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OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD

Post by hiro1030 on Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:02 am

Well, this is a new replacement Vertex 2 as the first one was defective (OS installation failed 4 times etc...).

OCZ recommends a new firmware update. But, I have read many people are having problems updating the firmware (OCZ firmware update application won't see a drive, BSOD etc...). So, I checked out the OCZ forum. They recommend the Intel RST 1014 drivers. So, I needed to roll back from 1046. I would say that's a picky application.

They also mention when you update the drive while it is running the OS, strange things happen, which is why there are the couple warnings there about BSOD, etc.

So, I decided to put the drive into the secondary bay and flashed it without any problems.

And then, I removed the drive and replaced my primary OS drive with it and installed Windows 7. BTW, It's a laptop.

Everything went smoothly this time. The CPU temp is slightly higher with a Vertex 2 compared to the Kingston I have been using for a while.

Anyway, so far so good. But, who knows....



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Re: OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD

Post by bob2701 on Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:36 am

WOW, what a difference in the times.
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Re: OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD

Post by hiro1030 on Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:20 pm

The thing is I don't really feel much difference based on real world experience.

I also tested on a WD Scorpio Black 320GB 7200RPM HDD. In the background, iTunes was playing, Windows Live mail was open, transferring a 45GB data to an external HDD.



I also tested on a Vertex 2 again. It doesn't seem like all the background activities didn't affect the result. Actually a bit better lol.

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Re: OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD

Post by hiro1030 on Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:53 pm

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Re: OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD

Post by 4hams on Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:13 am

hiro, glad ya got everything sorted out and that there were no problems updating the new drives firmware.

That drive looks pretty fast to me! :)
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Re: OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD

Post by hiro1030 on Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:31 am

Thanks Joel! So far so good. smile:
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Re: OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD

Post by 4hams on Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:53 pm

Once i get my OCZ 60 GB Vertex RMA'd I may buy another identicle and setup a raid 0 with the 3 of them? Maybe in January?
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Re: OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD

Post by hiro1030 on Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:07 pm

That would be really sweet Joel!
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