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Windows 7: OCZ Vertex Plus 60GB, good or bad...?

04 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
OCZ Vertex Plus 60GB, good or bad...?

Yup...I finally broke down and ordered an SSD lol, my first one ever...I'm chuffed.

Since money is an object I wanted something not too top-of-the-heap for starters and finally settled on an OCZ Vertex Plus 60GB drive.

Can't help wondering if I made a mistake though, so I thought I'd ask here for opinions. Many people seem to have had problems with sudden corruption after a week or two of using this SSD, but others say the latest firmware (3.55, I believe) fixes this. That's what I'm counting on - I'll check the firmware first thing after putting the SSD into my machine before I clone my system HD to it.

So...How badly did I screw up?

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04 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)

I just wrote a whole rant about my Vertex2 (failure) and then realized your Vertex Plus does not use Sandforce controllers (serious problems with them). So you might be just fine though AFAICT it all depends on your mobo & BIOS for whether it's a good "marriage". Here's a recent article about OCZ w/comments that may be of interest:

LSI Deal Won't Change Availability of SandForce SSDs
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04 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

The latest sandforce drivers have fixed a lot of the original bugs. It was something to do with the drive running faster than the driver could cope so they lowered the speed by like 20mbps so a tiny amount.

Only concern I'd have would be size. My corsair force 3 120gb is my main drive, I only have windows, BF3 and red orchestra 2 installed and I only have 57gb free lol

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04 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Yep...actually, even though SandForce seems to be all the rage I didn't want to have it, because I don't care for its built-in data compression. Might not work too well with a Truecrypted system partition...

The Vertex Plus uses an Indilink Martini controller, and from what I've read on AnandTech it's pretty decent.

Size is no problem for me, 60GB was actually more than I wanted! system partition is only 15GB and I have almost 5GB free.
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04 Nov 2011   #5

windows 8.1 Pro x64

People do get carried away with ssd performance and paying premiums for sandforce.

I have used an ssd with a jmicron controller (considered to be bad in ssd world) and it still blown away hdd performance by a mile, meaning pretty much any ssd even low end will be a massive upgrade over hdd for speed. With that in mind I would shop on cost and reliability as priamry concerns as any ssd will be fast regardless.

When the size is small eg. 60gig the raw throughput speed probably wont be of much benefit anyway as not many large files will be going on the ssd. It will be mainly reading and writing small OS files.

I am 50/50 on buying myself an ssd and also worried about the size, however the difference is whilst on a hdd ou want to keep hdd usage lower than half for max performance due to fragmentation, on ssd's the same issue doesnt exist so I think a ssd 90% full should run as well as one 10% full, am I right there? if I am right then getting one smaller than a hdd for the OS should be fine.
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04 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hello Corazon,

I have Three Vertex2 SSD's Two in my desktop running in RAID0 and the other in my Laptop I am very happy with these drives and find them to be very reliable and fast and I would recomend them to everyone if I could. Sure you get bad apples but that applies to all makes
You may find this link interesting; OCZ Forum - Home
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04 Nov 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'm running a couple of Intel SSD's and while their overall specs may not read as good on paper, they are pretty durable.

For my system, an 80GB OS drive has been fine. With Windows 7 64bit, my apps, and BF3 installed, I'm at about 50% used.
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04 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 10 Pro

Well to put things in perspective - I've had my OCZ vertex 2 (sandforce controller) for nearly a year (bought Dec 2010) and have not had any issues.

Like everything else it depends on how you use it. I don't do constant benchmarks, haven't done any tweaks on it; I don't obsess over it. I just use it as I would use any hard drive, and from that things are good.

My two cents.
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04 Nov 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Thanks for your insights everyone!

But... I need to point out, the SSD I ordered is a Vertex Plus (Indilink), not a Vertex 2 (Sandforce). I'm still hoping to hear more opinions about this specific model.
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04 Nov 2011   #10

Windows 10 Pro

Yeah I saw that, but my reply was more to maxseven. Anyways good luck with the new drive.

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