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OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT60G 2.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: The speed of SSD drives are great. I have gone from around a 30-40 seconds boot time with traditional 7200rpm hard drive disks, to less than 10-15 seconds (this time is from pressing the power button to being within Windows with all programs loaded).

Cons: Though they are fast, they are also fairly fast to their grave. I have purchased 4 OCZ 60 GB SSD since Oct 2010 (1 Vertex Series, 1 Vertex Turbo, 1 Agility Series 1, and 1 Agility Series 3). Of those, 1 died within warranty, which I was able to get RMA through OCZ; this process was fairly easy and within 1-2 weeks, I had a replacement. However, this drive later died within the next year. 2 others died just 1-2 months outside of their warranty so I was unable to get those replaced. I still have 1 that I ordered last year (Agility 3) that is still working for the moment. The signs I saw when they started going bad were typically OS crashes, random disconnecting, and eventually no longer recognized by BIOs, which prevented me from attempting to upgrade the firmware.
So on average, I got about 2-3 years from a roughly $1-2/GB investment.

Other Thoughts: I used these drives in different machines and for different uses. Some were solely for OS and programs, while others were used for installing PC games onto. All storage were handled by traditional hard drives.
I suppose their value comes down to each individual. To myself, when I look at traditional hard drives that I have owned since 2005 and still use them today, I would expect at least someone similar results from advanced technology. I understand that in 2010, SSD drives were really starting to take off so purchasing them were a risk. However, when you buy from various batches over the course of 2-3 years and still end up with the same results, it is hard to justify. I have another SSD from another company, which I have had for about 2 years; so far, I haven’t had any bad signs as of yet.
So I can’t say whether OCZ’s manufacturing or if it is still the technology, but at this time, I don’t believe I will order another SSD from OCZ. I have RAM from OCZ, which has been running great for 4-5 years; I feel they are a good company. I feel there is some major issues with their SSD line of products which need addressed, and hopefully, newer models are proving better.

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OCZ Vertex Turbo OCZSSD2-1VTXT60G 2.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: The speed of SSD drives are great. I have gone from around a 30-40 seconds boot time with traditional 7200rpm hard drive disks, to less than 10-15 seconds (this time is from pressing the power button to being within Windows with all programs loaded).

Cons: Though they are fast, they are also fairly fast to their grave. I have purchased 4 OCZ 60 GB SSD since Oct 2010 (1 Vertex Series, 1 Vertex Turbo, 1 Agility Series 1, and 1 Agility Series 3). Of those, 1 died within warranty, which I was able to get RMA through OCZ; this process was fairly easy and within 1-2 weeks, I had a replacement. However, this drive later died within the next year. 2 others died just 1-2 months outside of their warranty so I was unable to get those replaced. I still have 1 that I ordered last year (Agility 3) that is still working for the moment. The signs I saw when they started going bad were typically OS crashes, random disconnecting, and eventually no longer recognized by BIOs, which prevented me from attempting to upgrade the firmware.
So on average, I got about 2-3 years from a roughly $1-2/GB investment.

Other Thoughts: I used these drives in different machines and for different uses. Some were solely for OS and programs, while others were used for installing PC games onto. All storage were handled by traditional hard drives.
I suppose their value comes down to each individual. To myself, when I look at traditional hard drives that I have owned since 2005 and still use them today, I would expect at least someone similar results from advanced technology. I understand that in 2010, SSD drives were really starting to take off so purchasing them were a risk. However, when you buy from various batches over the course of 2-3 years and still end up with the same results, it is hard to justify. I have another SSD from another company, which I have had for about 2 years; so far, I haven’t had any bad signs as of yet.
So I can’t say whether OCZ’s manufacturing or if it is still the technology, but at this time, I don’t believe I will order another SSD from OCZ. I have RAM from OCZ, which has been running great for 4-5 years; I feel they are a good company. I feel there is some major issues with their SSD line of products which need addressed, and hopefully, newer models are proving better.

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OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX60G 2.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: The speed of SSD drives are great. I have gone from around a 30-40 seconds boot time with traditional 7200rpm hard drive disks, to less than 10-15 seconds (this time is from pressing the power button to being within Windows with all programs loaded).

Cons: Though they are fast, they are also fairly fast to their grave. I have purchased 4 OCZ 60 GB SSD since Oct 2010 (1 Vertex Series, 1 Vertex Turbo, 1 Agility Series 1, and 1 Agility Series 3). Of those, 1 died within warranty, which I was able to get RMA through OCZ; this process was fairly easy and within 1-2 weeks, I had a replacement. However, this drive later died within the next year. 2 others died just 1-2 months outside of their warranty so I was unable to get those replaced. I still have 1 that I ordered last year (Agility 3) that is still working for the moment. The signs I saw when they started going bad were typically OS crashes, random disconnecting, and eventually no longer recognized by BIOs, which prevented me from attempting to upgrade the firmware.
So on average, I got about 2-3 years from a roughly $1-2/GB investment.

Other Thoughts: I used these drives in different machines and for different uses. Some were solely for OS and programs, while others were used for installing PC games onto. All storage were handled by traditional hard drives.

I suppose their value comes down to each individual. To myself, when I look at traditional hard drives that I have owned since 2005 and still use them today, I would expect at least someone similar results from advanced technology. I understand that in 2010, SSD drives were really starting to take off so purchasing them were a risk. However, when you buy from various batches over the course of 2-3 years and still end up with the same results, it is hard to justify. I have another SSD from another company, which I have had for about 2 years; so far, I haven’t had any bad signs as of yet.
So I can’t say whether OCZ’s manufacturing or if it is still the technology, but at this time, I don’t believe I will order another SSD from OCZ. I have RAM from OCZ, which has been running great for 4-5 years; I feel they are a good company. I feel there is some major issues with their SSD line of products which need addressed, and hopefully, newer models are proving better.

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Display Name: Brian M.

Date Joined: 10/24/05

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  • First Review: 07/26/07
  • Last Review: 02/25/14
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