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OCZ Vertex 2 (E) 120 GB Solid State Drive

OCZ Technology has one of the most extensive SSD line-ups in the industry. They not only offer solid state drives in the traditional 1.8", 2.5" or 3.5" hard disk drive form factors, but also less common upgrade paths like PCI Express and USB 3.0.

Their 2.5" SATA family alone offers four different product segments :

  • Maximum Performance / Enterprise : OCZ Vertex 2 EX, and OCZ Vertex 2 Pro
  • Performance / Enterprise : OCZ Vertex 2 and OCZ Agility 2
  • Mainstream : OCZ Vertex and OCZ Onyx 2
  • Value : OCZ Onyx

Today, we will be looking at the OCZ Vertex 2 (E) 120 GB solid state drive, which is one of their Performance / Enterprise-grade solid state drives.

Let's find out how well this drive performs!

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Review

Comprehensive Review

Model

• OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G

Formatted Capacity

• 120 GB

Controller

• SandForce 1200 (with Max IOPS Firmware)

NAND Flash Type

• Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND

Cache Buffer

• 64 MB

Memory Channels

• Unknown

Internal Data Transfer Rate

• 285 MB/s (maximum read)
• 275 MB/s (maximum write)
• 250 MB/s (maximum sustained write)

Average Seek Time

• 0.1 ms

Input And Output Per Second (IOPS)

• Random 4K Write : 50,000 IOPS (4 KB Aligned)

Power On To Ready

• NA

Power Consumption

• 2.0 W (Read/Write)
• 0.5 W (Idle)

Interface

• Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s

Supported SATA Data Transfer Mode

• 3.0 Gbits/s
• 1.5 Gbits/s

SATA Hotplug Capability

• Yes

NCQ Support

• Yes

TRIM Support

• Yes

Maximum Height

• 9.3 mm
• 0.366 inches

Maximum Width

• 69.63 mm
• 2.74 inches

Maximum Length

• 99.8 mm
• 3.9 inches

Weight

• 77 g

Power Requirements

• 5.0 V ± 5%

Ambient Temperature

• 0 °C to 70 °C (Operating)
• -45 °C to 85 °C (Non-Operating)

Maximum Shock

• 1500 G (Operating) @ 0.5 ms

Maximum Vibration

• 20 G (Peak) @ 10-20 kHz in 3 axes

Drive Acoustics

• 0 dBA

Reliability

• 27 bytes of ECC per 512 bytes data
• Up to twelve 9-bit symbols correctable

Endurance

• Read : Unlimited
• Write : NA

MTBF

• 2,000,000 hours

Warranty

• 3 Years Limited Warranty

 

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