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|Built with a 2.5-inch form factor, the OCZ Vertex 3 solid state drive is a smart choice for workstation PCs, desktop computers, laptops or notebooks. Featuring the SATA III / 6 GBps interface, and backward compatible with SATA II / 3 GBps, this OCZ SSD provides superb connectivity with other devices and networks. Intelligently built with no moving parts, this OCZ solid state drive renders silent operation and improved durability. Boasting an MTBF of 2 million hours, this OCZ SSD offers superior reliability, ideal for your demanding business work. Thanks to the shock resistance of 1500G, this OCZ solid state drive is sturdy and rugged, capable of braving unfavorable conditions. The OCZ Vertex 3 gives you ample space to store your important files, documents, images, apps, etc.|
|Hard Drive Type||SSD (Solid State Drive)|
|External Data Transfer Rate||600 Mbps|
|Seek Time||0.1 ms|
The OCZ Vertex 3 solid-state drive supports SATA 6Gbps and offers very fast performance and up to 480GB of storage. The 2.5-inch internal drive comes with a mounting accessory to fit in desktop computers' drive bays, and is comparatively affordable.
The OCZ Vertex 3 SSD is significantly more expensive than traditional hard drives, particularly the 480GB-capacity model, and takes a long time to format.
With excellent performance, the OCZ Vertex 3 SSD makes an ideal internal storage drive for laptops and desktop computers, especially those that support the 6Gbps SATA standard. Its hefty price tag will make most consumers think twice, however.
Average review score based on 28 user reviews
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I am totally on love with this drive. I bought this to set it as my main hard drive on my HP Pavilion dv7 notebook. I was using a Scorpio Black 750 before which is now my secondary drive, and since the moment of installation, the performance increase was noticeable. It is blazing fast to load applications (And I consider myself a heavy user). Adobe products, NetBeans, itunes on windows, and many other programs that took long to run, now load almost instantly. Writing/Reading speed is amazing and not to forget boot/shutdown process now only take seconds! I haven't tested it yet in games since I am not a gamer myself, but I cannot complain for its performance as of yet for everything else.
About battery life, I have noticed a considerably increase in battery life (even using my Scorpio Black which is 7200 rpm as my secondary drive), and also it is cooler and less noisy than a traditional hard drive.
In overall it is an amazing experience and totally worth the money, specially if you have a second drive to use for data, if not 120 GB it is plenty of space to the average user and you should not have problems with space.
If you're a Windows user, say goodbye to fragmentation and speed problems!
This is an extremely fast bang for your buck solid state drive. I thought I absolutely *needed* the Vertex4 when it hit the market a few months ago but after lots of research I found that I simply would not be noticing a great leap in performance using the Vertex4 over the Vertex3 so I decided on the Vertex3 120GB. I use the Vertex3 as my main drive (with operating system and applications/programs stored on it) inside of a 2011 Mac Mini 2.0ghz intel i7 processor running 16GB RAM. With this current drive, my machine absolutely smokes! Apps literally open instantly with virtually no waiting. The machine boots from off in 15 seconds flat and does a full restart in less than 30 seconds. A restart using the stock original 500GB 7200RPM disc drive took 90 seconds, and a start up from off took about 45 seconds. My current Geekbench Benchmark score is 9818 and running a stock drive for this computer and 4GB RAM is quoted at 9456 so the drive (along with quadrupling the RAM scored me an additional 400 points While the Vertex3 is not the size storage I desire (I want a 500GB SSD, but would NEVER PAY upwards of $400 for a drive !EVER! no matter how big) I am able to work around that by just putting what I *need* and access regularly on the drive and run an external hard drive for other storage needs. I chose the 120GB versus the 240GB because my research showed me that I would also not notice a huge performance increase in day to day tasks using the 240GB drive over the 120GB version. However, I do notice a HUGE performance increase using the vertex3 SSD versus the stock 500GB 7200RPM Wester Digital "Black" Hard Disc Drive that came stock in my machine. Night and day, I will never go back to a disc drive as my main operating system drive ever again. OCZ also has great customer service. I could not be happier
SSD's are an incredible speed upgrade for your computer (pc or mac) They are reliable, fast, and extremely durable. With read/write speeds of 10x that of a traditional HDD. The OCZ Vertex 3 is a rough and tough work horse. you'll not be disappointed! Making the swap is extremely simple. Make the swap and start enjoying your computer for what it should be!
1. Why I Purchased The Product ?
I Wanted To Increase The Speed Of My Laptop.
* Amazing Speed.
* Windows Experience Index Rating Of 7.9.
* Cut The Windows Boot Time From 01:55 (Min:Sec) To 00:45.
* Lighter Than a Standard Hard Disk.
~10x faster than a normal hard drive and for such a good price! A must have for everyone. Makes me want to hunt down an SATA 3 laptop to support its full potential!
No more memory cache freezes, allows instant app. loads, boot up and shut down time takes seconds instead of minutes. This hard drive has it all and for the best price on the market - I checked.