blue screen and not being detected. it locks up the whole system on faulty reads. In its curren...
Summary: A 120 GB drive is not big enough for a gaming computer. If you are going to play triple A games like battlefield or COD or Arma, I would recommend a 240 GB drive at minimum. After loading windows, and 3 big games like these, I was already maxing out the capacity of this drive.
Pros: When I first got this vertex 3 HDD, I was pretty impressed. It was decently fast, and served my purposed.
Cons: Warning, the drive quit on me just yesterday and I am not out of the warranty period. These drives are supposed to last forever, but I was having issue playing games, and then in a matter of hours, it escalated to not being able to boot up.
Cons: I bought this drive in June of last year and it ran fine - for 13 months (lucky number). A couple days ago I was simply checking email and got a quick blue screen and the system rebooted. After that, the BIOS would not see the drive. I tried a recovery method I found that OCZ recommends but it di...
Summary: Stick to drives from companies who state honest speeds such as Samsung.
Pros: Drive was cheap, only $79.99. Read speed is okay at 440 MB/s.
Cons: Write speed is a lie. The stated speed is only achieved using a compression mechanism to fluff up stats. The actual speed as measured by Blackmagic Disk Speed Test on my 2011 MacBook Pro was only 160 MB/s not the stated 500 MB/s
Cons: I ordered this drive with a new PC gaming build. It was DOA. I returned it through NewEgg (great return experience) and have had the replacement in my machine for about four months. Worked fine. Just the last few days it started to hang. Never seen this before in a HD, I guess it is SSD behavior....