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Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE180G 2.5" 180GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 180GB
  • SATA II
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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.

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.

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.


Learn more about the OCZ Technology OCZSSD2-2VTXE180G

General

Brand
OCZ
Series
Vertex 2
Model
OCZSSD2-2VTXE180G
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
180GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA II
Controller
SandForce
Width
3.93"
Depth
2.74"
Height
0.37"
Weight
0.17 lbs.

Performance

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

Features

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

Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology

Sustained Write: up to 250 MB/s

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

Seek Time: 0.1 MS

TRIM (requires OS support)

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

OS Compatibility: Windows XP 32 Bit; Windows XP 64 Bit; Windows Vista 32 Bit; Windows Vista 64 Bit; Windows 7 32 Bit; Windows 7 64 Bit; Linux

This product is currently not compatible with Haswell based chipsets. OCZ is currently working with the platform providers provide updates as they become available in regards to compatibility with this new chipset.

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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  • S. T.
  • 4/11/2014 6:06:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsStill Performs Nicely - 6 month review

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE180G 2.5" 180GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: 180 Day warranty is now over, and drive continues to chug along nicely..

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Now have a total of 5 OCZ refurbished drives, and they all perform excellently. I think the latter models (Vertex 450 and Vector) are repackaged brand new drives as Toshiba clears out the old stock to make room for new ones (SMRT data indicates zero usage!) - Great performance drives at bargain prices in my opinion.

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  • Anthony L.
  • 3/19/2014 10:09:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLuck of the draw

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE180G 2.5" 180GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: -Fast
-Has lasted over a year
-Got it for a decent price

Cons: -Would have liked more space

Other Thoughts: I got this as an impulse buy after a custom build. I put it in a older laptop with Win7. Worked like a charm.
Few months ago, put it in my custom PC alongside a Crucial m4. Using it as a boot and programs drive currently without any hiccups. I consider myself fortunate its lasted this long considering all these other reviews.

With that said, I think my next SSD will have to be one that is actually still being manufactured. To think this is already a 'legacy' SSD lol.

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  • Jose D.
  • 3/11/2014 6:07:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRefurbished = DOA

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE180G 2.5" 180GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: none yet

Cons: I purchased this refurbished drive and as soon as I received it, DOA. I sent it back received the second one, same. Now Newegg will not allow an RMA. Not sure if a date issue. I once purchased an OCZ Vertex 2 120GB drive and it worked great for a year. Died and OCZ replaced it for me with no problems. Maybe Refurbished is not the way to go. Bios didn't even pick this up. My external USB didn't read it either or my hotplug bay. I think this may be the last time I purchase any OCZ drives ever again. Now I hope I can get my money back or even a working replacement.

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  • Laurel C.
  • 2/19/2014 4:03:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsFailed

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE180G 2.5" 180GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Price

Cons: Failed just after 2 months. Poor Quality. Stay away ..

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We are sorry to read about the problems with your refurbished Vertex 2. We will gladly help you troubleshoot the problems you are having. If we cannot quickly correct the issue we will make arrangements for a warranty replacement. Please contact us using the link below and we will offer whatever assistance we can.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience!

Kind Regards,

OCZ Storage Solutions Support
www.ocz.com

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  • c s.
  • 2/5/2014 4:24:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood while it worked

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE180G 2.5" 180GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Impressive system speed increase and quick boot times.
Programs and even downloading seem quicker over standard hd. Silent operation. Only cost about $10 a month till it died.

Cons: Died after 8 months. About a month ago, my computer monitor would go into standby, then abruptly act like the power went out, then on again. Standby is turned off. The SSD did not reboot and came back to where the desktop was when monitor went into standby. When it quit working it's not listed in device manager or my computer. It was well ventilated and had an attached cooling fan to it. Should have heeded all the bad reliability reviews. Mine ran for about 2600 hours before failure.

Other Thoughts: I will replace it with a new one with at least a 3 year warranty. I use a duplicate current updated drive as backup just in case one failed.

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  • James M.
  • 1/5/2014 11:30:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo Help from OCZ

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE180G 2.5" 180GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast and cheap

Cons: Died without warning. Could not even get it to take a firmware update or anything OCZ says only 6 month warranty so no help.

Other Thoughts: I do not know where my first rating went

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Anonymous Consumer,

OCZ will offer technical assistance for any product that develops a problem, whether inside or outside the warranty period. Please contact us using the link below and we will gladly assist!

Thank you for reaching out to us through the Newegg feedback system.

Kind Regards,
OCZ Support

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  • James M.
  • 1/3/2014 5:38:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsocz warranty

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE180G 2.5" 180GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Was a great price

Cons: OCZ only gives a 6 month warranty on refurbished ssd. Mine worked for a year and then died without warning. Orange light not recognized by bios can not reformat. OCZ response sorry only a 6 month warranty so please by another one.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Consumer,

I am very sorry you have experienced an issue with your refurbished Vertex 2. Refurbished drives do carry a 180-day warranty; however, our support does not end once your warranty period has expired. We will still offer technical support for any product you purchase and it is very possible the drive may be recoverable. Please contact us using the link below and let us know what symptoms you are experiencing and that you believe your warranty has expired. We will offer whatever assistance we can to correct the problem you are experiencing.

On behalf of OCZ, I apologize for the inconvenience!

Kind Regards,

OCZ Support

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  • Gerardo H.
  • 12/27/2013 9:59:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo Not Buy

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE180G 2.5" 180GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: fast for the price

Cons: Do not buy OCZ drives they will not last past the warranty period, you are better of spending money on other brands of SSD drives just look at various reviews here at Newegg and elsewhere

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  • Gerardo H.
  • 12/27/2013 9:08:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo not buy, avoid

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE180G 2.5" 180GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: It's fast while it works but that wont be for long. These unis are bad, they don't last. Don't get side tracked by the price

Cons: These units will stop working out as soon as the warranty expires if not sooner and good luck getting replacement. They don't last. Do not buy they are no good. compelled to notify anyone interested in buying an OCZ drive to avoid it and save yourself a headache and loss of money. Avoid at all costs, try any other brand and avoid buying OCZ. There's a reason they are going under, bad units and bad customer relations. If it were possible I would give it a zero egg rating

Other Thoughts: I have never had the need to write any reviews but I feel the need to warn others of this company

Manufacturer Response:

Dear jerryelp,

I am very sorry you have experienced an issue with your refurbished Vertex 2. We want your experience with a refurbished product to be a positive one. Refurbished drives do carry a 180-day warranty and OCZ will honor the warranty terms for all drives that are determined faulty during the warranty period. If your drive has experienced a propblem we will still offer technical support regardless of the warranty status. Please contact us using the link below and let us know what symptoms you are experiencing and that you believe your warranty has expired. We will offer whatever assistance we can to correct the problem you are experiencing.

On behalf of OCZ, I apologize for the inconvenience!

Kind Regards,

OCZ Support
www.ocz.com

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  • John F.
  • 11/5/2013 5:00:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThe Vertex 2 Line Is Cursed

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE180G 2.5" 180GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast for a while, well built, shiny label.

Cons: Buying this drive is like playing Russian roulette with a half loaded gun. I bought one in may and it failed in September. Thankfully I got a new drive after 2-3 weeks or so. Then, in November while I was gearing up to play Max Payne for the weekend, I got the same error. The drive had failed, and Windows didn't even know it was there.
OCZ, please give me my money back, or at least Newegg.

Other Thoughts: The customer support was alright, although the trouble ticket stuff was a bit vague.

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