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My OCZ Vertex 2 Is Dead

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Maybe because I requested them to update the firmware to the latest one so I don't have to bother with it

I think mine came one firmware behind. That may be your problem. :)

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**EDIT**

@DirtyLarry: https://en.wikipedia.../SandForce#SSDs Try avoiding the SF-1xxx controllers

Thanks, Hopefully I am good as it is neither. It is a new one called Indilinx Everest 2.

I am not even sure I will be getting it, just put it on a Wish List. Again, sorry for your loss, that just sucks.

Here is a review on it if you are interested.

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Unfortunate you didn't make backups. Long term reliability of some SSDs is a gamble. Can folks tell me which SSDs they have had good long-term experience with? How is people's Intel X25-M G2 doing?

I have a Vertex 30GB, which i used until October. still going strong.

Also have a Vertex 2 60GB which im still using in my Desktop

Intel X25-M G2 160GB still going strong - using it in my laptop

Crucial M4 512GB. solid, fast SSD

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So how is the Vertex 4 series? I asked for one for XMas based on Toms Hardware saying it was the best SSD in the price range. It comes with a 5 year warranty, so is everything sorted out with them?

This is honestly insane to me, to have a hard drive, SSD or not, die so fast, is just unacceptable in all regards.Sorry for the OP's loss.

The Vertex 4 is even faster; even more reliable.

It is not using a SandForce controller, improving the speeds with incompressible data and improve the reliability.

I'm using a Vertex 4 for my games drive.

They just released their Vector line, which is trading blows with Samsung's 840 Pro; the two best SSDs currently on the market. I'd say I should've waited just a week more, but pricing is an issue.

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I ended up getting a vertex 4 from 2 previous RMAs. Not sure if i should sell it or use it based on my previous experience.

I already replaced it (cause it took months, i'm in canada) with Kingston 4K, and it's really been great for me.

I do feel OCZ has a higher failure rate than other manufacturers based on online reviews/feedback and experience. You get what you pay for i guess.

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I ended up getting a vertex 4 from 2 previous RMAs. Not sure if i should sell it or use it based on my previous experience.

I already replaced it (cause it took months, i'm in canada) with Kingston 4K, and it's really been great for me.

I do feel OCZ has a higher failure rate than other manufacturers based on online reviews/feedback and experience. You get what you pay for i guess.

What was the previous SSD? Vertex 3?

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So do these SSDs just die without warning or something? And does SSDLife mean anything when it seems to say the average would last around 10 years?

Mine is getting close to a years use and I use it 24/7.

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So do these SSDs just die without warning or something? And does SSDLife mean anything when it seems to say the average would last around 10 years?

Mine is getting close to a years use and I use it 24/7.

Mine died without warning (even SSDLife said the the health of it was at 99%) but there was some noticeable things before it died (check my first post)

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So do these SSDs just die without warning or something? And does SSDLife mean anything when it seems to say the average would last around 10 years?

Mine is getting close to a years use and I use it 24/7.

When mine died, I upgraded my processor and went to reinstall Windows 7. It froze during the install at "completing installation". Reset CMOS, took out motherboard battery, tried drive in different machine, different cables, etc. No luck.

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When mine died, I upgraded my processor and went to reinstall Windows 7. It froze during the install at "completing installation". Reset CMOS, took out motherboard battery, tried drive in different machine, different cables, etc. No luck.

Thanx, I'll keep an eye out, lol, and hopefully can get some stuff backed up if I do experience symptoms like that.

You'd think with the price of these things they should be more reliable.

Oops, replied to the wrong post. Still not fully awake, need coffee.

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What was the previous SSD? Vertex 3?

It was OCZ Octane. Newer line earlier this year, not sure if they are continuing it after Octane 2. They are nice enough to replace it with a newer SSD which I appreicate.

Is that Alyssa Milano?

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It was OCZ Octane. Newer line earlier this year, not sure if they are continuing it after Octane 2. They are nice enough to replace it with a newer SSD which I appreicate.

Both the Kingston #K and Octane lines are not high performance drives. They are mainly for consumers, not enthusiasts.

Kingston HyperX and Vertex/Vector are high performance, for enthusiasts.

Samsungs new 840 drives have two lines also, the regular and the 'Pro'. The Pro is high performance, the other has TLC flash, meaning worse relability.

Basically every manufacturer has different lines of SSDs, usually consumer and enterprise grade lines, maybe enthusiast as well. OCZ happens to have.. well, a lot.

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Unfortunate you didn't make backups. Long term reliability of some SSDs is a gamble. Can folks tell me which SSDs they have had good long-term experience with? How is people's Intel X25-M G2 doing?

I'll tell you what, if you get an SSD, make it an Intel. I've got one from over two years ago, just a 80 GB puppy, and it's solid as a rock.

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I'll tell you what, if you get an SSD, make it a Samsung.

FTFY.

Samsung is one of the only SSD manufacturers who create everything in their drives. They do not rely on third party components for anything. Their drive reliability is second to none.

Intel did have a good reliability run, yes; but they also were the victim of the SandForce issues everyone was having. Hell, it was Intel who discovered the issue with the SF controller and got them to fix it. Also, Intel doesn't manufacture everything in their drives, as much as some people believe.

As it stands, I wouldn't really worry about SSD reliability anymore if you're buying the latest generation enthusiast grade drives. Avoid SandForce and you're set. The only reliability issues you should be concerned about is the limited write cycles on the flash; of which OCZ waranties 20GB writes per day for 5 years, just to give you something to think about. The drive can still have all the data pulled off it when that happens anyway; not a disaster like a hard drive crash. Failed components however is a different story entirely.. which is why people recommend Samsung and Intel to some extent.

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^ This.

Go Samsung SSD.

Altho my Vertex 3 has served me well for a year now. ^^

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FTFY.

Samsung is one of the only SSD manufacturers who create everything in their drives. They do not rely on third party components for anything. Their drive reliability is second to none.

Ah, this is good to know. I will eventually (some time in 2013) be upgrading my desktop PC and I was wondering which brand of SSD to get.

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So my Vertex 3 came in this Monday and I got almost everything installed, but there is one problem, I'm experiencing one of the symptoms which led me to believe that my Vertex 2 was dying. That symptom I'm experiencing is

Shortcuts were unable to locate programs but after ~30 seconds it finds it
which worries me :/

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