Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex 2 Series (OCZSSD1-2VTX/OCZSSD2-2VTX/OCZSSD2-2VTXE/OCZSSD2-2VTX/OCZSSD2-2VTXEX/OCZSSD3-2VTX)
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RIP: 1/2011 to 4/2013
I really get it!, Amazon
28 June 2013
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. I expect an SSD to fail at some point, but I think 2 years is too short of a lifespan. 3-4 years is more acceptable. Thus, I think it deserves 3 stars.
Summary: I bought this review last year (circa November 2010) and I would have to say the speed increase was astonishing. I installed it into my 15.4"" Mac Book Pro and the install was quick and easy. A simple time machine re-boot later and we were up and running. The SSD cut down my boot time to less than half the time. That in addition to the increased read/write was worth the price on its own.
Summary: FAST as all get out, it came with an adapter, ran cool and was not a watt hog. Windows boot time and app load time was impressively quick. I quickly found out the 60GB really is not that much to work with, (my-bad), but unfortunately the original one just flat out died with no warning between boots one day at/around the 90-100 day mark.
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. the drive was just dead, i went to the OCZ website to fill out the RMA forms and it took two weeks to get an RMA number, then i sent my drive back and its been another 2 WEEKS since they received my drive with no updates or anything, of course i filled a complaint with them...
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. I'm packing up the old drive, and it's looking like the replacement drive should be in here 2 days.
Summary: I used this in my gaming rig for a few hours a week, and it lasted 135 days. It was a good 135 days, but that is pretty shameful. Even if their 3 year warranty is worth the paper it's printed on, I'm not looking forward to the hassle of waiting to find out.
very fast, but does NOT recover from Sleep or Hibernation in Windops or Linux
12 June 2011
Summary: the device is great and was fairly easy to install and format. It's very fast, probably the best hardware purchase I've ever done; no other upgrade to my system could have sped it up like this did (regular hard discs read times seem to be the bottleneck in today's systems). But!: The drive makes the two OS in my ASUS laptop, Win7 Home Pro and Ubuntu Linux 11.04, absolutely and unelegantly crash after going to either Sleep mode or Hibernation.
Summary: Simply amazing. I'm using 2 of these in a Raid0 and the max speed is at 538Mb/s. If you want pure speed gotta try SSDs. IMPORTANT UPDATE: After a month, one disk started failing. Just opened a RMA with OCZ. Now the reliability is questionable.