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OCZ Vertex 3.20 120GB 2.5in SATA3 6Gbps SandForce SF-2281 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD

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   Part #: VTX3-25SAT3-120G.20

Features    [ Edit | History ]

As the first SandForce® 2200-based solid state drive, the Vertex 3 is one of OCZ's most popular SSDs to date. Vertex 3 SSDs offer power users award-winning performance and industry-leading speeds with compressible data files. Thanks to SandForce's DuraClass™ technology, Vertex 3 delivers world-class SSD reliability, performance, and power efficiency. Its DuraWrite™ architecture effectively extends flash rated endurance when compared to standard SSDs enabling a longer product lifespan.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • Vertex 3 SATA III 2.5" SSD
  • 3.5" Desktop Adapter Bracket
Storage Capacity 120 GB
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Weight (Approximate) 2.72 oz
Drive Type Internal
Height 0.4"
Width 2.7"
Depth 3.9"
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
Maximum Read Transfer Rate 550 MBps
Maximum Write Transfer Rate 500 MBps
Drive Interface SATA
Drive Width 2.5"
Drive Interface Standard SATA/600

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Drive Performance  
     Maximum External Data Transfer Rate: 768 MBps (6 Gbps)
     Maximum Read Transfer Rate: 550 MBps
     Maximum Write Transfer Rate: 500 MBps
General Information  
     Brand Name: OCZ Storage Solutions
     Manufacturer: OCZ Storage Solutions, Inc.
     Manufacturer Part Number: VTX3-25SAT3-120G.20
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Line: Vertex 3
     Product Name: Vertex 3 SATA III 2.5" SSD
     Product Type: Solid State Drive
     Drive Interface: SATA
     Drive Interface Standard: SATA/600
     Certifications & Standards:
  • CE
  • FCC

     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • Vertex 3 SATA III 2.5" SSD
  • 3.5" Desktop Adapter Bracket

     System Requirements:

Operating System(s):

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP 32-bit/64-bit
  • Mac OSX
  • Linux

Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 3.9" (99.8 mm)
     Drive Type: Internal
     Drive Width: 2.5"
     Durability: Shock Resistant
     Height: 0.4" (9.3 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 77 g
     Width: 2.7" (69.6 mm)
Technical Information  
     Features: DuraClass
Low Power Consumption
TRIM Command
RAID Support
     Platform Supported: Mac
     Storage Capacity: 120 GB
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

OCZ Technology VTX3-25SAT3-120G.20 Customer Reviews

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Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
fast read times,easy install.
write times a bit slow
Overall this is a very good drive,no issues with detection,fast load times for gaming

Experience: 18 Months
they're pretty I guess
Really crappy, inconsistent SSDs
I bought 2 of these a year and a half ago and they both suck. I hate to be blunt, but theyre just terrible SSDs that should never have been made to begin with.

My friends warned me about OCZ SSDs but I didnt listen.
They have constant corruption issues, and games/xsplit run slower on it than my WD black, which I've moved everything over to.

NCIX is still the best. OCZ on the other hand....just stay away.

Experience: 1 Years
 Verified Owner
- with raid0 I get 1Gb/s seq. read and write.
- Easy to install and the update  software is easy to use.
- Black, so it looks good in any case.
- After 1 year it's still performs just as when I bought it.
- 3.5" mounting plate and screws are included.
- "My SSD is faster than your HDD" Sticker is included.
- Great performance for the price.
- Got 7.9 Rating in Windows 7 when set to AHCI mode. (7.7 in IDE)
- Rating in windows 8 was 8.4, but was rated with Raid0.
None so far.
Cheap and it performs. Perfect for any build.

Experience: 1 Years
Very fast drive. Quiet and cool also.
Only 120 Gb.
Had this drive for a year now as my os drive and couldn't be happier. Completely filled it once, and still never a problem. Same initial OS install from day one.

Experience: 5 Days
 Verified Owner
Lightning quick Boot time
Still pricey for average systems
this SSD gives a great balance of Performance and reasonable price, my windows load times have not just been reduced, but my systems loads faster than my phone does.

Great entry level SSD.

Experience: 3 Months
 Verified Owner
Fast, great boost to system response. Basically all the things that ssd's improve in a system.
Debatable reliability... see summary.
Worked as advertised for the first few months, after that I have been experiencing random freezing during boot and system freezing intermittently. Seems to be more of an issue getting a boot to finish properly. The system will just hang with a black screen for ever just before you would normally see the gui. I haven't tried a reinstall as it is still basically a fresh install. Plenty of space left on the drive still so it's not a matter of limited space issues. Mine had the latest firmware when I got it from ncix... will be waiting to see if it ends up dieing. I would buy an intel drive next time.

Experience: 3 Months
 Verified Owner
Very nice SSD for cheap price
need a firmware update  before using it.
Bought it for 70$ after MIR, thats good bang for the bucks.

Experience: 5 Months
 Verified Owner
Easy installation
Very Affordable
No Issues after 5+ months of heavy use.
Very fast, startup very quickly
There are bigger capacity drivers out there
The difference between this SSD and the HD I had in my ThinkPad is night and day. Before with the stock HD it would stutter/pause if I moved during a movie/song in windows media player. After installing you can shake it all you want (dont recommend) and it wont stutter at all.

Also the bootup and shutdown times have been greatly been reduced, but I also attribute Windows 8 to that as well.

I have not and probably wont get around to benchmarks as I have no interest, this SSD was installed in my ThinkPad T500.

Experience: 8 Months
Stable, fast
First time with using an SSD and I find it to be a great improvement over and HD. HD as a secondary for storage works fantastic. The difference between the two is the space. SSD can't hold as much and get filled up quickly. Best to have an HD or two to fill up with that wonderful time-wasting junk we all love and enjoy.

Experience: 5 Months
Fast and reliable
could be a bit cheaper
I bought this SSD for my 5 year old laptop, and it brought life back to my old toshiba.

This helps me to boots into win8 in less than 14 seconds, and Im loving it.

This is a good SSD, and its also one of the faster SSD out there.

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Messages about OCZ Vertex 3.20 120GB 2.5in SATA3 6Gbps SandForce SF-2281 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD

buy 2 Vertex3 120GB or 1 240GB (e268k- Jan 23, 13, 8 Replies) Read this message
OCZ vertex 3 120gb VS Mushkin Chronos 120gb (syncmaster- Sep 29, 12, 11 Replies) Read this message
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB vs. Intel 520 120GB (ktown- Aug 19, 12, 10 Replies) Read this message
Should I buy it ? was advised not to? (Rajiv_B- Jun 18, 12, 27 Replies) Read this message
Desktop adaptor Bracket? (Ryan_L- Jun 04, 12, 1 Replies) Read this message
Ok im ready to try SSD... this one is ok ? (Zag- Jun 03, 12, 31 Replies) Read this message
$20 rebate or $10? (mamm0th- May 18, 12, 4 Replies) Read this message
$20 Gift Card, $10 Gift Card or Both? (Wet Cardboard- Apr 20, 12, 4 Replies) Read this message
Raid SSD (Darryl_M- Apr 20, 12, 0 Replies) Read this message
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Rebate $30?? (slapnut63- Mar 04, 12, 8 Replies) Read this message
Latest firmware? (Chris_W- Feb 21, 12, 6 Replies) Read this message
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Posted by: Mathieu_R @09/23/12
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Posted by: David_K @07/09/12
Comment: Very good performance. Supports 6Gbps SATA III.
Posted by: Babaghan @09/29/11
Comment: Anandtech's preview of the new not-yet shipping Vertex 3. Looks kick-ass!
Posted by: OracleGuy @03/03/11
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