11/3/2012 10:55:52 AM
khaidin from calgary writes:
- No firmware update was required at all for me and I have had 0 problems with it
- It fills up fast if you want lots of things on it yoou might want 256gb version but im only using %50 of mine
- Wicked fast and non-problematic
great bang for the buck
10/19/2012 9:05:12 PM
haya from Vancouver writes:
- Fast, even at over 50% capacity still gave really fast speeds
Though OCZ is not a brand one usually associates with reliability, so far reliable
As of when I bought it already comes with fw ver 1.5 so no need to update.
No need to Secure Erase a new drive according to OCZ forums, friend told me older gen drives needed it like when he bought a corsair one 1 gen ago.
Secure erase if you need it is built into the FW flash toolbox that OCZ provides
- OCZ 3.5" drive mount for the ssd that it comes with, is not compatible in anyways with the Corsair 800D tower, I'm dissapointed OCZ, you should've allowed the mount to be down upside down so the SSD conforms to 3.5"" standard of where the SATA power and connectors are. It is off by a few millimeters, but a few millimeters is all it takes to NOT fit in a hot swap drive bay of the excellently engineered 800D case from Corsair.
vertex 4 is your top retail drive, I expect top of the line quality
- I think actually that you priced this drive too low. It's a top end drive, with top end components. Note: the M revision uses lower quality NAND flash from Micron, hence the lower price, Crucial M4s use micron nand, don't buy them either, either go samsung 840pro, vertex 4 or plextor M5P
This drive is probably the best bang for the buck you can get performance wise of the TOP end product lines across every manufacturer of retail SSD drives. Best bang for the buck as in performance to price rati
9/7/2012 10:44:16 AM
Brad Bender from Calgary writes:
- * Cheap, crazy fast, reliable SSD.
* You get 128GB instead of 120GB on some of the other SSD's. That's 8GB for free!
* Slightly faster IOPS than Intel drives.
* One of the fastest SATA3 SSD's.
- * Not really a weakness, but it does get pretty hot.
* Slightly higher power-consumption (~1.5W) than some of Intel's SSD's.
- Highly recommended. If you have the cash, get the larger 256GB model.
Bought it, installed it - loaded software on it - NO ISSUES
9/3/2012 11:02:38 PM
Aaron from Calgary writes:
- I read the posts on here before purchasing this. In fact I had installed a smaller version of this for a friend without a single problem. Not sure what the first poster was talking about regarding issues surrounding this drive. I bought it, installed it and loaded Windows 7 on it and performed all my regular updates. Firmware upgrade wasn't even needed.. It's fast and I'm happy with it. I'd recommend buying it. It's under a dollar a gig - and these drives are very fast. I'm a happy cust.
7/15/2012 3:58:38 PM
Todd Sauve from Calgary writes:
- This SSD is extremely fast. I fact, it is about the fastest one on the market--especially the 128GB model. The price is also very good, at $1/GB.
- None really. I did not have any troubles updating the firmware in Win 7 using the OCZ Toolkit from their website. Just remember to shut the PC completely off right after each firmware upgrade or it won't actually update--a reboot is NOT sufficient!
- I found the staff at OCZ's website to be really helpful and very fast to answer questions. If you have troubles don't be afraid to ask them for help--even in the middle of the night there will likely be someone from somewhere in the world that will answer your questions within an hour. That has been my personal experience.
Decent drive; Some seriously annoying issues.
6/27/2012 12:42:45 PM
Freddy from Calgary writes:
- Fast. Cheap. So far reliable.
- The firmware update to 1.4.X.X should be considered mandatory. I tried using this with firmware 1.3 that it came with, and it was unusable. It caused random crashes, randomly things would take 15 seconds to open, etc. This was on a clean Win7 install .
Their shitty firmware tool from Windows also wouldn't work for me. I used this method though from their forums and it worked perfectly: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?99275-NEW!-Bootable-Linux-based-tools-for-OCZ-SSD-s
- If you can update the firmware yourself, then this drive is good value for the money (especially on sale). If you don't feel comfortable burning an ISO onto a disc and booting from it to update the firmware, then this drive isn't for you.
Considering the price I paid, and how it performs with the current firmware, I would say it's worth 5/5 stars. It gets 3/5 for terrible support and tools from OCZ, and for being almost unusable out of the box.