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: I bought two of these in December of last year for gaming rigs for my boyfriend and myself. They ran beautifully...while they ran. After a few days of increasingly worsening problems, mine died completely. Almost exactly a month later, my boyfriend's did the exact same thing, though over the course of a single day. I will say that the RMA process is relatively simple. The whole thing took less than two weeks.
Summary: got it for $145 on a black friday special. Ran great and fast for 7 months. Failed without warning, lost everything (which for me was nothing but OS and programs, I never trusted my data on one of these anyways)
Summary: I was in love with this drive; however, it was not able to be recognized in the BIOS after 2 months of use. I tried new sata cable and sata locations. Also tried unhooking the SSD from cables, then reset CMOS thoroughly, then hooked the SSD back up as the only attached SATA device. I also tried a clean install of Windows 7, but the drive isn't even recognized on installation loading. I should have gone with the Intel SSD drive because there is less failure rate.
speeds for newer drives are not the same as those advertised
Roger Deloy Pack, Amazon
7 April 2011
Summary: I just bought this drive new from amazon and noticed slightly lower benchmarks than those advertised (max sustained write speed 217MB/s, max read speed 240 MB/s, with ATTO benchmark). After doing some research I believe there are actually three "generations" of this same drive, and I received a third gen drive. The first gen. was screaming fast, using 32nm chips, the second gen. used larger size 25nm chips, and ran very slowly and had less available storage.
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.
Summary: Speed was alright, even though OCZ changed the internals to slower cheaper NAND with out as much as a change in Product name. They said if it has an E in the model number its the newer version but people are finding having the old version even with the E. If you are on 1.27+ Firmware you most likely have the slower NAND. My drive was on 1.27 speed was fine, but the drive died on me after a month! Unreliable.