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Old 05-07-12, 06:50 PM   #565
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Just installed one of these, laptop in sig. Got it for $186usd and I officially love this thing.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820167122

Looks ok to me.

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Old 05-20-12, 05:54 PM   #566
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Another Vertex 2 died last night. This was in my Gaming PC part of a 2 SSD RAID 0. :: but it's k, disk is backed up daily and I can use Acronis Universal restore to restore to one remaining drive, if I can be bothered... Just finished Alan Wake, have some PS3 games to catch up on.

So far I've lost in the space of a month, one Vertex 2 60Gb drive and one Vertex 2 240Gb drive.

I'm not really worried, the Vertex 2s are well out of production, If I get a replacement it'll be a 3 and up. Each has a 3 year warranty and I have backups and spares.
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Old 05-20-12, 07:21 PM   #567
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Still, it's not good how all these Vertex 2 drives are dying. There forums are full of issues with these drives.
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Old 05-20-12, 07:54 PM   #568
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I know. We have a total of 4 drives in our house hold. All Vertex 2s.

2x240 2.5" drives 1 dead
1x240 3.5" drive
1x60 2.5" drive dead

Also 1x240 2.5 in my sisters machine. They are ticking time bombs I tell you.
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Old 05-21-12, 08:28 AM   #569
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I know. We have a total of 4 drives in our house hold. All Vertex 2s.

2x240 2.5" drives 1 dead
1x240 3.5" drive
1x60 2.5" drive dead

Also 1x240 2.5 in my sisters machine. They are ticking time bombs I tell you.
OCZ's speed and pricing were tempting, but Intel or Samsung all the way for me, unless OCZ shows at least 2 years of reliability close to Intel's. Backups are a must have these days, but I'd rather not deal with the hassle.

Having so many die on you - hopefully they take care of you with the latest drives crainger.
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Old 05-21-12, 10:55 AM   #570
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I'm not really worried, the Vertex 2s are well out of production, If I get a replacement it'll be a 3 and up. Each has a 3 year warranty and I have backups and spares.
Still a PITA though. This is why I got rid of my RAID 0 array - I lost a drive and had to reinstall, and didn't enjoy it. Didn't matter that the drive was still under warranty.

Now that array is RAID 1. I never used anywhere close to the full terabyte of space anyway, so it wasn't really worth the risk.
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OCZ's speed and pricing were tempting, but Intel or Samsung all the way for me, unless OCZ shows at least 2 years of reliability close to Intel's. Backups are a must have these days, but I'd rather not deal with the hassle.

Having so many die on you - hopefully they take care of you with the latest drives crainger.
I hope so too. I've contacted OCZ and the store I purchased from is going to try and do their best their end seeing I have two dead drives bought from them. They think I'll probably get Vertex 3 drives, if that's the case I'll rebuild the array with one 2 and one 3. If I get a 4 I'll buy another 4 and put the 2 in my Lappy or PS3.
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I hope so too. I've contacted OCZ and the store I purchased from is going to try and do their best their end seeing I have two dead drives bought from them. They think I'll probably get Vertex 3 drives, if that's the case I'll rebuild the array with one 2 and one 3. If I get a 4 I'll buy another 4 and put the 2 in my Lappy or PS3.
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Danger is my middle name. As long as I have my important data on another drive and a backup of all drives I'll raid these OCZs till the Redeemeds come home.
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Danger is my middle name. As long as I have my important data on another drive and a backup of all drives I'll raid these OCZs till the Redeemeds come home.
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Old 05-25-12, 08:22 PM   #575
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I just picked up an Intel 520 480gb, my previous Intel 510 was awesome but a tad to small, so went the 480gb 520. So now running the 480gb 520, my 250gb 510 and a 2TB Black so have plenty of space now. I looked around and researched a bit before buying and was looking at saving some $$$ and going with an OCZ or something simliar because Intels were heaps more expensive but was just put off by all the reliability concerns others where having, so settled for another Intel. Reliability is key for me!
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Very nice. I would love one of those myself.
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