Vertex 2 & 3 are crap?

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  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    I saw some really good prices on those 240 gb Vertex 2, only to find alot of people hating on the Vertex 2 and 3 due to unreliability.

    Any issues with the MBP in combination with the Vertex 2? They seem to be priced pretty good in comparison to other SSD's and they are really fast too.
     
  2. Koning macrumors member

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    Had it and didn't experience any trouble.
     
  3. seong macrumors 65816

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    You 'had' it? Meaning you don't have it anymore? What happened?
     
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  5. KasperH macrumors regular

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    I've had a Vertex 2 60GB running in my MBP 2010 for a year now, and i have had no problems at all.
     
  6. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    Surely the Vertex 3 uses less power than the Momentus XT, though, right?
     
  7. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    OP,
    I bought a Vertex 3 after two failed Intel 320 SSDs. Vertex 3 has been running great.
     
  8. toxotis70 macrumors member

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    I have OCZ vertex 2 120GB on my MBP 15.4 2011 and it works fine... no problem at all!:D
     
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    I opted for an intel 320 SSD because some of the various problems cropping up regarding vertex. I'm not saying its a bad drive, but there are seemingly some issues being reported with the 3.
     
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    my vertex2 120 has 6733 power on hours without a hitch, I guess it depends. this is my second vertex (series 1 before this) and neither have given me any hassles.
     
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    bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    Huh?

    EDIT: I get it.
     
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  15. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    The XT has lower idle consumption, while the Vertex 3 has lower consumption during heavier usage. In the end it works out very similar.

    Crucial M4 is a better choice if you're looking for battery life and performance.
     
  16. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    I have a Vertex 3 Max IOPS. Amazingly fast. I had 0 problems with it in my 2011 13" i5. Not one beach ball and not one crash. The Max IOPS Version has better flash memory.
     
  17. nizmoz macrumors 65816

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    Why one in that model when it doesn't support those speeds?
     
  18. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Ive had a Vertex, Vertex 2 and Vertex 3 all in different machines, no issues on any of them ever.
     
  19. hekokimushi macrumors regular

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    had mine for a few months. firmware 1.32... absolutely stunning with TRIM on.

    but find it extremely difficult to follow and not straight forward to update the firmware on OSX, latest 2.10
     
  20. eC1990ho macrumors member

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    It does :)
     
  21. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Vertex 2 with no issues for the past 9 months or so. 240gB.

    I just did it in BootCamp with Windows 7. Dead simple.
     
  22. nizmoz macrumors 65816

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    The Sandy Bridge i7 is the only model that supports the 6gb speeds and that is in the 15" + models only. The 13" does not support it.
     
  23. johnnyturbouk, Jul 15, 2011
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    as anand said:
    "Crucial's very late garbage collection allows the possibility for some very poor write speeds over time. If you're running in a configuration without TRIM support, I'd say this is enough to rule out the m4"

    poor garbage collection as no native trim support in OSX= poor choice for the M4 in OSX

    i've just ordered the patriot wildfire 120gb - not heard of any major probs on the patriot forum in osx or win 7 - however this drive is still very new though. Sandforce 2200 with 34x NAND flash sound like a winner 2 me in theory - but i've prepared myself for the possibilities of sandforce related issues in the future
     
  24. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    You're misinformed.

    EDIT: Here's the aja test from before I sold the 13" i5 Pro.
     

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  25. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    yeah but there's a TRIM hack now and an OS coming up next week with TRIM support....
     

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