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OCZ OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G Vertex 2 120GB SATA II 2.5 inch SSD
OCZ OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G Vertex 2 120GB SATA II 2.5 inch SSD

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars These drives fail suddenly, 22 Nov. 2011
My 120gig drive just failed. I searched online and there is a significant amount of comment on such drives suddenly failing.
A previous 60gig OCZ drive I installed failed but then came back to life when removed and installed in an external drive bay.
No such luck so far with this one.
Online commenters talk a lot about a controller chip from Sandforce being to blame and suggest buying SSD drives that do not use this chip inside.

It's very disappointing because performance boost using these SSDs was amazing, then with no warning signs, drive not recognised.
If you do get one of these, use it as a boot drive where it will really improve responsiveness of system, but keep a regular backup and keep precious data somewhere else.

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