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OCZ OCZSSD2-1S64G 2.5" 64GB SATA II SLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 64GB
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Larry T.
  • 8/29/2009 1:38:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsVery Good Upgrade

Pros: Small, quiet, no moving parts, runs cool, low power usage and attractive to look at.

Cons: Expensive for a hard drive but worth it in a way.

Other Thoughts: I absolutely, and I mean absolutely noticed it takes AT LEAST 50% LESS time to boot up or shut down, so I imagine elswhere in the system these advantages but must appear also in areas I am perhaps not saavy enough to spot. But, 50% let startup and shutdown time tells me it was an upgrade and 64 GB is just perfect for me because my laptop supports a second hard disk IF I need one.

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  • Lloyd P.
  • 7/6/2009 1:10:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs1 year update

Pros: I have now owned this drive for over a year, my first review is here dated 4/13/2008, and you can read both of the previous reviews here. When I bought this drive it had just dropped under $1,000.00 and I do not regret my purchase. My laptop still boots very fast and shuts down in no time.

Cons: None, not a single one. Yes they are still expensive, they have limited storage capacity.

Other Thoughts: These drives are not the ultimate expansion for every computer use. But when it comes to laptops they are perfectly suited for the job and increase battery life, shorten bootup times and really shorten shutdown times. Buy them for what they are made for and you won't be dissappointed.

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  • Vernon B.
  • 3/6/2009 9:45:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsThe only SSD to buy

Pros: This is single level cell memory, not the junk MLC cheaper drives. SLC is the only way to go for a boot drive. Your only other choice is the Intel X25 -E series. This drive is at least as fast as a 7200 rpm drive it's replacing, and faster in most ways. The diference is that is will never (in our lifetime) slow down. All MLC drives (even the X25m) will slow down when used for a boot drive. The question is if you you can afford the Intel at almost 1.5-2x more expensive. Lenovo Notebooks (X300) is using this drive as their latest system. This drive wipes out the competition. For those of us who have had a work laptop drive fail, this SSD is the h0ly grail. It's faster 99.9% of the time faster than any 7200 rpm notebook drive, and is pretty much travel proof. Boot times and application times both decrease significantly, the system is snappier, and just feels like a major upgrade. No stutter, no slowdowns! Multitasking is improved and we use drive encryption on top of this.

Cons: None for the drive.

For those of you who install this and can't see the drive when installing windows, check your bios setting for the SATA controller. Lenovo and several other manufactures are setting SATA to AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) which requires a driver to be installed first. You can either slipstream the driver in your XP install disk using Nlite, or use a usb floppy disk. The other option is to change the setting to "compatible" or IDE in bios and install windows. You can then install the driver (Intel storage manager), shutdown, and go back into bios and change to AHCI and start Windows again.

Other Thoughts: From what I can tell, OCZ buys speed binned drives, memory etc and sells them at a premium. This is a good thing! This is a rebranded Samsung SLC drive. Your paying slightly higher, but from all the benchmarks I have seen, they run slightly faster at reads and writes. It's only a few percentage points, but is noticed in the benchmarks. This will bench out at the rated 100mb/s reads and 80mb/s writes in my lenovo t61 all day every day. No stutter, no slowdowns! The original 7200 rpm drive with our encryption (safeboot) slowed down to 30mb/s reads. This ssd runs at 90mb/s with the same image! Note that I also used diskkeeper to defrag the original hard drive, so that is true optimized performance. Imagine what that like if you don't defrag. Obviously, you do NOT want to defrag the SDD. This made life bearable again considering the required encryption.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/23/2009 9:31:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggswhat is the difference, please?

Pros: Speed obviously, I have purched the more affordable OCZ 60gb drive and I love it!
I put it in my desktop to compare with my Raptor, it is quiet compared to the noise the 10,000rpm's of the Raptor which sound like a jet engine sometimes.
Also I love the mini USB port in case I with to use it as a portable drive also.

Cons: Obviously the price!
But no one has made any mention as to the difference between the SSD's costing over $600 and the ones that are only a few hundred bucks, both made by same company and have same specs!

Other Thoughts: Am I missing something?
The specs are the same, the descriptions re the same, the company and size are the same, the only difference is the model number and several hundreds of dollars difference. Can anyone explain why i should pay $500 more for this SSD than the same brand and size SSD cost $500 less?
I love the more affordable one and can't imagine this one being any faster. Is it longevity? What makes this model cost so much more?
Is it just that this came out first and rather than drop the prices, the newer model numbers are priced less? That sounds about the best reason i can possibly think of. Thanks for any explanation, really, I would love to know.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, the full explanation is too lengthy to post here (1000 character limit). The higher priced SSD drives use SLC technology (data is stored in a single layer on the chips) and the more economical drives use MLC technology (data stored in multiple layers). Basically, SLC chips are potentially faster when writing data. Please Google SLC and MLC for further details. You may also visit our support forums at the link below for info.
Thank you

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  • Mark A.
  • 2/17/2009 6:52:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFASTTIMES !



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  • Edwin P.
  • 2/8/2009 7:51:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOCZ Drive

Pros: Drive is fast..

Cons: The 2.5 inch size is not a true 2.5 drive as it will not fit into the mounting bracket of my laptop asus R1E.

Other Thoughts: I bought this drive about 9 moths ago and was looking to buy another, however the price has not came down with the market. I would look at the Intel drive as it is bigger and faster and cheaper than this drive.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, thank you for looking to OCZ for a 2nd drive. This technology is still very new and until production volumes can be raised, prices will stay relatively stable. OCZ always prices competitively and when possible prices will come down.
Thank you

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  • 1/24/2009 11:32:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsRebate Problem!

Pros: Fast and stable.

Cons: I bought this drive several months ago in Newegg and there was a $100 rebate promise. I receive the rebate check several months later and it is a $30 check. I emailed OCZ two weeks ago and get no reply.......I feel being cheated.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, OCZ uses a rebate house for all processing. Depending on who you emailed, it never got to the right place (our internal rebate desk). We will inquire into your rebate and see that things get straightened out. Please visit our support forums and post in the rebate section for assistance. Mention that you were sent by the OCZ rep at Newegg.
Thank you

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  • Joshua S.
  • 1/13/2009 1:51:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsIncredible!!!

Pros: Incredible! this is the fastest drive I have ever used.
After my MOBO posts, loading Vista 64x takes anywhere from 3-6 seconds. this thing runs like a dream!

Cons: It is a little small... so mounting in my gargantuan case(ThermalTake Armor series) was not the easiest thing in the world, but was easly overcome. and if you are more patient then I am, go to a local PC store and buy a mounting card, or bracket for your case.

Other Thoughts: amazing, simply amazing!
Buy one now!
If ya don't feel like dropping 700 on a HDD, take a look around NewEgg for other SSD's, they are well worth the buy!

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  • Alexandru G.
  • 12/22/2008 11:19:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsDon't expect miracles

Pros: Fast, for SSDs.

Cons: Expensive. Not worth the price.
Performance is nowhere close to impressive.

Other Thoughts: It might be fast, but the price just makes it prohibitive. For half the price of this drive, you can get a decent RAID5 array that will leave this SSD in the dust, in both capacity and performance.
I have 4 x 500GB WD RE3 in RAID5, with a usable capacity of 1.5 TB. It beats this SSD in every single respect, and costs under $400.
SSD manufacturers should get their act together and try to actually compete with mechanical hard drives. Flash storage is just not there yet.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, SSD drives are new technology and have definate speed advantages over a single standard drive. Early adopters must realize that production quantities are lower than for other drives, and as a result SSD drives will cost more. The value of these drives is up to individual customer and their needs.
Thank you

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  • Charles B.
  • 11/9/2008 8:22:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsthis is a question

Pros: this is a question. i need to know before i buy it, would this fit in my desktop computer and my dell xps 1530 laptop? do we actually need to defrag SSD's? would it lose the life span if we defrag it? would it work on windows vista ultimate normally?

Cons: none

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