Next we have SiSoftware’s Sandra Physical Disks benchmark. The Vertex drive is on the left and the Scorpio drive is on the right.
The Vertex performed well again giving us a drive index of 126.76 MB/s compared to the 54 MB/s of the Scorpio drive.
Finally I did a real-time test. Since the drives were mirrored I wanted to see how long it would take XP to boot up. I used the stopwatch on my iPhone and times how long it took the Lenovo S10-2 to boot up.
As you can see the Vertex drive almost cuts the boot up time in half!
Well if you thought about upgrading your current hard drive to an SSD the Vertex series drives would surely be a great choice. The transfer speed increase is obvious if you look at our tests, and we were testing on a netbook, I bet if we tested on a new system we would have got even better results! With this drive your programs and games will load faster, you will be able to transfer files faster, and your computer will boot up faster.
As I said OCZ offers the Vertex series in 4 different capacities (32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB) so whether it’s for a netbook or a new system build they have you covered. The 32GB drive sells for $139 and the 256GB sells for $725 so they are still quite pricy for most consumers, but prices will eventually go down.
Overall ThinkComputers gives the OCZ Vertex 32GB Solid State Hard Drive a 9 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!
– Quality design
– Extremely fast transfer speeds
– Prices are still high