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OCZ Vertex 3 Low Profile 7mm Series VTX3LP-25SAT3-480G 2.5" 480GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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OCZ Vertex 3 Low Profile Solid State Drives are built to unleash the full potential of the 6Gbps SATA III interface in a new sleeker form factor designed for high performance computing applications.

With increasingly thinner notebooks dominating the industry, the new 7mm height form factor easily integrates into the latest mobile computing platforms. The OCZ Vertex 3 LP features incredible data transfer rates and responsiveness, significantly improving your gaming, multimedia, and overall computing experience over traditional mechanical hard drives. Using leading controller and flash technology, Vertex 3 LP SSDs are ideal for next generation platforms and operating systems to deliver a faster, more versatile storage solution.

Built with the quality, reliability, and durability that lives up to the OCZ name, the Vertex 3 LP 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. Vertex 3 SSDs are available in 60GB to 480GB capacities.

  • newegg Leading performance Using the second generation of SandForce SSD controller (SF-2281) and MLC NAND Flash, the Vertex 3 LP 7mm SSD is designed and built to unleash the full potential of the 6Gbps SATA III interface and significantly improve your overall computing experience with fast read and write speed.
  • newegg A Superior PC Experience In addition to maximum performance, a Vertex 3 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.
  • newegg Thin Form Factor to Support the Latest Laptops With the industry moving towards increasingly thinner and lighter laptop designs, the Vertex 3 LP 7mm SSD is ideal for on-the-go performance computing for personal, business, and educational needs. Ideal for enthusiasts seeking to integrate SSDs into systems with small form factors such as ultra-thin notebooks and netbooks, the Vertex 3 LP is built with the same blazing fast SATA 6Gbps interface yet easily integrate into today’s mobile platforms and support sleeker, lightweight designs.
  • newegg TRIM Support The Vertex 3 LP 7mm SSD offers 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.

Learn more about the OCZ Technology VTX3LP-25SAT3-480G


Vertex 3 Low Profile 7mm Series
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For


Form Factor
Memory Components


Max Sequential Read
Up to 530 MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 450 MB/s
4KB Random Read
Up to 42,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 29,000 IOPS
2,000,000 hours


Max 4KB Random Write: 35,000 IOPS
Sequential Read AS-SSD: 495 MB/s
Sequential Write AS-SSD: 220 MB/s
4K Random Read AS-SSD: 52,000 IOPS
4K Random Write AS-SSD: 29,000 IOPS

ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bits correctable per 512-byte sector (BCH) varies depending on exact configuration

Product Health Monitoring: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.)

Serial ATA (SATA): Fully compliant with Serial ATA International Organization: Serial ATA Revision 3.0. Fully compliant with ATA/ATAPI-8 Standard Native Command Queuing (NCQ):

Operating System: Windows XP 32-Bit and 64-Bit; Windows Vista 32-Bit and 64-Bit; Windows 7 32-Bit and 64-Bit; Mac OS X; Linux

Power Requirements: Standard SATA Power Connector

Performance Optimization: TRIM (requires OS support)


Power Consumption (Idle)
Power Consumption (Active)
Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +70°C
Storage Temperature
-45°C ~ +85°C
Max Shock Resistance

Quick Info


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

Customer Reviews of the OCZ Technology VTX3LP-25SAT3-480G

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  • Don D.
  • 9/16/2014 12:57:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsWarranty Failure & NO SUPPORT

Pros: Very Fast... IF it worked.

Cons: It doesn't work. Failed in service in less than a week. Attempted to get warranty service from the manufacturer (OCZ). We indicated UP FRONT we are a professional shop and we do these repairs daily. They proceeded to lead us through a litany of tests (that we have already done). THE DRIVE IS DEAD. No BIOS recognition, no ability to flash, power cycling the thing will not resurrect it from the DEAD. OCZ simply quit responding via email.. and when they did respond it took over a WEEK each time!

Other Thoughts: We are a professional computer repair facility (23+ years). We understand how to test. OCZ simply needs to respond by REPLACING this garbage $650 drive! This is simply the most horrendous warranty service ever!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Consumer,

I am very sorry to read of the problems with your Vertex 3. I am forwarding this to our support team so it can be investigated. We will attempt to locate your ticket by your Newegg username/Real Name and the part number. I will request they resend the most recent communication so troubleshooting can be completed and a RMA can be issued if necessary.

I will do my best to have someone contact you by 9/18/2014. If you require an immediate resolution, I recommend you return/exchange the product with your place of purchase. Since it has only been in service for a week it should be returnable to any reputable reseller (since it doesn't appear to be a verified Newegg purchase).

Thank you for your patience while this issue is investigated.

Best Regards,

OCZ Storage Solutions

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