Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex Plus Series (OCZSSD2-1VTXPL)
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Works great in 2007 white Macbook-- after a firmware update
C. Logan "loganonmission", Amazon
14 September 2012
Summary: I bought one of these used from someone else. When I first put it in the Macbook, I tried using Disk Utility to recognise it and it wouldn't. I tried again, and now it could see the drive, and it would start to paritition it, but then it would get hung-up midway. So, I put the drive in an external enclosure, partitioned it without problem, and then reinstalled it in a 2007 white Macbook and was able to install OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
Summary: Got the Vertex 3 MaxIOPS's for my new MBP and the Revo 3 MaxIOPS's for my desktop. I see a lot of odd problems with these in message boards, but I've never had an issue. I'm 99% sure that the problems are ID-10-T errors, not hardware-related. Lots of folks overestimate their expertise.
Pros: I got this in March '09, and it's still in my old MBP laptop. Still works great; never had an issue; blazingly fast (faster than that old laptop can even use).
Cons: The BIOS updates are a bit awkward for Mac users. You've gotta have a Windows machine.
Summary: I purchased the OCZ Vertex Plus to replace a failing hard drive in my wife's late 2007 Macbook3,1. The computer had no problem recognizing the drive, creating a partition, and installing Snow Leopard from the disc. However, once the OS was installed, trying to use it as the boot drive would only work for about 5 minutes before the partition would get corrupted and need to be re-partitioned.
Summary: As with most everything, you get what you pay for. This SSD is an entry-level model, but still greatly outperforms my 7200 rpm HDD. I am using it inside my MacBook Pro with an opti-bay enclosure, and it's working well so far!
Summary: I guess you get what you pay for when buying a bargain SDD.
Pros: Faster than my previous HDD.
Cons: I have now had to re-install windows 3 times on this SDD. It will work great for a week and a half or two and then a file will get corrupt and windows will run some kind of scan which prevents me from logging on to windows.
Summary: I got this because I only had a Sata2 controller on my laptop and it was the lowest cost per gig after rebate for a 120GB+ drive, but I would recommend that folks pay a little extra premium and go with the Sata III SSDs to maximize performance.
Pros: Huge difference compared to traditional laptop 7200 drives or even the Momentus XT on Win 7 X64. Most applications simply snap open fast and I see huge performance improvements in my workstation (DB intensive) apps. A must have.
Cons: Had to flash to 3.55 as a safe step prior to using the drive not a big thing for me, but others who don't have much tech knowledge could find it daunting.
Summary: I've been a long time fan of OCZ since 2005-ish. I always had good experience with the DESKTOP memory back in the day (However I cannot comment/rate their desktop memory these days). Every since they got into the SSD scene I've purchased 7 SSDs from OCZ including; (2) Vertex 60GB (2) Vertex 2 60GB (1) Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 120GB (2) Vertex Plus 120GB My two most recent purchases being 2 of their Vertex Plus 120GB SSDs and they work great.
Summary: Flashing the firmware fixed the problem for me. I haven't had any further issues regarding Windows and telling me to check for disk consistency.
Pros: It works in my Asus K52F-BBR9 with Windows 7 Professional x64 and 8gb RAM. Speeds are close to 200mb/sec read, around 190mb/sec write last time I checked. Boots to Windows in less than 30 seconds.
Cons: Must flash firmware to the latest on the OCZ website. Initially, I had CHKDSK problems, but no BSOD's. All I had to do was update to the latest firmware, 3.55, and that solved my problems.
Cons: If you have read the other reviews you will notice that many of us received units with older firmware (Pre 3.55 etc) and found out the hard way... after countless hours of wondering what the problem was!