Update: Apparently, the sale was only valid for one day (November 16th), meaning that the coupon code no longer works.

Newegg is having a sale and they are giving a 15% discount on any OCZ SSD with the coupon code "BLKNOVSSD". Below are a few SSDs listed with their new prices.

Model Capacity Original Price 15% Off Mail-in Rebate Final Price
Vertex 3 60GB $109 $93 -$20 $73
120GB $190 $162 -$20 $142
240GB $475 $404 -$30 $374
Agility 3 60GB $107 $91 -$20 $71
120GB $171 $145 -$20 $125
240GB $360 $306 -$30 $276

Good chance to grab a Christmas present (yes, you can buy presents for yourself too) at a nice discount. Unfortunately, we don't know how long this promotion will last.

Source: Slickdeals

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  • Ahnilated - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    Discounting junk isn't that great of a deal. With all the issues that have been going on with these drives they should be selling them at 50% off or more.
  • gevorg - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    I won't use OCZ drives even for free, until they show at least one solid year of good track record with their SSDs.
  • mygocarp - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    Wow, those prices sure have dropped fast!

    I got mine early on and paid over $300 for it.
  • Beenthere - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    Those who have no problems with the current SSDs think they are great. Those who suffer data loss, BSOD and end up RMA'ing the drive(s) think they are a royal PITA. Until these SSDs are trouble-free they ain't for me.
  • SlyNine - Thursday, November 17, 2011 - link

    The only kind of whinning i would accept is from BSOD's or system hangs, lossing data is your own dam fault. BACK UP YOUR DATA!!!!. No Excuse.
  • Makaveli - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    Do Not want!!!!

    For the reasons stated above.

    I wouldn't even put one of there ssd's in a machine for someone I don't like.
  • Beenthere - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    You just want all those SSDs for yourself... :)
  • Makaveli - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    lol maybe they should sell them to china it will BSOD on them when they are trying to hack us military systems.
  • Quindor - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    Come on.... it's not all bad.

    I have a Vertex1 120GB, and four 3 Vertex2's. (1x120GB, 1x180GB and 1x240GB) and NONE of them have ever given me any problems (I didn't cause myself).

    It once looked like I killed my Vertex1, but it turned out I filled it till 0 bytes free and that firmware didn't handle it too well. Hooked up to another computer (or boot Live-CD) and remove some stuff, viola, problem solved. They fixed that later on so that it wouldn't become that much of an issue anymore.

    But up until now, all SandForce based products I have (and people I have recommended them to) have worked very well.

    I have read a lot about the problems with the SandForce 6Gbps (2nd gen) controllers, and it sucks if you do have the combination that troubled by that. But either give them time, or don't be on the bleeding edge. And sure, I agree you buy a product, it HAS to work, but sometimes, they just don't right out of the box. I don't agree with the practice, but currently, that's how companies operate, flush the product out and we'll fix it in a patch. Sad, but true. Anyone remember the SSD controllers that came before the Indilinx and Sandforce controllers? Now THOSE where horrible! SandForce is doing the best job they can, in a rough market while being a relatively new company. And even Intel has shown it's share of problems over the last 2 years with their SSD's, so there has been NO brand which has not delivered a new chipset of firmware without problems. It's a pioneering field....

    OCZ, well I can only really blame them for going to 25nm flash without a different product number... that was just dumb. Especially because they halved the flash channels on the 60GB model. But even that is behind us, and they learned.

    So yeah, I can understand frustration, but don't bash OCZ or Sandforce like they are the most horrible company there is. They actually have a pretty good track record. And I have especially enjoyed their openness and how closely they have worked with anandtech. So cut them a little bit of slack.
  • Quindor - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    Besides... if you want to play it safe, build a RAID 1. Like there haven't been some absolutely horrible HDD products in the past. IBM Deathstar much?

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