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Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G 2.5" 240GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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  • 240GB
  • SATA II
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Based on a cutting-edge new architecture, Vertex 2 Solid State Drives raise the bar once again and deliver unprecedented performance for the complete gamut of gaming and professional multimedia applications. OCZ designed the Vertex 2 to surpass the competition where it counts most, pushing the limits in both sequential and random read/write rates. With spectacular performance in 4k file writes up to 50,000 IOPS, these latest drives take productivity to the next level with over ten times the performance of 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.

With sheer performance that outpaces the competition, the Vertex 2 doesn’t lose sight of what makes an SSD the ideal storage alternative to hard drives and delivers the quality, reliability, and durability demanded by consumers that will not settle for anything but the best. 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 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 40GB to 480GB capacities, the Vertex 2 is an ideal hard drive replacement for first-time SSD upgraders in need of primary laptop storage or a spacious application and OS boot drive.
  • newegg TRIM Support The OCZ Vertex 2 Series SSDs offer native TRIM support featured 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.

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 SSD’s 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 240GB 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 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.

An ideal storage alternative to hard drives, the OCZ Vertex 2 SSD combines the speed, durability, reliability and quality demanded by consumers that will not settle for anything but the best. Based on a leading architecture, OCZ designed the Vertex 2 to surpass the competition where it counts most, pushing the limits in sequential and random read/write rates as well as 4KB random write. Industry-leading SandForce controller promises unprecedented performance to breeze through the complete gamut of gaming and professional multimedia applications, and contributes to cooler, quieter, and more energy efficient conditions compared to traditional mechanical hard drives. With SATA 3Gb/s and 2.5" form factor, 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 an ideal Windows 7 notebook or desktop upgrade.

  • newegg Better Performance Built with MLC NAND flash and the cutting-edge SandForce SF1200 controller featuring award winning DuraClass Technology, the OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE180G 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.


Learn more about the OCZ Technology OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G

General

Brand
OCZ
Series
Vertex 2
Model
OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
240GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA II
Controller
SandForce
Width
99.8mm
Depth
69.63mm
Height
9.3mm
Weight
77g

Performance

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

Features

Features
Sustained Write: up to 250 MB/s
4k Random Write (Aligned): 50,000 IOPS
Seek Time: 0.1 MS
TRIM (requires OS support)
ECC: 27 bytes of redundancy per 512 bytes data. Up to twelve 9-bit symbols correctable
Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Re-porting Technology

Environmental

Power Consumption (Idle)
0.5W
Power Consumption (Active)
2W
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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  • Kenneth B.
  • 4/9/2014 3:50:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice drive

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G 2.5" 240GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast
Large
Cheap..

Cons: I didnt buy 2?

Other Thoughts: Was worried about the "refirbished" thing.. but figured it was a SSD... it would either work or not.. but that was 5 months ago and everything has worked just fine.

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  • Jeffrey P.
  • 4/4/2014 3:55:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent Drive

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G 2.5" 240GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Got is very cheap and it works fine

Cons: I didn't realize that it is limited to 3GBs. I replaced a smaller drive that goes up to 6GBs and the difference in speed is quite drastic.

Other Thoughts: In real-world use I haven't noticed a significant slow-down from my previous SSD, but if you need really fast write times, this is not the drive for you. For general use it's a very capable drive, just not the fastest

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  • William C.
  • 3/17/2014 8:01:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStay away from this product

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G 2.5" 240GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Price
Low power consumption
Low heat

Cons: Speed not as advertised

12/27 Purchased
01/02 Received
01/03 Installed
03/16 Died while laptop was idle

Other Thoughts: Installed on a Dell M6500 which has plenty of speed and power. the drive did not perform as specified by OCZ. It is much slower than the WD320 Black that was previously installed. I purchased this drive to help reduce the heat that was being generated by the 2 hard drives in my laptop. Although the heat issue was better and the battery life prolonged by a considerable amount that does no good if the drive can't last but a couple of months.

I understand that this item is recertified, which means, "to guarantee; endorse reliably". I guess the reliability is out the window.

Don't trouble yourself with this. if you look at past comments they mostly state the same.

Will try to get resolution from OCZ. Will difinately report back the results.

BTW... Newegg still gets 5 eggs and thumbs up for service.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am very sorry to read of the issue you experienced with the refurbished Vertex 2. We have already issued a RMA number and return instructions and will quickly test and replace that drive in accordance with the OCZ Storage Solutions Limited Warranty. I am confident we will resolve this situation appropriately. In the extreme case you continue to experience issues, please contact me directly and I will offer whatever help I can.

On behalf of OCZ, I apologize for the inconvenience!

Kind Regards,

Robert
OCZ Storage Solutions
neweggsupport@ocz.com

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  • Jeff E.
  • 3/14/2014 8:10:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWill never Buy OCZ again

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G 2.5" 240GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Holds down paper??? When/If it works, it functions like any other other SSD drive on the market...

Cons: Ordered and came DOA, I have had this issue with OCZ before and thought to give them a second chance. I have wasted a lot of time and money trying to support them, Now I suggest that if you want to have an SSD drive that works buy a different brand. Newegg was great and replaced it. Still won't work in my systems (See other thoughts)

Other Thoughts: Not included in the specs, but does not function on Intel Haswell based chipsets This is from the OCZ Support:
"The series 2 model drive is not compatible with Haswell based chipsets. It will not function correctly or even at all if attached to the Haswell Intel SATA ports on the motherboard."

That would be great, but i have tried in: MSI, Gigabyte boards with various "Non-intel" based chipsets with no luck.

I bought a Samsung SSD and used it in each machine that this drive would not work in.

Conclusion: Don't buy this if you want something that works. Spend an extra couple bucks and you will not regret it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Consumer,

I am very sorry you have experienced a problem between the refurbished Vertex 2 and your Haswell system. What you have been told by our Support Team is correct; the legacy SandForce controller used in the Vertex 2 is not fully compatible with the Haswell platform. Drives using this controller will not function properly on chipsets that are part of this platform, for example the Z87/H87. The drive will function normally on a Z87 board using an addon controller, such as those provided by Marvell or ASMedia. Only the Intel 6Gb/s ports are affected on these chipsets.

Only legacy/EOL drives such as the Vertex 2 and Agility 2 are affected as they make use of the older SandForce 1xxx controller. Drives such as a Vertex 3, Vertex 4, Vertex 450, Vertex 460, Vector, Vector 150, etc are work great with the Haswell chipsets.

I am very sorry for the frustration and inconvenience this has caused you.

Kind Regards,

OCZ Storage Solutions Support
www.ocz.com

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  • Jesse Z.
  • 2/8/2014 9:04:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood budget SSD

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G 2.5" 240GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: This was a great fit for me with a SATA2 mobo in my Inspiron 1764. Upgraded to a SSD + Win8 + 8GB RAM and the laptop responds instantly now.

Laptop contains transient data, so data loss is not something I'm concerned about.

For what this drive is, it works great

Cons: Wouldn't purchase this for a more modern system where you need top performance or where data is critical

Other Thoughts: Good deal @ $110, not sure I would have paid much more

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  • Lawrence K.
  • 1/2/2014 7:53:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDr.'s Orders

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G 2.5" 240GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast, Difference Maker, Added Pep to an old Step

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Very good deal on a refurbished drive. Here is to hoping it lasts as long as the remaining life of the Macbook Pro I put it in.

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  • Martin S.
  • 12/6/2013 8:09:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat except I hope I don't need a warranty claim

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G 2.5" 240GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Very fast, worked out of the box, no complaints at all. Using as a cache drive for ZFS (see my other review on the 60GB model). This does extremely well as a ZFS cache in a SAS enclosure.

Cons: The product is fine, but timing is everything. I ordered on Tue and the very next day, on Wed, OCZ announced it was going into bankruptcy, rendering the 180 day warranty useless. I will probably buy the Newegg extended warranty for both the 60GB and 240GB models I recently purchased, but Newegg ought to throw that in, given that Toshiba will probably buy the OCZ assets and leave the liabilities (like the warranties) with the bankruptcy court. That Friday, the well-reviewed Seagate equivalent was priced at only $10 more than this one.

To recap: bought on Tue, OCZ collapsed on Wed and on Fri the Seagate model was only $10 more. Six days after that, I received the drive in the mail.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I am happy. The price was right. I hope these last.

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  • Sean B.
  • 11/25/2013 3:21:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBleh

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G 2.5" 240GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: - Good price point
- Refurbed and in good condition
- Silent and Cool, as expected from any SSD

Cons: - System cannot wake from Sleep - acts as if all data in suspend was lost, windows logon server crashes, 'cannot read memory' errors, or zero-byte memory errors.
- If system does wake from Sleep, which it randomly does, the whole system blue-screens about 2 minutes later.
- Can't update or check much since HP decided AHCI was not allowed in their BIOS's. Which is lame. Maybe it works better in a system not crippled by grubby manufacturers?
- Halp?
- It looks like OCZ has all but shunned this piece of hardware, neither providing active support or firmware updates, but still updating the original Vertex and Vertex3. You know its bad when even the manufacturer is like "NOPE."

PS - Hybrid Sleep, on or off, doesn't seem to help the issue, Write caching is off.

Win Vista Home Premium

Other Thoughts: I ordered this to replace an ailing Sata-II platter disk in my old dv2990nr to breath a little life back into it until I can afford a new laptop. While the laptop itself seems to have the AHCI option hidden by HP (and thus unableable), and the speeds are a bit better, the instability is not welcome at all...

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Sean B,

OCZ does still actively support the Vertex 2 as we do with all products. It is unlikely there will be further firmware development, but it is also unlikely a firmware update would even help in this unique situation. If the system BIOS has key features disabled by the manufacturer it may not be possible for us to circumvent and achieve stable sleep performance. However, we would definitely like to try. Please contact our Support Forum. When contacting, please including your system details (most importantly model number). We will determine if a driver or setting adjustment will help.

Thank you for sharing your feedback.

Kind Regards,

OCZ Support
www.ocz.com

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  • Robert M.
  • 11/19/2013 9:21:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSweet Deal

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G 2.5" 240GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Excellent price, fast shipping and performed better than I ever expected.

Cons: None

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  • Allen D.
  • 11/5/2013 8:16:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product Great Price

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G 2.5" 240GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Speeds up any laptop, price is amazing. Refurbished products are just as good if not better than new.

Cons: None, even if it does fail, i will order another one exactly like it.

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