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OCZ Vertex 3 2.5" 480GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) VTX3-25SAT3-480G

  • 2.5"
  • 480GB

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OCZ Vertex 3 Solid State Drives unleash the performance potential of the SATA 6Gbps interface, leading the speed revolution in this next-generation solution. As the first SSD to feature the latest SandForce controller design, OCZ designed the Vertex 3 to push the limits in both sequential and random read/write rates to blaze past the competition when every MB/s matters. With incredible 4k file writes up to 60,000 IOPS (40,000 IOPS for 480GB model), these latest drives take productivity, gaming, and multimedia applications to the next level to work in perfect symmetry with the latest enthusiast platforms.

Built with the quality, reliability, and durability that lives up to the OCZ name, the Vertex 3 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 companion.

  • newegg Industry-Leading Performance & Endurance Driven by the second generation of SandForce SSD controller (SF-2281), the Vertex 3 Series is designed and built to unleash the full potential of the 6Gbps SATA III interface. The Vertex 3 pushes the limits in both sequential and random data transfer rates, significantly improving your productivity, gaming, multimedia, and overall computing experience. In addition, the SSD controller’s integrated enhanced DuraClass Technology is architected to leverage today’s densest MLC NAND Flash memory, delivering best-in-class performance, endurance, security, and power efficiency in a “DRAM-less”, single chip solution.
  • newegg A Superior PC Experience In addition to maximum performance, a Vertex3 upgrade promotes cooler, quieter, and more energy efficient conditions compared to traditional mechanical hard drives. With no moving parts, SSDs provide peace of mind with their superior durability and reliability. Vertex 3 SSDs work in perfect harmony with next generation platforms and operating systems to deliver the ultimate storage solution.
  • newegg TRIM Support The Vertex 3 Series SSDs offer native TRIM support featured in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. 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 2.5" to 3.5" Adapter Included The Vertex 3 Series features a standard 2.5-inch form factor for compatibility with notebooks and select desktops. A 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch mounting bracket is included with the SSD for compatibility with standard hard drive mounting.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Customer Reviews of the OCZ Storage Solutions VTX3-25SAT3-480G

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/11/2012 11:03:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Compatibility - this drive is works with virtually any computer system that has SATA I/II/III.

Reliability - I have been using this drive for over a year and is is still as fast as ever. Garbage collection keeps this drive running like new.

Cons: It is more expensive than some of the competition, but it is well worth the extra cost. OCZ is one of the most trusted names in SSD manufacturing. They also have relatively frequent firmware updates

1 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Garry C.
  • 12/30/2011 6:47:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsBuyers Beware

Pros: I really dont know. drive never performed better than a HDD on an x58 platform

Cons: bottom line when you buy a 1200 dollars drive, you should have to go through a "forum" for support. This is provided through endlees and endless disaray of information and the constant new threads apearing every minute asking why thier drive is not working not being reconized by the OS. customers giving testimoials to the lack of creditiable support. My nick name on the forum is the one here.Gphish, please look at the companies modirators response. The forum is and repersent the company as a whole. They have gone as far as saying and quoting that intell marvel controls and the x58 chipset is flawed , they blame microsoft and intel for harware deficiency which were so slated im still beyound words. My opionion this is a sham of a company and way to due buisness like this to hide behind a froum to do their resposiblitities to there customers. THEY FORGET THEY NEED US WE DONT NEED THEM. I have been able to return the drive,
OCZ is partner with Intel and their forum bashes intel

Other Thoughts: my opionion is that this forum is used to pass the buck or the libilitly away for the company. And should the forum say or offer support that causes harm, the company would not be held accountable

4 out of 9 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Brian M.
  • 11/10/2011 1:11:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsreplacement works flawlessly

Pros: Big and fast. Running in SATA III on my late 2011 17" Macbook Pro without a hitch.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Update from previous review where drive was DoA. Newegg service was great - I had a cross-shipped replacement in two days (had to call, though) and a free return shipping label.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Brian M.
  • 10/28/2011 8:15:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: none yet

Cons: Dead on arrival.

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  • Chad S.
  • 7/26/2011 10:04:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsOCZ VERTEX3 480Gb FAILURE

Pros: None. The drive won't format

Cons: I get the drive from newEgg, running HP Pavilion DV7 with Windows 7 Home Premium (SP1), setup my external eSATA connector, and attempt to format the drive right after I pull it out of the box. The drive won't format! Have Firmware v. 2.08. (Pretty new.) None of the "tools" you get will work from OCZ support because... again... the drive isn't formatted. Hope NewEgg will let me send it back.

FYI - I have a "Crucial" brand SSD 120Gb drive... and that one is working awesomely.

Other Thoughts: OCZ doesn't seem to have their at together.

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  • Cory D.
  • 6/14/2011 2:26:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsBuyers regret? Maybe.

Pros: Super fast and plenty of room.

Cons: Maybe should have just gotten 8 100 Gb OCZ Agilities for less...

2 out of 34 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Cory D.
  • 6/14/2011 2:24:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsBuyers regret? Maybe.

Pros: Super fast and plenty of room.

Cons: Maybe should have just gotten 8 100 Gb OCZ Agilities for less...

1 out of 31 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

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