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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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   Part #: VTX3-25SAT3-60G
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Features    [ Edit | History ]

OCZ Vertex 3 Solid State Drives unleash the performance potential of the SATA 6Gbps interface, leading the speed revolution in this next-generation solution. As the first SSD to feature the latest Sandforce controller design, OCZ designed the Vertex 3 to push the limits in both sequential and random read/write rates to blaze past the competition when every MB/s matters. With incredible 4k file writes up to 85,000 IOPS, these latest drives take productivity, gaming, and multimedia applications to the next level to work in perfect symmetry with the latest enthusiast platforms.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • Vertex 3 MLC Solid State Drive
  • 3.5" Desktop Adapter Bracket
Storage Capacity 60 GB
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Weight (Approximate) 2.72 oz
Color Black
Drive Type Internal
Height 0.4"
Width 2.7"
Depth 3.9"
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
Maximum Read Transfer Rate 535 MBps
Maximum Write Transfer Rate 480 MBps
Drive Interface SATA
Drive Width 2.5"
Drive Interface Standard SATA/600

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Drive Performance  
     Maximum Read Transfer Rate: 535 MBps
     Maximum Write Transfer Rate: 480 MBps
General Information  
     Brand Name: OCZ Storage Solutions
     Manufacturer: OCZ Storage Solutions, Inc.
     Manufacturer Part Number: VTX3-25SAT3-60G
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Line: Vertex 3
     Product Model: VTX3-25SAT3-60G
     Product Name: Vertex 3 MLC Solid State Drive
     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 MLC Solid State Drive
  • 3.5" Desktop Adapter Bracket

     System Requirements:

Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Microsoft Vista 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Microsoft XP 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Apple Mac OSX
  • Linux

Physical Characteristics  
     Color: Black
     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: TRIM Command
     Platform Supported: Mac
     Storage Capacity: 60 GB
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

OCZ Technology VTX3-25SAT3-60G Customer Reviews

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Experience: 4 Months
Lightning fast
500mb/s+ Reads
It's an SSD !!!
None so far
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.

Experience: 7 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Noticeable improvement over a HDD
Pain and a half to get working
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.

Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
On sale Buy
I bought this so i can install my programs ..Good buy when it sales

Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
- Comes in a nice package with a mounting bracket and screws
- None so far
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.

Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Performance, price
Awkward 2.5" to 3.5" adapter
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.

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Affordable & fast. 3.5" mounting hardware included
The rebate process is too restrictive
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.

Experience: 5 Months
 Verified Owner
Fast, works as promised
Picked this drive up for a work computer. Computer is amazingly fast now.

Experience: 7 Days
 Verified Owner
Cheap, came with 2.5 to 3.5 mount
None as of yet.
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.

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Comes with a 3.5" adapter
None so far
It's the perfect boot drive! Extremely fast!

Experience: 3 Days
 Verified Owner
- Super fast!
- 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
Great drive! SATA III and on sale (60GB)
The perfect SSD cache drive for the Intel Z68 SRT (Smart Response Technology)

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