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OCZ Vertex 3 60GB 2.5IN SATA3 6Gbps Sandforce SF-2281 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD

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OCZ Vertex 3 60GB 2.5IN SATA3 6Gbps Sandforce SF-2281 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD
Very Good
Below Average
Rating: 9/10

Review Date: 11/11/12
Cons: None so far

Pros: Lightning fastSata3500mb/s+ ReadsIt's an SSD !!!
I took a leap of faith since the Sandforce issue's seemed to be resolved. This came with FM 2.15. I am running it on a Sata2 port and it's still night and day over a traditional hard drive. No seeks times, no access times with blazing reads/writes and decent randoms, you can't go wrong. I haven't had any issues with this drive over the last 4 month. SSD Life reports 100% health, with 8 years 10 days remaining. I'm running 1 game on it, some screen capture sotfware and anything else I want to launch, patch, install extremely quick. Windows 8 lauches in about 10 seconds, I kid you not.Good buy when on sale.

Review Date: 09/14/12
Cons: Pain and a half to get working

Pros: Noticeable improvement over a HDD
Got this on sale as a boot drive to go alongside two 2TB hard drives for storage. Took quite a while to get it to boot with my aging motherboard; updated every driver I had, updated the bios, swapped cables around, restarted a million times, etc. Not sure what finally got it working, but it did, and works like a charm now. Boot is very fast, though not as fast as it could be as my motherboard is only SATA2, but that should be getting upgraded soon.

Review Date: 08/05/12
Cons: None...

Pros: FASTOn sale Buy
I bought this so i can install my programs ..Good buy when it sales

Review Date: 07/28/12
Cons: - None so far

Pros: - Comes in a nice package with a mounting bracket and screws
60 GB is kind of small with only about 55 GB usable, but large enough for an operating system. My desktop does boot a little faster (with this drive) than my laptop's SSD which has an Indilinx controller. I am also glad my SSD did not arrive DOA. I guess the foam packaging helps and that is why I listed it as a pro.

Review Date: 07/08/12
Cons: Awkward 2.5" to 3.5" adapter

Pros: Performance, price
The Vertex 3 line is a great contender in the SF-2000 line of SSDs.Performance is high and quality is decent.The 2.5" to 3.5" adapter doesn't really work with a number of cases, which is a bit odd.

Review Date: 07/03/12
Cons: The rebate process is too restrictive

Pros: Affordable & fast. 3.5" mounting hardware included
A good drive to update  my HTPC to improve performance. Video streaming seems smoother.The 3.5" mounting bracket & screws are handy for mounting the SSD into a desktop machine. Not all SSD brands come with one.I couldn't claim my rebate because it only allowed a 30 day period after purchase.

Review Date: 05/31/12
Cons: None

Pros: Fast, works as promised
Picked this drive up for a work computer. Computer is amazingly fast now.

Review Date: 04/19/12
Cons: None as of yet.

Pros: Cheap, came with 2.5 to 3.5 mount
I added this drive in due to it's bonus of Free Shipping for entire order. It's installed as a Games drive. Pretty speedy load times.No complaints. Would do it again if it includes the free shipping.

Review Date: 03/21/12
Cons: None so far

Pros: FastComes with a 3.5" adapter
It's the perfect boot drive! Extremely fast!

Review Date: 03/15/12
Cons: - poor cost/GB ratio- wish that the 3.5" adapter bracket was a bit bigger and had the same holes as a regular 3.5" drive

Pros: - Super fast!
Great drive! SATA III and on sale (60GB)The perfect SSD cache drive for the Intel Z68 SRT (Smart Response Technology)

Review Date: 03/14/12
Cons: None

Pros: FastSATA 3Cheap
Good purchase, one of the best sata 3 drives, would recommend this.

Review Date: 03/02/12
Cons: The bracket that it came with didn't fit my case.

Pros: small cheap and fast
I would buy this again. Too bad it was $20.90 cheaper without the frees dvd burner....2 days after I bought the thing....I really didn't need the dvd burner... This review was modfied by poster @ 03-02-12 10:00 AM

Review Date: 02/25/12
Cons: Capacity

Pros: Fast, well made, works with ESXi Cache
I bought this SSD in late 2011 for use in an ESXi server box. This was the boot disk (ESXi doesn't need a lot of space), with a 1TB for the main data store. Even though it has not been connected over SATA3, it still performs very well and because it is an SSD ESXi was able to utilise all the free space as SWAP cache for the VMs. I am not sure how much difference that makes, but still - nice to have.Since then it has been running 24x7 under light load without any issues. It just keeps on going so I am very happy with it.The only thing I would say, is that if I were to buy again I would likely go for the 120GB version at a minimum as 60GB is not really that useful, where as a larger drive has a little more flexibility to it.

Review Date: 02/14/12
Cons: High cost per gig

Pros: Very fast transfer rates
I love SSD's... I have them in two computers of my own and this one was for a relatives machine. Had some trouble cloning the original drive to this but that was the fault of the software I was using (and my inexperience with it). Once setup, the drive worked fine. Reboot time from shut down to FULL restart went from about 3 minutes to 50 seconds. Programs open significantly faster. No problems with the drive so far.

Review Date: 02/11/12
Cons: Capacity is a little on the low side but enough space for a boot drive.

Pros: Fast fast fast... Did I say it's fast?
I finally took the plunge to get a SSD - the only regret I have is that I did not buy one sooner!

Review Date: 02/01/12
Cons: None

Pros: Flawless so far.
This is my first SSD and wow it is fast. It came with the most recent firmware so I did not have to flash this was a big plus.

Review Date: 01/22/12
Cons: so far none..

Pros: Very fast, perfect little boot drive.
Got one of these while they were on sale.. very fast.. does the job as a boot drive... haven't had any problems with blue screens or freezing, came with the latest firmware already installed... all is well, couldn't ask for better... :)5 stars would buy again...

Review Date: 01/16/12
Cons: A little too small for anything more than a Boot Drive.

Pros: Wicked fastDecent pricePerfect Boot Drive.
Awesome little SSD. I've heard the rumors of these drives being really glitchy and problematic, but I own two OCZ vertex3 drives and haven't had a problem with either. A bit too small for anything more than a boot drive in my opinion, but that's why I bought it, and it's well worth the buy if that's what you're looking for.

Review Date: 01/13/12
Cons: -limited space, but plenty for core programs and windows 7

Pros: -fast-affordable
Fast SSD drive. Good for OS and basic programs that you use frequently. Perfect boot drive.

Review Date: 12/31/11
Cons: On the small side, but bigger options are available if you're willing to shell out more $$$.

Pros: Super fast, notice a much quicker response using this SSD when compared to my WD Black Caviar HDD.
Great drive, would definitely buy again.

Review Date: 12/29/11
Cons: Pricey, I want to buy more

Pros: Fast, cool, power effecient
I have one of these little guys setup in my XBMC HTPC. The machine is peppy and responsive and boot times are insanely fast, all the while running silently and cool. Just the right characteristics for an HTPC.
Robert J_R@NCIX

Review Date: 12/15/11
Cons: None.

Pros: Fast. Low power draw. Fast. Compact size. Fast. Silent. Did I mention it's very fast? A relatively good deal with sales and rebates.
Early OCZ drives had some firmware issues but this drive ships with the latest revision so it should be OK. It's large enough to act as a system drive for Windows 7 but very large applications (some games) would need a larger drive or installation on a second drive. This review was modfied by poster @ 12-15-11 07:20 AM

Review Date: 12/05/11
Cons: only 60 gig, price for 60 gig, have to update  firmwear on some setups.

Pros: ssd speed, sata 3 , cheap on sale
Bought this ssd to provide a fast boot /os drive on sons i5 760 4ghz system. updated firmwear after a bsod per day. none now with 2.13...amazing speed , but when i checked with crystal mark , it wasnt sata3 ssd performance?...an investigation showed its the system marvel controller sucks big time ...only intel sandybridge sata 3 ports are up to sata3 speed task!...oh well , seems sata 3 drivers are not optimized YET on marvel ect...so plugged into sata 2 intel ports on his msi p55 board and UP went the read /write speeds...actually a little better than sugested sata 2 max speeds , funny. oh well , still faster than a hdd , quiet with no moving parts , cool, now he wants a larger one ,lol...sata 2 ssd would be good enough for anyone except newer sandybridge chipsets which will actually utilize the sata 3 speed.

Review Date: 11/21/11
Cons: Nothing!

Pros: Super Fast!
Overall the speed is super fast! and the price is awesome! Can't wait to get another one!

Review Date: 10/28/11
Cons: Nothing so far. Maybe the fact that it's not 1TB?

Pros: Fast, easy to install and well priced!
This drive is nice and fast. I'm using it on my ASRock P67 Extreme4 for Windows 7 and a bunch of other commonly used programs (SATA III). Boots quick!
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Product Features

Product Specifications

Brand OCZ
Series Vertex 3
Model VTX3-25SAT3-60G
Device Type Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For Consumer
Form Factor 2.5"
Capacity 60GB
Memory Components MLC
Interface SATA III
Width 3.93"
Depth 2.74"
Height 0.37"
Weight 0.17 lbs.
Max Sequential Read Up to 550 MB/s (SATA 6Gbps)
Up to 280 MB/s (SATA 3Gbps)
Max Sequential Write Up to 495 MB/s (SATA 6Gbps)
Up to 260 MB/s (SATA 3Gbps)
4KB Random Read Up to 13,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write Up to 60,000 IOPS
Seek Time 0.1 ms
MTBF 2,000,000 hours
Features Maximum 4KB Random Write: 80,000 IOPS (310MB/s)
Sequential Read AS-SSD 455MB/s
Sequential Write AS-SSD 85MB/s
4K Random Read AS-SSD 16,000 IOPS (65 MB/s)
4K Random Write AS-SSD 21,000 IOPS (85 MB/s)

ECC Recovery - Up to 55 bits correctable per 512-byte sector (BCH)

Product Health Monitoring - Self Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T)

Serial ATA (SATA) Fully compliant with Serial ATA International Organization: Serial ATA Revision 3.0. Fully compliant with ATA/ ATAPI-8 Standard Native Command Queuing (NCQ)

Controller: SandForce 2281

Operating System - Windows XP 32-Bit and 64-Bit; Windows Vista 32-Bit and 64-Bit; Windows 7 32-Bit and 64-Bit.

Performance Optimization - TRIM (requires OS support)

System Integration - Bundled with 3.5" desktop adapter bracket
Power Consumption (Idle) 1.65W
Power Consumption (Active) 3W
Operating Temperature 0C ~ +70C
Storage Temperature -45C ~ +85C
Max Shock Resistance 1500G
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts 3 years limited
Labor 3 years limited
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