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Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX240G 3.5" 240GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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  • 3.5"
  • 240GB
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A significant boost to your system performance, the OCZ Vertex 2 SSD revolutionizes your experience with incredibly fast OS boot, program launch and system response like never before. OCZ Vertex 2 SATA II 3.5” Solid State Drives deliver the same industry-leading performance as the 2.5” edition in a larger, lower cost per gigabyte form factor to easily integrate into desktop applications without the need to install additional hardware.

Designed to excel in both sequential and random read/write speeds with up to 50,000 4KB random write IOPS, the 3.5” Vertex 2 maximizes productivity when used as a primary storage or boot drive, minimizing program load times and completing tasks with blazing speed. Using the latest controller technology, the 3.5” Vertex 2 provides a faster, more responsive PC experience complete with TRIM support to keep your drive operating at peak performance in Windows 7 systems. Built with SATA 3Gb/s, Vertex 2 3.5” drives easily integrate into today’s desktop platforms as the ultimate storage upgrade.

  • newegg 3.5" Form Factor Available with capacity ranging from 90GB to 480GB and with 3.5" form factor, the OCZ Vertex 2 SSD offers a great addition to your desktop PC allowing you to effortlessly incorporate the latest storage technology.
  • newegg Exceptional Performance Powered by SandForce 1200 controller and Max IOPS firmware, the OCZ Vertex 2 delivers mind-boggling performance of up to 285MB/s Max Read, 275MB/s Max Write and 50,000 IOPS (250MB/s Max Read, 240MB/s Max Write and 22,500 IOPS for OCZSSD3-2VTX480G) that takes productivity to the next level whether in daily tasks or demanding applications.
  • newegg TRIM Support The OCZ Vertex 2 Series SSDs offer native TRIM support that 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.

Learn more about the OCZ Technology OCZSSD3-2VTX240G


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


Form Factor
Memory Components
0.3 lbs.


Sustained Sequential Write
Up to 250MBps


Max Read: up to 285MB/s

Max Write: up to 275MB/s

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

Seek Time: 0.1 MS

Native TRIM support (requires OS support)

Max IOPS Firmware

RAID Support

Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, Mac OS X and Linux

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

Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology

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


Power Consumption (Idle)
Power Consumption (Active)
Max Shock Resistance


Manufacturer Recertified

Quick Info


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

Customer Reviews of the OCZ Technology OCZSSD3-2VTX240G

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  • victor c.
  • 10/19/2013 10:45:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSurprised

Pros: For the price this was the best purchase I have made. As a manufacturer re-certified SSD it has lasted me over 6 months without a hiccup. I also have to states that I have installed Windows and Linux about 10 different times while doing a full format on the drive each time. I was hesitant to buy a recert SSD but the price was too good to pass up and I glad I didn't.

Cons: If I had a gripe, it is that its a 3.5" drive. I was so impressed by the price that I bought it almost immediately and failed to realize it was a 3.5" SSD.

Other Thoughts: It's a good looking drive though it does feel a bit flimsy, but it doesn't matter as it doesn't need to be made to withstand anything. Also, it is a tad bit smaller than a standard 3.5" HDD, it needs to be screw-ed in lightly in some HDD caddys so you do not bend the sides of the SSD.

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  • Christopher s.
  • 7/5/2013 5:36:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStay Away

Pros: Easy Install, Great Price, Good Packaging

Cons: Failed within 2 months. Getting a RMA, doubt I will use the drive again. Sticking with Intel SSDs

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Anonymous,

We are sorry to read of your problems with the refurbished Vertex 2. It appears we are already arranging for a replacement. If you experience any issues with the RMA process please contact our Support Forum or reply to your ticket and we will help however possible. We also suggest that you visit our Support Forum at the link below for setup assistance. Proper setup can be critical for reliable operation and we are confident that we can get you running properly.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience!

Kind Regards,
OCZ Support

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  • Charles E.
  • 6/7/2013 10:20:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent SSD

Pros: Cost it's fast it fits in a 3.5 drive bay 240gb is nice

Cons: None at all.

Other Thoughts: Very fast SSD. WEI is 7.6 with this drive. I can't see how this drive is a refurb it's packaging and the drive itself look brand new.

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  • Arthur S.
  • 6/5/2013 11:44:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

Pros: *Faster than my hdd. Comp boots up in ~10-15 seconds.

*worked out of the box and came with the latest firmware.

Cons: *none thus far.

Other Thoughts: If anything goes wrong I will update the review, but so far so good.

I'll be using this as my main drive, and a 1 TB HDD for storage.

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  • 5/20/2013 5:09:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks perfectly so far

Pros: I migrated my old drive to this new one using a USB to SSD drive connector I got from Crucial a few months ago for my wife's laptop. It installed with no problem because I happened to have four short screws to use to mount it in the drive bay of my Dell T3400 Workstation. The drivers installed at power-up and the drive worked perfectly after restart.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Fingers crossed

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  • Stephen T.
  • 4/19/2013 1:23:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks like a charm so far

Pros: Cheap and way faster than than any hard drive.
Using it for gaming. Moved the Origin account from a SATA 3 10K verlociraptor to this SATA II SSD drive and it is way faster at loading games. WAAAYYYY FAAASTER.
Great size 240Gb
Had the updated firmware.
Good waranty 180 Days
Works :)

Cons: It is a 3.5" drive instead of 2.5" drive. Which for some might be an issue, but with my LanBoy Air, it works perfectly.
Keep in mind the size, it's not made for Laptops.
It actually took a little while for it to be recognized and ready to be used in windows for some reason. This made me a little nervous. I've transferred about 52Gb to it so far without any hitches.
Size, 240Gb is great, but some times you need more, so I will get another.

Other Thoughts: I was a little hesitant at buying a refurbished SSD, but the price made me cave in and I am glad I did. This is my 3rd SSD and you really can't go back.
Size is great for an SSD. I have penty of games to fill more than 1 SSD, so I bought another for my Steam account.
Wil update if any issues arise.

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  • Guillaume P.
  • 4/5/2013 9:15:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwsome

Pros: Very fast
Good capacity
Easy install

Cons: Nothing (the price)

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  • Tu N.
  • 3/1/2013 11:09:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat for fusion drive

Pros: good match for my Mac Pro, as it fits like any other 3.5" drive. it's not as fast as the newest SATA III drives, but my mac only has SATA II anyway.

pairs well with a 7200rpm 2tb HDD for a DIY fusion drive. doesn't show up with TRIM support in OSX, but otherwise seems to work like an OEM fusion drive.

Cons: I don't know how long the warranty coverage is

Other Thoughts: Great value refurbished; if I was buying new I'd probably get something else. definitely keep backups if you're using this as a primary disk.

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  • Buck L.
  • 2/4/2013 8:48:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIssues

Pros: Lightweight and sleek.
Easy to install.

Cons: Nothing but problems, as SSD was ultimately found to be the root of all evil with my first attempted computer build. Buyer beware with refurbished items that come with a level of fragility.

Other Thoughts: I hope the item I receive in my RMA will be of greater utility.

Manufacturer Response:


If you experience any issues with your replacement please visit our Support Forum for assistance. We will get you up and running properly or connect you with an appropriate solution.

Thank you and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

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  • Marc G.
  • 2/4/2013 8:48:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRubbish

Pros: It was cheap. Even if it is a 4 year old SSD it was still a much needed upgrade over my 5 year old 1TB HD.

Cons: Really felt like I was taking a chance on a refurb SDD, turns out I was. First drive came dead on arrival. RMA'd and got a second that worked like a charm....for 3 days. Now it's got the dreaded red/green light and is undetectable everywhere. It froze about 3 times in a row then poof, dead. I don't think I'll be testing my luck a third and go for the refund. My own time and effort is too valuable, goes to show you get what you pay for I guess.

Other Thoughts: Newegg had no faults during this, shipped well and secure, RMA was my first ever and it was as smooth as could be. Glad it took this long for an RMA given the number of products I've ordered through Newegg over the past 6 years.

Manufacturer Response:

If you have any issues getting a proper resolution with Newegg please contact me at rcampbell at ocztechnology dot com and I will get you taken care of.

Thank you and again I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

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