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Windows 7: OCZ SSD freezes pc weekly, looking for alternate option

16 Nov 2011   #11
OMNIOMEGA10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As an update, I have bought an Intel 510 SSD. That is now my OS drive, while my OCZ Vertex 3 is the games drive, and the WD Caviar Black is for storage/games. After doing further research comparisons across a few notable SSD brands, it appears the Intel is the most reliable out of the box and compatible with a large amount of system setups. So far the Intel 510 has been stable, alongside the not as reliable Vertex 3. Although it's not as fast as the Vertex 3, I'd definitely recommend it for those who don't want to update firmwares often, or for very solid stability/compatibility, especially for previous generation systems. Thanks to Seven Eleven for giving me some tips regarding firmware.


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12 Feb 2012   #12
Dazbutz

windows 7
 
 

I have a Ocz vertex3 and the thing freezes up some times, all i can do is restart the computer then it won't reboot as it can't find the Hd, so i have to power off totaly and restart, it's a pain the the ass, i get odd stutters to while playing games it's really annoying: / my firmware version is 2.06, will updateing to the latest version fix it?
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12 Feb 2012   #13
Seven Eleven

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Months ago i've updated to 2.13. And no crashes after that. So for me it works and i haven't and will not risk update to latest (2.15? or something newer?).
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12 Feb 2012   #14
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I have 3 Crucial M4's installed on 2 computers. I have never had any problem with them freezing or BSODing. I'm quite happy with them. I really can't answer about the Vertex 3's as I don't use one. However, firmware updates are usually to correct known issues. You will have firmware updates with any SSD. But, my guess would be if the firmware or controller of the vertex does something to make it freeze, it will freeze whether an OS or not.
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13 Feb 2012   #15
Dazbutz

windows 7
 
 

Ok sorry if this question seems stupid, i'm not the best when it comes to computers. I have 2 hard drives the Ocz SSD and a normal hard drive i downloded the tools to update my SSD onto my normal drive as i have windows7 on there and i can use it to boot because updating the firmware is not supported when windows is running off the drive you are updating.
The problem is the update is failing as my SSD is set to "Drive0" and it says this on there website.."Drives must not appear as "Drive0" for updates. Please ensure update is not performed on a disk set to primary"
My question is can you tell me how i change this to do the update then i can change it back after i update the SSD, or is it to complicated to do for a novice?


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13 Feb 2012   #16
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

If you are asking how to not make it drive 0, simply change the data cable to another port. Then after the update change it back. The OS should be port 0. If you like, swap the data cables between your 2 hard drives to do the update, then switch them back. The only issue you may have, but probably won't, is to check the boot order in bios.
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13 Feb 2012   #17
Seven Eleven

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

...or you can follow this guide and flash it without cable switching.
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13 Feb 2012   #18
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have an Agility 3 that shipped with the latest 2.15 firmware, and it's been rock solid and stable for me.
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13 Feb 2012   #19
Dazbutz

windows 7
 
 

i changed the data cables over and yes indeed it changed the vertex SSD to drive1 and my normal Hd to drive0, but the update still fail's : /
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05 Jun 2012   #20
mpisarek

Windows 7 64
 
 
Something to try

I have been having the same issues, ironically happened while I was reading this thread :fou:

Interestingly this only started happening AFTER I switched over to AHCI from [ENHANCED] IDE. So to test this I rebooted my Win7 in safemode, uninstalled (from device manager) AHCI Intel Driver v. 11/11/2011 10.​8.​0.​1003. I then rebooted and changed from AHCI to [ENHANCED] IDE in my BIOS. Started Windows 7 NORMALLY, and let windows install the standard SATA IDE drivers v. 9.1.1.1016 - which are the latest from Intel....AND Voila, all works perfectly now. So I say there is a bug in the AHCI drivers from Intel causing issues on SOME Sata controllers... :bounce:
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