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Written by Olin Coles   
Friday, 20 February 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
OCZ Vertex 120GB SATA SSD OCZSSD2-1VTX120G
Features and Specifications
First Look: OCZ Vertex SSD
Vertex SSD Internal Components
SSD Testing Methodology
Random Access Time Benchmark
Basic IOPS Performance
Linear Bandwidth Speed
I/O Response Time
Buffered Transaction Speed
Windows XP Startup Times
The Truth Behind Heat Output
Solid State Drive Final Thoughts
OCZSSD2-1VTX120G Conclusion

OCZ Vertex Features

Offering your system the incredible performance of flash-based technology, The OCZ Vertex Series delivers the performance and reliability of SSDs at less price per gigabyte than other high speed offerings currently on the market. The OCZ Vertex Series is the result of all the latest breakthroughs in SSD technology, including new architecture and controller design, blazing 200MB/sec read and 160MB/sec write speeds, and featuring up to 64MB onboard cache. OCZ continues to place solid state technology within reach of the average consumer, and delivers on the promise of SSDs as an alternative to traditional hard drives in consumer targeted mobile applications.

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Perfect for notebooks and desktops alike, the Vertex Series is ideal for energy-efficient mobile computing to extend battery life, increase access time, and provide a durable alternative to conventional hard disc drives with superior shock resistance. High capacities and low power consuming NAND flash technology provide the necessary performance and battery life boosts generated by the proliferation of mobile gaming and new ultra-thin laptops. With fast access and seek times combined with excellent reliability, the OCZ Vertex Series SSDs are the answer for consumers demanding this latest storage technology.

The OCZ Vertex drives feature a durable yet lightweight alloy housing, and because OCZ SSDs have no moving parts, the drives are more rugged than traditional hard drives. Designed for ultimate reliability, Vertex Series SSDs have an excellent 1.5 million hour mean time before failure (MTBF) ensuring peace of mind over the long term. All Vertex Series SSD drives come backed a two year warranty and OCZ's legendary service and support. Vertex series SSD drives are available in ample storage capacities of 30GB, 60GB, 120GB, and 250GB.

Series

Vertex EX

Summit

Vertex Turbo

Vertex

Apex

Agility

Core v2

Solid

Capacities (GB)

64, 128

32, 64, 128, 256

32, 64, 128, 256

32, 64, 128, 256

64, 128, 256

32, 64, 128

32, 64, 128, 256

32, 64, 128, 256

NAND

SLC

MLC

MLC

MLC

MLC

MLC

MLC

MLC

Controller

Indilinx

Samsung

Indilinx

Indilinx

Dual JMicron

Indilinx

JMicron

JMicron

Cache

64MB

128MB

64MB

64MB

N/A

64MB

N/A

N/A

Read Speed

Up to 260MB/s

Up to 220MB/s

Up to 270MB/s

Up to 250MB/s

Up to 230MB/s

Up to 230MB/s

Up to 170MB/s

Up to 155MB/s

Write Speed

Up to 210MB/s

Up to 200MB/s

Up to 200MB/s

Up to 160MB/s

Up to 160MB/s

Up to 135MB/s

Up to 98MB/s

Up to 90MB/s

Firmware Jumper

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

As of August 2009 the OCZ SSD family includes the following products from top to bottom:

  • OCZ Vertex EX SLC enterprise SSD featuring read performance up to 260 MBps and write bandwidth up to 210 MBps. High Reliability is based on 6, 12, 16-bits/sector correctable by the internal BCH mode.
    • 64GB OCZ Vertex EX (OCZSSD2-1VTXEX60G)
    • 128GB OCZ Vertex EX (OCZSSD2-1VTXEX120G)
  • OCZ Vertex Turbo Series premium enthusiast SSD featuring read performance up to 270 MBps and write bandwidth up to 200 MBps. High Reliability is based on 6, 12, 16-bits/sector correctable by the internal BCH mode.
    • 32GB OCZ Vertex (OCZSSD2-1VTXT30G)
    • 64GB OCZ Vertex (OCZSSD2-1VTXT60G)
    • 128GB OCZ Vertex (OCZSSD2-1VTXT120G)
    • 256GB OCZ Vertex (OCZSSD2-1VTXT250G)
  • OCZ Summit Series MLC enthusiast/enterprise SSD featuring read performance up to 220 MBps and write bandwidth up to 200 MBps. High Reliability is based on 6, 12, 16-bits/sector correctable by the internal BCH mode.
    • 64GB OCZ Summit (OCZSSD2-1SUM60G)
    • 128GB OCZ Summit (OCZSSD2-1SUM120G)
    • 256GB OCZ Summit (OCZSSD2-1SUM250G)
  • OCZ Vertex Series premium SSD featuring read performance up to 250 MBps and write bandwidth up to 160 MBps. High Reliability is based on 6, 12, 16-bits/sector correctable by the internal BCH mode.
    • 32GB OCZ Vertex (OCZSSD2-1VTX30G)
    • 64GB OCZ Vertex (OCZSSD2-1VTX60G)
    • 128GB OCZ Vertex (OCZSSD2-1VTX120G)
    • 256GB OCZ Vertex (OCZSSD2-1VTX250G)
  • OCZ Apex Series SSD with new RAID-0 internal architecture featuring read performance up to 230 MBps and write bandwidth up to 160 MBps. High reliability is based on the internal 15bit BCH mode.
    • 32GB OCZ Apex (OCZSSD2-1APX30G)
    • 64GB OCZ Apex (OCZSSD2-1APX60G)
    • 128GB OCZ Apex (OCZSSD2-1APX120G)
    • 256GB OCZ Apex (OCZSSD2-1APX250G)
  • OCZ Agility Series mainstream SSD featuring read performance up to 230 MBps and write bandwidth up to 135 MBps. High Reliability is based on 6, 12, 16-bits/sector correctable by the internal BCH mode.
    • 32GB OCZ Agility (OCZSSD2-1AGT30G)
    • 64GB OCZ Agility (OCZSSD2-1AGT60G)
    • 128GB OCZ Agility (OCZSSD2-1AGT120G)
  • OCZ Core v2 Series mainstream consumer SSD featuring read performance up to 170 MBps and write bandwidth up to 98 MBps. High reliability is based on the internal BCH 15bit ECC.
    • 32GB OCZ Core (OCZSSD2-2C30G)
    • 64GB OCZ Core (OCZSSD2-2C60G)
    • 128GB OCZ Core (OCZSSD2-2C120G)
    • 256GB OCZ Core (OCZSSD2-2C250G)
  • OCZ Solid Series value SSD featuring read performance up to 155 MBps and write bandwidth up to 90 MBps. High reliability is based on the internal BCH 15bit ECC.
    • 32GB OCZ Solid (OCZSSD2-1SLD30G)
    • 64GB OCZ Solid (OCZSSD2-1SLD60G)
    • 128GB OCZ Solid (OCZSSD2-1SLD120G)
    • 256GB OCZ Solid (OCZSSD2-1SLD250G)

OCZSSD2-1VTX120G Specifications

  • Available in 30GB, 60GB, 120GB, 250GB capacities
  • Read: up to 200 MB/sec
  • Write (120-250GB): up to 160 MB/sec
  • Seek: <.1ms
  • Onboard Cache: (30-60GB) - 32MB / (120-250GB) - 64MB
  • Slim 2.5" Design
  • 100.2 x 70 x 9.3mm
  • Lightweight 77g
  • Operating Temp: -10C ~ +70C
  • Storage Temp: -55C ~ +140C
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Shock Resistant 1500G
  • Internal RAID 0 Support
  • MTBF 1.5 million hours
  • 2 year warranty



 

Comments 

 
# Heat QuestionsGreg 2010-10-05 09:29
The heat section is unclear, you say SSD at load vs idle temps in one sentence but otherwise it seems you are comparing idle temps. The SSDs seem to cover the high and low end of the temperature spectrum so it is hard to understand where you get the conclusion that they are generally cooler.
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# SSD Heat OutputOlin Coles 2010-10-05 09:32
Hello Greg: I've discontinued the measurement of heat output from SSDs. This is because each series of controller operates at a different temp, and the enclosure makes a difference as to how much heat is dissipated out through the walls. In general, SSDs emit a low level of heat, much less than any hard drive, but they do still produce heat.
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# idle vs. full loadmike 2012-07-07 22:53
Could you please do just 1 more set of testing...

Even just 2 SSD vs 2 HDD's, Do an idle temp comparison vs a heavy usage test

Would be very interesting to see! Great article!
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# Vertex SpeedsJack 2013-04-05 13:39
This is a couple years old but these HDD's were discontinued and OCZ will replace the defective units with Vertex Plus Revision 2. My speeds were hitting about 220MB/sec max and averaging 180MB/sec.
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# RE: OCZ Vertex 120GB SATA SSD OCZSSD2-1VTX120GNikolai 2013-07-08 17:31
but one just like it. New but from e-bay. It died in less then a year.
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