OCZ Vertex 2 120GB Solid State Drive Review

Testing – HDTune Pro
HDTune Pro is one of the most popular hard drive software suites available. It has many different benchmarks and tests built into it. Our first test is the read benchmark, which tests the average read speed and access time of the drive.

hdtune read

hdtune read graph

With an average read score of 220.9MB/s the Vertex 2 beats the Corsair Force F100, which is based off the same internal hardware. Next up we have the write benchmark.

hdtune write

hdtune write graph

On the write test the Vertex 2 also scored better than the F100. Also if you look back at the F100 HDTune graphs you can see the Vertex 2 results are a lot less erratic and very smooth. Since the release of HDTune 3.5 there has been a new Random Access test added to the software. This test measures the performance of random read and write operations. Tests are taken in 512b, 4KB, 64KB, 1MB, and random file sizes. The performance of the drive is reported in operations a second (IOPS), average access time and average speed. Here are both the results from the read and write random access tests.

hdtune io read

hdtune io write

The 4K IOPS scores are very good, actually the highest we have received for a solid state drive! We have the final testing in the HDTune suite, which is the File Benchmark.

hdtune file

The test topped out at around 260MB/s read and 230MB/s write.

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