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OCZ Technology 30 GB Vertex Series SATA II Solid State Drive 2.5 Gb-s OCZSSD2-1VTX30G
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- NAND Flash Components: Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory, Interface: SATA II 2.5Gbp/s, Form Factor: 2.5" slim design form factor
- Life Expectancy: 1.5 million hours Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF), Shock Resistance: 1500G, Seek Time: 0.1 ms
- Max Read: up to 210MB/s, Max Write: up to 75 MB/s
- Reliability: BCH: 8 or 12 bits/sector for 128 Bytes spare and 16 bits/sector for 128 Bytes spare size read
- 3-Year Warranty
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This item OCZ Technology 30 GB Vertex Series SATA II Solid State Drive 2.5 Gb-s OCZSSD2-1VTX30G
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|Data Transfer Rate||375 MB per second||6 Gb per second||6 Gb per second||6 Gb per second||6|
|Device Type||Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive||Components Other||Internal Solid State Drive||Solid State Drives|
|Digital Storage Capacity||—||120 GB||120 GB||250 GB||250 GB|
|Flash Memory Installed Size||30||60||120||250||250|
|Hard-Drive Size||30 GB||60 GB||120 GB||250 GB||250 GB|
|Hard Disk Form Factor||2.5 in||2.5 in||—||2.5 in||2.5 in|
|Hardware Connectivity||SATA 3.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s|
|Hardware Platform||—||PC; Mac;Linux||PC; Mac||PC||PC|
|Item Dimensions||2.8 x 4 x 0.4 in||2.8 x 3.9 x 0.3 in||0.25 x 3.9 x 2.7 in||2.75 x 3.94 x 0.27 in||2.75 x 3.94 x 0.27 in|
|Item Weight||3.2 ounces||1.6 ounces||1.12 ounces||1.28 ounces||0.26 ounces|
|Memory Storage Capacity||30 GB||120 GB||120 GB||250 GB||—|
|Optical Storage Read Speed||—||—||530 MB/s||540 MB/s||540|
|Writing speed of the optical memory||—||—||400 MB/s||500 MB/s||520|
|Size||—||60GB||120 GB||250GB||250 GB|
The OCZ Vertex Series delivers the speed and reliability of SSDs at a lower price per gigabyte than other offerings currently on the market and is ideal for mainstream mobile and desktop systems. As the first model to use the Indilinx Barefoot controller, the award-winning OCZ Vertex Series is the result of proven SSD technology that has consistently garnered praise from independent review sites for its outstanding performance. Perfect for a first SSD, the Vertex Series delivers enhanced energy efficiency, increased speed, and superior durability and shock resistance over conventional hard disc drives. The OCZ Vertex drives feature a durable yet lightweight alloy housing, and because OCZ SSDs have no moving parts, the drives are more rugged than traditional hard drives. Designed for ultimate reliability, Vertex Series SSDs come backed a leading three year warranty as well as OCZ's legendary service and support, giving you added peace of mind for your high-performance investment. Furthermore, OCZ continues to support the drives with firmware updates and an active online SSD community
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Update: I installed my 2nd Vertex 30gb last night. Works great just like the other one. These drives produce less heat in my laptop than the OCZ Agility 2 60gb or Samsung 470 64gb SSDs. Low heat and low price are why I chose this drive. Good reliability so far.
After a week of use, I have to say almost all the hype is warranted. The first couple boots to Windows 7 from the drive was definitely shorter, but not OMG shorter, at least it didn't seem that way on my machine. However, my worries vanished after opening a few programs. The speed is absolutely amazing. Firefox, is instant, itunes pops up before you can move your mouse away from where you just double clicked. Office programs are just as fast too. There are some tweaks on the OCZ forums that help get the most out of your drive. Be judicious in their implementation, some aren't necessary, and some get rid of some of the nice Windows 7 interface features that 'bleeding edge power users' deem superfluous, but I happen to like.
The latest firmware, 1.4, from OCZ supports TRIM on Windows 7. If you are a non-techie, all you need to know is that this is a very good feature on an SSD that keeps it running fast as you fill it up and use it without you having to worry about it. This feature has to do with when previously used space gets overwritten, and is only an SSD thing. Basically the drive proactively takes out its own trash when space is available from you deleting things (this is on a low bit by bit level, not the 'trash can' in windows). Other drives don't realize the trash needs to be taken out until they need that space for something else, so your drive slows down while the trash is emptied before whatever your writing can be placed in that space. Almost all drives from here forward will have it, but not all manufacturers are offering firmware updates for current or older models with this feature.
The biggest thing you start to notice is how slow the computers at work start to feel. Even the supposed 'fastest' ones. I am starting to wonder if I can ask our IT if I can bring my own drive for my work machine. Considering I do spend more time at work on a computer than at home it would be a worthwhile investment...
Anyway, so what are the cons? Definitely the size to expense for these things. It is a great add on to a desktop where you can have an SSD working in concert with a large traditional drive for your file storage. 30Gb only on a laptop or netbook with your OS already taking up half of that is probably not doable. For me at least, 250+ for the 60 or 80 Gb drives as a lone drive in a laptop isn't quite worth the expense yet. I imagine by this time next year as prices continue to drop it will be an amazing laptop upgrade too. The added benefits for laptops would be the low power consumption, low heat generation, and the near instantaneous waking from hibernation (a feature i don't often use on my desktops, but do on my laptops).
I am looking forward to buying more of these drives for my other machines as the prices continue to drop. These truly have the potential to provide the greatest computer speed increase absolutely noticeable to the user in a decade.
Installed it on this SSD (and used all the tips on this page: [...])
UNBELIEVABLE PERFORMANCE. And for cheap too!
I am using a 4 year old gaming rig, though it was top of the line at the time I built it.
First, I installed my new Win7 on my old hard drive, and used Win7 for a week because I wanted to compare the speed with the new SSD.
Then, I installed it on the SSD. And was BLOWN AWAY by the difference. It installed in half the time. Then, all the Windows updates took 45 minutes on the old hard drive, but only took 5 minutes on the SSD! And pretty much everything you do is instantaneous with the SSD. Clicks are faster, hover menus are faster, programs launch faster. There is nothing bad to say here, just 60$ turns my slightly aging pc into a blazing fast rig, feels like new again. It feels faster than the brand new pc's we got at work.
This is the cheapest upgrade you can do, but also probably the MOST EFFECTIVE upgrade you can do. This will make a 4 to 5 year old pc like a brand new machine! And if you have a new machine this is a MUST as a regular HDD is probably holding your system back!
(make sure your mobo has at least SATA II, as this hard drive is faster than SATA I and you will not get full performance. If your mobo does not, there are several addin cards for SATA II or III for 20 to 30 bucks. also note that you can use this for WindowsXP, but XP was not designed for SSD's and you will not get the best results that Win7 will give)
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Well worth it!
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