Reviews and Problems with OCZ Onyx Series 2.5" (OCZSSD2-1ONX)
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Good product, right price
Jason P. Baxter "Tech Guru", Amazon
17 June 2011
Summary: Product works great for my Mini PC. I am using it with a Intel Atom N270 motherboard just for a Music server tied to Casatunes. My music library is pulling from a QNAP TS-212 therefore this SSD is only being used for operating and Casatunes software. Works great with fast boot times.
Summary: I have several of these in production and they are pretty fast for the price and have been reliable. I lost one after about 7 months, but I believe that was due to the power outages I was having when my UPS could not hold the load. I was able to get it replaced with out hassle from OCZ, but their online RMA system is a bit of a pain to deal with. I have been very happy with these drives. I have not been using them in high speed setups, but firewalls using pfSense.
Summary: I ordered this for my Mac Mini. It uses less power, generates less heat, it's faster and much quieter than the factory Hitachi 5K250-80 80gb hard drive. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because it isn't as fast as the OCZ Agility or Vertex SSD's. That doesn't matter in the Mac Mini though, because the Mac Mini has a SATA I interface, not SATA II. The speed is just fine for SATA I. This drive works just fine at SATA I speeds without a jumper.
Summary: 1. This is prior generation technology - check read/write specs. 2. Current mid/top end price for SSD is $2/GB - this is not comparable to current generation SSD so you should not pay current generation prices for it. 3. I purchased this SSD for $67.99 (with free shipping) just a week ago - so shoot for something as close to $1/GB as possible. 4. Be cautious with OCZ - you will find numerous reviews indicating higher failure rate than other brands.
Summary: I picked up a used one of these. Not sure how old it is, but it still works great. Faster than a 5400 rpm hard drive. Uses less power than other SSD drives, 1.0 watt active 0.3 watts idle. I'm using it in an external USB enclosure right now. WAY faster than any thumb drive I've ever used. I own 3 other models of OCZ SSD drives. This one isn't as big or as fast as the rest, but it's pretty good for the price. 25% cheaper than the Intel 40gb drive.
Summary: I am using these as OS drives on a pair of VMWare ESXi 4.1 servers. No issues. These are way larger than necessary for ESXi, but what can you do. Are they faster than the SATA drives I was using before? I don't notice a difference, honestly. They are quieter... more like silent. Are they as reliable? I guess time will tell.