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120GB OCZ Vertex 3 for $80!

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Got one this morning.
 
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$70 AR is absolutely insane... not sure how I feel about paying $90 for my 128GB Samsung 830 last week... $20 for peace of mind I guess.
 

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$70 AR is absolutely insane... not sure how I feel about paying $90 for my 128GB Samsung 830 last week... $20 for peace of mind I guess.
Yea, OCZ has gotten some pretty bad reviews on their SSD's. I would stay away from them at the moment.
 
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Thanks, ordered one.

Makes me feel sorta down, as I ordered a 90 gig a month ago for the same price.:ohwell:

Guess it may be because of the encryption problem the prices a dropping.

I have 4 OCZs, 2 Sandisks and a Kingston. All using the Sandforce controllers and have not had a single problem, so far.

IMO... one is like another (compared with the same internals) and brand only makes a difference in personal choice.
OCZ is good and they keep their firmware up.
I don't know about their Vertex 4 with the new Indilinx controller; however, I intend to try one.
 
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Yea, OCZ has gotten some pretty bad reviews on their SSD's. I would stay away from them at the moment.
As long as you run their newest BIOS it takes care of all the BSOD problems it experienced when the drive tried to go to a 0V state.
 
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I ordered one, for that cheap it can't be any slower then my Raptor.
I just hope it wont die in 3 months.