Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex Plus Series (OCZSSD2-1VTXPL)
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The one star reviews are believable.
Frederick J. Haab, Amazon
7 November 2014
Summary: Believe the other reviews... I tried to use this to bring some life into an old laptop. I recently built a new desktop - with SSD for the first time - and it was screaming fast. I have this old laptop, now nearly ten years old, and the hard drive died. I thought I'd get some pep into it by reinstalling the OS on an SSD. I'm fairly saavy, tried to installed a lightweight version of Ubuntu (lxle 12.04), and while the install went OK, it would not boot.
Summary: Received drive, installed drive in array. Within 6 months it failed. I could not find my receipt for purchase, they REFUSED to RMA the faulty drive. I am not sure it matters how or where I bought the thing, it failed they should replace it. I will NEVER purchase another OCZ product again. Good luck.
Buy this if only worthless pile of metal and you'll be sorry
Corianton Larson, Amazon
9 December 2012
Summary: Amazon really should stop selling this absolutely horrible product, Mine died suddenly too. I'm going to RMA the thing and use a New Crucial instead;The OCZ I get will be tossed aside, DO NOT buy this nor any other OCZ's worthless products.
Summary: I hope the replacement is more reliable. Overall, I would have preferred a std hard disk over the hassle with this SSD.
Pros: Fast but not SATA III
Cons: Unreliable and difficult to perform firmware upgrades. I bought this in Sept 2011. Since then it often would require Windows scandisk to scan and fix the disk upon boot. Twice, it was not readable and required re-installation. Today, the disk was not recognizable at all and I am RMAing it OCZ. Fortunately, I keep a full Windows disk image backup updated weekly, or I'd be $crewed.
After 1 year, I have to recommend against OCZ drives at all.
22 July 2012
Summary: We ordered 5 of these for the office. Of the 5, 3 have failed within their first year (not recognized in BIOS after a blue screen) and had to be RMA'd. The other 2 haven't been installed yet. All had the latest firmware updates done (easy with this drive, not so much with the other OCZ drives). What we saved by going with these over something like the Intel drives we've easily lost in hours restoring/re-installing software on the machines with failed drives.
Summary: Don't buy this. Mine died after 2 days of usage. Tons of people are complaining on-line about their Vertex Plus SSD dieing in a short period of time due to faulty firmware. OCZ was offering a mail in rebate for this a while ago. This was only a trick to get you to cut out the UPC code and make it difficult to return. I ended up returning my whole HTPC at the time and lost close to 100$ doing that.