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OCZ Vertex 2 3.5" 90GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD3-2VTX90G

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  • 3.5"
  • 90GB
  • 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. Vertex 2 Series comes backed by a 3-year warranty and award-winning technical support for the ultimate peace of mind.
  • 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.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Only reliable after firmware update

Pros: Got a good price when I bought it. Has a nice design. No sharp edges. Newest firmware update software is much easier to use. Still in using in 2019. Pretty speedy.

Cons: Highly unreliable when first bought it in Feb 2011. A firmware update really improved things, but it was hard to apply at the time.

Overall Review: At this point, even if it was still being sold, 90 GB isn't a practical size. I wouldn't be this specific model again in modern times, around the time I did buy it, I probably would have bought another. Toshiba bought OCZ a bit after I bought this model. There's good and bad from that.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
GARBAGE

Pros: Fast during the short time it worked

Cons: Used this drive for acceleration on an Asus P8Z68-V Pro Gen 3 Motherboard using Intel Rapid Storage Technology. The first one I had eventually indicated a red light and became locked up by design. Sent it back under warranty for another. Eventually within a few months after the warranty ran out the 2nd one started to act strange and caused boot errors. The light is green but, the Intel RST acceleration keeps breaking and failing after booting. Just unplugged it and refuse to use another OCZ product ever again.

UPDATE: 6/1/16 The one that was replaced under warranty failed about 1 year later. Still garbage!

Overall Review: Will never buy or recommend an OCZ product again

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Bricked

Pros: None

Cons: Bricked after about 3 years of very light use on a home machine mainly used for remote desktop and e-mail.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
2/ 5
Great... while it lasted

Pros: Awesome speed for a decent price. The 3.5" form factor fit smoothly into my case without an adapter.

Cons: Died after about 3 and a half years (just out of warranty of course). It will turn on, but will freeze like clockwork every 4 minutes and a solid red light will appear on the drive.

Overall Review: Buying a newly released product is always risky. It had great reviews when it was only a couple months old, but now several years later, the drive has mostly negative reviews due to drive failure just like mine.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
thunderdan602

Pros: Drive lasted 2 years 6 months.

Cons: This drive died back in August 2013. I bought the drive here from Newegg on 2/17/11. There is a little red light next to the green light coming from drive and the drive is not recognized in my BIOS.

Overall Review: I am going to the OCZ website to start the RMA process

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Good while it lasted... (2 yrs 5 months)

Pros: Great drive. Super fast.

Cons: I paid $190+ back in the day :(

Died today after 2 yrs 5 months of 24/7 use. Started blue screening every 10 mins. This was my 1st SSD purchase so I can't really comment on the longevity but looking at the comments I'm glad I got this long out of it.

Only partially died, so I was still able to pull my files off but chkdsk hangs at 40% whether it's hooked up to the motherboard or through a SATA/USB adapter.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear teodulog,

This problem may be helped with a firmware update and/or secure erase and reinstall. Please start by updating the drive firmware to version 1.37. You can do this easily with the OCZ Toolbox linked below. If after the update you continue having problems, please contact our Support Forum and we will gladly assist. If you contact us please provide your system details, bsod codes, and any steps you have previously taken to resolve the issue.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience!

Kind Regards,
OCZ Support
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Not dependable

Pros: Fast drive

Cons: This drive crashed twice. 1st drive crashed after about 6 months. The 2nd drive crashed about 6 months. The warranty is up, but I wouldn't replace it anyway.

Overall Review: I am now using samsung ssd and no trouble with 256GB 830

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
2nd RMA. Another Failed Drive.

Pros: Speedy Drive and Easy to Install

Cons: I know this product is discontinued, but disappointed that a 2nd Drive failed just like the first within 2 years. Once drive locks up, the BIOS does not even recognize the drive.

Overall Review: OCZ Support was excellent with the first and just replaced the 1 drive. Just submitted a 2nd RMA. After getting the replacement drive, I took precautions to avoid another failure. Updated firmware on Drive & Mobo/BIOS. I also disabled sleep and hibernation in Windows which seemed to be a root cause of the issue. possibly a bug with the SandForce Controller on this drive.

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Manufacturer Response:
The Vertex 2 has received several firmware updates which contain many enhancements and adjustments. The most recent firmware was targeted at S3/S4 transitions and possible resulting BSOD on some systems/configurations. Hopefully this will help mitigate the failures you have experienced. If you experience any further issues please visit our Support Forum and will help however possible.

Thank you and we sincerely apologize for the failures you have experienced!
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