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Are OCZ ssd's any good?

#1silvergokuZPosted 8/28/2013 11:34:01 AM
I bought one and had a few issues that firefox keeps not closing right so have to close process or some things installing takes ages(could that be a firmware thing?) and sometimes playing games from the 3tb regular hard drive lags when my 5 year old one had no issues

Anyway I have heard many bad reviews of failed drives so wondered if they are any good
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#2DV8ingSourcesPosted 8/28/2013 11:37:45 AM
Better now than they were during SSD infancy for sure. I have owned 6 SSD's, 3 being OCZ and they all work fine still aside from my intel 330 120GB (which was just unlucky as they are very reliable statistically).
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#3AnatomyHorrorPosted 8/28/2013 11:40:43 AM
I bought a vertex 4 late last year. I love it, got it for a great price and have had no issues at all.
#4Jesse7777Posted 8/28/2013 11:42:16 AM
I use an OCZ Hybrid drive, after the second and third patch it became very stable.
#5Black_King945Posted 8/28/2013 3:12:36 PM
Have you ever updated the firmware? Also when you first setup windows was it a clean install or did you clone your OS to the drive?

This could easily just be an instability issue with the software, when did you install Windows on the computer?
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#6Jesse7777Posted 8/28/2013 3:15:01 PM
It was a clean install, I was running it since 1.0 driver/firmware. At times I would randomly get a BSOD that would then auto restart, it was after downloading the latest firmware/driver updates for the Dataplex (caching) software that it stopped bsod'ing.

Since then I haven't experienced a single bsod or error related to the dataplex software.

It is REALLY fast, SSD speeds, and it allows me to have 1TB of space with the speed of an SSD.
#7silvergokuZ(Topic Creator)Posted 8/28/2013 3:21:47 PM
Clean install for me but no updated firmware, seems fast now but after a few days seems to slow down and also the file size goes up a little each time i.e it goes between 25.5 to 28 and back and forth not sure if this is a issue with it or just windows itself
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#8Mogu_MoguPosted 8/28/2013 4:09:53 PM
I have two 120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 in RAID0. Love it. :)

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CrystalDiskMark 3.0.2 x64 (C) 2007-2013 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 860.900 MB/s
Sequential Write : 263.793 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 683.475 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 222.373 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 28.261 MB/s [ 6899.8 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 57.964 MB/s [ 14151.3 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 198.654 MB/s [ 48499.4 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 171.665 MB/s [ 41910.5 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [C: 32.3% (72.1/223.5 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2013/08/28 18:08:57
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)
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#9silvergokuZ(Topic Creator)Posted 8/28/2013 4:12:00 PM
Mogu_Mogu posted...
I have two 120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 in RAID0. Love it. :))


Thats the exact drive I had, noticed it had firmware 2.22 so updated it to 2.25

Any ideas if the updates are any good from that
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