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 Drive but BAD support
20 October 2011
Summary: I purchased 10 of these drives and they were screamers, installed windows in 15min super quick boot time and then after a few days the one of my systems died a couple weeks later another one died.
Summary: Yep it's fast .... But my drive failed and wouldn't boot the OS within 2 weeks. I knew the drive might die, hoped it wouldn't, and Amazon is making this unfortunate failure as painless as possible. Rebooted my mbp and the OS would no longer boot. Tried a fresh install with the same results.
Summary: This drive is a good price for 180GB (~167 GB formatted NTFS). It does not appear to be as fast as it claims. My hardware is not top of the line, so I can not measure its top speed, but it performs slower than another SSD I have with slower rated transfer speeds.
Summary: So I was putting a computer together and a friend of mine told me that the biggest bottleneck in computers nowadays is the speed of the hard drive. Based on my experience, for everyday use this really absolutely is true.
Summary: My Vertex2 lasted 2 years and 4 months. It died a couple of months ago during a Windows Update installation. It went into the infamous 'panic lock' mode and no longer showed up in the BIOS. I guess I was pretty lucky in that mine lasted over 2 years. I was happy with my drive while it worked.
Summary: OCZ has made a manufacturing change around 12/10 to reduce costs on these drives. The end result is lower performance, less usable space on the drive(only 107gb formatted verses 111 on the originals)and potentially shortened longevity.
Speed Demon, Loses Some Performance After Newness Wears Off & Breaks In-Don't Test It a Lot Either!
Wavey Davey, Amazon
31 August 2010
Summary: EDIT: November 3, 2010 My No.1 complaint about this SSD has been the lack of OCZ to release their former "vapor ware" Sandforce SSD Toolkit, and in late October they finally released a "toolkit" for the Sandforce SSDs, but it's not what you think it might be, so let me quickly explain what it does...
Summary: Had this item for just over a year now, no major usage and it has worked ok until yesterday when it just ceased to work. Tried it in 2 other pc's and no joy, it's dead. Poor quality if it fails on minor usage after 14 months
Excerpt: When it worked it was blazingly quickly. Installing Win 7 only took a couple of minutes. Booting up into Win took only a few seconds. Installed and ran applications quickly. Died right after 2 weeks. I don't know what happened. I initially installed Win 7 32-bit on the drive.
Excerpt: quick read speeds slow create speeds The speeds on the box are not correct. The 24nm's versions are slower. Speeds are supposedly of the 34nm versions. For example CrystalDiskMark showed practically a 50% lower in create speeds compared to my 7200RPM Tough Disk drive I had.