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 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. I put in my support ticket a week and half ago and it took a week for them to issue an RMA number.
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"...literally become unrecognizable in your BIOS or Windows. It happens when your computer goes to sleep and wakes up.
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. At this point, there are various methods to attempt to fix the drive, but none have been successful for me. My second RMA did not have to contain anything but "Red light appeared" and they approved the RMA.
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. After the third "No OS installed" failure in less than a week of testing, I abandoned the drive.
Summary: As many others have already seen, this drive is little more than a crapshoot. Mine worked for 2 months and has been rma'd. We'll see how their customer service does... Update jan.25 - Welp, I got an RMA'd drive, almost exactly 2 months later it's dead again. I will be attempting to get my money back.
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: I echo the same reliability and customer service issues from the previous reviews. I support about 20 SSDs from Intel, OCZ, and Kingston. I've never had problems with the Intel or Kingston SSDs, but I've had 5 bad OCZ SSDs. Three failed during the Amazon return window, so I returned those to Amazon. The other two went through OCZ's RMA process. OCZ's RMA process can be tedious. For the first SSD failure, OCZ cross-shipped a new SSD.
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'.