Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex Series (OCZSSD2-1VTX/OCZSSD2-1VTXEX)
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Awesome SSD & Awesome Customer Service
Orlando Echeverria, Amazon
23 February 2012
Summary: I purchased the OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 120GB SSD in June 2011, it worked flawlessly with no issues and still does! I put this SSD in my 2011 15" MackBook Pro and have no issues, no crashes, no hiccups, no beach balls, nothing but a fast SSD doing its job. I have owned 7, yes 7 different OCZ SSDs and only 1 has EVER Failed. When it failed, I submitted an RMA to OCZ and they did an ADVANCED RMA per my request and sent me a new SSD first, then I sent in the old.
Summary: I purchased this drive for my Dell Precision M4400. It boots Windows 7 in about 15 seconds. The drive rates a 7.3 on the windows experience index. Works fantastic. I wouldn't pay what Amazon is asking, I bought mine for $400. This drive is being discontinued so you should be able to get a deal on it if you shop. The tech that I bought it from steered me away from the newer OCZ drive for my laptop, he said it tends to lock up when resuming from standby.
Summary: I rarely write reviews of items that I purchase, but this OCZ SSD deserves some praise. I orginally purchased a Muskin Callisto Deluxe SSD, but returned it to Amazon because it was defective. Not wanting to take a chance on another Muskin I ordered the OCZ unit. I'm glad I did. First let me say that this thing is so fast that, at first you can't believe it. It doesn't seem possible that an SSD can be so much faster than a mechanical HDD.
Summary: This was great upgrade from my WD HDD. The speeds are incredible! From system booting to games loading...Everything is just blazing fast!I haven't had any issues with this SSD, Just Plug and Play. 5 stars for this product, and 5 stars for Amazon service.
Summary: I am really liking this SSD drive. I am an avid gamer and I knew that the only thing my system needed to bring it current was to start getting SSD's. My current configuration was 1 300GB WD Velociraptor that I have a 2 partitions on (1 40 gig partition for the O.S. which is Windows 7 Ultimate and the rest for games and programs). I then had 2 1 Terabyte WD Caviar Blacks for storage. I decided I wanted to make the SSD my primary O.S.
Summary: It was quite a pain in the neck to install with Win7 at first. It is also not as simple to configure as normal hard drives since it requires Windows settings to be adjusted, for instance defrag should be deactivated for this drive to preserve its lifespan and because it is useless. It also requires some firmware updates once in a while since it is a new technology.
Summary: I installed this drive on a pre uni-body Macbook Pro. Can you say fast? I was replacing a 5400 rpm HD. Here are the time comparisons: (a) boot up to login screen on the original HD: 0:55--on this SSD: 0:34. And here's the kicker! It really goes fast once the OS is loaded. Check these times: (b) boot up to Safari being loaded on the HD: 2:38--on this SSD: 0:46! (c) NeoOffice (office suite): HD: 0:18--on this SSD: 0:07.
Summary: And I thought IDE drives were fast. This thing blows away any traditional hard drive that I have ever used by far. It installs perfectly easily and requires no instructions as far as I am concerned. It is extremely fast too. From power on until a working Windows 7 desktop appears (no hourglass) it takes about 45 seconds. I thought I would only be able to install Windows and a couple of apps but I got all my apps on it and still have 32 GB to spare!
Summary: I installed this SSD into an Acer 1410 netbook. Previously the netbook took 53 seconds to boot. Now it takes 30. MS Works and Adobe reader 9 took about 8 seconds to load. Now Adobe reader 9 loads instantly, while MS Works takes 4 seconds. Yup. If you want speed get yourself an SSD. I did not have any other large apps on the netbook to test with so sorry about that.
Summary: I have now had this drive about a year. It has been in several computers and is still running strong. The drive is faster then any mechanical hard drive out there. The model I received had firmware version 1.1, but upgrading to 1.3, 1.4 and finally 1.5 was very easy. SSDs really do help battery life, boot speeds, and basic file operation speeds.