Reviews and Problems with OCZ Agility 3 Series (AGT3-25SAT3)
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just one problem you need to know
11 March 2012
Summary: i not going to denied that the speed of the card is great and its the most cost effective ssd of the market.however, if you leave the hard drive running for long periods of time it will crash. i knew it before i bought it, so be careful (do your search).if you want the best performance, you gone have to pay a lot more for a ssd.
Summary: Switched to a Crucial M4 SSD with the Marvel controller for my main tower PC and never looked back. Reliability is great, and the speed seems about the same.
Pros: Very fast drive. When it works, it's a great OS drive, as are all SSDs with a Sandforce controller.
Cons: Reliability. Like so many others who have bought SSDs with the Sandforce controller, this model is hit and miss with detection in the BIOS, had BSODs even despite a fresh windows 7 reload, and firmware updates. It is better since firmware 2.13, but these drives shouldn't be having this many issues. It's not just restricted to OCZ 6Gbps SSD models - it's the same for all other brands with Sandforce controllers, just read the reviews and you'll see.
Summary: I had a horrific time getting this drive to work as a replacement in my mid-2010 MacBook Pro (MC375LL/A), but ironically, I only experienced issues under Mac OS X (Snow Leopard and Lion). While the installers for Snow Leopard and Lion and their respective Disk Utility applications both failed to recognize the existence of my new hard drive altogether when booted directly from DVD, the installer for Windows 7 happily recognized the drive right from the get-go and threw...
Summary: For those in computing we all have our different methods of back-up and storing. I have slowly switched from spindle drives to (SSD) solid state drives for every day use, but for long term storage I still use the mechanical spindle drives and although they are much slower, they are are more reliable when it come to long term storage of important data. For every day use I'm using 128 Gb SSD. I have different Windows operation systems (Win XP. Win 32Bits.
Make sure that you have decent SATA 3 controller before you BUY!!
Mr Dagnis, Amazon
25 January 2012
Summary: I had Marvell SATA 3 controller and it performed same as my HDD drive so before you buy make sure you dont have Marvell on you motherboard as it limits transfer speeds to chipset. Otherwise seems like OCZ is close to beat Crucial on speeds.
Summary: This would be a 5 star review, but it is only going to get 3 stars because of the lousy rebate process. Without the additional $30 off, it's not a great buy. To get that $30, you have to accept it in the form of an AMEX card and let marketing companies in the door.
Pros: Fast access
, Quick Boots
, Firmware updates are offered from manufacturer
, Decent capacity, adequate for an OS and a suite of applications / games
Cons: Firmware update tool needs to be run in XP compatibility mode on W7x64 - easy to do, hard to determine that was the fix to make the magic happen.
, Rebate comes in the form of an AMEX card, spam email and early morning marketing phone calls no extra charge.