|Hard Drive||120 GB|
OCZ Technology 120 GB Vertex Plus Optimized Edition SATA II 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive OCZSSD2-1VTXPL120G
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- NAND Flash Components: Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory, Interface: SATA II 3Gbp/s, Form Factor: 2.5" slim design form factor
- Life Expectancy: 1.5 million hours Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF), ECC Recovery: BCH 32/1K
- Max Read: up to 250MB/s, Max Write: up to 160 MB/s, 4KB Random Write: I/O Per Second (IOPS): 5,000 IOPS,4KB
- Random Read: I/O Per Second (IOPS): 12,000 IOPS
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After reading several reviews on this product, I had to double-check the drive I used was the same. I had none of the issues others wrote about. The drive was plugged into the GIGABYTE GA-M68MT-S2P AM3 motherboard together with a WD 1TB HDD and both were recognized by the BIOS. Installation of 64bit Windows 7 and MS Office went smoothly. I re-targeted the user folders to the HDD to minimize the load on the SDD.
I feel bad for the others who had problems with this drive. Based on my experience, I'd buy another one in a heartbeat.
(2) Vertex 60GB
(2) Vertex 2 60GB
(1) Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 120GB
(2) Vertex Plus 120GB
My two most recent purchases being 2 of their Vertex Plus 120GB SSDs and they work great. A very good budget SSD with good speeds, good reliability and good customer service. Since I've purchases 7 SSDs only 1 of them died and I was able to ADVANCE RMA it with OCZ and have a new drive within 4 days. Their RMA process and Customer Service was easy to deal with and prompt.
Performance wise, this drive does the job, especially when I got it for $99 after MIR.
What we saved by going with these over something like the Intel drives we've easily lost in hours restoring/re-installing software on the machines with failed drives. They're pretty good about replacing them, but it's ridiculous to have to RMA nearly all of them at one point or another. It's to the point I'd rather throw them away than risk installing them in another machine when replacements arrive.
So I figured the firmware hadn't been updated, so I went ahead and did it by plugging it into the desktop and using some of the firmware upgrade tools from OCZ on there. The firmware updated, and I installed my linux distribution on the my desktop, then moved the drive to the laptop and it wouldn't boot.
So I reinstalled again on the laptop, figuring perhaps the installer was installing drivers for different hardware when I installed it using the desktop system, but after installing again on the laptop, it sill wouldn't work. Very aggravating.
Will try to return and fall back to using a new HDD, sadly... was hoping to pep up the old system with SSD, but it's hard to find inexpensive SATA I compatible drivers (yes, this is SATA II, but is supposed to be downward compatible with SATA I... AND it was seen and identified, partitioned and formatted and installed on by the installer, so that was not the issue).
So yes, believe these reviews that: 1) say you will need to upgrade firmware, and 2) say even then it still doesn't work. Perhaps if I was using XP or Windows 7 or something, it might have gone better... but that's not going to happen (and no, I'm not anti MS, I have 8.1 pro on my desktop - dual boot with linux, anyway).
So, I thought I was screwed. Then I went onto OCZ's website and saw that there was a firmware update for it. My firmware was 3.50, and the update was to 3.55. I figured it couldn't hurt, so I pulled out an old PC (which you'll need in order to do the firmware update) and updated the firmware.
When I reinstalled the updated SSD in the Macbook, it was easily partitioned, I was able to complete the installation of Snow Leopard, and it has been going strong for a few days now. I did a hard drive speed test and I'm getting read and write speeds of about 126 MB/s, compared to a spinning hard drive which gets about 75 MB/s (at best).
The moral of the story is to just update the firmware. Many people are noticing a complete resolution of their issues when they update the firmware for this drive.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this SSD for my now 7 year old Lenovo Thinkpad X61 laptop convertible to tablet computer to breath some life back into it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Worked for "3" years on a computer that was never turned on really so i would say only 6 months. Then would not be recognized at all. Stay away from OCZ. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Generic User
There's a lot of bad reviews regarding this OCZ drive, so I felt like I needed to add my two cents in defense of this product - only because I've been using it since 2012 without... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Duenor
Works well. Windows 7 x64 boot time of 25-ish seconds to usable desktop. The speed means that the computer is usable even before the background processes have finished... Read morePublished on February 10, 2014 by Aurean
Received drive, installed drive in array. Within 6 months it failed. I could not find my receipt for purchase, they REFUSED to RMA the faulty drive. Read morePublished on September 19, 2013 by Dennis C. Christian
OCZ not only makes a quality product, they include a sticker for you too to tell everyone about it. "My SSD is faster than your HDD. Read morePublished on September 5, 2013 by Chris in California
It working great and very fast for the speed I love it and want to buy more very good when you using Photoshop it help boot the speed that's great!!!!Published on August 23, 2013 by Tshais2014