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
24 July 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: It is important to upgrade the firmware in this drive before attempting to install Win7. Of course, updating requires a somewhat "modern" computer which has a BIOS that allow you to change the mode from AHCI to IDE. Anyways, after upgrading the firmware on another computer, I installed this in my laptop and it's been running fine for a few weeks. Win7 boots in under 25 secs. Gave it 4 starts instead of 5 due to the minor hassle I encountered to upgrade the firmware.
Got off to a rocky start, but still running strong
Tyler W, Amazon
21 February 2012
Summary: I've had this since September 2011. Please update the firmware before installing the OS! Otherwise you may get corruption if your pc's power is interrupted. After I update the firmware, I got no more corruption issues. Maximum Read speed (via HD Tune) was 194MB/s and the average was 143.5MB/s. Boots Ubuntu from POST in about 10 seconds cold. And Windows 7 in about 25. Great value and great speed. Update: 6/18/12 - still running strong. No issues yet.
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. 120GB is barely sufficient these days with the ever growing Win SXS folder. Also my Read/Write performance nearly dropped by half once I had bitlocker installed. Inexplicably, read performed dropped more than write did
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. I recommend this drive for people looking for a cool, fast, and moderately large storage SSD for laptops. Although that is coming from an user that doesn't have many media files. I might buy another one of these and RAID 0 them on my future rig. It is unclear right now.
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.
Summary: Firmware Update Page: http://www.ocztechnology.com/ssd_tools/OCZ_Vertex_Plus/ Change Log for Updater 3.55: 1. Fix error seen when installing Windows XP or Windows 7 on VERTEX PLUS drive connected through SATA1. This issue only affects SATA1 connection and installing Windows XP or Windows 7 and not seen in SATA2 or SATA3 connection. This issue does not affect Linux installation.
Pros: Good overall value once firmware updated!
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! I have listed the the firmware update site below...