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post #41 of 53
wowww just got a OCZ vertex 2 60gb today though i updated the firmware to 1.29 it seems OK far better then my X25-V in every way so lets hope the new firmwares are even better
my SSD reports 59.8gb so i guess it is the 34nm
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Mines not affected still blazing fast over here
    
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And just so you guys know, OCZ is still making 34nm vertex 2 drives, so even if you bought recently there's still a chance you're safe. So dont return it until you actually check the disk space or do a benchmark.
post #44 of 53
Well it looks like I wont be buying a OCZ SSD lol
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This is a double knock out for OCZ. Besides the size and performance issue discussed here, they also got caught with their hand in the cookie jar.

They have been selling the cheaper 25nm NAND drives at the 34nm pricing points and not telling anyone about it. They said they were going to lower the pricing to reflect the 25nm pricing some time soon, but meanwhile they have probably sold thousands at the higher price point.

Even if there was no size/performance issue, people would still have eventually figured this out and be screaming for some money back. To make matter worse, the original SSD exchange program was pathetic. People that already paid 34nm price for their 25nm drive, were told they could exchange it for a 34nm drive if they paid the difference in money it costs buy getting the older drive with the more expensive 34nm NAND. This, let me remind you, after paying 34nm pricing for their 25nm drive in the first place.

Quote:
For those customers that have already purchased an “E†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 “E†drive
and receive a credit towards the more expensive 32 Gbit die‐based drives. Customers only need
to pay the difference in the raw NAND price and OCZ will ship the replacement drive once the
original “E†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

IT is still in the thread but they have updated it to reflect the new changes that they would swap at no charge for the new updated 25nm drives.

FYI: The tool to check if you have the first 25nm version is slated for release on the 28th. Remember that verifying your drive from firmware version or having "E" in the product name does not guarantee one drive or another. You can still file a RMA for the SSD just to get in que so that you can get processed sooner, though you should verify with the tool before sending it in to make sure of the drive you have.

RMA page
post #46 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by dejanh View Post
To dispel any misconceptions there are a few things going on here...

1. OCZ shipped without relabeling a bunch of high-density 64Gb 25nm NAND drives. These drives are the ones that are affected with capacity issues and use extra ~5GB for RAISE over-provisioning. It is my understanding that OCZ will not be shipping these reduced capacity drives any more but that does not do anything for those that are already in the retail channels.

OCZ has admitted themselves that drives under 180GB in capacity have been effected by this. A friend of mine just recently bought a 120GB Vertex 2 and was trying his damndest to figure out why he only has 107GB after formatting instead of the Sandforce typical 111GB.
post #47 of 53
Phew i dodged a bullet. I bought a Vertex 2 120gb SSD of Amazon last Friday. Got mine today, formated it and it was 111gb.

Looks like the 34nm drives are still on shelves being sold.
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Damn, I am getting 45.38 mb/s write speed and 15.2 mb/s 4k. Confirmed 25nm.

Now while I send this back and get the 34nm, is there any way to completely transfer over my OS, C/ Drive to my other HDD instead of reinstalling all my apps and the OS?
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Damn, I am getting 45.38 mb/s write speed and 15.2 mb/s 4k. Confirmed 25nm.

Now while I send this back and get the 34nm, is there any way to completely transfer over my OS, C/ Drive to my other HDD instead of reinstalling all my apps and the OS?
I use Acronis True Image Home boot disk to do just that. PM'd for more info.
post #50 of 53
really tempted to get this 240gb ssd OCZ Vertex 2. Will i be fine since it is larger than 180gb or is ocz lying again

OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-552-_-Product
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