Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex 2 Series (OCZSSD1-2VTX/OCZSSD2-2VTX/OCZSSD2-2VTXE/OCZSSD2-2VTX/OCZSSD2-2VTXEX/OCZSSD3-2VTX)
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Great when it worked. Not recognized 75% of the time. Finally died.
18 May 2015
Summary: I bought this SSD to make it my primary, boot, Windows drive to speed up my computer. The difference in my computer's performance (boot time, application launch time, etc.) was amazing! The problem: the drive was very inconsistently recognized by my ASUS H87M PLUS motherboard.
Summary: The simple breakdown... stupid fast compared to HDDs, but very unreliable. The not so simple breakdown... I got two of these and set them up in RAID 0 for my primary. Speed and near instant load times were incredible compared to my previous Raptor array.
Summary: I was happy with the performance of the drive. Obviously much faster than the traditional hard drive it replaced. But a few weeks ago it started failing and stopped getting detected in the BIOS. I've learned the hard way that OCZ's support and RMA process is a joke.
Summary: My SSD lived happily for a year and a half. You should automatically not be enthusiastic about that first sentence, because it means my SSD is dead. There's a well known bug in the Sandforce 2 technology utilized in this drive that causes it to "brick"..
Summary: I bought this SSD unit almost a year ago. It worked well until today (May 28th, 2012) when it died without any previous notice. As I was happy with its performance during this year, I wanted to buy another one.
Caution - Always have data backed up - Do not store personal information
Ward N. Oder "WO", Amazon
23 April 2012
Summary: Two of these drives have failed for me within about eight months of purchase of the first one. The first drive failed within a few days. A red (orange appearing) light will appear on the back of the drive when they fail.
Summary: The drive failed quickly. The company engagement on OCZ's tech support forms does not seem great either. The drive might not be dead -- it seems that there are some types of failure that allow the drive to be brought back to life (although all data has to be wiped).
Summary: Performance of this drive is excellent, but it failed after about 12 month of use - is wasn't visible under W7 or Linux. During its lifetime I read about 1.4TB and wrote 1TB. Zero bad blocks or remapped blocks.
Summary: The drive worked fine for six months or so. One day my computer locked up and the drive will no longer boot or even be recognized. It seems there is a very high failure rate in these drives and I can't recommend them.
Summary: I am a fairly experienced user, and knew that I was taking a risk when I bought this drive. The performance specs are impressive, and the drive lives up to the hype in that area... but has proven to be absolutely unreliable as a system drive.