|The OCZ Vertex 2 60 GB is a durable solid state internal hard drive with 2.5 inches form factor, enabling it to fit easily into most desktop computers. With SATA 3Gb/s interface, this OCZ solid state drive provides brilliant connectivity with other devices. This OCZ internal SSD has a seek time of 0.1ms, enabling you to locates specific files with great ease. With maximum shock resistance of 1500 G , this OCZ solid state drive ensures that your data is secure even in rough conditions. With 2 million hour MTBF, this OCZ internal SSD promises optimum reliability and efficiency. The OCZ Vertex 2 60 GB consumes 2W (Active) and 0.5W (Idle), making it highly energy efficient.|
|Hard Drive Type||SSD (Solid State Drive)|
|Interface||Serial ATA II|
|External Data Transfer Rate||300 Mbps|
Average review score based on 19 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
Lightning fast boots to windows 7...
loads os fresh and runs faster..
very nice sata laptop drive replacement
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. 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.
Solid State Drives are quickly becoming an important upgrade in most consumer PCs. They offer increased performance with decreased power consumption and heat, and are smaller and lighter than standard mechanical drives. All solid state drives are not created the same however, and OCZ has proven that once again. Our review sample is a 60GB Vertex2 extended capacity SSD, part number OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G. It utilizes the Sandforce SF-1200 controller and it’s specifications can be found here. It is a Multi-Level Cell flash drive which allows a higher data density and conversely a lower price point. OCZ lists the specs on their website as:
Native TRIM support
Max IOPS Firmware
Seek Time: .1ms
Slim 2.5″ Design
99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3mm
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
Included 3.5″ Desktop adapter bracket
Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, Mac OS X and Linux
MTBF: 2 million hours
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
The performance is unbelievable, anyone with a reg hard drive should toss that thing out the window and grab a solid state drive. And i mean literally you will want to throw that space age chunk of crap flying out the window!!!
I bought this thing to use with an old Thinkpad X60 Tablet, for fast booting and quick, responsive performance as well as reliability. In my case, this SSD delivered that 100%. It's only marginally more expensive than laptop Hard Drives of similar capacity or higher, and comparing the performance it delivers in comparison, buying this thing is almost a no-brainer.
Granted, I won't give this thing an A plus plus. It runs a bit hot for my taste, and it feels a bit cheap, made out of textured plastic rather than stainless steel or other steel casing, like a Samsung SSD I got for slightly more money, similar capacity.
It's also not the most top-notch compared to other SSDs in performance, but for what I'm using it for, I think it balances well with the limitations of the X60T's old hardware.
If you're buying for an old laptop, or rather... if you just want an SSD to have handy, this is a great first option. It's way better than spending $50 on a 120GB 5400RPM HD.
I needed a fast and reliable hard disk, so I thought that is a good time for a SSD, I bought a pair of OCZ Vertex in a RAID 0 array in my Windows 7 desktop PC, amazingly fast and simple, no doubt I have chosen the best.