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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  • josephjpeters - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    I bet this is to clear the inventory for Octane. Can't wait to get one of those.
  • mckirkus - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    How long does it take to do a mail in rebate? Sounds like a pain and they don't always pay. Another column containing price without rebate would be appreciated.

    Also, word on the street is that Intel 520 SSDs are delayed until Q1 2012.
  • Kristian Vättö - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    Updated. The prices also changed a bit, the MIR is applied after the 15% discount, not the other way :-) No big changes though
  • rrohbeck - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    I just got mine approved after two weeks. Now it's going to be another few weeks until I see the debit card.
    They're doing this on a large scale so you can expect them to drag everything out as far as possible for financial reasons.
  • XZerg - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    I have received my only MIR from OCZ that I had to send in after 3 months of wait. I know many people have complained OCZ MIR are not reliable. Just like almost any other MIRs.
  • orionismud - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    I have received all of the 5 or so OCZ rebates I have applied for. It does take a while though.
  • LB-ID - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    There's a reason that they're on sale...all of the Sandforce-based 3-series SSDs from OCZ have been plagued by crippling bugs and firmware issues. BSOD and random disconnects are the rule of the day, and even after six months, their latest fix is only moderately better. Their support forums are absolutely aflame with users having no end of issues.

    Grab one if you're feeling lucky, but know going in that you're really rolling the dice.
  • FATCamaro - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    You got it all wrong. BSODs are free with each new customer!! Unlimited supply of BSODs!!
  • Cisephys - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    Yeah, I'd been wanting one of these for a while for home, and then my company got me one for my work machine a couple weeks ago after the Intel G2 that was in there died. Flashed the latest 2.15 firmware before we did anything else, and then loaded a fresh copy of Win7. It was awesome for about a week, and then I'd start getting 1-2 minute lockups where the system would hang while waiting for the drive to respond to a request. Tried a number of things and nothing fixed it, so I'm back on a mechanical drive now while I wait for a more reliable SSD to arrive. THAT'S a rude awakening -- if you ever need a quick reminder on why we love SSD's, try returning to a mechanical drive for a few days.

    But either way, yeah, these clearly work for some people, but after experiencing the problems firsthand, I'm just not willing to risk it.
  • rrohbeck - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    It seems that they are stable with the new FW. At least I don't see any problem - that's under Linux though.
    But they're stuck with the bad reputation so they'll probably want to get it over with.
    I hope they learned their lesson about qualifying. We're qualifying another SSD product at work and see endless problems and FW du jour.

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