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Hey guys,

I've had my Vertex 2E 60GB SSD's for a while and I knew about the whole 34/24nm process problem when it first emerged, but my rig has been down and I've only just got it up and running today.

So I checked the drives with the OCZ Toolbox tool, and I'm not entirely certain where I stand.

Drive 1: Firmware - 1.11, Die size: 32GB
Drive 2: Firmware - 1.24, Die size: 32GB

Part number (both): OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G

Do I need to RMA them, or are they fine?


And while I'm here, I might as well ask about the firmware version: I planned on using them in RAID0 as my OS drive. Do they need to be on the same firmware version for optimal performance? Once I have them in RAID0, can I update the firmware, or would that require a reinstall?

Thanks.
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Hey guys,

I've had my Vertex 2E 60GB SSD's for a while and I knew about the whole 34/24nm process problem when it first emerged, but my rig has been down and I've only just got it up and running today.

So I checked the drives with the OCZ Toolbox tool, and I'm not entirely certain where I stand.

Drive 1: Firmware - 1.11, Die size: 32GB
Drive 2: Firmware - 1.24, Die size: 32GB

Part number (both): OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G

Do I need to RMA them, or are they fine?


And while I'm here, I might as well ask about the firmware version: I planned on using them in RAID0 as my OS drive. Do they need to be on the same firmware version for optimal performance? Once I have them in RAID0, can I update the firmware, or would that require a reinstall?

Thanks.
I raided my two vertexes last night and the new one had the newest firmware while my old one had a older firmware. Took awhile to successfully update it but if I were you, Yes update both to the latest firmware. Remember if you used one as your boot drive, it cannot be updated unless you use a different boot drive.

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I raided my two vertexes last night and the new one had the newest firmware while my old one had a older firmware. Took awhile to successfully update it but if I were you, Yes update both to the latest firmware. Remember if you used one as your boot drive, it cannot be updated unless you use a different boot drive.

Good luck!
Thanks. I still have a functioning Windows install on a HDD so I'll boot off that to update the firmware.

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For those customers that have already purchased a 64Gbit part and wish to move to a 32 Gbit die based drive solution, OCZ will offer a program in which customers can trade in their drive and receive the more expensive 32 Gbit die‐based drives. OCZ will ship the replacement drive once the original drive is received. If you are interested in an exchange please contact an OCZ customer service representative and we will be happy to assist you.
Source: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...specifications.

Since both of my drives are 32Gb dies, does that mean I don't need to RMA them?
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