Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex 2 Series (OCZSSD1-2VTX/OCZSSD2-2VTX/OCZSSD2-2VTXE/OCZSSD2-2VTX/OCZSSD2-2VTXEX/OCZSSD3-2VTX)
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Excellent Macbook Drive!
2 weeks ago
Summary: Bought this drive to replace the factory disk in my 15" Macbook Pro. Couldn't be happier with the performance of the drive! Granted this is my first SSD, but it really is an amazing upgrade! Well worth the money!
Summary: Ordered this hdd to go along with my new Macbook Pro. Installation was easy and the hdd itself is simple looking. As for performance, this thing is quick. I've used both 5,400 and 7,200rpm drives in the past and this thing just makes those drives look silly (I cannot speak for the 10,000rpm drives). For example, bootup time from pushing the power button is about 18sec.
Summary: The good: Fast read / write times. Windows 7 64bit boots in 25 seconds. Programs seem to load in a flash. Great amount of space Nothing to complain about - yet. Other Thoughts: I bought this as a refurbished drive. I was skeptical and purchased the 2 year warranty. 180 Gig SSD for $102 (needed a bracket) with 2 1/2 year warranty. So far so good, will update with results.
Summary: These are a tad obsolete now, but I still use them, 5 of them, in a raid-5 configuration, and they are blistering and flawless. I forget how slow rotating drives are, until I go use some other computer and whine like crazy about slow it is. It was a pretty pricey proposition to use these, over $1k when I bought them, but it was one of the better investments I made in that system.
Summary: I have only had this drive for one day, so I cannot comment on long term wear issues. I will say that I did a lot of research. The failure rate of OCZ drives is in line with other manufacturers of 1-2%, but the OCZ RMA procedure results in an aggregate 10%? How? If you return a failing drive to OCZ and their tests indicate it still works, they simply box it back up and ship it out to you.
Summary: This was my 1st OCZ SSD. It's been going strong for over 2 years now. Excellent quality piece. Easy to update firmware and for a SATA II interface this thing is fast. I liked this so much I've since purchased a Vertex 3 240GB, 2 x 240GB Vertex 4 and an OCZ Revo Drive.
Summary: I have used several different SSDs and have zero complaints about reliability, for this or it's smaller 120GB sibling, after using every day for over a year. It is blazing fast in my 2010 MacBook Pro running both OSX and Windows. If you are still running a mechanical hard drive and on the fence about SSD, go for it! Also consider other brands of drives with the SandForce controller, but only buy the latest 6Gb/s models (Vertex 3) if your PC supports SATA rev 3.
Summary: This made my computer 'feel' quicker, launching progams, saving work, loading times, things like that. Made my desktop feel more like an i-device. I bought this for a MMO, where load screens between 'zones' took a fair amount of time. With this drive I cut the load times to fractions of what they were previously. Windows install time blew me away, very quick! Install was easy, the included 2.5" to 3.5" adaptor plate made it nice to install in my desktop computer.