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Old 09-24-2011, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know anything about the
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)?


I can get it for a real good price but some of the reviews on newegg are pretty bad because once you get it you need to do a firmware upgrade. Anyone?
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Some drives come with the latest firmware and others don't. OCZ did just release a new firmware. Just burn the .iso to a CD using a program like Active@ ISO Burner, start the PC up with the CD in the drive and the CD drive as the 1st boot device. Once the Toolbox is loaded just double click the Update Firmware icon.

Bootable OCZ SSD Updater for Vertex3, Agility3, Solid3
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So, you are saying you would go with OCZ?
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Yes he would. Considering he has one himself.

OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD

I am sure he is pretty confident in saying to use it.
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I have a 120GB Agility, 30GB Vertex, 60GB Agility2 and a 120GB Agility3 drive. I've also recently gave away a 60GB Agility2 as well as a 120GB Vertex3 drive to a couple of needy Staff members. I'll be posting a review of the 120GB Vertex3 drive by next weekend.

I haven't had any problems with any of the drives I've tested nor have I had any problems updating the firmware.
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So you just buy them and update the firmware? And no problems at all. Super.
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Yeah I can vouch for the giving away. I just got my Vertex 3 in the mail today. Installed and setup Win7/Win8 on it already. Have to do my firmware update on it yet but 1 step at a time. Have to get it working properly first. Cant have my SSD get full.
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The new Sandforce drives like the Agility 3 are somewhat hit or miss from what I have read. A lot of people have no problems with them and get great performance but I have heard enough horror stories to go along with those that I have reconsidered buying any more of them in the future.

Intel and Samsung are the most reliable however until their next gen drives are released I would avoid Samsung for performance reasons. Crucial is also fairly good from a quality standpoint but not quite up to Intel's level.
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Yeah I can vouch for the giving away. I just got my Vertex 3 in the mail today. Installed and setup Win7/Win8 on it already. Have to do my firmware update on it yet but 1 step at a time. Have to get it working properly first. Cant have my SSD get full.
So can you update firmware without losing any data on the drive?
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Yeah I can vouch for the giving away. I just got my Vertex 3 in the mail today. Installed and setup Win7/Win8 on it already. Have to do my firmware update on it yet but 1 step at a time. Have to get it working properly first. Cant have my SSD get full.
So can you update firmware without losing any data on the drive?
sure can. I did the firmware update and booted right back into Windows a minute later.
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