OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SATA II SSD - Features and Specifications

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Features and Specifications
SSD Testing Info and Benchmarks
CrystalDiskMark and HDTach
HDTune and Final Thoughts


The following information has been pulled from the OCZ Technology product page as well as from the Micron and SandForce sites and posted here for your convenience.  Please make sure to go to the source for all of the latest information regarding these products and chipsets.

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Based on a cutting-edge new architecture, Vertex 2 Solid State Drives raise the bar once again and deliver unprecedented performance for the complete gamut of gaming and professional multimedia applications. OCZ designed the Vertex 2 to surpass the competition where it counts most, pushing the limits in both sequential and random read/write rates. With spectacular performance in 4k file writes up to 50,000 IOPS, these latest drives take productivity to the next level with over ten times the performance of the previous generation. Using the latest controller technology, Vertex 2 not only provides a faster, more responsive PC experience, but promotes cooler, quieter, and more energy efficient conditions compared to traditional mechanical hard drives.

With sheer performance that outpaces the competition, the Vertex 2 doesn’t lose sight of what makes an SSD the ideal storage alternative to hard drives and delivers the quality, reliability, and durability demanded by consumers that will not settle for anything but the best. Built with SATA 3Gb/s, the Vertex 2 Series easily integrates into today’s mobile and desktop platforms and features TRIM support to optimize performance over the drive’s lifespan as the ultimate Windows 7 notebook or desktop upgrade.

OCZ Vertex 2 SSDs are available in 40GB to 480GB and come backed by a 3-year warranty and 2 million hour MTBF for ultimate peace of mind.


Drive Specifications:



Micron NAND
Micron NAND
SandForce Controller


The drive uses MLC Micron NAND flash that is some of the best in the business and provides great read and write speeds compliments of the SandForce SF-1222TA3-SBH controller.  This is the second generation SandForce controller that seems to have a bunch of issues resolved from the first generation. 

The controller offers native TRIM support, NCQ and S.M.A.R.T. features.  The benefit of the SF-1200 controller is that it has a built-in buffer and eliminates the need for any other buffer memory to act as a cache.

If you noticed the  specs on the side of the page, you'll see that when plugged into a supporting SATA 3Gbps board you can expect read speeds up to 285MB/sec and write speeds up to 275MB/sec.  It has a much higher rated write speed than the Crucial RealSSD SATA 3.0 drive and it will be interesting to see how they (and others) compare.

On the next page we'll take a look at some of our testing methods for SSD's and then jump right in.