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Yep, I recently purchased a 60GB Vertex 2 model from Newegg and ended up receiving a 25nm model (drive formats to 51.1gb, bios v1.27 preloaded). It is by all means faster than ANY of the mechanical drives hooked up to my computer but I am just a bit disappointed that the write speeds are not on par with the 32nm counterpart.
Yeah I view it as theft myself. You bought a (example) 120GB SSD but really bought a 115GB (false advertising) then you get speeds that the drive is not able to achieve even in a new state. (false advertising) Then they don't so much as try to make it right and continue to fool people by not changing models/numbers so you cannot be sure on what product your buying.

OCZ lost business for me. Sure they allow a RMA but I hate companies who do that type of crap. It was bad enough the 34nm couldn't achieve the specs but least they came close enough.
    
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It's definitely bait & switch. Simply put, they quietly slipped these models in under the solid moniker of Vertex 2 and now they're feeling the consequences.

I love that they have the nerve to ask for more money (to get the 34nm drive they paid for, in a return process) from the people who got this drive expecting the original product they've heard so much about.

Basically, not only are you losing storage (~56GB down to ~51GB), you're losing speed. Sometimes less than 50% write speed of the original Vertex 2.

I almost ordered one of these tonight when I got a mail from newegg - "We truly appreciate loyal customers like you. Please take a few dollars off your next Newegg purchase on us, using these bonus coupon codes." One of these codes was 20% off any SSD - $96 shipped (w/ $15 rebate) for a 60GB Vertex 2. However, after reading several bad reviews of late I decided to look into why. Came across this thread and the 'official' thread at OCZ where they are claiming there are no (or minimal) speed differences and playing off the ~5GB capacity difference as if it's nothing.
Edited by Caleo - 2/22/11 at 2:59pm
post #43 of 65
Bought OCZ Vertex 2 60gb yesterday. I am on 1.29 Firm

But still very far from the R285 W275 they say this SSD does...

Edited by [CyGnus] - 2/22/11 at 3:08pm
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Bought OCZ Vertex 2 60gb yesterday. I am on 1.29 Firm

But still very far from the R285 W275 they say this SSD does...
56GB format size = 34nm NAND version. You got lucky, congrats. Did you buy locally? What store?
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In a store near me in Portugal i feel much better but still its a low score for this drive.. Big improvement over my X-25v lets hope next firmwares are better!
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Would there be a better ssd to look at buying right now if these aren't the speeds they advertise?
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i gave 110€ for mine price/quality is the best out there i guess, you could try a X25-M G2 80gb very good ssd
Edited by [CyGnus] - 2/22/11 at 6:23pm
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Iamthebull - check the model number - if it has an E close to the end of the model you likely have a 25nm one.....

mine as i said also formats to ~51gb - i have firmware 1.28 though. its madea huge difference to my laptop but it could be better (not in my laptop but in general - laptop is SATA1)

Im trying to find more info - but the only thing that can be done is to "rma" it to get a drive that still has 25nm chips - but a different style - such that they work better with the older drives in raid. otherwise we just have to live with it pretty much :/
That's not necessarily true, i initially bought 2 of those vertex 2 drives, and they were named OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G as well, but they were 1.25FW 34nm 60GB drives. Unfortunately one of them failed during a RAID 0 setupm so i had to return and instead i was hit in the face with one of these 1.28 25nm drives.

So now i have a 60GB and 55GB. Not sure if this allows for RAID 0, but i heard OCZ has a policy going where 64Gbit can be exchanged with 32Gbit of the same 6Gb capacity... We'll just see.

I'm still way pissed of though that this had to happen.

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Bought OCZ Vertex 2 60gb yesterday. I am on 1.29 Firm

But still very far from the R285 W275 they say this SSD does...
You must be on an AMD setup. AMD controller is crappy + crystaldisk doesnt give great results. ATTO is better for SSD benchmarks. Although on an intel system you would get much higher even on crystaldisk...
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Yup i am on AMD but with MS AHCi drivers did not isntall the AMD ones cause they are worst...
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