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OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5IN SATA3 SandForce TBD Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD

OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5IN SATA3 SandForce TBD Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD (OCZ Technology: VTX4-25SAT3-128G)
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OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5IN SATA3 SandForce TBD Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD
Very Good
Below Average
Rating: 9.17/10

Review Date: 02/08/13
Cons: None I can think of.

Pros: -Solid performance-Reallysast
With the 1.5 firmware already installed when I recieved this drive I have had zero problems with it. Fast for a 128 gig. Got mine for $100 price matched.

Review Date: 02/06/13
Cons: Same price as Vector now. Trolls giving OCZ a bad reputation.

Pros: FAST, Reliable, Great Value, comes with hd tray.
Pros, I bought this drive when it first released. They have made several firmware updates and turned this drive into a beast. With this drive alone I beat all of my friends loading into games or loading multiple programs. In RAID the drives can run over 800mbps. Comes with the mounting tray unlike it's Samsung equivalent.Cons, the new Vector has released and it's specs are more appealing on benchmarks. This wouldn't be a big deal but the Vertex 4 recent increased in price making it redundant to it's new bigger brother. Non the less if you can get this drive for a deal it is only 1-2% slower than the latest and greatest Samsung 840 pro but for a lot less money.I buy them for every system that I build. I must own 6 V3 and V4 drives and NEVER had an issue with them. I cannot say enough about this drive so don't let the trolls persuade you.

Review Date: 01/21/13
Cons: A bit small for everyday use.

Pros: Great Quality, Fast, Easy install,
Windows 7 & 8 can chew up a lot of space on it for swap files, still a bit small for every day carefree use, so it windows needes to be optimized for this drive. Would be cool it it cam with optimum auto settings that windows could see without user input.Super fast on SATA3 and even on sata2 i saw 258+MB/s transfers.Windows boots in seconds and Adobe CS6 in 1/3 the time or better. Two of these together as one can give over 1GB/s transfers, amazing.

Review Date: 01/09/13
Cons: Had to update  BIOS of PC to get it to be more stable with this drive and was proven since system ran 9 months with slow SATA2 drive.

Pros: Speeds up system nicely.
I use it as Windows boot drive and most programs that don't require speed run on Sata3 drive as secondary .System ran 9 months with sata 2 only drive and 1 month with Vertex 4 drive flawlessly then I was getting Blue screen crash and mufti-reboots which appeared to be a timing issue .Updated motherboard bios and so far so good again.These drives allow system to run so fast you may experience crashes . Proven by tweaking bios speed of system until system crashed even more .

Review Date: 01/06/13
Cons: None

Pros: FastDecent size for price
Obviously you could spend more for a larger SSD but I've had this one for just over 3 months now and have only used ~60GB. I have windows on it, and the programs that I use most. It's a great performer, and the super fast boot time is really great.

Review Date: 01/03/13
Cons: non

Pros: Super fast,
Bought this to instal windows on the new pc and got to say, moving from hdd to ssd, startup time goes down by moe than half, worth the money spent too.

Review Date: 11/23/12
Cons: Have found no issues.

Pros: Fast, works great.
Bought this drive on sale in August and just installed it last weekend (have a 4 month old). I installed windows 8 on it and the machine boots from the bios to logged in a functional to windows in 7 seconds. This desktop is a 4 year old Core 2 Quad with 6 GB ram. Files in windows are copying on the drive at 500MB/sec.Extremely happy.

Review Date: 11/18/12
Cons: The drive failed, without warning, destroying all my data.

Pros: It was fast while it lasted.
The drive failed and took all my data with it. I thought with no moving parts a SSD would be more durable than a hard drive (infinite life in theory?). I was wrong. I have 8 hard drives running fine, but this thing failed.It was a fast drive while it lasted, but it failed without warning, so I'm giving this drive 1 star.

Review Date: 11/12/12
Cons: None

Pros: Fast, includes 3.5" bracket mount
My first SSD! Great value for price. Includes 3.5" brackets. Fast boot time.

Review Date: 10/28/12
Cons: none

Pros: fastspeedyonly 128gb
installed one for my HTPC in the living room since it's onsale right now, not much to say, it does the job, super quick boot up and shutdown, spend minimal time indexing and maximal time watching movies, it's dope!

Review Date: 10/22/12
Cons: none yet

Pros: Fast, responsive, opens instantly
Computer boots to home screen in about 13 seconds now, down from around 24-25 seconds on a WD Black HDD. Easy setup and install, no problems with the bracket or mounting. Works just as it should. Also it's great not having to wait for the drive to spin up or warm up when you need a file.

Review Date: 10/19/12
Cons: none to speak off

Pros: IT's ssd, very fast and reliable so far.
great OS drive, running WHS 247 for over 5 months now without an issue with the Vertex. Very Very fast boots and cannot beat the quality and size for the price I paid.

Review Date: 10/16/12
Cons: 3.5" brackets not compatible with Lenovo brackets.

Pros: Fast IO drive.
Great value for price. Includes 3.5" brackets. Fast boot time.

Review Date: 10/15/12
Cons: None

Pros: FASTEasy install
I bough this product after the NCIX tech propose it to me over the Vertex 3 in my systeme i was making them built. I am really happy of it, i still hadno issue even if people are really saying they have problem with their. There is a long garanty to it so i see no reason for not buying with that price!I put some of my games and my OS on it and loading is really fast!I do are really happy of it and hope it's will stay like this!

Review Date: 10/04/12
Cons: None that I can think of.

Pros: Look Good, Feel Solid, Work Great/Fast
Great Product, runs fast, good price for the quality.Comes with 5 year warranty so it must be well tested to last a long time.Got two, put one in a notebook and one in a desktop. Run great, you can see the difference in speed, and the notebook battery lasts a bit longer now.

Review Date: 09/20/12
Cons: have a little trouble with my gigabyte 990fx ud3 mobo and drive recognition in bios also a few probles with booting from time to time

Pros: fast cheap good to go
all and all a good pruchace seems to be stable now got 7.1 windows index ( prolly better testers out there) but i dont care windos boots quick end of story

Review Date: 09/18/12
Cons: None so far!

Pros: *2 Vertex 4 in Raid 0*Fast Read and Write SpeedOs installed in under 7 minBoot in about 10 secScored 7.9 in Windows 7
If you have an older motherboard (like Crosshair iv Formula) you might want to flash your bios with newest possible. It will save you a lot of time during installation.... a lot of time.

Review Date: 09/04/12
Cons: - None

Pros: - Super fast- 5 year warranty
This is a VERY good bang for the buck SSD and its 5 year warranty means that you really don't have to worry about reliability. I would still keep a backup just in case but i've been running 2 of these in RAID 0 with no issues for 2 months now. A great buy!

Review Date: 08/20/12
Cons: Can't think of any.

Pros: Fast, looks good.
Good product for it's price point, would recommend buying.

Review Date: 08/18/12
Cons: None

Pros: Very Stable (Most important for SSD), Fast (All current SSDs are fast, Vertex4 is one of the fastest on paper but you wont really notice a difference)
Make sure you update  the firmware before installing OS on it, the 1.4 update  is destructive. The biggest advantage over M4 is that 2.5" to 3.5" mounting bracket is included.

Review Date: 08/15/12
Cons: None

Pros: Super fast, great price, very stable
It was easy to install in my 2010 HP dv6. Even though it only has SATA II, my boot time went from 2 minutes to 25 seconds(!). Load screens are much shorter on games and my battery lasts a bit longer. Its a perfect size for an OS( Windows 7 home Premium: 19 GB) and big game installs. I would recommend that you have an external Hard Drive to store all your media in order to let there be some free space on the SSD (as it does work faster with some free space). I would highly recommend it for first time SSD buyers who are a bit tech savvy.

Review Date: 08/14/12
Cons: none

Pros: FastLooks reliable
It is fairly cheap for the speeds it gets.

Review Date: 08/03/12
Cons: None so far. I have not tried any other ssd's (so can't offer any comparison)

Pros: Works great with my 2012 macbook pro.
Trim enabler (3rd party freeware) worked immediately enabling trim support. Boot time (with password and then launching a large Iphoto library) was reduced from 1:24 to 22 seconds. Computer is now insanely quick. I would highly recommend this product. There are much more detailed reviews here from more knowledgable users but just wanted to point out that this drive works well with a mac. I got this drive on sale for $120 and at that price this drive was a can't miss.

Review Date: 07/30/12
Cons: None

Pros: Fast!Good price
Replaced my 3 year old 60GB summit drive with this. I can't believe how much faster it is compared to my old SSD! Seems like SSD keep getting faster and faster every year. My next SSD purchase will be a larger drive but for now I am very happy with this SSD.

Review Date: 07/27/12
Cons: Nothing

Pros: Screaming Fast, Reliable
Coming from a 2 year old SATA 2 SSD, time has been good to SSDs I can see. This thing (with an i5 3570k) is so fast, the 4 orbs for the windows splashscreen dont even touch, next thing I see is my desktop. Applications load instantly. Overall, quite impressed. If you are still using a hard drive, get this thing and fall in love with your system all over again.
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Product Features

Internal 120GB SSD
6GB/s 2.5 Form Factor

OCZ VTX4-25SAT3-128G Vertex 4 128GB Solid State Drive
Boost your storage performance to the max and redefine your computing experience with the OCZ VTX4-25SAT3-128G Vertex 4 128GB Solid State Drive. This solid state drive is designed to take full advantage of the SATA III interface and offers 128GB of storage capacity. Its fast boot times and an ultra-low latency of 0.02ms lets you experience superior storage performance. Moreover, the OCZ VTX4-25SAT3-128G Vertex 4 128GB Solid State Drive offers up to 535 MB/s sequential reads, making it a durable, reliable, and energy-efficient storage solution compared to traditional hard drives.

What It Is And Why You Need It:

  • 128GB Solid State Drive; accommodates all your important files
  • Up to 535 MB/s Sequential Reads; provides quick file transfer rates and superior system responsiveness
  • Access Latency as Low as 0.02ms; offers faster boot up and superior multitasking
  • Strong Performance at Lower Queue Depths; flawless computing performance

Industry's Highest I/O Performance Up to 120K IOPS
Incredible performance in workstation and heavy-duty environments with multiple data threads.

No Compression-Related Performance Limitations
Better performance with real world data streams of varying compressibility as well as fully incompressible data such as videos and multimedia files, encrypted data, archive files such as .ZIP files and software.

Indilinx Infused Everest 2 Platform
Leading edge dual-ARM controller architecture enables faster performance like nothing else you've experienced.

Industry-Low Latency and Boot Ups
Boot up in as little as 9 seconds, and experience latencies of 0.02ms enable superior responsiveness and data access.

Ndurance 2.0 Technology
Sophisticated advanced suite of NAND Flash management increases durability and reliability to expand the NAND's lifespan.

Industry-Leading 5 Year Warranty
Backed by OCZ?s renowned service for ultimate peace of mind.

Faster Performance Leads to Cost-Effective Storage - SSDs have 100 times greater throughput and instantaneous access times for quicker boot ups, faster file transfers, and overall snappier performance than hard drives.

Because many HDDs are needed to achieve the same performance, SSDs offer greater cost effectiveness for IOPS per dollar.

Greater Durability - The non-mechanical design of NAND flash mounted to circuit boards are shock resistant up to 1500g, unlike HDDs with various moving parts.

Less Power, Silent Operation - SSDs use significantly less wattage at peak load than hard drives, delivering longer battery life, less power strain on systems, and a cooler computing environment.

With no moving parts, SSDs are able to run quieter and weigh in at only 77g vs. 752g for HDDs.

Product Specifications

SeriesVertex 4
Device TypeInternal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used ForConsumer
Form Factor2.5"
Memory ComponentsMLC
InterfaceSATA III
ControllerIndilinx Everest 2
Sustained Sequential ReadUp to 535 MB/s
Sustained Sequential WriteUp to 200 MB/s
4KB Random ReadUp to 90,000 IOPS
4KB Random WriteUp to 85,000 IOPS
Seek Time0.1 ms
MTBF2,000,000 hours
FeaturesMaximum IOPS (512 RR): 120,000 IOPS

NAND Controller: Indilinx Everest 2

Access Latency as Low as 0.02ms

Strong performance at Lower Queue Depths

TRIM Support

3.5" Desktop Adaptor Bracket Included
Power Consumption (Idle)1.3W
Power Consumption (Active)2.5W
Operating Temperature0C ~ +70C
Storage Temperature-45C ~ +85C
Max Shock Resistance1500G
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