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Old September 25, 2010, 09:50 AM
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Default Vertex 2 woes...

I don't know what's going on.
My older Vertex 1 120GB is still sitting at 95% after 1670 hours.

The new Vertex2 60Gb sits at 91% after only 7 hours (NCIX-built PC)...WTH?

TRIM is supported and enabled (win7 64bits).
Mobo is gigabyte P55A-UD4P. mobo drivers are installed and also some INTEL storage drivers...

AHCI is enabled in the BIOS (did it after the fact, NCIX techs installed the OS Using the IDE options for some reasons...)

any ideas?

Btw, I didn't build that one because the "customer" wanted one year warranty on parts at NCIX instead 30 days then dealing with the manufacturer...lol..

EDIT: OCZ's support forum stated that the actual firmware doesn't represent the "wear/health" appropriately. The next firmware is supposed to fix that...
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Old September 25, 2010, 11:40 AM
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What software are you using to give you those percentages ?
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Old September 25, 2010, 11:50 AM
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Ignore it. Health Status is pretty much useless. The only thing you should really pay attention to is 'Host Writes'.
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Old September 25, 2010, 04:08 PM
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What software are you using to give you those percentages ?
It's called SSDlife...it gives me pretty much the same reading on MY computer (vertex 120 here) compared to Indilinx SSD Status...maybe Sandforce-based SSDs don't report wear in the same way...

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Ignore it. Health Status is pretty much useless. The only thing you should really pay attention to is 'Host Writes'.
I hear you. The only thing is...it's shocking when a brand new piece of hardware (and a little expensive) gives you a 91% health status out of the box...you have the tendency to think there is something wrong with it..
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Old September 25, 2010, 04:30 PM
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SSDLife's health percentage is all but useless for SF drives. You can safely ignore that number.

I personally use OCZ Toolbox...hopefully one of these days OCZ will release it to the GP and all the panic can be resolved as it gives a heck of a lot more detail in its break down then these 3rd party wonky tools.

TBH, percentage of life left is all but useless even when its "accurate". WAY to many factors are involved to accurately predict life left. Hell my OCZ Agility EX showed 92% life left...the day it DIED. With modern ssds that are so much more gentle on their NAND (assuming you leave room for them to work with) the controller or some other crucial NON nand part is just as likely to die before the NAND does. AND even if some of the NAND does die...you got plenty of spare blocks ready to go. Ignore it, use it and enjoy. :)
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Old September 25, 2010, 08:16 PM
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Thanks AKG and other posters.

Yes, I'll disregard that reading.
Actually, I might even buy another one of these Vertex2 60GB, for my backup rig this time... and I still don't regret paying $300 for my Vertex 120GB in March, I love it!
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Hmm...I was able to DL the OCZ Toolbox, v. 222. Doesn't detect my Vertex 2, however.

OCZ Toolbox for Sandforce based SSD drives. (Agility2, Vertex2, Vertex2 Pro, Vertex-LE)
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