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OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 60GB

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Ride the next wave of Solid State revolution with OCZ. The OCZ Vertex offers your system the incredible performance and reliability of flash-based technology at a price that won’t make you wince. The Vertex series is the result of all the latest breakthroughs in SSD technology, including the latest-generation architecture and controller design, complete with 64MB of onboard cache to offer faster transfers and superior overall system response times.

Packing a massive 60GB of storage and low power consuming NAND flash technology in a compact form factor, the OCZ Vertex OCZSSD2-1VTX60G is ideal for ultra-light laptops to extend battery life, increase access time, and provide a durable alternative to traditional HDDs with superior shock resistance. Using the SATA II interface makes retrofitting this 60GB solid state drive into a laptop a breeze.

Nor is it limited to laptops: any system that needs to be physically rugged, or have a silent drive with low power requirements would be happy to get one of these. Just imagine the possibilities with Vertex!

  • newegg Editor's Choice from Laptop Magazine Tier 1 publication, Laptop Magazine, just awarded the ground-breaking OCZ Vertex Series an Editor’s Choice for outstanding performance and value!
  • newegg SSD Storage Technology Acting without any moving parts, the OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX60G solid state disk (SSD) boasts multiple advanced features including zero mechanical noise, faster data rates compared to conventional HDDs, over 1.5-million-hour life span, ultra-low power consumption and impressive shock, vibration and extreme temperature resistance. With these breakthrough capabilities, the SSD meets all the demanding requirements for high-performance data storage.
  • newegg 2.5" Form Factor The OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX60G solid state disk is specifically designed for notebook computers equipped with a 2.5" SATA drive bay.
  • newegg SATA 3.0 Gb/s Interface The OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX60G solid state disk features the next-generation SATA II interface supporting up to 3.0 Gb/s data transfer rates, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and hot-pluggable point-to-point connections for optimum performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.
  • newegg Best Overall Performance DRAMexchange, top memory industry information site in the world, has published a 12-way SSD shootout in its 1H2009 market analysis. OCZ Vertex 120GB outperforms all 11 competitors in most of tests and gets BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCE!

Learn more about the OCZ Storage Solutions OCZSSD2-1VTX60G

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Chris S.
  • 2/25/2014 11:54:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBunk out of warranty

Pros: Fast at first. Easy installs.

Cons: Died right after 3 year warranty was over. Tech support/customer service was no help because it was a couple months out of warranty. The majority of ssd's that are refurbished are OCZ, not a good sign. After sometime it becomes unstable then it will die.

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  • Brian M.
  • 2/25/2014 8:21:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCannot Recommend

Pros: The speed of SSD drives are great. I have gone from around a 30-40 seconds boot time with traditional 7200rpm hard drive disks, to less than 10-15 seconds (this time is from pressing the power button to being within Windows with all programs loaded).

Cons: Though they are fast, they are also fairly fast to their grave. I have purchased 4 OCZ 60 GB SSD since Oct 2010 (1 Vertex Series, 1 Vertex Turbo, 1 Agility Series 1, and 1 Agility Series 3). Of those, 1 died within warranty, which I was able to get RMA through OCZ; this process was fairly easy and within 1-2 weeks, I had a replacement. However, this drive later died within the next year. 2 others died just 1-2 months outside of their warranty so I was unable to get those replaced. I still have 1 that I ordered last year (Agility 3) that is still working for the moment. The signs I saw when they started going bad were typically OS crashes, random disconnecting, and eventually no longer recognized by BIOs, which prevented me from attempting to upgrade the firmware.
So on average, I got about 2-3 years from a roughly $1-2/GB investment.

Other Thoughts: I used these drives in different machines and for different uses. Some were solely for OS and programs, while others were used for installing PC games onto. All storage were handled by traditional hard drives.

I suppose their value comes down to each individual. To myself, when I look at traditional hard drives that I have owned since 2005 and still use them today, I would expect at least someone similar results from advanced technology. I understand that in 2010, SSD drives were really starting to take off so purchasing them were a risk. However, when you buy from various batches over the course of 2-3 years and still end up with the same results, it is hard to justify. I have another SSD from another company, which I have had for about 2 years; so far, I haven’t had any bad signs as of yet.
So I can’t say whether OCZ’s manufacturing or if it is still the technology, but at this time, I don’t believe I will order another SSD from OCZ. I have RAM from OCZ, which has been running great for 4-5 years; I feel they are a good company. I feel there is some major issues with their SSD line of products which need addressed, and hopefully, newer models are proving better.

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  • John B.
  • 10/29/2013 11:56:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTerrific Affordable Drive For Intro To SSD

Pros: Drive is very cheap and has twice the storage for what is available at the same price point.
OCZ updates their firmware regularly

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I replaced a 160GB Seagate HDD in my media PC that is used to display video after pulling it over SMB/CIFS from my FreeNAS server. The old drive was loud and slow but had no forseeable failure point.

I waited for an affordable SSD that was a good deal and snagged this unit. Their is built-in TRIM on the drive and the v1.7 firmware makes the drive fast an severely improves reliability (many reports of this being a bad drive are resolved by going to v1.7).

This is an old SSD and OCZ still supports it! That is worth the extra egg in my rating alone.

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  • Joseph P.
  • 8/31/2013 4:53:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead....

Pros: It worked well enough for 3 years.

Cons: "Disk boot failure".... doesn't show up in bios any more... dead a a door nail. Lost all my data. Lame.

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  • Kevin B.
  • 8/26/2013 3:07:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: SSD - The best upgrade you can get for your computer if you don't have one yet.

Cons: None

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  • Greg H.
  • 7/7/2013 10:45:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHigh Drama

Pros: cheap. Lasted 3 years, approx one in service.

Cons: cheap. Even though it mostly just sat in a cupboard for years, it failed when put into use after only about a year of daily use. I bought this on a Newegg Shell Shocker deal, but I would have done better to just suck it up and pay the extra money to buy a reputable brand.

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  • Jamie P.
  • 9/10/2012 8:36:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid little SSD

Pros: stable & reliable

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I've had this for over a year now with zero issues which is about all you can ask for out of a drive - and it's plenty fast although the latest SSDs are, of course, even faster. 60gb is *just* enough for a basic W7 install but would really recommend going with larger when possible.

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  • Ray B.
  • 8/30/2012 7:56:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoesn't Last

Pros: It really is pretty fast compared to a hard drive.

Cons: Had 4 of these over 3 years. First one lasted about 15 months, each one after that lasted no more than 4 months or so. They all died in the same way: just couldn't read sectors anymore. System would gradually lock up more and more as data was lost and then eventually fail to boot. Luckily I consistently made backups, because I didn't trust this thing. Each RMA was also quite slow, total turnaround time from death to new drive was usually about 3 weeks. Email responses were typically 2 to 3 days. After my last RMA (the 4th one) they replaced this with a Vertex 2. Sadly, the vertex 2 is slower if anything (4000 IOPS based on my benchmarks, yet it's rated for 50k) and it holds 5GB less. Of course, after roughly 7 months of ownership, my Vertex 2 is now showing read errors across the board. I don't know how the newer Vertex drives fare, but if you plan on putting any serious use into this thing, don't buy it.

Other Thoughts: Ridiculously expensive when I got it in June 2009: $240 for 60GB?? Even modern SSDs at $100 for 128GB are rarely worth it for the average user. The fact that the $240 could have gotten me about 2TB more storage (in 2009) is simply aggravating. On another topic, the RMAs took so long that I had to boot my computer to a Ubuntu Live CD just so I could continue to run my server VMs.

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  • Winston M.
  • 7/8/2012 10:45:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOld. But gets the job done.

Pros: It's an SSD. Zero lag.

Cons: Obsolete. Do not buy after 2011 unless it's super cheap.

Other Thoughts: It's like... a first or second generation drive... If you're reading this review in 2012, you may want to reconsider your Tech Knowledge level. This drive was spiffy for its time, but has been superseded by cheaper and faster drives.

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  • Traci R.
  • 5/5/2012 1:51:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice workhorse SSD

Pros: Fast

Cons: 1.6 Firmware was a little flaky

Other Thoughts: About a year into using this SSD, I started to have some issues with its firmware. Contacted customer service and they helped get me back up and running within a day. While I am still new to SSDs, I have a decent amount of tech knowledge, and the customer service people never talked down to me and really knew their stuff. I was impressed and will buy OCZ again!

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