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OCZ Technology 120 GB Vertex Plus Optimized Edition SATA II 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive OCZSSD2-1VTXPL120G

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120 GB
  • NAND Flash Components: Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory, Interface: SATA II 3Gbp/s, Form Factor: 2.5" slim design form factor
  • Life Expectancy: 1.5 million hours Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF), ECC Recovery: BCH 32/1K
  • Max Read: up to 250MB/s, Max Write: up to 160 MB/s, 4KB Random Write: I/O Per Second (IOPS): 5,000 IOPS,4KB
  • Random Read: I/O Per Second (IOPS): 12,000 IOPS
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Technical Details

Size: 120 GB
  • Brand Name: OCZ
  • Model: OCZSSD2-1VTXPL120G
  • Hard Disk Size: 120.00 GB
  • Form Factor: 2.5-Inch
  • Buffer Size: 64 MB
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Product Details

Size: 120 GB
  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 2.8 x 0.4 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0058RECN6
  • Item model number: OCZSSD2-1VTXPL120G
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 28, 2011

Product Description

Size: 120 GB

OCZ Vertex Plus Solid State Drives are the faster, cooler, quieter, and more durable alternative to conventional hard disc drives. In combination with the latest flash memory, the Vertex Plus features the revolutionary new Indilinx Arowana FTL with Hyper Queuing, which significantly increases sequential write speeds and random IOPS over the previous generation FTL. With excellent reliability and lower power consuming NAND flash, these SSDs use less energy while giving you real-world results in your everyday computing and battery life. Complete with TRIM support, Vertex Plus is the ultimate notebook or desktop upgrade.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Based on my experience, I'd buy another one in a heartbeat.
Hexstone
After partitioning and formatting the drive, installation starts but fails.
Frank Clements
Got this on newegg - here's my RMA: Defective and incompatible.
Benjamin Liberman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Hexstone on December 29, 2011
Size Name: 60 GB Verified Purchase
I purchased this to be part of a new computer build for our church about 2 months ago. It was my first build with an SSD, but installed without a hitch and provided a level of performance I didn't think was possible for a build ~$500.

After reading several reviews on this product, I had to double-check the drive I used was the same. I had none of the issues others wrote about. The drive was plugged into the GIGABYTE GA-M68MT-S2P AM3 motherboard together with a WD 1TB HDD and both were recognized by the BIOS. Installation of 64bit Windows 7 and MS Office went smoothly. I re-targeted the user folders to the HDD to minimize the load on the SDD.

I feel bad for the others who had problems with this drive. Based on my experience, I'd buy another one in a heartbeat.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By justinb138 on May 7, 2012
Size Name: 60 GB
We ordered 5 of these for the office. Of the 5, 3 have failed within their first year (not recognized in BIOS after a blue screen) and had to be RMA'd. The other 2 haven't been installed yet. All had the latest firmware updates done (easy with this drive, not so much with the other OCZ drives).

What we saved by going with these over something like the Intel drives we've easily lost in hours restoring/re-installing software on the machines with failed drives. They're pretty good about replacing them, but it's ridiculous to have to RMA nearly all of them at one point or another. It's to the point I'd rather throw them away than risk installing them in another machine when replacements arrive.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Orlando on December 5, 2011
Size Name: 120 GB Verified Purchase
I've been a long time fan of OCZ since 2005-ish. I always had good experience with the DESKTOP memory back in the day (However I cannot comment/rate their desktop memory these days). Every since they got into the SSD scene I've purchased 7 SSDs from OCZ including;

(2) Vertex 60GB
(2) Vertex 2 60GB
(1) Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 120GB
(2) Vertex Plus 120GB

My two most recent purchases being 2 of their Vertex Plus 120GB SSDs and they work great. A very good budget SSD with good speeds, good reliability and good customer service. Since I've purchases 7 SSDs only 1 of them died and I was able to ADVANCE RMA it with OCZ and have a new drive within 4 days. Their RMA process and Customer Service was easy to deal with and prompt.

Performance wise, this drive does the job, especially when I got it for $99 after MIR.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ross Wehner on December 30, 2011
Size Name: 120 GB Verified Purchase
As with most everything, you get what you pay for. This SSD is an entry-level model, but still greatly outperforms my 7200 rpm HDD. I am using it inside my MacBook Pro with an opti-bay enclosure, and it's working well so far!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Logan on September 14, 2012
Size Name: 120 GB
I bought one of these used from someone else. When I first put it in the Macbook, I tried using Disk Utility to recognise it and it wouldn't. I tried again, and now it could see the drive, and it would start to paritition it, but then it would get hung-up midway. So, I put the drive in an external enclosure, partitioned it without problem, and then reinstalled it in a 2007 white Macbook and was able to install OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Shortly after installation was completed and the installation program was asking me about my registration information, the screen went grey and wouldn't come back. I tried restarting the computer, and it gave me the dreaded image of a folder with a question mark in it, indicating that there was no hard drive available.

So, I thought I was screwed. Then I went onto OCZ's website and saw that there was a firmware update for it. My firmware was 3.50, and the update was to 3.55. I figured it couldn't hurt, so I pulled out an old PC (which you'll need in order to do the firmware update) and updated the firmware.

When I reinstalled the updated SSD in the Macbook, it was easily partitioned, I was able to complete the installation of Snow Leopard, and it has been going strong for a few days now. I did a hard drive speed test and I'm getting read and write speeds of about 126 MB/s, compared to a spinning hard drive which gets about 75 MB/s (at best).

The moral of the story is to just update the firmware. Many people are noticing a complete resolution of their issues when they update the firmware for this drive.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Dube on October 15, 2011
Size Name: 60 GB Verified Purchase
For the price this I would consider an excellent value. Provides fast data searches and quick back ups! I would not hesitate to by another. Matter of fact I have just bigger capacity!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dave on September 29, 2011
Size Name: 120 GB Verified Purchase
I was concerned about purchasing an SSD that is a couple generations behind the newest. My concerns were quickly put to rest. I went from 90 second to 15 seconds boot time. My applications launch almost instantaneously. Switching my optical drive for an SSD was the best decision I have made in a long time. Instead of needing to replace my laptop in the next year, I feel I can easily get 2 more years out of it. This puppy is fast!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Krans on January 26, 2012
Size Name: 120 GB
I purchased the OCZ Vertex Plus to replace a failing hard drive in my wife's late 2007 Macbook3,1. The computer had no problem recognizing the drive, creating a partition, and installing Snow Leopard from the disc.

However, once the OS was installed, trying to use it as the boot drive would only work for about 5 minutes before the partition would get corrupted and need to be re-partitioned. Turns out the factory Firmware (3.5) was incompatible with the Intel chipset in many Mac products.

The OCZ site does provide an .iso containing the 3.55 Firmware upgrade. Unfortunately, the firmware boot disc will freeze the machine when the Vertex Plus is connected. (The firmware disc worked fine with a HDD installed, and the OSX 10.6 disc worked fine with the SSD installed, but the specific combo of SSD + Firmware disc would fail).

Ultimately, I ended up needing to connect the drive to my Windows PC in order to upgrade the firmware, requiring a change to the BIOS to recognize it. After doing that and re-installing it into the Macbook, I haven't had any problems with the drive and it works beautifully.

If you're looking for a simple "Plug and Play" solution with your Macbook, I'd definitely recommend looking elsewhere. If you're pretty technically savvy, like challenges, and have an extra PC with SATA connections, you can get a little more SSD space for a little less $$.
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