A little over a week ago we had the opportunity to review our first SandForce-based solid state drive the Corsair Force Series F100. If you have been following solid state drives at all you know that many drive manufactures are dropping the controllers from Indilinx and going with these new SandForce controllers. The new SandForce controllers are very impressive and really push solid state drives to their limits. Today we will be taking a look at the OCZ Vertex 2 120GB Solid State Drive which is based off the SF-1200 controller. It is designed for maximum performance for the mainstream sector. It is available in capacities ranging from 50GB all the way up to 480GB, let’s take a look!
Available in 50GB to 400GB capacities
Available in 60GB to 480GB extended capacities
Native TRIM support
Max IOPS Firmware
Seek Time: .1ms
Slim 2.5″ Design
99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3mm
Operating Temp: 0°C ~ 70°C
Storage Temp: -45°C ~ +85°C
Low Power Consumption: 2W in operation,
.5W in standby
Shock Resistant up to 1500G
Included 3.5″ Desktop adapter bracket
Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, Mac OS X and Linux
MTBF: 2 million hours
50-240GB Max Performance
Max Read: up to 285MB/s
Max Write: up to 275MB/s
Sustained Write: up to 250MB/s
Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 50,000 IOPS
The Vertex 2 comes in a retail package that is not much larger than the drive itself. On the front there is a list of features and on the back there is some information about the drive and the specifications.
When you open the package up you can slide everything out. Inside you will find the Vertex 2 drive, a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch bracket, mounting screws, information and a sticker. I really like that OCZ has included the mounting bracket, it makes it so you can install the drive in any PC case easily. Also the sticker is pretty cool, it says, “My SSD is faster than your HDD”.