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#31 ZakO

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 19:32

You had an OCZ Vertex 2 that nearly lasted two years :omg: ? We bought 10 at work and they all died in under a year, it's been just over 2 years now and most of them have been replaced 3 times (they're only used for temp storage, so it doesn't matter when they fail otherwise we would be using better drives).


#32 OP AimLXJ

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 19:43

You had an OCZ Vertex 2 that nearly lasted two years :omg: ? We bought 10 at work and they all died in under a year, we've had them just over 2 years now and most of them have been replaced 3 times (they're only used for temp storage, so it doesn't matter when they fail otherwise we would be using better drives).



Probably because I took good care of it, as in I wasn't doing too many writing and most of the stuff goes on the hard disk drive along with the use of portable applications (smaller and less writing). OCZ you have disappointed me.

#33 +Tech Greek

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 20:10

Experienced the same symptoms with my Vertex 3 a few months back. A secure wipe using the OCZ Bootable Linux Tools was enough to bring the drive back to full working order, but of course I lost everything. It took a few evenings to rebuild and re-install everything that I needed but eventually I was back up and running. In my case I didn't loose too much as the drive was solely hosting the OS and programs. Data is stored on a regular HDD.


I had to do this with my Corsair (except Hirens Linux) - it would hard lock during the OS install/use randomly.

#34 Denis W.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 21:47

I did this to my previous Crucial M4 SSD when it "died" (was a firmware problem).

Get an external enclosure - those toaster docks are ace - plug in your SSD into it and don't connect it to a computer. Leave it there turned on for a while, say 20 minutes. Then plug the dock's USB cable into another computer and cross your fingers for the drive to come back on - wait a bit, it can take a few more minutes before they'll show up.

If you don't have an enclosure, you could try disconnecting the SATA cable if this is a desktop. If this is a laptop, try booting the laptop to its BIOS screen while the drive is connected and leave it there.

#35 OP AimLXJ

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:13

Okay guys what should I do, should I RMA or get a refund and buy one of Samsung's, Crucial's, or Intel's SSD? My desktop is running hard drive less ATM with the Live Xubuntu Disc (only distribution I have available) so I'm getting around okay with just browsing the web and watching videos.

#36 tytytucke

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:17

Sorry for your loss. At least you still have your beautiful face.

#37 Hitman2000

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:36

I too have had OCZ drives die on me twice, got a free replacement each time.

Third one is going strong hopefully this will last.

Im not too fussed tbh, I have nothing on the SSD except windows and a few programs, everything else have configured so it autosaves/backup eg like word documents, all autosave/recover to my 1tb hdd.

#38 OP AimLXJ

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:25

I just found out about this: http://www.neowin.ne...han-34nm-units/

Mines has the 25nm :/


**EDIT**

Tech support said they will replace my Vertex 2 with a Vertex 3. Not bad but I hope the Vertex 3 won't die as easily like the Vertex 2 did.

#39 OP AimLXJ

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 23:15

Its been over 1 week and still no word about my SSD :/ , so how long did it take for you guys?

#40 Brian M.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:22

I have an early Vertex 2 (as in launch week) that's been rock solid. I've also had 3 others (2 drives/replacements) die about 3-4 months into ownership. I had 2 later drives - both one died after roughly 3 months, second died after about 4, and the first replacement lasted about 2. At that point OCZ were good enough to replace them both with Vertex 3's.

#41 DAOWAce

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:13

Tech support said they will replace my Vertex 2 with a Vertex 3. Not bad but I hope the Vertex 3 won't die as easily like the Vertex 2 did.

Well that's a deal and a half.

The Vertex 3+ lines are rock solid; I've been using one as my boot drive for a year. You shouldn't have any issues with them. Anyone still using an older generation SSD needs to look into replacing them.

Ignore OCZ's terrible reputation. They are a great company and were the focus of all the hate because they were always first to market with their SSDs. Other vendors using the same components had the EXACT SAME PROBLEMS, but they were nowhere near as popular as OCZ so they received received the massive amount of flak OCZ did. SandForce was the problem, not the SSD manufacturers.

As for the Vertex 3, make sure it's running firmware version 2.50 or later; that's when the problems with the SF controller got fixed.

#42 OP AimLXJ

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 14:22

So it takes 1 week to replace the SSD and another week to ship it to my place (Taiwan -> California) so a total of 2 weeks :hmmm:

#43 tsupersonic

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 14:26

Yep, my first (and only) OCZ SSD died within 4 months. I replaced it with a Intel X25 (now used for Steam games), and now my OS runs on a Samsung 830. My friends also have had terrible luck with OCZ. I've had great luck with Samsung, Intel, Crucial and also Corsair.

#44 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 14:27

So it takes 1 week to replace the SSD and another week to ship it to my place (Taiwan -> California) so a total of 2 weeks :hmmm:


OCZ's headquarters are in California. I mailed mine there and got it back in 3 days (I live in Indiana). Why did they tell you to send it to Taiwan? If you do live in California like your profile says, it should have gotten to your place faster than mine..odd...

#45 OP AimLXJ

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 14:28

OCZ's headquarters are in Californa. I mailed mine there and got it back in 3 days. Why did they tell you to send it to Taiwan?



I sent it to San Jose and they're shipping the Vertex 3 from Taiwan :|



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