OCZ Vertex 2 120GB 3.5-inch Solid State Drive Review

OCZ has been one of the big players in the solid state drive market since the first consumer drives were available.  We have seen them really push the technology to the limit over the past year, but they are also still concerned about you the customer.  That is why they have released 3.5-inch versions of both their Vertex 2 and Agility 2 solid state drives.  The 3.5-inch form factor means you do not need an adapter and OCZ claims this design is a lower cost per GB.  Let’s take a look at this newly designed 3.5-inch version of the Vertex 2.

Special thanks to OCZ for providing us with the Vertex 2 120GB 3.5-inch Solid State Drive to review.

Specifications & Features
Available in 90GB to 480GB capacities*
Native TRIM support
Max IOPS Firmware
Seek Time: .1ms
3.5″ Anodized Casing
146 (L) x 101.6 (W) x 11mm (H)
Operating Temp: 0°C ~ 70°C
Storage Temp: -45°C ~ +85°C
Low Power Consumption: 2W in operation,
.5W in standby
Shock Resistant up to 1500G
RAID Support
Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, Mac OS X and Linux
MTBF: 2 million hours
3-Year Warranty

90-360GB Max Performance
Max Read: up to 285MB/s
Max Write: up to 275MB/s
Sustained Write: up to 250MB/s
Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 50,000 IOPS

Part Numbers
120GB – OCZSSD3-2VTX120G
180GB – OCZSSD3-2VTX180G
240GB – OCZSSD3-2VTX240G
360GB – OCZSSD3-2VTX360G
480GB – OCZSSD3-2VTX480G

The Vertex 2 comes in a nice retail box with a picture of the drive on the front and some information about the drive.  If you flip the box over there is more information about the drive and the list of specifications.

OCZ Vertex 2 120GB 3.5-inch Solid State Drive OCZ Vertex 2 120GB 3.5-inch Solid State Drive

Opening the box up everything is nicely packed inside and protected with a large piece of foam.  Inside you will find the Vertex 2 3.5-inch drive, user’s guide, and a sticker that says, “My SSD is faster than your HDD”, which I always get a kick out of.  Obviously there is no mounting adapter since this is a 3.5-inch drive.

OCZ Vertex 2 120GB 3.5-inch Solid State Drive OCZ Vertex 2 120GB 3.5-inch Solid State Drive

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