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OCZ 512GB Vertex 4 Industry's Highest I/O Performance Up to 120K IOPS SATA 6.0 GB/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive With 5-Year Warranty - VTX4-25SAT3-512G.M

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  • Uses quality Micron NAND flash
  • Max Read Up to 560MB/s; Max Write Up to 510MB/s
  • Max 4KB Random Read 95K IOPS; Max 4KB Random Write 85K IOPS
  • Max IOPS 120K IOPS
  • 3.5-Inch Desktop Adapter Bracket Included
  • TRIM Support

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 4.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B008MIJOTK
  • Item model number: VTX4-25SAT3-512G.M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 24, 2012

Product Description

Using quality Micron NAND flash, OCZ delivers the Vertex 4's highest capacity 512GB model at an excellent cost savings for value-conscious upgraders. As the fourth generation of the legendary Vertex 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.

Customer Reviews

The much faster boot and application launch times more than make up for this, though.
saturnotaku
The issue is related to the hardware, probably because of poor Quality checks at OCZ and/or usage of low quality components.
yered Cespedes
I am very pleased with my decision as this drive is super fast and so far has worked flawlessly.
Lou Haboush

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Upton O'Goode on November 7, 2012
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I purchased this OCZ 512 Gb Vertex 4 SSD (Solid State Drive) to get better performance from my late-2009 Lenovo x201 laptop. My old hard drive was also a 512 Gb, so I didn't get more storage onboard, but with the OCZ upgrade kit OCZ Technology SSD Upgrade Kit With Acronis True Image HD Software CD (Windows), SATA III 6Gbp/s Data Cable (OCZSSDUPGDKIT1) (sold separately) or similar (consisting of a 2.5" external hard drive case, cable, and transfer software -- such as Acronis, downloadable fully functional from their website) my old drive now makes a nice 512 Gb external hard drive.

Installation was easy. Before installing, make sure that your laptop is plugged in, and that you suspend any power-off settings (like hibernation mode). Then you can begin the transfer.

First, you place the OCZ into the external hard drive. Then you connect the OCZ to your laptop with a USB or other cable. Third, you follow the instruction booklet provided by OCZ to format and partition the drive. Fourth, you start the Acronis software, which indicates that it recognizes the SSD and is ready to transfer all of the contents of the old drive to the new drive. Fifth, if your experience is like mine, the first time you run Acronis you will get an error message about a partition mismatch and the system will reboot. Sixth, after running Acronis the second time, it will run just fine. The transfer will take quite a while, after which Acronis will indicate that the transfer was successful.

After the transfer is complete, you power down your system and remove the battery.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Reynolds on March 18, 2013
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After having my MacBook Pro for almost 2 years, I decided to upgrade my RAM and hard drive - instead of just being irritated at how slow it was becoming (programs are bigger and the file size of digital pictures - especially when shooting in RAW - are huge). After a trip to the Apple Store, I did the RAM first - which probably helped some, but it wasn't really that noticeable (I went from 8 to 16GB). Then the hard drive. The OCZ was highly recommended - and after swapping it in, I've never had a faster computer! When turning it on, it fires right up - and I no longer wait for programs to start - I just click on them and they do. I really wish I had done it sooner.
For those of you concerned about swapping out either the RAM or the HD - don't be. As to the physical part of doing the swap, there are plenty of videos online showing how - and if you can handle a screwdriver without hurting yourself, you can do it! I was a bit worried about my programs and data, so I backed everything up before starting, but on a Mac, it is easy to duplicate your HD to the new SSD. You will need at least a cable - and the type of cable determines how long the duplication will take. I used a USB 2.0/ SATA (the cheapest for my MBP), but a Thunderbolt (or USB 3.0, which my MBP does not have)/SATA would have been a whole lot faster. After swapping the new SSD in, most of my programs worked seamlessly - though several of them required me to re-enter my proof of purchase code. And after that, it was like I had a whole new laptop!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Krymson Midget on November 19, 2012
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I ordered 2 of these drives to use in my Asus G75 laptop to replace the provided 1TB drive. Installation was easy and fast with no jumpers to set or special drivers to install. Both of the drives are running in a raid 0 array and are now the fastest components in my laptop (Windows 8 system rating of 8.3 for hard disk transfer rate). The reduced power requirements of the SSD drives have extended the battery time by another 30 minutes.

The drive is a little on the spendy side but well worth the investment.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 29, 2012
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This is the first SSD I ever had, I put this sucker into a laptop. I made the laptop 1TB 5400 rpm SATA drive into an data drive, The laptop is blazing fast now.

I tested the drive with AS SSD benchmark utility. I recieved a 397 score for reads and a 396 score for writes and an over all score of 1005.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By masotime on April 22, 2013
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This is an excellent drive for the price. It's hard to find a better deal at that point in time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brian Buffell on January 20, 2013
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Works great no problems easy install. Fast as anything. Can not believe how fast my notebook is now. Don't hesitate get a new SSD now.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Riley on December 23, 2012
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I selected OCZ after shopping for a high-performance SSD to replace my HDD. Installing and mounting the drive was a simple process, and the adapter fit fine in my tower case drive bay. My initial impression of the drive was it was too quiet to be working quickly...until I saw how fast Windows 7 was installing. And how quickly it restarted, and shuts down, and reliably boots each day. The sheer reduction in the amount of time I spend waiting on my PC is amazing--granted, I am comparing the upgrade to a HDD running WinXP, where startup was a process that routinely involved powering on, leaving the room, logging in, leaving the room, etc..

The speed of drive access during games is noticeably faster, and has also contributed to a big boost in overall response/gaming speed. Loads between levels are brief pauses--it's almost comical how fast the thermometer bars fill up now. Installations take minutes, and open-world environments that load on the fly are far smoother in transition.

Overall PC performance has noticeably improved--need to access your docs? Blink. Copy 100GB of files from another drive? The time it takes is less than half than a HDD-to-HDD copy. I can't emphasize enough how impressed I was by the speed increase. My new Windows 7 Premium installation went so quickly, I doubted I had a full install at first (I do). I am tempted to move my iTunes library over to the SSD to virtually eliminate the "Checking your iTunes Library" intermission, but I'm saving the room for games, frankly.

I'm running a XPS700 with a Core2Duo 6600 @ 2.40GHz, 8GB RAM DDR2, with Win7 Premium 64-bit.

If you're wondering whether or not the upgrade is worthwhile--let me assure you, it really is.
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