- Brand Name: OCZ
- Model Number: OCZSSD3-2VTX120G
- Hard Disk Size: 120 GB
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: 3 Years
- Item Display Weight: 135 grams
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SATA 3Gb/s OCZSSD3-2VTX120G 3.5'' Solid State Drive (SSD) with up to 285MB/s read and 50K IOPS write
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- NAND Flash Components: Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory, Interface: SATA II 3.0Gbp/s, Form Factor: 3.5" form factor
- Life Expectancy: 2 million hours Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF), Reliability: ECC: 27 bytes of redundancy per 512 bytes data, up to twelve 9-bit symbols correctable
- Operating Temperature: 0C - 70C, Storage Temperature: -45C - 85C, Shock Resistance: 1500G, Certifications: RoHS, CE, FCC
- Max Read: up to 285 MB/s, Max Write: up to 275 MB/s, Sustained Write: up to 250 MB/s, 4k Random Write (Aligned): 50,000 IOPS, Seek time: 0.1 ms
- Power Consumption: Active 2Watts Idle:0.5Watts, Performance Optimization: TRIM (requires OS support)
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Top Customer Reviews
OCZ has a poor customer care department. They refused to help me aside from asking some technical questions. Said go the retailer.
Its out of the return window by a week so no deal there. Now have a 190 dollar doorstop and its actually not much good for that.
Another follow up 6/2/2012: Well... after almost a full 18 months I've concluded that either I'm lucky ...or the others who have had their drives die are unlucky. Maybe OCZ has cut the quality, I don't know but I'm about to buy another for an older computer I have.... so I guess I'll find out.
Follow up 8/19/2011: I couldn't be happier with the OCZ SSD, it's still blazing along at the same speed as when installed (maybe even a bit faster). So far the SSD is proving to be as reliable as any HDD..
I have a self built desk top that was already speedy but now it loads programs literaly "in a flash".
Hopefully it will prove to have the longevity of it's HDD brethren. I'm using the SSD as the bootable drive and have my mass storage on larger HDD. As the SSD's price/GB comes down I may include it as part of my mass storage, but for now... I'm happy with the system as is.
For those who are wanting to try the SSD I've added the following info.... I used a cloning software to clone my old drive.Read more ›
Received my OCZ Vertex 2 yesterday, along with a new data drive (Momentus XT). I copied my data on to the XT, then installed the Vertex 2. My system immediately recognized the SSD, booted from the W7 disc and installed. It took me exactly 45min from power button to final installation of all 69 Windows updates. That's fairly impressive by itself. I reinstalled the XT and both are humming away beautifully.
What impresses me the most is that this thing acts like a RAM drive (if you've ever used one, you'll understand). I did some real world testing and am hitting @125MB/s read. Yes, not the advertised speed; however, I am using vanilla SATA (not II) and my Raptors barely hit 50MB/s. If ever you wanted your SATA capable old box to run brand new, I HIGHLY recommend this drive (either 2.5" or 3.5"). Since I'm reviewing the 3.5", I will say that installation was flawless. The drive itself weighs near to nothing (so unlike the mechanical drives) and fit into my rails perfectly.
Now, unlike a previous reviewer, I am partial to backing up. Not only are my 2 x Raptors safely tucked away in a drawer, so is my data drive. When working with your drives and data, it is so important to back-up your critical data. Not doing so cannot be the fault of the drive or the manufacturer.Read more ›
I think I need to think twice about another SSD purchase based on the fact it seems to be totally unrecoverable. At least with ye old HD's there might be a chance to recover.
We will see how they respond to the RMA request.
No signs showing possible failure up till the failure today.
God bless online backups that I hope were current at the time of failure.
One year just seems like a very short life for any drive no matter the technology.
Loved it when it worked thou...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It worked great for the first few months but a week ago it just stopped working for no reason so its a great drive just doesnt last long :/Published on July 2, 2013 by James
My Vertex2 lasted 2 years and 4 months. It died a couple of months ago during a Windows Update installation. Read morePublished on June 28, 2013 by I really get it!
This SSD worked as advertised in my iMac but failed after only a few months. Unreliable! I suggest trying another brand.Published on January 14, 2013 by Joan Ray
WONDERFULLY FAST, not reliable!
Windows 7 boot, I didn't get a blue Welcome screen.
Bought in June, first went into use in July, died in December during the... Read more
This SSD failed without warning after 11 months of use. All of my data was lost. Buyer beware!! The internet has been flooded with reports of OCZ SSD failuresPublished on November 24, 2012 by Brian Irwin
Don't buy it dead after 6 months
it was working fine, incredibly fast but suddenly after a restart >>>> red LED light goes on and ........... Read more
Same problem as everyone else seems to have listed. It failed and it is not even a year old. It made the computer extremely fast and gave new life to an old computer, but it is not... Read morePublished on May 8, 2012 by Jame Kirkpatrick
WELL WELL, Same thing here
Worked great for 7 months then Quit, NOW Bios cant see it, IT'S DEAD
I AM SO DISAPPOINTED, GOING TO BUY AN INTEL SSD
This SATA drive integrated well into my Dell 670 workstation. AFter replacing an old SCSI with this drive, I have seen much improved performance on my computer.Published on February 19, 2012 by drforce