Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex 2 Series (OCZSSD1-2VTX/OCZSSD2-2VTX/OCZSSD2-2VTXE/OCZSSD2-2VTX/OCZSSD2-2VTXEX/OCZSSD3-2VTX)
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Karl Hering "Megan", Amazon
5 January 2013
Summary: WONDERFULLY FAST, not reliable! Windows 7 boot, I didn't get a blue Welcome screen. Bought in June, first went into use in July, died in December during the holiday. about 10 days ago, they said it needs to be replaced, and they will contact me about replacements [diff dept?] and I'm still waiting!
Summary: I purchased this drive back on 1/12/11 and while it worked it was an incredible upgrade from a standard HDD. 9/5/11 the drive is dead and I'm not sure if I want to contact OCZ to have the drive replaced due to the flood of reviews stating their drive died as well. When I purchased the drive the reviews were almost all positive with a few DOA reports, now it seems all of those who purchased this drive around the same time are reporting back with drive failures.
Summary: ---Update 8/8/2011--- (RMA replacement received) I returned my drive for a replacement, and I received a new one VERY quickly. At least that's a plus in the company's favor. This one came in a gray-bordered box; pretty sure my last one was a green-bordered box... not sure what difference that makes, but I'm pulling files off my HDD right now so I can swap it out and see how it goes. Here's hopin'.
Summary: Excellent speed, nothing other to complain about... except the fact that it died very young... Looking at comments in OCZ forums, it appears there's a known problem with these drives especially with laptops, when they go to sleep mode. And this has been happening for several months now! Until this bug is corrected, it's suggested to change several parameters in the laptop -- inactivate sleeping and change disk mode in BIOS. Do look at OCZ forums for more information.
Summary: Like others, I read the reviews before I purchase items. In this case, I read the reviews of these drives randomly disappearing from the computer's bios and figured they were simply very isolated cases, and that 'it wouldnt happen to me'. Well, it did. 9 days out of my 30 day amazon return policy, the drive simply stopped showing up in the bios. Upon visiting the web support forums of the manufacturer, I find it is a much more common issue than I'd expected.
Cons: This is not the SSD that many sites have reviewed as being outstanding. Unknown to the customer, they switched from 34nm NAND to 25nm as many here have stated. So there is less available space (107gb) and slower performance than the original 34nm SSD that I thought I was receiving. On OCZs website, they offer to RMA for another if I pay them more. Frankly, I don't have the time to wait for a RMA, and then to reload my OS plus software (plus spend more $).
Pros: Sped up boot, app launch times and all the usual benefits of an SSD. It feels fast, but this is my first SSD, so I have no frame of reference. See Cons below.
Cons: The new Vertex 2 drives contain 25nm NAND cells, which are slower than older 34nm NAND cells in the original version. There is no way to tell which size NAND your drive will have, as OCZ doesn't distinguish them with revision numbers. OCZ says it's not false advertising because they themselves never advertised transfer speeds or NAND size anywhere. They sent the faster drives to review sites and got the good word out there. What you are buying may not be the same as w...
Warning - Doesn't work with 4th Gen Intel Processors
Ian S, Amazon
17 November 2013
Summary: Had one of these for a while with no issue... PC motherboard failed, so replaced with a new one using new i5 and Haswell platform... BIOS 9 times out of 10 won't recognise the drive. Went to OCZ forums and they list 1st gen Sandforce based drives like the Vertex 2 as incompatible with the latest Intel chipsets. No fix, and no outlook for one either. So, don't pick up one of these cheap if you're using Intel's latest & greatest... it won't work.
Excerpt: Really fast drive, 2Ǚ of the drives we ordered are nevertheless working with out difficulties (knock on wood) right after a month. One particular of the 3 drives worked for a month and then resuming from sleep the drive failed and was no longer recognized in the BIOS or when plugged into an external USB enclosure.