Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex 4 Series (VTX4-25SAT3)
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Fast but died quickly and warranty service is horrible
Ron Michael Zettlemoyer, Amazon
9 April 2014
Summary: The drive was nice and fast for about 13 months, running on a Mac Pro desktop that was up almost 24/7. Then it completely died one evening; couldn't read anything from it at all. It took about 3 days to get an RMA number from OCZ via their web support. After they received the drive it took about 4 days for them to ship out a replacement. Delivery of the replacement then took about 7 days thanks to their choice of the slowest possible delivery method.
Summary: I own this SSD because it was a replacement for the original OCZ Octane that failed in the first week of use. I am now waiting for my fourth (yes, the 4th) replacement SSD (last two were also Vertex 4), since the last three all failed within less than 3 months each. For me it's not even an valid option anymore to get my money back (not that I could anyway) since I've spent over $250 in shipping costs for sending the faulty drives back to US (from Europe) or directly to...
Summary: If you haven't upgraded your PC with an SSD, you must do it. Just leave a HDD for massive storage purposes and install the OS, software and games in the SSD. The performance gains are just amazing. UPDATE: Originally I gave this SSD 5 stars, however after 6 months of use this SSD suddenly stopped working, I tested it in other PCs without any results, is not being recognized even in the BIOS. You can google for many people with this sudden death cases.
Excellent at first... now just a brick in 7 months
30 October 2012
Summary: Had a hard drive in my desktop crash after only having it one year. Installed this SSD over the traditional hard drive. I've only had it in my machine for 2 weeks, but its performance has been OUTSTANDING! Everything loads MUCH faster and seems like there's a lot less performance issues.
Fast New Controller, Still Not Compatible for Some Mac Owners
8 September 2012
Summary: I have a 17-inch, Mid 2009 MacBookPro5,2 which utilizes the NVidia MCP79 SATA chipset/controller. The Vertex 4 uses OCZ's new drive controller architecture, the Indilinx Infused Everest 2 which seems like it would be a screamer. However, it fails as many other SandForce-based SSD drives have before it when it comes to compatibility the NVidia MCP79 controller on the MacBook Pro.
Summary: I ordered it because it is supposed to be the fastest SSD, but mine was Dead On Arrival. I returned it and then I got a Crucial, which is working great. Too bad, I used a Vertex 3 256GB for 18 months and that one worked flawlesly.
Summary: I was quite happy with this SSD while it was working, it was quite fast SSD but then it died a week before its 1st anniversary after I bought it. I tried for a couple of days to resurrect it and restore my data then shipped it back to Amazon for a full refund.
Summary: After hearing about the amazing boot times an SSD can give you, I opted for this one. However, I did not get the performance I expected in certain areas. Once you've logged on, you're fine as the speeds are decent. However, my boot time was originally 28 seconds, from the 'starting Windows' splash screen, all the way to a usable desktop.
Summary: I bought this SSD drive after reading rave reviews on plenty of sites indicating it is the fastest ssd around for the price. I had also read that you sacrifice some reliability compared to the slightly more pricey (and slower) Samsung drives, but the 5 year warranty tipped the balance for me and I bought the OCZ. On first installing the drive there was a noticeable difference in speed and the system overall felt considerably more snappy.