Reviews and Problems with OCZ Agility 3 Series (AGT3-25SAT3)
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This drive worked for well over a year in my ...
Scott Wilson, Amazon
26 July 2014
Summary: This drive worked for well over a year in my MacBook Pro 2010, I don't even keep my data on it, only the OS and Apps. But once it failed, it failed hard. Probably for many of the reasons stated in the many many reviews. Disk Utility could not repair it and suggested I "Back up as many files as possible, reformat the disk, and restore your backed up files.". I did that and decided to check the drive for errors and restore all my backed up data 2x to this disk.
Summary: I work for a university as an computer admin. I bought 20 120GB Agility 3 drives last summer. Sadly I spec'd Samsung 840 drives but due to an ordering issue, they became out of stock and these drives were supplied instead. Knowing nothing of these drives, I looked them up here and saw they got mixed reviews. Since most people liked them, I proceeded to install them in 20 lab computers.
Summary: I purchased 9 of these drives over the summer (Agility 3 60GB) and installed them in home, work, and kids machines. I would have written a great review of the drive except I should prepare everyone that if something goes wrong with it you can disregard whatever warranty and simply throw it in the trash. I'm a developer and electronics engineer with drive experience going back to MFM and RLL drives.
Summary: Ordered on Tuesday morning and replaced the system hard drive in a 2010 Mac Book Pro on Thursday of this week. (Via Prime) The startup speeds are nothing short of amazing. From power button to login and desktop in around 10 seconds. This used to take a minute thirty at the very minimum. The subject laptop has 8GB of ram and runs OSX 10.7.3. and is used primarily for IT work and heavy lifting.
Summary: I initally had 2 60GB drives in raid0 because they were on sale... one of them failed immediately and I exchanged both for a 120GB drive. That lasted one month of infrequent use and one month of heavy (personal) use before it would no longer boot; unclear if it was a MB (ASRock Deluxe5) issue or a SSD issue, but the MB and SSD never got along very well the whole time. Worked great when it worked, the drive was lightning fast. Oh well...
Summary: I purchased this SSD a few months back and have had nothing but trouble. Random blue screens and freezing are the most common problems. I ended up replacing the drive with a Crucial SSD. I cloned my desktop image onto my new drive and it's been working perfectly. Cloning the image to the new drive just confirms that the blue screen and freezing have nothing to do with the operating system, just the drive itself. There are better, more reliable SSD's on the market.
Summary: speed description as changed on this sell since i bought mine which was advertised as double these advertised speeds.. (fishy) soon found out what speed these drives did with the common ssd drive speed test s/w and what rubbish compared to the vertex drive of same maker. this drive below beats the hell out of this drive, if advertised correctly that is..
Summary: This being my first ssd I was quite excited, however after installing the OS and all my programs the ssd decided to DIE! yes literally less than half a day after opening the packet. I then tried it in two other computers and a laptop but still nothing. Luckily amazon have refunded me and i'm hoping that it was just a defect in the ssd and i'll have better luck with another ssd.
Summary: Purchase this SSD in January, and up to recently its performance was solid. Unfortunately, as of five days ago it has begun to fail periodically. This meant it is useless for the task I intended it to have, running my OS. Data seems to be retained when it fails, but still sending it back to the manufacturer (who, very annoyingly, are in the Netherlands).