Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex Series (OCZSSD2-1VTX/OCZSSD2-1VTXEX)
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3 our of 4 DOA!
Steve C, Amazon
4 September 2013
Summary: I purchased 2 of these from Newegg that came sealed in the plastic factory packaging. One worked OK but the second one was completely dead! Newegg claims they don't take returns so Buyer Beware! They did exchange it for another one though, problem is the replacement only lasted 1 day! I installed Linux on it one day and it worked until the next day when it froze and wouldn't boot again! Now I have to send it back again and get another replacement!
Summary: Don't get me wrong, I loved it while it worked. I got this just for my OS and some of my editing programs (photoshop, after effects, premiere, etc) and EVERYTHING ran incredibly fast. A noticeably faster boot time of 10-15 seconds compared with the 2-4 minutes I now have to wait because this thing broke. It was in the perfect environment that it needed to be in to work as well as it could. And it stopped working. Without warning.
Michael Fruergaard Pontoppidan "Microsoft Bus..., Amazon
10 February 2013
Summary: I've been pretty satisfied with this product. Easy to set up and ok performance. Then it died after about 6 month of usage. I'm using it in a media pc - so no heavy load, just some Windows Media Center TV playback/recording. OCZ replaced the disk within 3 weeks. The new disk ran for about a year before the same thing happened again. I just filled a RMA.
This was my 3rd OCZ 30GB Vertex SSD & They all are Horrible!!!
Travis Getche, Amazon
30 December 2012
Summary: My very first PC I build myself I got one of these 30GB SSD thinking that it would work as a boot drive with only Windows 7 on it. But, 30GB is not enough space. So, I got another one so I could run them in RAID 0. Well that worked for about two weeks and one of them just kept crashing. I filled out a RMA an OCZ sent me a replacement. Then the other one would not show. I RMA that one to OCZ and again they sent me a replacement.
Summary: From all the horror stories I have heard from the web, I conclude that the failure rate of this drive (or brand) is near 80%, don't buy!
Pros: A little faster than a regular 7200 RPM drive.
Cons: Completely unreliable. When you buy a hard drive, the top most priority is the reliability. Reliability is higher than speed. This drive is not reliable at all. I bought one junk like this in June 2011. The drive failed after 1 week of usage out of blue. I lost a few images. OCZ support was great, they sent me a replacement drive. Here you go, after a few months, it failed again. I lost a great deal of content on the drive.
Summary: "The SATA II SSD 2.5 Drive comes un-formatted. It is possible to format the drive ... within the Windows environment under MY Computer ..." Sounds easy. But, it doesn't work. I have spent hours searching the net looking for a way to format/get Windows Explorer to recognize the OCZ SSD. The OCZ Corporate site is no help. Save your self a lot of frustration and a lot of mony - forget SSDs in general and OCZ SSDs especially.
Summary: I was lured to these drives by their speed thinking that since they are solid state with no moving parts and no heat, that they would be reliable. Most consumers were probably thinking along those lines as well. There appears to be a problem with OCZ and their testing procedures, to see how stable their drives are through their manufacturing process. Intel on the other hand, doesn't seem to have these problems and the reason I will be moving over to their drives.
Pros: Fast when working but prone to die abruptly. will definitely speed up your system
Cons: Unreliable too many failures poor quality control
Summary: Never buying OCZ again - I've heard wonderful things about Intel, and I'd rather pay more for stability and reliability. Especially when it comes to hard drives.
Pros: The drive is faster than HDD.
Cons: These drives fail like nothing I have ever seen. I have been putting computers together since the 90s, and I have never had an experience like this. First drive was DOA. This happens, no big deal, so I RMA'd and got a new one. Second drive was DOA. OCZ refused to pay for shipping costs, so I went through the RMA process once more. They replaced my drive with a new one that was 10gb smaller, but marginally faster and seemed to work, so "ok". 6 months later, the drive d...
Summary: Purchased two of these guys. Ran in a Raid 0 for just over a year getting the performance I was expecting. Then one failed. Cannot be detected at POST. It just hangs. Had to request an RMA. I have gone thru 2 flash iterations. They arrived at 1.4 and I went to 1.5 and then to 1.6 a while later. I am now trying to flash my current one to 1.7 and the flash does not work. Hundereds of users complaining about the same 1.6 to 1.7 flash issues.