I've recently bought an OCZ Vertex3 480 GB SSD (VTX3-25SAT3-480G) for a drive upgrade.
This is what I did after I purchased the drive:
- Backed up my system with Carbon copy cloner
- Installed the SSD drive
- Install OSX Mountain Lion (fresh install from USB drive)
- Installed some basic apps and tested the speed (500m read, 250m write) (I've enabled TRIM via TrimEnabler)
- Attach my backup drive (where I backed up my earlier system) and started copying my data (something like 130GB)
- OSX turned the screen off after 5 min (not sleep)
- Went back to check and the system froze (beach ball + black screen)
- Force shutdown pressing the power for 5 sec
- Reboot and found out that: my brand new SSD had 19 "retired block" and 3325114 of "total error"
(10?). I've upgraded my firmware from 2.15 to 2.22 after I discovered the 19 bad blocks just to make sure it's not faulty firmware.
I got 0 of both when I first booted into the system, after a forced shutdown, I got 19 bad blocks and a bunch of errors.....
Is this normal? Is there something wrong with my SSD? should I send it for warranty?
OCZ-VERTEX3: Capacity: 480.1 GB (480,103,981,056 bytes) Model: OCZ-VERTEX3 Revision: 2.220000 Serial Number: OCZ-1M53V336YLR07271 Native Command Queuing: Yes Queue Depth: 32 Removable Media: No Detachable Drive: No BSD Name: disk0 Medium Type: Solid State TRIM Support: Yes Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table) S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified