OCZ Vertex 2 problems
Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:51 AM
I am thinking my Vertex 2 needs to be sent back to OCZ, but in case I've overlooked something, I'm just asking for your advice.
Basicly yesterday I had problems with the laptop it was in where it would totally freeze after 30-60seconds of being in Windows. I tried to load up SSD Life and it said there were no SSDs connected (in those 30-60 seconds) and the same occured with OCZ Toolbox. Now that was the only drive in the laptop.
Today I put it in my desktop also running on a SSD and at first it was being detected, OCZ Toolbox said it was running on f/w 1.33 (which I knew, but couldn't update without removing the drive from the laptop) and after trying to update the f/w, the drive dissapeared never to appear again after 1 full shutdown and 1 reboot. The SSD is about 18 months old, is there anything I have overlooked ?
I don't quite remember in details, but I know I always made sure it was around or less than 60% full.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:44 PM
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:14 AM
Do some Googling and you will come across other people with the same issues. That being said, the Vertex originally crapped out in one of my HTPC’s. I had a Corsair drive do the exact same thing in a different HTPC. Made me think that there was something up with Sandforce but I did not pursue it much – since the replacements worked great.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:32 AM
My SSD in my desktop is running fine, but now I am doing a RMA with the faulty one which was in a laptop. Hopefully my remaining one will stay strong and my replacement will prove to be stable for quite a while.
Before sending the drive for RMA , do insert the faulty drive in your desktop with another HDD set as your Boot Drive & put your HDDs into IDE mode.You can do that from your BIOS setup.Then power on the system , boot from the other HDD which is working fine & check if the faulty one is getting detected by SSD Toolbox.Download the latest OCZ Toolbox if you have not already.If the faulty drive is not getting detected by OCZ SSD Toolbox even in the IDE mode , then you will need RMA if you have tried other Sata and/or Power cables already.But if the drive gets detected by the software , then try updating it to it's latest Firmware & see if that helps.
Let us know what happened.Best of luck. I never had any problem with two of my OCZs so far.I always update the FW of the SSD before formatting or putting anything onto it.
Make sure you boot from another HDD which is working fine & put your HDDs into IDE mode from your BIOS setup before entering into Windows.And if you have success in updating the FW , make sure you perform a Secure Erase from the SSD Toolbox before formatting the drive or putting anything on it.
Edited by sushrukh, 28 December 2012 - 10:36 AM.
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:53 PM
Video card: Gigabyte 480GTX , PSU: NZXT 750W, HD: OCZ Vertex 4 120GB & 1x160GB WD, OS: Windows 7 64-bit Premium,LG 4x Blueray drive, Monitor: Samsung 1ms TOC 27", Case: AZZA Solano 1000, Liquid cooling: Zalman- LQ320
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