Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex Turbo Series (OCZSSD2-1VTXT)
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Brian M., Newegg
25 February 2014
Summary: I used these drives in different machines and for different uses. Some were solely for OS and programs, while others were used for installing PC games onto. All storage were handled by traditional hard drives. I suppose their value comes down to each individual. To myself, when I look at traditional hard drives that I have owned since 2005 and still use them today, I would expect at least someone similar results from advanced technology.
Pros: The speed of SSD drives are great. I have gone from around a 30-40 seconds boot time with traditional 7200rpm hard drive disks, to less than 10-15 seconds (this time is from pressing the power button to being within Windows with all programs loaded).
Cons: Though they are fast, they are also fairly fast to their grave. I have purchased 4 OCZ 60 GB SSD since Oct 2010 (1 Vertex Series, 1 Vertex Turbo, 1 Agility Series 1, and 1 Agility Series 3). Of those, 1 died within warranty, which I was able to get RMA through OCZ; this process was fairly easy and within 1-2 weeks, I had a replacement. However, this drive later died within the next year. 2 others died just 1-2 months outside of their warranty so I was unable to get th...
Summary: Originally very happy with the ocz sata2 Vertex Turbo 60 gb drive as it took boot time from power on to Fios internet 50 seconds vs. 2 min. with mechanical drive. After 18 months, the drive no longer was visible in bios. All programs, files and pictures were lost. (Did have backup). Ocz support was frustrating. They had put my status on hold and never sent RMA. The tech dept. does not talk to the RMA dept.
Summary: After my experience with this drive, I bought a 50 GB Vertex LE (OCZSSD2-1VTXLE50G 2.5" 50GB) in May of 2010 and have not been as happy with it. The second drive appears to be resonsible for my OS "pausing" (all apps become non-responsive for about 30 seconds) frequently. I tried to update the frimware and the update utility would not recognize the drive. Very frustrating.
Pros: Fast and reliable. I don't usually write reviews because I feel that people give their feedback too soon and don't get a chance to experience all the pros and cons before they share their thoughts. However, I bought this drive in December of 2009 and it's been working GREAT since day one.
Summary: This drive cost me $239 on 2/10/2010. Now Aug '11, its dead. Same reports as others. Windows crashing, drive no longer detected in bios. I was under the impression that ssd drives once past their write cycle limit were no longer usable. I had no idea one day it would just flat stop working all together. Had i known that i wouldn't have wasted the money on it. I guess thats what we get being the adopters of a new technology. Rma process has been fairly smooth.
Cons: It died after 1 year and 1 month of service, like others have reported. Windows 7 started having explorer crashing, then the machine froze and nothing could be done to unfreeze it. Now the drive doesn't show up in the BIOS at all. I like the opportunity to go out and buy the latest and greatest toys, but I'd have preferred this to have lasted a bit longer.
Pros: Great fast drive, so it gets two eggs. What more is there?
Cons: It died after 1 year and 1 month of service, like others have reported. Being new technology and such, I don't expect them to last forever as standard hard drives sometimes seem to, but just over a year is a little short. Windows 7 Pro x64 started having explorer crashing, then the machine BSOD'd. Now the drive doesn't show up in the BIOS of two machines or via a SATA to USB converter. It's just flat dead. While I'm a little upset that I have to reinstall all of my st...
Summary: Once Vertex 3 arrives (in a month) price should drop some more.
Pros: Quick Quick Quick Has Firmware Update Now a bit Quicker I Installed Windows 7 64bit on it and use my other WD Drive as storage. I've managed to load Windows in 15 secs from Startup screen to Desktop. Have noticed a big difference in all programs and games.
Summary: Waiting to hear back from OCZ's rma department before I sell the replacement OCZ drive for an Intel SSD.
Pros: Plenty fast. Makes spinning drives feel like youre moving at a snails pace.
Cons: Worked great for 13 months then failed completely. No chance of data recovery as compared to a spinning disk. Now that reliability data is available, OCZ seems to have some of the highest drive failure rates.