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: 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. If you are like me and doing research before buying a SSD then know that you will probably not be getting the same drive thats had great reviews on the major hardware review sites.
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 and does not do.
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. Then I installed Win 7 64-bit immediately after a partition delete and fast format. It booted once, but the second boot, the drive disappeared from the BIOS. Tried changing to IDE mode..
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. Manufacturer Response:Hello, please contact our support manager at 鷘) 733-8400, ext 206. It is our purpose to insure that every single consumer is fully happy with their acquire.
Summary: I bought this for a friend's birthday. He installed it in a Sandybridge setup as boot drive running Windows 7 64bit. He absolutely loved the performance. However after 2 months or so he started getting blue screens. The drive would not be recognised anywhere, not even Bios. He had to go through a lot of hoops to manage to get it working again. Now he swears he'll never have a sandforce based drive as boot ever again.
Summary: I must say the drive performed very well for 1 year and 4 months. After that, it caused the computer to crash and sometimes it was not recognized by the bios at all, during boot up. Once I replaced it, the computer worked fine. Update: I have increased the rating from 1 start to 3 stars because OCZ (UK) replied to my email straight away and offered to replace the faulty drive (3-years manufacturer's warranty).
Summary: I created my own PC in July, and bought this just for booting and loading the OS + programs (I use 2 x 1tb drives in a RAID configuration for data). It worked up to November 26th, when my PC would not boot. The system would not recognise the drive at all. I swapped data and power leads, but to no avail - it was just dead. Fortunately, I back up my PC everyday, so managed to recover using an old HDD temporarily until I get this sorted.
Excerpt: More quickly than mechanical difficult drive when operating You have to like jumping through hoops to obtain this SSD. OCZ is working with consumers as crash test dummies to function their way into the SSD market.There are a lot of reasons why you may have trouble installing and making use of this drive, just check the OCZ forum or Google. My SSD is kicking out error messages and losing information immediately after about ten days.