OCZ Vertex 2 Series OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 60 GB

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OCZ Vertex 2 Series OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 60 GB

Based on a cutting-edge architecture, Vertex 2 Solid State Drives raise the bar once again and deliver unprecedented performance for the complete gamu...

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Review of "OCZ Vertex 2 Series OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 60 GB"

published 18/05/2011 | warrenjackson
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"Very quick SSD, great for system drive"

The OCZ Vertex 2 SSD's are very quick and come in plenty of variations of capacities.

Capacity
After owning the 90GB version, I made my dad purchase this 60GB version. Vertex 2 SSD's can also be found from as little as 50GB and up to 480GB.

Reliability
The actual version he got was the 3.5" version. Unlike my 2.5" one, he has had no problems at all.

Installation
There isn't anything special about the installation really, all you really need to do is ensure that it is in AHCI mode in your BIOS so that all the extended features can be supported, E.g. TRIM. This may be a bit tricky for people with no experience with the BIOS

Speed
This SSD is extremely fast and can achieve around 280MB/s read and write.
The Vertex 2 model of SSD from OCZ features an amazing 50K IOPS and has seek time of 0.1ms which is a vast improvement over a conventional HDD.
My dad's PC was pretty slow at most things before this upgrade and took 3~5 minutes to load but now boots in around 15 seconds.

Maintenance
There is absolutely no need for de-fragmentation on SSD's so no waiting around for that drive to defrag.
Updating the SSD's firmware is really simple and can be found on OCZ's website

Useful Notes
Before re-installing an OS, to prevent the SSD from losing performance you should issue the "ATA secure erase" command. (Just search for "ATA Secure Erase" for a how-to.

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  • Deesrev published 25/05/2011
    Lovely formatting xXx
  • Angela150 published 18/05/2011
    A very good review!
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Product Information : OCZ Vertex 2 Series OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 60 GB

Manufacturer's product description

Based on a cutting-edge architecture, Vertex 2 Solid State Drives raise the bar once again and deliver unprecedented performance for the complete gamut of gaming and professional multimedia applications. OCZ designed the Vertex 2 to surpass the competition where it counts most, pushing the limits in both sequential and random read/write rates. With spectacular performance in 4k file writes up to 50,000 IOPS, these drives take productivity to the next level with over ten times the performance of the previous generation. Using the controller technology, Vertex 2 not only provides a faster, more responsive PC experience, but promotes cooler, quieter, and more energy efficient conditions compared to traditional mechanical hard drives. With sheer performance that outpaces the competition, the Vertex 2 doesn't lose sight of what makes an SSD the ideal storage alternative to hard drives and delivers the quality, reliability, and durability demanded by consumers that will not settle for anything but the best. Built with SATA 3Gb/s, the Vertex 2 Series easily integrates into today's mobile and desktop platforms and features TRIM support to optimize performance over the drive's lifespan as the ultimate Windows 7 notebook or desktop upgrade.

Product Details

Product Description: OCZ Vertex 2 Series - solid state drive - 60 GB - SATA 3Gb/s, OCZ Vertex EX Series - solid state drive - 60 GB - SATA 3Gb/s

Type: Solid state drive - internal

Capacity: 60 GB

NAND Flash Memory Type: Multi-level cell (MLC), Single-level cell (SLC)

Form Factor: 2.5" x 1/8H, 1.8" Slim Line

Interface: SATA 3Gb/s

Data Transfer Rate: 300 MBps

Features: Native Command Queuing (NCQ), TRIM support , S.M.A.R.T.

Dimensions (WxDxH): 100 mm x 70 mm x 9.2 mm, 54 mm x 79 mm x 5 mm, 70 mm x 100 mm x 9.3 mm

Weight: 77 g

Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty

Buffer Size: 64 MB

General

MPN: OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G, OCZSSD1-2VTX60G, OCZSSD2-2VTX60G, OCZSSD2-1VTXEX60G

Device Type: Solid state drive - internal

Capacity: 60 GB

NAND Flash Memory Type: Multi-level cell (MLC), Single-level cell (SLC)

Form Factor: 2.5" x 1/8H, 1.8" Slim Line

Interface: SATA 3Gb/s

Features: Native Command Queuing (NCQ), TRIM support , S.M.A.R.T.

Width: 100 mm, 54 mm, 70 mm

Depth: 70 mm, 79 mm, 100 mm

Height: 9.2 mm, 5 mm, 9.3 mm

Weight: 77 g

Buffer Size: 64 MB

Performance

Drive Transfer Rate: 300 MBps (external)

Internal Data Rate: 285 MBps (read) / 275 MBps (write), 260 MBps (read) / 200 MBps (write)

4KB Random Write: 50000 IOPS

Seek Time: 0.1 ms (max), 0.1 ms (average)

Reliability

MTBF: 2,000,000 hours

Expansion & Connectivity

Interfaces: 1 x SATA 3 Gb/s - 7 pin Serial ATA

Compatible Bays: 1 x internal - 2.5" x 1/8H, 1 x internal - 1.8" Slim Line

Software & System Requirements

OS Required: Linux, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Edition, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits)

Miscellaneous

Compliant Standards: FCC, RoHS

Included Accessories: 3.5-inch bay adapter

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 3 years warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 3 years

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 70 °C

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