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    OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, So fast it can time-travel?

    Dear Phoronix,
    This issue is so strange I have absolutely no idea what's causing it and how it's happening.
    I recently bought a vertex 2 SSD. I installed ubuntu 10.04 on it, after installation I configured a wifi network and installed chrome, the disk is lightning fast!
    But the downside is that these are the only changes to the disk that I have been able to make that lasted. Every time I install something or make a file, its gone after I shut the laptop down and power it on again. It's like the disk traveled back in time.
    To make this even weirder, if I just reboot it doesn't happen. It only happens if I turn the laptop completely off (but keep the battery in) and then turn in on again.

    I even completely reinstalled ubuntu, rebooted into the freshly installed ubuntu just fine, but when I turned my laptop off and started it again I was welcomed by my old ubuntu installation with chrome and the configured wifi network. Baffled I was

    My laptop is a dell 1555. After installing the ssd I once near completely took it apart to install a hard drive in the optical drive slot, halway I gave up though. I can't imagine this being the cause of my problems(and I strongly hope it's not) but you never know...

  • skeetre
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    Ah... I haven't used mine with 10.04. I've been using 10.10 since I've had them.

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  • dachloo
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    Originally posted by dachloo View Post
    Ok, i have now tested the vertex in my htpc (a Zotac mATX intel atom) and it the problem still remains. It seems like it is not caused by the laptop.

    I am installing windows 7 on it as we speak, so we will find out if it is a linux problem, or if my drive really is broken.. Again.. Which seams very unlikely..

    Post back in a while with the windows 7 results.

    Ok, the htpc is working just like it should. The vertex 2 sdd drive had no problem saving changes under windows 7, so it seems like it is something with the combination of vertex2 and ubuntu 10.04.

    Over and out

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  • dachloo
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    Originally posted by dachloo View Post
    Update:

    I just restarted my laptop with the 40gb intel ssd, and it works like a charm. Saves everything just like it should.
    Ok, i have now tested the vertex in my htpc (a Zotac mATX intel atom) and it the problem still remains. It seems like it is not caused by the laptop.

    I am installing windows 7 on it as we speak, so we will find out if it is a linux problem, or if my drive really is broken.. Again.. Which seams very unlikely..

    Post back in a while with the windows 7 results.

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  • dachloo
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    Originally posted by dachloo View Post
    We'll know in an hour or so. I switched back so my laptop now has a 40gb intel ssd, and my htpc has the vertex 2. I'll try to shutdown the htpc and see if it saves any changes, as soon my gf and her friends are done watching The Bachelor..

    I have not done anything to the vertex since plugging it into the htpc, so it is the very same ubuntu running it. If the problem is now gone, we'll know for sure it was the laptop causing it.

    I'll post back when i have tried it.
    Update:

    I just restarted my laptop with the 40gb intel ssd, and it works like a charm. Saves everything just like it should.

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  • dachloo
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    Originally posted by skeetre View Post
    I have ocz vertex 2 60gb and 90gb drives. I haven't used either on a laptop yet, but I've switched back and forth between desktops and haven't had a problem. I've never updated the firmware either.

    Could it be something with the laptop causing it?
    We'll know in an hour or so. I switched back so my laptop now has a 40gb intel ssd, and my htpc has the vertex 2. I'll try to shutdown the htpc and see if it saves any changes, as soon my gf and her friends are done watching The Bachelor..

    I have not done anything to the vertex since plugging it into the htpc, so it is the very same ubuntu running it. If the problem is now gone, we'll know for sure it was the laptop causing it.

    I'll post back when i have tried it.

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  • skeetre
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    I have ocz vertex 2 60gb and 90gb drives. I haven't used either on a laptop yet, but I've switched back and forth between desktops and haven't had a problem. I've never updated the firmware either.

    Could it be something with the laptop causing it?

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  • dachloo
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    Same problem

    Originally posted by woif View Post
    hello... i think i found out what happened (at least with my vertex 2)
    the disk alway "freezes" when i disconnect it from my notebook-sata-port (hp 625 notebook). from the moment i re-connect it changes are non-persistable.
    then i have to install the newest firmware and the disc is writable again (until i pull it out again).
    anyway - the last attempt installing the latest firmware made it disappear in bios - it seems as if the drive is dead now.

    i wrote these findings to a guy who seems to be from ocz but didn't get an answer till now.

    please report if your vertex 2 acts the same way as mine does.

    greets - woif
    Hello hello

    I have the exact same problem. I use Linux Mint 10 (Ubuntu 10.04) and my vertex 2 can't save any changes. I used to have a 40gb intel SSD in it before switching to the vertex 2, and that one worked perfectly.

    I tried to update the firmware on my SSD but stopped being detect by bios after that.. I sent it back to to store i bought it from and got a replacement drive of the same type. Imagine my surprise when it seems like that drive has the exact same problem.. I have not done the firmware update on it though.

    Now i think i might just switch back to using the 40gb intel ssd in the laptop, and keep my fingers crossed the vertex drive works better with windows 7 on it..

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  • woif
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    hello... i think i found out what happened (at least with my vertex 2)
    the disk alway "freezes" when i disconnect it from my notebook-sata-port (hp 625 notebook). from the moment i re-connect it changes are non-persistable.
    then i have to install the newest firmware and the disc is writable again (until i pull it out again).
    anyway - the last attempt installing the latest firmware made it disappear in bios - it seems as if the drive is dead now.

    i wrote these findings to a guy who seems to be from ocz but didn't get an answer till now.

    please report if your vertex 2 acts the same way as mine does.

    greets - woif

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  • Lykos
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    New Drive

    I got a new drive and it is broken again I am fed up!
    And besides it also happens if i do sync before power off...

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