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OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX120G 3.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 3.5"
  • 120GB
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OCZ Vertex 2 SATA II 3.5” Solid State Drives deliver the same industry-leading performance as the 2.5” edition in a larger, lower cost per gigabyte form factor to easily integrate into desktop applications without the need to install additional hardware.

Designed to excel in both sequential and random read/write speeds up to 50,000 4KB random write IOPS, the 3.5” Vertex 2 maximizes productivity when used as a primary storage or boot drive, minimizing program load times and completing tasks with blazing speed. Using the latest controller technology, the 3.5” Vertex 2 provides a faster, more responsive PC experience complete with TRIM support to keep your drive operating at peak performance in Windows 7 systems. Built with SATA 3Gb/s, Vertex 2 3.5” drives easily integrate into today’s desktop platforms as the ultimate storage upgrade.

  • newegg Cool, quiet and durable operation OCZ Vertex 2 SSDs feature a durable yet lightweight housing, and because they have no moving parts, they are more rugged than conventional hard discs. Available in ample 90GB to 480GB capacities, the Vertex 2 is an ideal hard drive replacement for first-time SSD upgraders in need of primary desktop storage or a spacious application and OS boot drive.
  • newegg Ultimate reliability Designed for ultimate reliability, Vertex 2 Series SSDs have an excellent 2 million hour mean time between failure (MTBF) ensuring peace of mind over the long term. Vertex 2 Series comes backed by a 3-year warranty and award-winning technical support for the ultimate peace of mind.
  • newegg TRIM Support The OCZ Vertex 2 Series SSDs offer native TRIM support that can be enabled in Windows 7. Designed to maintain the performance of SSD at an optimal level over the lifetime of the drive, TRIM functions by actively deleting invalid data from the SSD’s memory cells to ensure that write operations perform at full speed. Since a memory block must be erased before it can be re-programmed, TRIM improves performance by pro-actively erasing pages containing invalid data, allowing the SSD to write new data without first having to perform a time-consuming erase command.
  • newegg SATA 3.0 Gb/s Interface The OCZ Vertex 2 Series SSDs feature 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.

Learn more about the OCZ Technology OCZSSD3-2VTX120G


Vertex 2
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For


Form Factor
Memory Components
0.3 lbs.


Sustained Sequential Write
Up to 250MBps
2,000,000 hours


Max Read: up to 285MB/s

Max Write: up to 275MB/s

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

Seek Time: 0.1 MS

Native TRIM support (requires OS support)

Max IOPS Firmware

RAID Support

Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, Mac OS X and Linux

ECC: 27 bytes of redundancy per 512 bytes data. Up to twelve 9-bit symbols correctable

Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology

Fully compliant with Serial ATA International Organization: Serial ATA Revision 2.6. Fully compliant with ATA/ATAPI-7 Standard Native Command Queuing (NCQ)


Power Consumption (Idle)
Power Consumption (Active)
Max Shock Resistance

Manufacturer Warranty

3 years limited
3 years limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

Customer Reviews of the OCZ Technology OCZSSD3-2VTX120G

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  • Joshua H.
  • 10/21/2014 1:46:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLasted less than 3 years.

Pros: Fast while it lasted.

Cons: This morning it just locked up frozen. Dead as a door nail. Good thing I'm big on backups.

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  • David G.
  • 4/29/2014 8:27:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Fast and reliable for 3 years.

Cons: Only lasted for 3 years. I was hoping to get a few more out of it.

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  • David G.
  • 3/14/2014 11:50:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well

Pros: Works well and fast for and upgrade from HHD. Large enough capacity for windows 7, adobe CS4 suite, AutoCAD and Revit (and then some)

Cons: this is the second one, meaning, I had this replaced once, BUT the RMA turn around time was good, though. (thanks OCZ :)

Other Thoughts: I was trying to upgrade to a 240gig, Corsair, it failed in 2-3 weeks. This current drive has been going since January 2013.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/24/2013 12:36:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood ssd at the time

Pros: got this ssd awhile ago. went through about 4 other ones that failed on me for some reason. Worked great after that, WEI went from 5.6 (HDD) to 7.4. newer ssd will perform better but this is no brainer for anyone who wants increased read/write speed. it silent and run at room temperature almost no heat. I would not trust with important information with these things. But i've had couple of these for almost 3 yrs now.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: if you want trusted performance get a spinner drive and use this one as boot only as it bogs down just a bit after while.

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  • Brian P.
  • 4/1/2013 4:56:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood for short term

Pros: Very fast compared to traditional HDD

Cons: It failed about 14 months after installation

Other Thoughts: It was great while it worked. Went back to regular 7200 rpm hard drive and no problems since

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  • Everette D.
  • 2/21/2013 12:09:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot bad, when it isn't locked up.

Pros: Being that this was my first solid state in my desktop, i was impressed with how fast everything loaded. That's about all i can say after having the following issues in the con section.

Cons: A month after installation, drive locks up entirely. I learned that the issue was with the chipset and the sleep/hibernate/wake cycle the computer goes into when you just leave it on. I was very upset, but that subsided when OCZ RMA'd and a replacement was on its was out a week later. The wait sucked, but hey, being replaced, couldn't complain. Once received i made sure that my computer would never perform the sleep/ hibernate cycle ever again. I would have that thing on so as to not even give it the chance to even consider nap time. 2 days ago, i hit the sleep button since i was running out for lunch and it had seized up by the time i got back. This thing flat out *****. The lifespan of this drive is not even worth $20. Do yourself a favor and buy an intel ssd of the smasung 840 pro. Whatever you do, avoid this product. You will be disappointed in the long run.

Other Thoughts: Worthless. I wouldn't even take a free one.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We are very sorry to hear about your problems with sleep transitions involving the Vertex 2 and your system. This particular drive has received firmware updates to help with stable sleep transitions on certain systems/configurations. Since you have experienced multiple failures, we can assume this can be attributed to some sort of driver/system incompatibility. OCZ is happy to make alternate arrangements with you per warranty terms. Please take a moment to contact our Tech Support and we will help however possible.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

Kind Regards,
OCZ Support

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  • Gregory M.
  • 2/7/2013 1:32:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsEither don't buy it or treat it as completely evanescent

Pros: Fast.

Cons: After 26 months, I turned the computer on one day and the drive was no longer recognized by BIOS (Windows was still running from the night before and crashed when I tried to log in). This is the second OCZ Vertex 2 drive that has failed on me. The first one lasted two months until I tried to update the firmware.

Other Thoughts: Fortunately, I was within the three-year warranty, but I doubt they're going to recover my data for me and my last backup is a little outdated. Lesson (re)learned.

Manufacturer Response:

I am sorry to hear your Vertex 2 failed after 26 months of use. If you haven't already, please contact our Tech Support and note your failure history; we will do what is possible to connect you with a proper solution. I’m very sorry for the inconvenience.

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  • Greg M.
  • 11/23/2012 10:07:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggshmmmmm NO

Pros: it was pretty fast, booted OS in under 10 seconds but didn't last like it should

Cons: year and half about, just stopped no warning one day, no hot use, no overclocking system, 6 core amd with 6 gigs of ram gamer, not used or left on a tremendous amount, just died, not what i was hoping for. glad i backed up. did lose some stuff. i wll not likely buy again, i just started the rma process, lets see how that goes.

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  • Eugene N.
  • 11/16/2012 10:27:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsTHUMBS DOWN

Pros: worked great! was very fast!

Cons: worked great up until about a week ago worked for about 9 months or so and then took a dump on me. it will not be recognized by the BIOS and tried connecting it to several systems it will not work at all.

Other Thoughts: i read that it may have been because firmware was not updated. SSDs being updated i don't think is common knowledge or something that is mentioned about them if it is do to that that is stupid. also i had installed windows 8 about a 3 weeks before it failed maybe that had something to do with it?

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/16/2012 11:31:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDead in 1yr, 8mos

Pros: SSD Fast
3.5in Form factor

Cons: Dead after 1 year and 8 months of light use.
Purchased on 3/29/2011 and dead as of 11/15/2012. No BIOS will recognize the device on any machine I have tested it in.

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