Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex Plus Series (OCZSSD2-1VTXPL)
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Unreliable as a Permanent Drive
David L., Newegg
25 October 2012
Summary: Not reliable enough to be permanently installed in a computer. Works well as a small USB drive though.
Pros: Fast, when it was detected. 0.35A current requirement means it can be used as a USB drive without an external power supply.
Cons: Two weeks after I bought it, my system started running scandisk every time it booted to Windows. Updating the firmware fixed that, but then a short time later, whenever I would start the computer it had about a 50/50 chance of even being detected by the computer. Turning a can of dusting air upside down and freezing the drive seemed to make it work again.
Summary: I purchased this wanting a good SSD to run my OS and primary games. This was not the correct choice. Boot times savings were negligible over my regular 7200 RPM driver. I also didn't even notice any change in load times for games (BF3 and LOL) I ended up selling it to a coworker for his car-puter and never looked back.
Summary: This drive needs a firmware update. I've always been happy with OCZ products (used an Agility raid setup for 2 years, have a Vertex 2 as my main drive in my desktop and love them both), but this is driving me crazy...
Pros: Very fast, very cheap. Great upgrade, especially for a Sata 3 system that doesn't take advantage of newer drives.
Cons: Kernel panics out the whazzu. I've switched out the ram, reinstalled the OSX 10.6 and 10.7, still gets funky on me at least once a day. Went back to the old hard drive and everything was fine.
Summary: I bought this SSD on clearance intending to substitute it for the boot drive of a 7-year-old computer. I have done a similar job on a new laptop and liked the result. With the help of the excellent EaseUS BackUp Todo Free software, I was able to move the large pile of jumbled files to this Vertex Plus and boot Windows successfully. At first, I enjoyed the tremendous speed boost and congratulated myself for a job well done.
Summary: This item is very likely from a bad batch given the recent price drop and increased number of poor reviews over the last few weeks. I would stay away from this model until inventory clears.
Pros: It was quite fast; while it worked.
Cons: The disk started corrupting files almost immediately. OCZ tech support was completely absent. I called 4 times only to get a message informing me that "all technicians are busy, please fill out an online RMA form." The online RMA indicated 3-5 business day turnaround just to get in touch with someone. So I returned it to newegg... no problems.
Summary: After about 4 days, the drive started doing chkdsk every time on boot. Lots of orphaned files were found, and lots of deleting of files. Stuff you *don't* want to see. After the chkdsk problem happened for about 2 days, I started to have corrupt files in windows. First AVG bit the dust. Now Adobe Flash Player bit it. And the last straw is that windows complains that "A recent program installation has prevented chkdsk from working.
Summary: As many have already said, someone as OCZ must have gotten a deal on cheap, cr8ppy memory. This drive is unreliable and not worth the low price. I have another OCZ 60GB and it's been great. I will attempt to RMA or have OCZ replace.
Pros: Fast and cheap
Cons: Disk errors like crazy, after a couple weeks of ownership CHKDSK on every reboot.