OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II Solid State Drive (SSD) - OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G

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Overall Satisfaction
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Value
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Ease of Use
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Performance

I replaced the hard drive on my ASUS gaming laptop with this and it has been great. The boot time to login did not drop as much as I thought it might, but what is way better is the time to usable login. No more endless hard drive spinning after login. Sleep/resume is much faster and I don't have to wait for the drive to stop spinning before I jar the laptop around (no moving parts). App launch times are way better and C Cleaner is faster too as it accesses so many files which is just nice. I did timing tests on a lot of things, but overall the quickness of the machine is what you notice and appreciate.

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I purchased an OCZ 120gb Vertex 2 drive in December 2010. Initially I was pleased with the fast boot times and respectable transfer rates, but sometimes the system would freeze for a couple seconds when it was attempting to access the disk. At the time, I attributed this to Windows or a driver issue of some kind. After some research I found other people with this drive experienced similar brief freezes. Unfortunately, after running this disk for four months in a lightly used system, the PC froze hard, I rebooted and I was greeted with a error message that no boot disk was found. After much hassle, I initially thought the motherboard had an issue, but after pulling the drive and hooking it up to eSATA/power and then USB-SATA/power adapters, I realized the drive was dead. I called technical support to receive a less than sympathetic help desk engineer who flatly told me to file an RMA online. The inefficient RMA system, unhelpful customer service personnel and a magnitude of frustration and hassle from OCZ has led me to purchase a Mushkin SSD which is faster and whose customer service has much higher reviews. I will be selling my OCZ SSD when the RMA finally comes in. I will not be purchasing any other OCZ products in the future.

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It's fast - a great upgrade for a gaming laptop

by SC on 2/14/2011

I replaced the hard drive on my ASUS gaming laptop with this and it has been great. The boot time to login did not drop as much as I thought it might, but what is way better is the time to usable login. No more endless hard drive spinning after login. Sleep/resume is much faster and I don't have to wait for the drive to stop spinning before I jar the laptop around (no moving parts). App launch times are way better and C Cleaner is faster too as it accesses so many files which is just nice. I did timing tests on a lot of things, but overall the quickness of the machine is what you notice and appreciate. Read More

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4 months and Dead - Horrible Customer Service!

by A customer on 4/8/2011

I purchased an OCZ 120gb Vertex 2 drive in December 2010. Initially I was pleased with the fast boot times and respectable transfer rates, but sometimes the system would freeze for a couple seconds when it was attempting to access the disk. At the time, I attributed this to Windows or a driver issue of some kind. After some research I found other people with this drive experienced similar brief freezes. Unfortunately, after running this disk for four months in a lightly used system, the PC froze hard, I rebooted and I was greeted with a error message that no boot disk was found. After much hassle, I initially thought the motherboard had an issue, but after pulling the drive and hooking it up to eSATA/power and then USB-SATA/power adapters, I realized the drive was dead. I called technical support to receive a less than sympathetic help desk engineer who flatly told me to file an RMA online. The inefficient RMA system, unhelpful customer service personnel and a magnitude of frustration and hassle from OCZ has led me to purchase a Mushkin SSD which is faster and whose customer service has much higher reviews. I will be selling my OCZ SSD when the RMA finally comes in. I will not be purchasing any other OCZ products in the future. Read More

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Product Overview

Based on a cutting-edge new architecture, Vertex 2 Solid State Drives deliver unprecedented performance while maintaining an affordable storage solution for early adopters looking to update their systems with the latest technology. OCZ designed the Vertex 2 to excel in both sequential and random read/write rates to take your PC or notebook productivity to the next level, featuring superb 4KB random writes up to 50,000 IOPS to give a performance edge over the previous generation. Using the latest controller technology, Vertex 2 not only provides a faster, more responsive PC experience, but promotes cooler, quieter, and more energy efficient conditions compared to traditional mechanical hard drives. Built with SATA 3Gb/s, the Vertex 2 Series easily integrates into today’s mobile and desktop platforms and features TRIM support to optimize performance over the drive’s lifespan as the ultimate Windows 7 notebook or desktop upgrade.

SSD Storage Technology
Unlike traditional hard disk drives, SSDs have no moving parts, resulting in a quiet, cool, highly reliable storage solution that also offers faster application loading and system responsiveness. And for laptops and netbooks, the lower power needs of SSD’s translate to extended battery life. Higher performance with more durability means you can be truly mobile with confidence.

Better Performance
Built with MLC NAND flash and the latest generation SandForce SF1200 controller featuring award winning DuraClass Technology, the OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD delivers industry-leading SSD reliability, performance, and power efficiency, with maximum read speed up to 285 MB/s and maximum write speed up to 275 MB/s, plus incredible random 4K write performance of 50,000 IOPS.

TRIM Support
The OCZ Vertex 2 Series SSD’s offer native TRIM support than can be enabled in Windows 7. Designed to maintain the performance of SSD at an optimal level over the lifetime of the drive, TRIM functions by actively deleting invalid data from the SSD’s memory cells to ensure that write operations perform at full speed. Since a memory block must be erased before it can be re-programmed, TRIM improves performance by pro-actively erasing pages containing invalid data, allowing the SSD to write new data without first having to perform a time-consuming erase command.

2.5" to 3.5" Adapter Included
The OCZ Vertex 2 Series is specifically designed for notebook computers coming in a 2.5-inch hard drive form factor. In addition, the installation kit includes a 2.5" to 3.5" bracket for matching with 3.5” drive bay to extend the storage of your desktop computer.

Specifications

Manufacturer Ocz Technology
Mfg Part# OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G
SKU 215989878
UPC 842024018131
UPC 14 00842024018131
Features
Sustained Write: up to 250 MB/s
4k Random Write (Aligned): 50,000 IOPS
Seek Time: 0.1 MS
TRIM (requires OS support)
ECC: 27 bytes of redundancy per 512 bytes data. Up to twelve 9-bit symbols correctable
Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Re-porting Technology
Tech Specs
Max Read: up to 285MB/s
Max Write: up to 275MB/s
Sustained Write: up to 250MB/s
Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 50,000 IOPS
Available in 50GB to 400GB capacities
Available in 60GB to 480GB extended capacities
Native TRIM support
Max IOPS Firmware
Seek Time: .1ms
Slim 2.5" Design
99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3mm
Lightweight: 77g
Operating Temp: 0°C ~ 70°C
Storage Temp: -45°C ~ +85°C
Low Power Consumption: 2W in operation, .5W in standby
Shock Resistant up to 1500G
RAID Support
Included 3.5" Desktop adapter bracket
Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, Mac OS X and Linux
MTBF: 2 million hours
3-Year Warranty
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