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Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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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, 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-2200), 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.

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 SandForce 2281 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, these 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.


Learn more about the OCZ Technology VTX3-25SAT3-120G

General

Brand
OCZ
Series
Vertex 3
Model
VTX3-25SAT3-120G
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
120GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA III
Controller
SandForce
Height
0.37"
Width
3.93"
Depth
2.74"
Weight
0.17 lbs.

Performance

Sustained Sequential Read
Up to 550MBps
Sustained Sequential Write
Up to 500MBps
MTBF
2,000,000 hours

Features

Features
Max Read:
up to 550 MB/s (SATA 6Gbps)
up to 280 MB/s (SATA 3Gbps)

Max Write:
up to 500 MB/s (SATA 6Gbps)
up to 260 MB/s (SATA 3Gbps)

4KB Random Read: 20,000 IOPS (75 MB/s)
4KB Random Write: 60,000 IOPS (235 MB/s)
Maximum 4KB Random Write: 85,000 IOPS (330 MB/s)

Sequential Read AS-SSD: 500MB/s
Sequential Write AS-SSD: 155 MB/s

4K Random Read AS-SSD: 29,000 IOPS (115 MB/s)
4K Random Write AS-SSD: 38,000 IOPS (150 MB/s)

ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bits correctable per 512-byte sector (BCH)

Support Self-Monitoring, Analysis and ReportingTechnology (S.M.A.R.T.)

Fully compliant with Serial ATA InternationalOrganization: Serial ATA Revision 3.0.Fully compliant with ATA/ATAPI-8StandardNative Command Queuing (NCQ)

Note:
1. Maximum Sequential Speeds are determined using ATTO
2. Small file I/O performance is measured using Iometer2008, Queue Depth 32, 4KB Aligned; Logical Block Address (LBA) range: 85%of total drive capacity
3. Small file I/O performance is measured using Iometer2008, Queue Depth 32, 4KB Aligned; Logical Block Address (LBA) range: 8GBIncompressible data performance is measured using AS-SSD; 64 thread for 4K specs
4. Full performance achieved with a native SATA 6Gbps controller

Environmental

Power Consumption (Idle)
1.65W
Power Consumption (Active)
3W
Max Shock Resistance
1500G

Recertified

Manufacturer Recertified
Yes

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 180 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 180 days


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  • jeffrey w.
  • 6/15/2014 8:40:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsOCZ

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Very inexpensive

Cons: Its cheap and last no time. I purchased two of these and ran them in mirrior raid configuration. I had one go out 2 months in and sent it in. Got it back the next week the other one goes out. Sent it in and 3 months later same story one goes out ect ect. Keeps going until I get your no longer in warranty sorry cannot help you. It is cheap and will not last at all. I went with a Samsung now and love the EVO 840s they rock. Never miss a beat and they dont break. I love the new slogan for OCZ now PERFORMANCE SHOULD LAST. Well make a better product so it will. Just putting that slogan up doesnt mean your stuff is still not junk. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY buy the right stuff the first time and save yourself some pain.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Consumer,

It appears you did not purchase this item from Newegg. We are very sorry you had a poor experience with your refurbished products. OCZ does thoroughly test each refurbished/recertified unit and it is very unusual for a problem to manifest after months of use. If you currently have any product that is still within the warranty period please contact us and we will make arrangements with you.

The comparison you have made is unusual. The Vertex 3 was originally released in 2011 with small numbers of refurbished units made available on Newegg. Most customers find the performance of these older drives at discounted pricing to be a pefect fit and enjoy long term reliability. However, comparing a refurbished drive originally released in 2011 with a brand new drive released in 2013/2014 is a difficult comparison. A stunning performance-class drive such as the OCZ Vertex 460 far exceeds the drive referenced in both general performance and sustained "dirty" performance.

OCZ Storage Solutions - A Toshiba Group Company has a rich portfolio of best-in-class storage offerings. Please take a moment to explore our current solutions and contact us if you have any questions at all. We are confident we can match a storage solution that is right for you.

Best Regards,

OCZ Support

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  • Paul B.
  • 5/14/2014 9:16:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsconcerned

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Cheap for SSD

Cons: Have been having issues with data corruption since I started using these. Registry has gotten corrupted 3 times now and other random files have corrupted. Installed windows twice so far. Just got in new cables yesterday so will see how this goes. Also not getting speeds posted. On both one drive it is between 190-300 and the other is 200-325.

Other Thoughts: I have always been happy with OCZ products. First time I ever had problems with any, but also first time I bought refurbished drives.

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  • Josh J.
  • 5/9/2014 6:01:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far it's reliable

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast read/write

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: This is my first SSD. I have purchased many products through Newegg refurbed and so far none of them I had to send back. So we shall see and write again after 3 months with an update

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  • SAMUEL C.
  • 5/2/2014 10:07:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied after 8 months

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: discounted price

Cons: 6 month warranty, died at 8 months. And by died I mean it won't show up at POST/BIOS. Verified on multiple computers.

I went cheap and now of course wish I paid more. Good luck Toshiba.

I've bought about half a dozen OCZ drives over the years. This is the first one I've had to fail.

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  • Quentin Z.
  • 4/24/2014 8:08:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssolid

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: never crashes

Cons: none yet

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  • MYLES M.
  • 4/11/2014 9:09:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood SSD's

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Bought this to add to my RAID0 that consisted of two of the same SSD's and it did what I expected. One seemed to be brand new and the other seemed to be refurbished, but both looked perfect and performed at expectations.

- Price was great compared to other vendors.

Cons: Nothing. I have already used the same model SSD's for almost 2 years without any hiccups. Solid and great performing SSD's.

Other Thoughts: Buy these if you are looking for a cheap and great performing SSD. this won't let you down.

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  • Michael M.
  • 4/1/2014 7:47:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggswas nice

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: brought my Windows score way up.Help my video program and lessened audio latency.

Cons: Quit after 6 mo. and neither of 2 PC's can see it.

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  • LUIZ G.
  • 3/26/2014 7:05:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsStrange death

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: good specs but is dead.

Cons: I bought this ssd because i having another to making raid, 1 week of use and he dies.

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  • Erin B.
  • 3/10/2014 8:56:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOCZ Vertex

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Another refurbished product, that doesn't look refurbished. It came in a factory retail box, wrapped, with all the accessories, an adapter and screws. I didn't expect that at all. Easy as it gets when it came to installing it. Runs fast. Loads fast. Love it. Firmware was already up to date.

Cons: Size, but I knew that. No cons really so far. Had a hard time loading windows onto it, but I think that was an issue with my build. I took it and loaded windows via a different PC, and that fixed that issue.

Other Thoughts: In the future, I will buy a bigger drive, but this is great for now.

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  • Eduardo L.
  • 2/26/2014 1:55:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsEddieboyblue

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: None

Cons: I have 2 vertex 3 and 1 Agility 3 . I updated these drive with the latest firmware version 2.5. Now there are a lot of problem with these drive and I can not go back firmware wise. It's just a messed and look like there is no solution coming. OCZ is not doing anything for the pass several months now. So I am stock with these SSD's.

Other Thoughts: Do not buy these model, even you are on a tight budget. Save up and buy a brand with a very good review. I put these out to help people like me who have a tight budget and learn a lesson the hard way.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Consumer,

It seems you have been experiencing some issues after updating to 2.50. A small number of users did experience issues with the update process itself, but those that successfully updated did not usually experience issues. If you are experiencing issues after updating to firmware 2.50 we can help you with that. We will need to know what specific issues you are experiencing and may be able to adjust your system configuration to compensate. If we cannot correct the issues we can arrange to get the drives back to be tested and replaced if necessary.

Please contact us using the link below. We are confident we can resolve this!

Kind Regards,

OCZ Storage Solutions Support
www.ocz.com

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