Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex Series (OCZSSD2-1VTX/OCZSSD2-1VTXEX)
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Just under three years
27 November 2012
Summary: To me, its recent behavior indicates imminent failure. I'll be a little...surprised...if OCZ disagrees when I submit this for warranty replacement, as this does not seem to be normal operation. I've owned this for just under three years, and like the other reviewer, this was my first SSD.
Pros: Fast. After BIOS gets done with its musings, I'm into Win7x64 about seven seconds later. WEI rates it as a 7.1 in my configuration.
Cons: Random BSODs early on in ownership, even though I got one with the newer firmware out of the box. They have since become less frequent, even though no hardware changes had or have occurred. Recently (and frequently), however there have been a few occurrences where BIOS will not detect the drive. The latest of which occurred this past weekend. The drive was not detected, though my RAID array and other drives were.
Summary: I imagine OCZ will RMA this drive as well, but whats the point am i to use it for three months only to lose all my data yet again?
Pros: Fast - price has come down $120.00 since i bought it. I was very happy for the first few months. i may have even given it 5 eggs. Now i give it 3 and i feel thats overly generous.
Cons: I am on my 5th one which just failed. I have RMA'd the drive each time and have recieved a new one. on average it has failed every three months. I feel this is a design flaw and this product should no longer be sold.
Summary: New Egg replaced the drive quickly for me and did a nice job, paid for the shipping and all. I am a bit frustrated that $300 part broke on me within a day of purchasing it, however. That shouldn't have made it past QC. New one has been chugging along for a month or more. So good so far. I've been backing up because I'm not 100% sure I can trust this drive now.
Pros: Fast. Much faster than my old standard hard drive. Boots Windows 7 x64 Ultimate up very quickly and has a good amount of storage space. Game loading screens fly compared to how they used to go.
Cons: First one died on me within 5 hours of installation. I had just gotten Windows 7 installed and was tweaking my overclock and then suddenly it couldn't find the OS. I thought maybe the power cable or data cable had popped out. Checked them, still didn't boot up. Plugged in my old drive and it worked fine. Had to RMA it with New Egg.
Summary: My windows startup was a little dissapointing but it would seem it has to do with driver or service startup than an issue with the OCZ. The system feels much pep-ier.
Pros: Boot drive with 1.5 firmware of new build with Win 7 Pro on Gigabyte UD7 board. Read/Writes in line with the ones shown in the OCZ forums (pretty good relative to SSDs). In service since Feb. 2010.
Cons: Read error occurs on a warm start (restart). Cold start (startup/reset) is no problem. Seems like it doesn't initialize properly with the warm start. Didn't see anyone else with a similar problem in the forums so haven't resolved. Not a deal killer but not optimum.
Summary: I bought this drive, 6 months ago, to use as a Non-Booting drive. I need to process Hi Def video files and my mechancal HDD was a bottleneck. Drive crapped out after about a month. Had to RMA it to OCZ. Needs constant firmware upgrades (5 so far) and some firmware upgrades destroy your data. If had to do it again, I'd wait till the technology was a lil more mature.
Summary: They have some firmware issues that you should read into before you purchase.. They are working to correct them but I think you should read into it before. I had the drive go dead after 1.4 > 1.5.
Summary: It lives up to its super-fast promises, however, if you have a Mac, note that they don't have a 100% working way to update the drivers. To the company's credit, they did try and try and try different solutions, however, all of their Mac update solutions involve booting to a DOS disk, then updating the firmware from there. Nothing we tried over the course of several days worked. It was a tremendous time-suck.
Summary: I'm using this SSD in a desktop, you can use a 2.5 to 3.5 adapter to allow the ssd to fit into a desktop without it sliding around all of the place. This ssd came with the latest 1.4 firmware preinstalled so I didn't have to worry about flashing it. Pretty easy to plug right in and reformat it with Windows 7 64-bit. No problems at all so far with this drive.