Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex Turbo Series (OCZSSD2-1VTXT)
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Great after almost 2 years
1 September 2011
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: 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: Bezel compensation in Eyefinity only works if you have monitors with identical resolutions. The catch is that you can't go by the manufacturers listed resolution, you need to know the actual EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) of each monitor. There is a utility called "MonInfo" that will show you the EDID and a lot of other information about your monitors. If they all match, great, bezel compensation should work.
Pros: Works as advertised. With three 24" monitors set up in using the Eyefinity software I have no problem playing games at the highest resolution and with most, if not all, eye candy maxed out.
Summary: I just bought another one so I can try them out in Raid. Can’t wait!
Pros: Fast! Easy to install, and works GREAT!! If you have problems try the OCZ Forum first, they have answers. The only tweaks I did were to turn off indexing and restore. After 5 months it is working just as fast as the day I put it in.
Cons: None! If you are looking for cutting edge technology you have to be willing to pay the price.
Summary: Should you purchase... yup. If you can afford it. Even games are boosted in performance. Went from 5.9 rating to 7.1. Huge jump which benefits me greatly.
Pros: Fast! I was using a Raptor from Western Digital and this little guy blew it away. No sound made from this hard drive. The only thing I can hear is the fans on my comptuer. There is a Significant change from standard SATA HD's.
Cons: Expensive! Size! Only 60 Gb on this drive. I do wish I would have gotten the 120 Gb for a little more money.
Summary: 60GB really isn't that much when you think about it. It's the perfect size for a Linux install if you have a spinning drive to use for your home folder.
Pros: This drive is fast. It blows the doors off any other drive i've ever used including RAIDed WD velociraptors and some of the more mainstream consumer-orientated ssd's preinstalled in laptops. Gentoo boots from grub to desktop in less than 10 seconds. Most of this time is spent obtaining a DHCP lease :-). This is probably the best money I've spent on an upgrade for any of my computers in the last 5 years.
Cons: Size. It's kind of small. I guess you get what you pay for, right?
Summary: This is the earlier generation of turbo series and does not have auto trim built in. But you can send trim commands through a exe file downloadable from OCZ. I made the mistake of flashing the SSD using the Vertex normal series firmware causing it to lose its performance. Had to RMA it but fortunately OCZ replaced it FOC. Super fast SSD. Compared to my WD Raptor, this OCZ SSD flies! My Windows 8 64bit OS startup time is less than 30 secs from bootup.