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OCZ Technology 120 GB Vertex Series SATA II 3.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive OCZSSD2-1VTX120G

by OCZ

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  • NAND Flash Components: Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory, Interface: SATA II 3Gbp/s, Form Factor: 2.5" slim design form factor
  • Read: Up to 250 MB/s Write: Up to 180 MB/s Sustained Write: Up to 100MB/sSeek Time 0.1 ms
  • Life Expectancy: 1.5 million hours Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF),
  • Reliability: BCH: 8 or 12 bits/sector for 128 bytes and 16 bits/sector for 128 byes spare size read
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 2.7 x 0.4 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001NPCTBO
  • Item model number: OCZSSD2-1VTX120G
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2004

Product Description

NAND Flash Components: Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory, Interface: SATA II 3Gbp/s, Form Factor: 2.5" slim design form factor

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

As for the performance, it is simply incredible.
G.P.
This ssd came with the latest 1.4 firmware preinstalled so I didn't have to worry about flashing it.
PG
You can find Kingston drives of the same size for less.
Ryan Wu

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By G.P. on June 25, 2009
The SSD arrived perfectly well packaged, and worked immediately (no need for flashing it). It fits well in a Sony Vaio SZ, although it is 2 mm thicker than the original HDD, so make sure you have a little extra space.
As for the performance, it is simply incredible. You'll never go back to a standard HDD! Windows XP pro took 3 mn to boot with the previous HDD (7200 rpm), now with the Vertex it's 25 seconds (cloned disc). Everything runs much faster -- just DO NOT keep your automatic defrag software, as they cause problems on SSD.
Excellent purchase.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. V. Anderson Jr. on June 28, 2009
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I've been in IT since 1991 (officially) and worked with every type of hard drive imaginable. Never, I do mean NEVER, have I seen a hard drive of any type, of any configuration perform like this one. I'm dual booting OS X 10.5.7 and Windows XP Professional. Both load with a usable GUI sub 10 seconds. I don't wait for requests anymore - makes me feel like I've got the fastest iMac on the planet. This drive rules. I'm buying everyone in the house a Vertex!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By continuous learner on November 30, 2009
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I picked up this SSD last week, and it has made a big difference on my overall system performance. I have a HP Elitebook 8530w with 8GB DDR 2 RAM, 512MB ATI graphics processor, and an Intel P9600 CPU. The original drive was a 7200 RPM Hitatchi. This is drive came quick, installed quick, loaded a clean install of Windows 7 (64 bit) in under 20 minutes. Once the OS was installed, but before apps and data, it went from "power off" to a fully loaded MSN page in 20 seconds. With Outlook 2010 beta installed, it loads all the add-in and opens outlook to a full inbox in 2-3 seconds.

I did run into some challenges migrating my previous HDD's OS load, apps, and data to the new disk. Eventually got it using Acronis True Image Home 2010. I have a blog post series here about my experience if you'd like to know more ([...]).

Overall, great product. My timing was definitely bad, though - it's almost $100 less this week than last (I paid $499).
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This is indeed a *very* fast drive, however you need to be aware that set up can be a bear, and that tech support is uneven - for example the first time I called I was told the drive MUST be jumperd to upgrade the firmware when using the latest version of the flashing software, the second time I was told it MUST NOT (support was correct the second time).

Also, setup and configuration requirements (for example that you must re-flash the drive with the version supporting GC for use with RAID under windows 7) are not documented except in various postings on OCZ forum, and even then not in one place or in an orderly manner - if the default setup does not work with your configuration, expect to spend HOURS reading your way through LONG threads - and taking LOTS of notes - to learn all the little details you will need for success.

Eventually I did get everything working under 1.40 and TRIM, only to have the drive crash in an un-bootable state after a few hours (sigh...)

After reading extensively on the OCZ forum, and two discussions with OCZ tech support, I finally decided to download the ISO for a Windows 7/32 bit rescue disc, flashed the DRIVE to 1.41 to implement GC, ran OCZ's "sanitary erase" and wipe the drive (SE will not run if you boot from a 64 bit rescue disc), reinstalled windows, turned off the OS TRIM and immediately ran driver detective and upgraded *every* driver... after which all was well.

Which part of this process solved the problem?

Who knows?

But judging from the forum posts, I'm not the only one who has had to work their way through a similar process.

Is TRIM stable under WIN 7/64?

Who knows?

But with GC working well at the drive firmware level, my conclusion was why bother with TRIM implemented at the OS level, even in non-RAID configurations?

(This was a Dell Vostro 430, i7, Win 7/64 bit system, BTW).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Crumbine on July 18, 2010
I installed this drive on a pre uni-body Macbook Pro. Can you say fast? I was replacing a 5400 rpm HD. Here are the time comparisons: (a) boot up to login screen on the original HD: 0:55--on this SSD: 0:34. And here's the kicker! It really goes fast once the OS is loaded. Check these times: (b) boot up to Safari being loaded on the HD: 2:38--on this SSD: 0:46! (c) NeoOffice (office suite): HD: 0:18--on this SSD: 0:07.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 29, 2009
I have this in my desktop and I love it! I Don't think I could ever go back to a normal hard drive(for boot and OS anways). There is a wealth of information on the OCZ site and the support is A++ in thier forums. When I had questions they would be answered usually in an hour on the forums. Very cool. I am using Windows XP with IDE mode. I was going to the get the Intel X25 instead, but being I saw that Intel obandoned thier first gen drive and gave no support/updates to it I felt the same thing could happen if I bought thier 2nd generation drive. In addition, Intel released a firmware that improved the write speed for thier 160 gig model, but they did nothing to improve the write speed of thier 80 gig model(which had really bad specs). OCZ is very good about firmware and software updates thier whole drive line. The price of the drive made this to good of a deal to pass up.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Steve Woods on April 17, 2009
PLEASE NOTE: FLASH THIS DRIVE'S FIRMWARE BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING WITH IT!

Regarding an earlier post, I had difficulty upgrading the firmware in Vista 64, UNTIL i booted into Safe mode w/console. Then it flashed just fine. I saw significant performance improvements after upgrading the firmware. SMART was enabled and it solved a serious problem with BSODs after resuming from sleep. OCZ would be wise to start shipping these with the latest firmware! I wasted many hours trying to diagnose the sleep problem and then jumping through numerous hoops trying to upgrade the firmware - yes you will need a spare jumper to flash the drive.

All in all, this is a superior SSD with a 64MB cache and a smart controller to manage wear leveling. My laptop has new life after suffering from Chronic Windows Vista Bloat Syndrome. It's quite snappy now.
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