Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex 3 Series (VTX3-35SAT3/VTX3-25SAT3)
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Works well except for newer computer
27 December 2012
Summary: This product works well with my Core2 Duo laptop but when i upgrade to i7 it hangs a lot. Particularly on the data transfer and it will just freeze. Upgraded the firmware and it works better. No choice but had to reformat again. So far it has been good after that and crossed my fingers.
Summary: This is a plug and play SSD. it is not as fast as the RevoDrive I did in my last computer, but I have had zero problems with either on in my new computer. I am selfish so all of my games go on one and windows goes on the other. This system works great so far and the price per Gb is good. They could have gotten a slightly better rating, if the mounting brackets had a few more holes in them allowing more mounting choices, but meh, whatever.
Summary: This solid state drive does exactly what it is advertised as: Provide blazing fast speeds when used on a 6GB/s SATA connector. It's the fastest drive I've ever owned and I don't think I will ever be able to go back to traditional harddrive as my boot drive. Physical installation was painless and easy, as expected from a modern drive of this form factor.
Summary: I purchased the Vertex 3 specifically for gaming so this will the focus of my review. I've owned all three generations of Vertex drives and I'm most pleased with this drive. That pleasure comes from the capacity and speed of the Vertex 3. The Vertex 3 drive itself is a 2.5" form factor and comes with a 3.5" adapter this time around. Great for those desktop installs, however you will still need to purchase a SATA cable to connect it.
Summary: I bought this for a new home computer in our living area. We watch more computer than television at our house, but I get tired of the constant whining of hard disks and fans. Also, I like to be able to turn on my computer, and it be on without waiting. This drive met both of my requirements, it is very very fast. From power off to ready to use with Windows 7 is about 10 seconds. It is silent (as you would expect). Why only 4 stars then?
Summary: This drive makes my MacBook Pro (Sandy Bridge) fly, using most of the available speed provided by the SATA III port. I get impatient when other people are booting up their computer because my laptop takes about 15 seconds to start up. Video, audio, and graphics editing programs open fast, and the computer feels spry when they are running simultaneously. HD video files load on my timeline A LOT (3X???) faster than regular Sata II hard drives.
Summary: My install was in a laptop and my BIOS SATA setting needed to be changed to ATA before I got this working. The drive is actually a little chunkier than a standard HDD. I'd say it's bigger in the < 1mm range. This posed a slight problem coaxing it into my Dell XPS L701X primary drive bay. You might be saying "Hey dummy you have an SATA II controller - Why are you buying an SATA III drive?" The reason is random seek time.
Summary: Its a great SSD, very fast, you want to have native SATA3 support (H67/P67) on your Mobo or a good PCIe SATA3 add-in card otherwise you won't be able to realize the maximum performance of this drive. That said, its much faster than my Vertex 2 on my P55 system. The only negative is that its not as fast as the 240GB Vertex3, but, I'm poor so, I'll take the best performing SSD for the money.