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OCZ Vertex Plus OCZSSD2-1VTXPL60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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OCZ Vertex Plus Solid State Drives are the faster, cooler, quieter, and more durable alternative to conventional hard disc drives. In combination with the latest flash memory, the Vertex Plus features the revolutionary new Indilinx Arowana FTL with HyperQueuing, which significantly increases sequential write speeds and random IOPS over the previous generation FTL. With excellent reliability and lower power consuming NAND flash, these SSDs use less energy while giving you real-world results in your everyday computing and battery life. Complete with TRIM support, Vertex Plus is the ultimate notebook or desktop upgrade.

Compared to its predecessor, Vertex Plus features higher sequential speeds along with improved 4KB random write IOPS, while offering excellent uncompressed data performance. Thanks to cost effective NAND and controller technology, the Vertex Plus offers lower cost per gigabyte configurations than competing drives on the market, making them excellent starting points into the world of SSDs.

Available in 60GB to 240GB capacities, the Vertex Plus Series is an ideal upgrade option for system boot drives, RAID arrays, or as primary laptop storage at an ultra-attractive price point.

  • newegg INDILINX Barefoot with Arowana Flash Translation Layer The OCZ Vertex Plus SSD features INDILINX's Barefoot SSD controller with revolutionary new Indilinx Arowana FTL firmware subset, which improves sequential write speeds and random IOPS with HyperQueuing and supports cost-effective 2xnm NAND flash memory. The FTL supports TRIM along with superior idle time garbage collection that requires no operating system interfacing as well as the innovative Indilinx Wiper tool for non-TRIM systems.
  • newegg A Superior PC Experience In addition to maximum performance, a Vertex Plus SSD upgrade promotes cooler, quieter, and more energy efficient conditions compared to traditional mechanical hard drives. With no moving parts, SSDs provide peace of mind with their superior durability and reliability.
  • newegg Trim Support The Vertex Plus feature support for the Windows 7 TRIM command. This allows them to store only the data they need and perform memory optimization to ensure the fastest possible write speeds.

Learn more about the OCZ Storage Solutions OCZSSD2-1VTXPL60G

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Customer Reviews of the OCZ Storage Solutions OCZSSD2-1VTXPL60G

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  • Tim M.
  • 11/10/2014 3:36:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood in theory...

Pros: Super fast read and write speeds

Cons: Kept corrupting data

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  • Cong L.
  • 2/24/2014 6:03:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied

Pros: Cheap when I purchased

Cons: Unstable over the period of 3 years, had to take a few firmware updates and died finally, fortunately within the warranty period, had to deal with rma
There is a reason why OCZ has went down

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Consumer,

We are sorry to read of your problems with the Vertex Plus. It appears we are already arranging for a RMA replacement. If you experience any issues with the RMA process please contact our Support Forum or reply to your ticket and we will help however possible. We also suggest that you visit our Support Forum at the link below for setup assistance. Proper setup can be critical for reliable operation and we are confident that we can get you running properly.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

Kind Regards,

OCZ Storage Solutions Support

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  • Marayn A.
  • 9/24/2012 6:04:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsAvoid this at all cost

Pros: Well it's an ssd, it's very fast and served me well as an OS drive for about 2 years.

That about sums up the pros.

Cons: Now i'm writing this review because it has now been the third OCZ Vertex2 60Gb SSD that has died on me, each failing completely and becoming undetectable by the bios, or any CD or USB based Operating systm i loaded into memory, after a little less then a year of casual use with minimal write and erase cycles as a windows 7 drive I even did the firmware update OCZ customer support suggested to me but to no better outcome, failure still occured after a few months.

This will now have been my THIRD RMA with OCZ for this particular type of drive and i can frankly say this time i will be demanding them to replace it with a newer generation, because the Vertex 2 is clearly prone to sudden and very frequent failures.

So, fellow customers, i strongly recommend you either buy an other type of ocz drive or just go with an other company and save yourselves the frustration.

Other Thoughts: THere are plenty of other drives out there you can get for slightly more, or possibly roughly the same price that will last you much longer

Manufacturer Response:

We sincerely apologize for the issues. Please visit the link below and create a support ticket. Mention that the OCZ Customer Service Rep at Newegg sent you to have your problem resolved. We care about our customers and will do what it takes to see that you are satisfied with your purchase. Thank you

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  • Matthew T.
  • 8/21/2012 12:04:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad SSD

Pros: Fast when it worked.

Cons: When I first saw the negative comments I thought to myself, "Well maybe they just got a bad drive, I surely wont be so unlucky." Well I was. This piece of junk worked OK for a few months until it started to randomly lose data. I had constant errors on programs as small as notepad and as big as the actual windows 7 log in screen. Often it would mess up IE, Firefox, Thunderbird and other programs. My sound drivers would sometimes die, leaving me in silence.

Other Thoughts: These problems could be fixed with a format, and format I did. Over and over and over again. I must have formatted once a week. It got so bad that I didn't even take my Windows 7 disk out of the drive. Save your money, go buy another SSD and hopefully this one will get pulled off the market and tossed into the garbage.

Manufacturer Response:

We are very sorry for the difficulties. Your drive has developed issues and we are confident a replacement will have you running properly. Please visit the link below and create a support ticket to arrange for an RMA. Please also visit our support forums at the link below and post for setup suggestions to insure that your drive remains reliable into the future. We care about our customers and are here to help. Thank you

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  • Mark M.
  • 7/30/2012 12:56:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorks for about 2 weeks.

Pros: Low price. Well known manufacturer.

Cons: I bought two of these drives and after about a week of them being installed they would do an fsck every time the system would start up. I have had these in two different setups and both do the exact same thing. I have tried both Linux and Windows 7 64bit on them and they crashed every time. Even tried just using them as storage and even then they would crash and make the data on the drive inaccessible.

Other Thoughts: I would not recommend this drive to anyone. They are one of the worst investments I have ever made. If you are looking for a SSD I would look elsewhere.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/28/2012 7:56:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBought it for $50!!

Pros: I bought it for $50 almost a year ago, but SSDs, flash drives, and RAM are a lot cheaper now anyway. I was aware of the bad reviews but updated the firmware before anything else, installed Windows 7 64 bit, and never had any problems.

Cons: 60GB was *just* enough for Windows 7 and all my apps but I have a 64GB flash drive to store all my files etc. Be aware that after formatting it's actually about 55GB.

Other Thoughts: The typical Windows sluggishness was a freaking pain and I never bother with defraging or CCleaner or even simply schedule them in Windows so I bought an SSD as a quick solution. I was aware of the bad reviews and that this is a pretty low end SSD (my Acer is just as cheap) but bought it anyway, updated the firmware, and installed Windows 7. iTunes opened in SECONDS!!! So did everything else and booting was under 30 seconds and shutdown under 6. I'm very happy that even the crappiest SSD can make a huge difference over a 5400 rpm HDD.

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  • Daniel S.
  • 6/20/2012 5:19:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDo not buy

Pros: Fast as any other SSD. Cheap

Cons: Odd behavior throughout the first few months. Sometimes OS would not boot. Stopped working after about 10 months. Lost all data.

Other Thoughts: Should have payed closer attention to ratings/reviews.

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  • Javier L.
  • 6/7/2012 1:12:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUpdated latest firmware bsod windows 7

Pros: fast when in use for only games or applications

Cons: fails every load of windows I have done even after so called firmware update fix to make windows work.

Other Thoughts: Please tell me why we should have update firmware to make it work with most commonly used OS in the world.
I have purchased WD regular drives for almost 20 years.
My experience with SSD has been at least 3 years and so far the only stable SSD drives i have been happy with are intel and corsair no bsod at all. Granted the drives report fast speeds however crash so much running windows not worth it.Weird is they work with apps and games without a hitch. I have updated firmware and still no success.

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  • jay h.
  • 6/4/2012 4:39:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAbsolute and complete garbage

Pros: none.

Cons: Unreliable.
Stuck with 4 worthless drives.

Other Thoughts: This drive is the worst type of product in that it works sometimes and other times it doesn't. I found that after I took these drives out of my system, it became much more reliable, and the speed increase wasn't that good. OCZ got me for $240 because I bought 4, but they won't get another dime of mine or any of my customers money. I can't believe how much time I have wasted trying to get this garbage to work.

Seriously these drives are so bad we should do a class action against ocz

Manufacturer Response:

We apologize for the difficulties. Please visit the link below and create a support ticket to arrange for an RMA. We will be happy to assist you with trouble shooting and an RMA if required. We care about our customers and are here to help. Thank you

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  • Steve B.
  • 5/25/2012 9:09:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStill Trash

Pros: Troublesome enough to bring me back to write another review

Cons: OCZ Asked that I go to their forums to get help with troubleshooting this drive.
Please note I worked with this drive for over 6 months before I posted my last review. I've been to their forums. I've made every possible BIOS, driver, and firmware change imaginable. If this drive will be recognized at all in BIOS, it's a trick, it won't be there long. This drive still BSODs Windows 7, even when I just plug it in as a slave. It's like magic, bad magic.

Other Thoughts: One of the few times I got this drive to be stable longer than ten minutes I formatted it in Windows, you know just because. It took about an hour and a half. 60 gigs. Hour and a half. Did I mention that was a "Quick Format" and not low level?
But since OCZ did respond to me I felt like I owed this drive some respect. So, instead of burning it, I've promoted it to paperweight.

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