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Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX120G 3.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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  • 120GB
  • SATA II
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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 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 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 90GB to 480GB capacities, the Vertex 2 is an ideal hard drive replacement for first-time SSD upgraders in need of primary desktop storage or a spacious application and OS boot drive.
  • newegg Ultimate reliability Designed for ultimate reliability, Vertex 2 Series SSDs have an excellent 2 million hour mean time between failure (MTBF) ensuring peace of mind over the long term.
  • 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.
  • newegg SATA 3.0 Gb/s Interface The OCZ Vertex 2 Series SSDs feature the next-generation SATA II interface supporting up to 3.0 Gb/s data transfer rates, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and hot-pluggable point-to-point connections for optimum performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.


Learn more about the OCZ Technology OCZSSD3-2VTX120G

General

Brand
OCZ
Series
Vertex 2
Model
OCZSSD3-2VTX120G
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Enterprise

Physical

Form Factor
3.5"
Capacity
120GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA II
Controller
SandForce
Width
5.75"
Depth
4"
Height
0.43"
Weight
0.3 lbs.

Performance

Sustained Sequential Write
Up to 250MBps
MTBF
2,000,000 hours

Features

Features
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)

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

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Customer Reviews of the OCZ Technology OCZSSD3-2VTX120G

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  • Christopher P.
  • 3/26/2014 12:03:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSandForce Controller Flop

Pros: Unkown, was unable to utilize SSD.

Cons: Beware the compatibility with motherboards and this particular SSD.
This drive was unable to be detected by my B85M-ITX ASROCK board.
The SandForce controller seems to have some play in this.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Consumer,

Unfortunately what you have observed is correct. The SandForce 1222 controller used in the Vertex 2/Agility 2 is not compatible with Haswell chipsets. We have a disclaimer visible on the Newegg product specification page that reads "This product is currently not compatible with Haswell based chipsets." This is a very unusual situation in that no resolution has come from either the Haswell chipset or from the controller manufacturer. Any other OCZ SSD including the older Vertex/Agility drives are fully compatible with the Haswell platform chipsets (B85, H87, Z87, etc).

I am very sorry for this; it is frustrating for all involved.

Best Regards,

OCZ Storage Solutions Support
www.ocz.com

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  • Luke W.
  • 1/2/2014 2:17:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOES NOT WORK WITH HASWELL

Pros: Very fast boot up time

Cons: This product DOES NOT WORK WITH HASWELL, this means ALL INTEL CHIPS i-series chips that start with a 4, or LGA 1150. The bios WONT RECOGNIZE SSD.

Other Thoughts: DO NOT BUY this product if you plan on getting an LGA 1150 motherboard.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Luke,

What you have observed is correct. Any SSD equipped with the SandForce 12xx controller is not fully compatible with the Haswell platform. This includes drives such as the Vertex 2 and Agility 2. Drives based on the SandForce 22xx controller, such as the Vertex 3 and Agility 3, are fully compatible as are all other OCZ SSD products (Vertex, Vertex 4, Vertex 450, Vector, Vector 150 etc).

If you have a Haswell-based system you can make use of your Vertex 2 using add-on controllers produced by Marvell or ASMedia. The drives will work normally using those ports on an 8-series/LGA 1150 motherboard.

Thank you for sharing your feedback and advice to other potential buyers!

Sincerely,
OCZ Support

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  • GERMAN R.
  • 11/7/2013 9:34:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMi SSD OCZ disk died.

Pros: None

Cons: Buy this hdd in April 2013 to make a computer for my wife, she went to answer the phone and when I return the screen had a black poster that said that did not detect the disc, then check and HD had two leds one red and one turned green, I take the battery to the motherboard to clear the BIOS leave everything disconnected for hours, change the cables, I test all possible connexion forms and entered the forum the OCZ website and do everything they say to try to resolve the problem and nothing works, my drive died.everything disconnected for hours, change the cables, I test all possible connexion forms and entered the forum the OCZ website and do everything they say to try to solve the problem and nothing works, my disk died.

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  • ELI S.
  • 6/4/2013 4:37:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: None

Cons: Was Doa!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear EZ,

We are sorry to read you received a damaged/defective replacement. If you haven't sought a replacement through Newegg please contact our Tech Support and we will get you taken care of. You may also contact our Support Forums as we often resolve detection issues quickly without the need for exchanges or RMA.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience!

Kind Regards,
OCZ Support

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  • Timothy J.
  • 5/2/2013 12:04:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot Detected, Quite Defective

Pros: None. No Pros. Pros-less.

Ok...it was nicely packaged for a refurbished item...not that that counts.

Cons: As the review title states, the ssd is not detected by the system in bios or after startup. The vertex 2 even manages to lessen the bootup process speed to so much of a crawl that I thought my primary drive somehow morphed into an hdd instead of an ssd. You see, I already use a ssd to house Windows 7 and I'm familiar with its boot speeds which is quite fast- 15 seconds tops. The vertex 2 expands the boot process to take 1-2 minutes. I've done some troubleshooting- too much considering this drive should work right out of the box but to no avail.

I read the reviews for this item and noticed its perfect 5 egg rating and thought maybe, I too, would be one of the lucky ones.

Other Thoughts: I will say that I received the ssd within 24 hours. Truly the fastest shipment I've possibly ever had, but that has more to do with New Egg (whom I love) and not the product I purchased.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ImogEnEngine,

If you haven't sought a replacement through Newegg please contact our Tech Support and we will get you taken care of.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience!

Kind Regards,
OCZ Support

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  • Arthur T.
  • 4/9/2013 8:49:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHalf

Pros: It's working out of the box. OS (Win7Ult) installed no problems. No adapter needed for mounting in my 3.5" bay.

Cons: Speeds measured by Crystal Mark are 1/2 the numbers advertised. I should have measured the patriot 120 that I took out first.

Other Thoughts: I am not sure how Crystal Mark tests the drive. If it uses the temp folder then my numbers will be wrong. I have made a junction for the temp folder(s) to a physical drive to reduce wear from updates and other temp files that apps make.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Muddytoy,

What you have observed is likely not unusual. The Vertex 2, which uses a SandForce controller, handles different types of data at different speeds. As such, different benchmarks that use dfferent data sets provide different results. The maximum specified speeds are achieved with ATTO Disk Benchmark. Different numbers may be seen using a benchmark like Crystal Disk Mark or AS SSD. Also, unless writing a huge amount of temp file data, it is completely fine to leave the temp folder on the Vertex 2. If you have any questions don't hesitate to visit our Support Forum - a community of Staff and other users will gladly help with your setup and testing needs.

Sincerely,
OCZ Support

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  • david w.
  • 3/21/2013 10:31:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood performance /price balance

Pros: Large capacity for an inexpensive SSD. I used this for the boot drive in a workstation that can store large files on the server. This was a tradeoff, speed vs capacity. The speed is worth it.

Cons: These drives are no longer on the leading edge. I knew when I saw the interface as SATA II that they were limited on speed. The current generation of SSD use SATA III and are close to hitting that limit. SATA II max is 3 GB per second SATA III max is 6 GB per second. I am also concerned about drive failure which seems to be common with this drive. Make sure you have a reliable backup if used for important information.

Other Thoughts: This is a good drive to use in a budget system where speed is more important than size. For under $100 you get a large SSD drive that is fast enough to support any I3 or I5. The current SATA III drives cost at least twice as much for the same capacity. In reading reviews these seem to have a high failure rate. Knowing that it is even more critical that you have a solid backup plan for your data. This is my third SSD and is the fastest yet - very pleased with the performance for the price.

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  • Michael C.
  • 3/20/2013 11:35:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Drive

Pros: Faster than my raided raptor drives, and a good price.

Cons: none

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  • Erik T.
  • 3/7/2013 3:50:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOCZ Vertex 2

Pros: Ease of installation. Good performance to price ratio. I bought this during the 20% off sale. 180 warranty on the refurbished product. Came in retail shrink wrapped box with refurbish sticker on the box. For those that judge by the Window performance index it scored a 7.5 on my machine.

Cons: Haven't had a con just yet. Will update in a few months on the reliability of the drive.

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  • James B.
  • 3/4/2013 12:04:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggssuperb

Pros: Great design. Sturdy. For built in speakers they sound great. Picture quality is amazing.

Cons: None so far

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