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OCZ Apex Series OCZSSD2-1APX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 60GB
  • SATA II

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Matthew H.
  • 4/22/2010 5:02:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDrive Failed (but good experience)

Pros: Fast

Cons: Failed after 6 months

Other Thoughts: Sent my drive back got an Ability series drive as a replacement. The RMA process was not as smooth as it is say with Logitech. Response time was slow but I had no hassles beyond giving them the same info 5 or more times :-) I also had to pay for shipping back to ocz. But after that there were no issues at all, I think ocz is a great company and will definitely buy from them again. Been using their products for years.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, we are sorry that you had this problem. We are happy that your replacement drive has worked out well for you, and that you are pleased with our customer service overall.
Thanks for your positive comments.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/2/2010 9:08:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY THIS!!!

Pros: none... you will think its going to work for a while, then the stuttering starts. Worthless. I have an expensive paperweight. OCZ laughs at you when you tell them.

Cons: Its will stutter and make your pc unusable. Junk and I will never buy another OCZ product in my life

Other Thoughts: they knew they put out a faulty unrepairable ssd drive.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, we are sorry that you are having difficulties. We guarantee you that we have never laughed at any OCZ customer that is having problems. We take our customer's issues seriously, and will gladly assist you on our support forums at the link below.
Thank you

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/5/2009 8:43:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPERFORMER

Pros: Does exactly what it says out of the box and as soon as i can will by a larger OCZ ssd.

Cons: Still high priced but what on the cutting edge isn't.

Other Thoughts: It loaded fine with Vista ultimate but I haven't tried XP yet and don't see a problem as long as SP3 is present I guess i'll have to slipstream.

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  • Kenneth T.
  • 7/3/2009 10:57:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThe Best of the 1st generation SSDs

Pros: Very fast read/write speeds due to the fact that the Apex is just 2 smaller ssds w/JMicron controllers set up with internal raid0. Veeery fast, very impressive. XP is much snappier, apps load a LOT faster. On seq. transfers I avg ~210-225MB/s read and 100-110 MB/s write..no problem. Ocz also extended the Apex warranty to 3 years as well. :)

Cons: To keep costs down, Ocz went with the 1st gen JMicron controller. It was discovered that SSDs with this JMicron controller suffered from 'studdering' or hanging up due to the controllers inability to cache and execute numerous random 4k writes in a timely fashion. To make things worse, this JMicron controller's firmware can NOT be flashed/updated. Also there's no TRIM for gen1 SSDs.:(

Other Thoughts: At the time of this writing, Ocz is launching their next wave of 2nd gen SSDs with various controllers including a new, now fixed (and still affordable) controller from JMicron. The high end Vertex still uses the Indilinx Barefoot controller which can be flash up as the firmwares improve. The there's the Summit 'mainstream' with the latest Samsung controller...also upgradeable, flashable. And also there is the newly announced Ocz Agility line that uses the new flashable JMicron controller. Also, Intel and Samsung are hard at work churning out the next gen flash memory chips using the newest 32nm process (the controllers are already down to 32nm). This means that SSD drive prices will keep on coming down like they have been and the drives themselves will continue to go faster and faster. Looks like SATA 6GB/s (aka Sata3) will be coming along just in time to be able to handle the ever increasing SSD speeds..esp in raid0. Can't wait for USB 3.0...imagine an ext. drive with SSD speeds!!!!!

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  • Michael S.
  • 6/18/2009 10:04:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo more Click click Clack!

Pros: SSD
Budget Performance
no moving parts
no noise!

installed windows 7 from usb drive-ssd in about 15 minutes. Windows 7 really does seem to be geared better toward SSDs , as the tweaks were unnecessary.

Cons: none so far.

Other Thoughts: I did have to change mozilla to cache on the ram instead of the disk ... every once in awhile it would stutter while browsing, didn't stutter doing ANYTHING else.

have been playing games (not installed on the drive - but through the os installed on the drive so I think it matters) running Adobe suite and Mzoft office (IS installed on the drive)

adobe apps load in seconds .. like 3-8 seconds. I LOVE IT!!!

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  • Joshua M.
  • 6/17/2009 9:02:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBlazing!

Pros: Blazing read/write speeds. I have two of these in RAID0 and I have almost no wait times for menus to appear, apps to load, or pages to begin changing. No sound from the drives so my rig is just the fans and the DVD drive.

Cons: Had to reinstall everything as Vista/Win7 don't allow for the installation of hardware that isn't present. In this case it would be the RAID controller.

Other Thoughts: For RAID using an AMD controller (where is says to press <Ctrl + F>), do the following:
Under the above menu set up your Array
Insert the Vista/Win7 Disc
When it stops, choose to install a driver
When it loads the huge list, choose the first one that has a number, in my case it was something 5850.

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  • carolyn e.
  • 5/27/2009 7:51:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIt's quiet

Pros: It's quiet and runs cool. Good reads

Cons: Write are ever so slow, it takes away from the feeling of a fast drive. Some stuttering, seemed to get worse the longer I used it. Can't beleive the price has actually increased since I got mine over two months ago.

Just not what I was expecting. Wish I had gotten the Vertex. Or something else.

Other Thoughts: It's a shame that the glowing specs are not what I achieved. I mean not even close. And after doing ALL the tweals that are recommended in the OCZ forums and multiple installs of Windows 7, I am left very frustrated and disappointed. I bought 2 WD Black 500g, Raid 0, and I'm just happier, didn't cost near as much either, and a lot more space.

If you want Vertex support in the OCZ forums, you got it, but the Apex is almost totally forgotten. If they say come there for help, I have done everything I could find in every thread. Nothing helped.

Core 2 Duo E6600, Abit IP35 Pro, 6 gigs G-Skill ram

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, we are sorry that you are having slow writes. Please visit our support forums again and post in the SSD section for personalized assistance. We will be glad to make recommendations.
Thank you

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  • Dale V.
  • 5/26/2009 5:18:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSTU...STU...STUTTERING JUNK.

Pros: It came packaged in a nice box. High Sequential throughput (because HD's never have to Read/Write to multiple simultaneous locations, right?).

Cons: Continuous stuttering issues. Insufferable delays when multiple applications or browser pages are launched. Application threads delayed so long as to fail - like AntiVirus software, Accounting, Web pages, etc. "Blind Eye" advice from OCZ tech support, for a product that is not fit to be sold.

Other Thoughts: Well, OCZ managed to scam me out of another couple hundred dollars. News flash people; Windows Steady State is not a valid answer for SSD stuttering issues, and none of the previous registry hacks help either. Fix your drives. Third OCZ SSD. Third paper weight. As a system builder, I like to give all vendors due chance. Strike Three OCZ! Intel's / Kingston's SSD's are the ONLY SSD's that I can conscionably endorse at this time (MLC or SLC). OCZ Tech: Don't bother to respond with anything until you can say "we've fixed our problems". A cheaper price (OCZ) is irrelavant when your SSD causes more problems and delays than a mechanical HD.

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  • James H.
  • 5/24/2009 8:11:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised

Pros: Works as advertised. Can't wait for the price to come back down to get a second one and set up raid 0.

Cons: Speed other then seek time was not that much better then my WD 320g drives set up in Raid 0. I have experienced the same stutter problems others have although not as consistantly. Most of the solutions referred to in the OCZ forums refer to 32bit solutions and I am running a 64 bit operating system.

Other Thoughts: I am satisfied but not amazed.

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  • Seth J.
  • 5/21/2009 9:11:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBleeding Edge Price, Middling Performance

Pros: Awesome Reads, but well short of advertised speeds:
On a P45 mobo (ICHR10) Read Speeds:
Max around 200MB/s, Min Around 150MB/s, average 172MB/s.
Very pleased, edges out my 2x 640GB WDAAKS Raid 0 by a small margin, and does not suffer the same downward pattern (consistent performance)
Latency nonexistent, with access times of 0.2ms.
No moving parts, and thus no noise. Definitely still emits heat, but not much.
Windows 7 performance defies artificial benchmarks. No stuttering or any such problems some people report, with NO tweaking necessary on a clean install of 7. Works great.

Cons: The Write speeds, on the other hand, aren't even funny. Max 100MB/s, Min 0.1MB/s, avg 54MB/s. HDTune is NOT the best representation of performance for a SSD, but that's still a weak showing.

Other Thoughts: I'm currently using it as a notebook drive with Win 7 loaded on it. No tweaking needed for very solid performance, 100mb/s read, which is due to the limitations of my mobile chipset (HP DV2600CTO), but 3 times as zippy as my 5400RPM drive it replaced.
One definitely expects to pay more for cutting edge technology, but also expects to be repaid with cutting edge performance. Sure, it's a middle-of-the-pack SSD, but the performance is definitely at or below expectations at best.
They make an expensive, but solid HDD for a notebook, but I wouldn't use any less than a pair in raid 0 for desktop use. Not dissatisfied with the product, just not impressed and a bit disappointed. If the price drops near the century mark again, go for it.

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