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OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE180G 2.5" 180GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 180GB
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Based on a cutting-edge new architecture, Vertex 2 Solid State Drives deliver unprecedented performance while maintaining an affordable storage solution for early adopters looking to update their systems with the latest technology. OCZ designed the Vertex 2 to excel in both sequential and random read/write rates to take your PC or notebook productivity to the next level, featuring superb 4KB random writes up to 50,000 IOPS to give a performance edge over the previous generation. Using the latest 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. 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.

  • newegg SSD Storage Technology Unlike traditional hard disk drives, SSDs have no moving parts, resulting in a quiet, cool, highly reliable storage solution that also offers faster application loading and system responsiveness. And for laptops and netbooks, the lower power needs of SSDs translate to extended battery life. Higher performance with more durability means you can be truly mobile with confidence.
  • newegg Better Performance Built with MLC NAND flash and the latest generation SandForce SF1200 controller featuring award winning DuraClass Technology, the OCZ Vertex 2 180GB SSD delivers industry-leading SSD reliability, performance, and power efficiency, with maximum read speed up to 285 MB/s and maximum write speed up to 275 MB/s, plus incredible random 4K write performance of 50,000 IOPS.
  • newegg TRIM Support The OCZ Vertex 2 Series SSD’s offer native TRIM support than 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 SSDs 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 2.5" to 3.5" Adapter Included The OCZ Vertex 2 Series is specifically designed for notebook computers coming in a 2.5-inch hard drive form factor. In addition, the installation kit includes a 2.5" to 3.5" bracket for matching with 3.5” drive bay to extend the storage of your desktop computer.

Learn more about the OCZ Technology OCZSSD2-2VTXE180G


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


Form Factor
Memory Components
0.17 lbs.


Sustained Sequential Read
Up to 285MBps
Sustained Sequential Write
Up to 275MBps
2,000,000 hours


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

Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology

Sustained Write: up to 250 MB/s

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

Seek Time: 0.1 MS

TRIM (requires OS support)

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

OS Compatibility: Windows XP 32 Bit; Windows XP 64 Bit; Windows Vista 32 Bit; Windows Vista 64 Bit; Windows 7 32 Bit; Windows 7 64 Bit; Linux


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 OCZSSD2-2VTXE180G

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  • William P.
  • 2/7/2013 12:34:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJUNK

Pros: It was great when it worked

Cons: It stopped working after about 18 months. Completely locked up my laptop to the point where it could not load an OS when booting off of a different drive.

The best I could do is hot plug the drive when an OS is already loaded, but it would render the system unresponsive when I tried to access it.

After a few weeks of ping pong with Customer service I sent the drive back for an RMA and of course, they found no problem with it.

I sent them a nastigram and they decided to give me a prorated refund.

It was a headache - steer clear of OCZ until they can fix their service department.

Other Thoughts: Bought a new Corsair to replace it. Sometimes subtraction is addition!

Manufacturer Response:

I am sorry to hear our Tech Support did not live up to your expectations. We are always happy to test/replace any drive under warranty. We thoroughly test drives and offer options/assistance when a drive is tested as normal. It seems in this case you sought a current market value refund which was granted.

Again, I am sorry to hear about this experience and wish it could have turned out better for you. I hope are willing to give OCZ another chance in the future!

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  • James O.
  • 1/29/2013 4:25:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Hasn't gone out on me yet.

Cons: none found.

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  • Bryan C.
  • 3/30/2012 3:48:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDied at 9 months

Pros: Fast

Cons: At 9 months of use. Purchased June 2011, died on March 30th 2012.

Other Thoughts: Luckly I backed up my computer the day before so I didn't really loose anything. Thought I might of been one of the lucky ones who got a good drive!

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  • Steve G.
  • 2/9/2012 9:15:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible Reliability

Pros: Performs well when working

Cons: I'm currently waiting on my 2nd replacement drive in six months. What do you do with a product that's too unreliable to use, and too expensive to throw away?

Other Thoughts: Disabling sleep mode on the computer didn't prevent failure on the second drive, so I think OCZ has some other quality problems.

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  • Daniel F.
  • 2/4/2012 3:05:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Service from Newegg, but the drive suddenly died. Second Of that generation to go for me

Pros: the computer uses less electricity and can go into hibernation before a bus loads, faster than regular laptops w/ a hdd can sleep. Great for battery life in my ASUS. Zippy.

Cons: Dies without warning. Two drives; one 180gb and the other 120gb have failed- one in my laptop and one in my desktop. A third is said to have gotten stuck into a 'panic mode.' Lasts wlel by all tests, measures, SMART readings, what have you. Then doesn't ID or wake on boot. Third one asks for two passwords at once- won't accept either.

Other Thoughts: Newegg service + shipping, great. OCZ product great, as long as it doesn't die. Reliability for me has left something to be desired. Worried the controller is the cause of failure, and the privacy of my stored data on the flash storage. Hesitant to RMA given the chance

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  • Benjamin F.
  • 1/9/2012 10:31:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDies in rhythm

Pros: Worked as advertised when it worked.

Cons: My Vertex 2 180g was RMA'd three times. Support told me that there is a bug causing drive to die when using suspend in Windows 7. Three drives and $45 dollars of shipping later and I'm stuck with a dead drive. Thank you, OCZ

Other Thoughts: I replaced this with a Corsair 180g and life is great

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  • Chad H.
  • 12/25/2011 3:01:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: installed windows to this worked for 2 days.. now every MB i hook this to hangs at HDD detect... tried bios upd for mb=fail tried the ssd AHCI workaround=fail going to rma this back.. i dont know if i want money back or replacement item... os started up so fast :)

Cons: reading alot of problems people are having with SSD... its up to the OS devs to release some Service Packs to make them more SSD friendly..

Manufacturer Response:

We are very sorry for the problem. Newegg will be happy to assist you with an RMA for a replacement drive. Please visit our support forums at the link below and post in the Flash/SSD section for setup tips and advice to help with installation. Thank you

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  • Joshua B.
  • 11/10/2011 7:49:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBSoD! Beware!

Pros: Worked well while it lasted

Cons: Like everyone has said, HIGH FAILURE RATE. Especially with sleep/hibernate mode. I asked if it was safe to use sleep mode with the ssd, ocz said yes. Within 3 months BSoD and ssd not recognized by BIOS. I RMA'ed it, week after they received it I still hear nothing. I sent numerous emails to now learn they don't have it in stock right now - I asked for refund. Time to see if Corsair is better.

Other Thoughts: Its a good drive...when it works. But because of high failure rate I have to not recommend it.

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  • Suttipong K.
  • 11/9/2011 10:43:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsHigh failure rate

Pros: Fast

Cons: This is not reliable drive at all. Do not buy any Vertex 2 series with Sanforce chipset.
I had about 40 of OCZ Vertex 2 drives. About 8 of them died within 6 months. The RMA process is super slow.

We have about 60 Intel SSD and none of them died.

Other Thoughts: Judging the way OCZ handle/hide the info about their drive malfunction, I would not buy any other product from them again.

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  • Anthony N.
  • 10/23/2011 7:23:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAVOID AT ALL COSTS

Pros: NONE

Cons: Secure erase using there own software bricked them. Spoke to tech support after calling for three days! they are aware of the issue and to chance... sent back and went with corsair no issues since.

Other Thoughts: Sandforce has a monopoly on ssd controllers so no wonder they all suck and have high failure rates...

Manufacturer Response:

We aplogize for the problem. While most customers never have an issue, we are always concerned when something does occur. We realize that you have a choice, and respect your decision. Thank you

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