OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD) - VTX4-25SAT3-256G - Brand new!
As the fourth generation of the legendary Vertex SSD family, the Vertex 4 Series pushes storage performance to the max and redefines the modern day computing experience. Vertex 4 SSDs are innovatively engineered to deliver industry-leading file transfer rates and superior system responsiveness, all while providing a more durable, reliable, and energy efficient storage solution compared to traditional hard drives.
Designed to take full advantage of the SATA III interface, the Vertex 4 unleashes ultimate productivity, gaming, and multimedia applications. This model of the 2.5-inch Vertex 4 SSD (VTX4-25SAT3-256G) offers 256 GB of storage capacity, a 510 MB/s maximum sequential write speed, and 120,000 IOPS maximum I/O performance. It's backed by a 5-year limited warranty.
Excelling in Performance, No Matter the File Type
Mirroring real-world performance scenarios over a broad spectrum of consumer desktop and mobile applications, Vertex 4 SSDs are designed to provide a superior user experience and extreme performance over the other current solutions available on the market.
With the cutting-edge Indilinx Everest 2 platform, Vertex 4 is optimized for consistently high speeds with the complete spectrum of file types and sizes including both compressible and incompressible data for balanced performance like no other drive you've experienced.
Which OCZ Vertex 4 SSD is Right for You?
The SSD Advantage
Whether you're refreshing an older laptop or trying to maximize the potential of the latest platform, SSDs provide substantial benefits over traditional hard drives.
Solid State Drives feature a non-mechanical design of NAND flash mounted to circuit boards, shock resistant up to 1500g. Hard disk drives consist of various moving parts making them susceptible to shock and damage.
SSDs have 100 times greater throughput and instantaneous access times for quicker boot-ups, faster file transfers, and overall snappier performance than hard drives. HDDs can only access the data faster the closer it is from the read/ write heads, while all parts of the SSD can be accessed at once.
Less Power Consumption, Silent Operation, and Lightweight
SSDs use significantly less wattage at peak load than hard disk drives--less than 2W versus 6W for an HDD--delivering longer battery life in notebooks, less power strain on system, and a cooler computing environment. With no moving parts, SSDs run virtually silent in your notebook or PC case to eliminate distracting noises during gaming or entertainment. And SSDs won't weigh down your laptop, netbook, or tablet PC when you're on the go.
Customer Reviews of OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD)
Great product and very fast. I would recommend this to anyone that is looking for speed.
Delivers expected performance, but beware the moun10/24/2012
Like all Sata III ssds, the performance is blazing. In benchmarks, one brand might edge out another, but in real world usage they're all about the same, blowing away any platter-spinner drive. Just a word of caution. Save all the screws for mounting. The threads for mounting the hd bracket to your desktop, are not the regular threads for hard drives. So if you have thumbscrews for your case and drivebays, they won't work.
The Solid State Drive is Super Fast! I had a little trouble imaging my own drive to this one, but when I did, WOW! From power on to log in screen in 13 sec! Most every program opens within 1-2 seconds. I wish these drives were more cost friendly, but you really get what you pay for - speed. Value is getting better and so is the reliability.
I have had a Vertex 2 unit as the boot drive in my desktop for a couple of years now, and am extremely pleased with it. I just purchased this new model for my laptop and the installation was seamless (used Acronis to transfer existing config). The performance so far seems to be superb, and I look forward working it hard over the next few years.
very good for the money5/19/2012
OCZ's new vertex 4 drive is probably the fastest current SSD under most common consumer usage purposes. It is blazing fast and has none of the BSOD issues of previous drives with the new Marvel/Indilinx controller. Therefore, OCZ is confident enough to give this drive a 5 year warranty. This is my second SSD and it blows the previous one out of the water. The Vertex 4 has an amazing 120k input/output operations per second which is 40% higher than the Patriot Wildfire (one of fastest, most expensive, BSOD ridden Sandforce controlled drives).