Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vertex 2 Series (OCZSSD1-2VTX/OCZSSD2-2VTX/OCZSSD2-2VTXE/OCZSSD2-2VTX/OCZSSD2-2VTXEX/OCZSSD3-2VTX)
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27 December 2010
Excerpt: OCZ Technology is the Swiss Army of solid state drives. The company has a product in their line-up for every occasion. Until now desktop users have been forced to pay a premium for smaller 2.5" notebook drives that need a desktop adapter bracket. Notebook drives require larger flash modules and need an adapter to fit in desktops. These premium parts raise the cost of the SSD whether you need them or not.
Excerpt: One of the major ways to increase your computers speed and effectiveness is by upgrading your regular hard drive to an SSD (Solid State Drive). With increased speeds, some other major differences in upgrading to an SSD drive are the fact the an SSD drive is completely silent where as a regular hard drive has moving parts in it which cause all those annoying noises and clicking sounds you most definitely hear when you are working with a laptop computer.
Conclusion: Excellent read and write performance Attractive cost-per-GB TRIM support Drive may not reach peak performance with incompressible data The OCZ Vertex 2E 120GB solid-state drive can be purchased from SCAN.co.uk *. At HEXUS, we invite the companies whose products we test to comment on our articles. If any company representatives for the products reviewed choose to respond, we'll publish their commentary here verbatim.
Conclusion: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that could render our rating obsolete.
Excerpt: In June, we tested OCZ’s Vertex Limited Edition , one of two drives we had that used the SandForce SF-1200 controller. At the time, we wondered why OCZ would artificially limit supplies of an SSD with such great performance. And now we know: It was a trial run to help SandForce, a recent startup, gain capital to scale up production. It’s since done that, and in gratitude to OCZ has granted the company exclusive random-write-IOPS-boosting firmware for its Vertex 2 drives.
Pros: Blazing fast. Exclusive high-IOPS firmware. Capacities up to 480GB.
Summary: Final Thoughts
This only being our second SandForce-based solid state drive we really did not have much to compare the Vertex 2 to, but we do know from our testing that it does perform much better and smoother than the SandForce-based
. So if there was a choice between the two I would go with the Vertex 2.
This 120GB version (OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G) of the Vertex 2 drive is actually part of what OCZ calls their Extended Series.
Pros: – Best performing SandForcebased solid state drive to date, – 281MB/s read and 241MB/s write in ATTO, – Best IOPS performance we have seen from a solid state drive, – 3year warranty, – Included mounting bracket
Excerpt: With one of the largest introduction images I have posted in an article to date comes one of the biggest pricing reductions for the SSD market ever. Just a few days ago we told you that MyDigitalDiscount.com was selling the OCZ Vertex 2 100GB for 379.00 USD, a full 30 Dollars less than Newegg for this class leading next generation SandForce drive. Today OCZ is releasing their new updated 120GB Vertex 2, the Vertex 2 E (for Extended).
Excerpt: Just a couple days ago we published the Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB review and found that in the very competitive 100 / 120GB market the drives from Team SandForce (the collective manufacturers selling SF based drives) were faster in this capacity range for consumers. We also observed and pointed out that the SandForce SF-1200 based drives at this capacity are now quite a bit cheaper than the Crucial C300 128GB, making the SF-1200 the undisputed king in this capacity...
Excerpt: Sendo considerado, actualmente, um dos melhores upgrades que se pode fazer a um PC, um disco SSD representa neste momento um dos grandes avanços dados no campo do armazenamento. Marcas como a OCZ, que nunca tiveram peso no mercado dos discos rígidos, marcaram um patamar no dos SSDs, sempre na vanguarda, e sempre com produtos atractivos. Este OCZ Vertex II de 60GB que aqui irei apresentar hoje, não foge à regra.
TEST: OCZ Vertex 2 60GB – ultimátní výkon SSD za skvělou cenu
30 October 2010
Conclusion: S provozními vlastnostmi se i u SSD disků setkáme, ale jak pokaždé pravím, není moc o čem psát. K měření spotřeby přístroje nemám a ani nejsou potřeba, neb SSD disky si berou doslova pár, některé dva páry wattů. Výrobce u Vertex 2 informuje o +/- dvou wattech při práci disku a 0,5W v klidu. Tyto hodnoty nás mohou zajímat možná u notebooků či netbooků, ale hlavní je, že jsou nižší, než u velikostně srovnatelných 2,5“ plotnových disků.