Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex 2 Series (OCZSSD1-2VTX/OCZSSD2-2VTX/OCZSSD2-2VTXE/OCZSSD2-2VTX/OCZSSD2-2VTXEX/OCZSSD3-2VTX)
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Good while it worked
c s., Newegg
5 February 2014
Pros: Impressive system speed increase and quick boot times.
Cons: Died after 8 months. About a month ago, my computer monitor would go into standby, then abruptly act like the power went out, then on again. Standby is turned off. The SSD did not reboot and came back to where the desktop was when monitor went into standby. When it quit working it's not listed in device manager or my computer. It was well ventilated and had an attached cooling fan to it. Should have heeded all the bad reliability reviews. Mine ran for about 2600 hours...
Summary: While it worked it was quick device - booting Windows 7 in a few seconds. However within three months the device kept disappearing and crashing windows. Had to install windows on spare hard drive and was able to retrieve all data over a few reboots as the OCZ drive kept disappearing from the device list.
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.