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Written by Olin Coles   
Monday, 03 August 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
OCZ Vertex Turbo MLC SATA SSD OCZSSD2-1VTXT120G
Features and Specifications
First Look: Vertex Turbo SSD
Indilinx Barefoot SSD Components
SSD Testing Methodology
Random Access Time Benchmark
Basic IO Bandwidth
Random Access IOPS Tests
I/O Response Time
Linear Bandwidth Speed
Sequential Performance Tests
Buffered Transaction Speed
Solid State Drive Final Thoughts
Vertex Turbo Conclusion

Vertex Turbo Features

OCZ Vertex Turbo Series provides a cutting-edge design for enthusiasts looking to transform their desktops or laptops. Enabled by a proprietary firmware and 64MB of 180MHz DRAM cache, the Vertex Turbo Edition ramps up performance levels to new heights, while providing the snappy computing, longer battery life, and shorter boot-ups users have enjoyed from the original. The Vertex Turbo delivers best-in-class read and write speeds clocking in at up to 270MB/s read and 210MB/s write along with the lower power consumption and superior durability compared to conventional hard drives.

The tried-and-true architecture and performance of the original Vertex has been upgraded to meet the demands of enthusiasts and other performance-seeking users who benefit from SSD technology. The Vertex Turbo Series maximizes the potential for ultimate productivity and state-of-the-art computing experience, by increasing both the host clock-speed and the SDR DRAM Cache to 180MHz versus 166MHz on the original series.

Available in capacities of 30GB (32), 60GB (64), 120GB (128), and 250GB (256), Vertex Turbo SSDs offers ample room for all your data and comes backed with an industry leading 3 Year Warranty and OCZ's exemplary service and support.

Series

Vertex EX

Agility EX

Vertex Turbo

Summit

Vertex

Apex

Agility

Solid 2

Solid

Capacities (GB)

64, 128

64

32, 64, 128, 256

32, 64, 128, 256

32, 64, 128, 256

64, 128, 256

32, 64, 128

64, 128

32, 64, 128, 256

NAND

SLC

SLC

MLC

MLC

MLC

MLC

MLC

MLC

MLC

Controller

Indilinx

Indilinx

Indilinx

Samsung

Indilinx

Dual JMicron

Indilinx

Indilinx

JMicron

Cache

64MB

64MB

64MB

128MB

64MB

N/A

64MB

N/A

N/A

Read Speed

Up to 260MB/s

Up to 255MB/s

Up to 270MB/s

Up to 220MB/s

Up to 250MB/s

Up to 230MB/s

Up to 230MB/s

Up to 125MB/s

Up to 155MB/s

Write Speed

Up to 210MB/s

Up to 195MB/s

Up to 200MB/s

Up to 200MB/s

Up to 160MB/s

Up to 160MB/s

Up to 135MB/s

Up to 100MB/s

Up to 90MB/s

Firmware Jumper

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

As of October 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 Agility EX SLC enterprise SSD featuring read performance up to 255 MBps and write bandwidth up to 195 MBps. High Reliability is based on 6, 12, 16-bits/sector correctable by the internal BCH mode.
    • 64GB OCZ Vertex EX (OCZSSD2-1AGTEX60G)
  • 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 Solid 2 Series mainstream consumer SSD featuring read performance up to 125 MBps and write bandwidth up to 100 MBps. High reliability is based on the internal BCH 15bit ECC.
    • 64GB OCZ Core (OCZSSD2-2SLD60G)
    • 128GB OCZ Core (OCZSSD2-2SLD120G)
  • 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)

OCZSSD2-1VTXT120G Specifications

  • Available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities
  • Read: up to 270 MB/sec
  • Write: up to 200 MB/sec
  • Seek: <.1ms
  • Onboard Cache: 180MHz 64MB
  • Slim 2.5" Design
  • 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3mm
  • Lightweight 77g
  • Operating Temp: 0C ~ +70C
  • Storage Temp: -45C ~ +85C
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Shock Resistant 1500G
  • MTBF 1.5 million hours
  • 3-Year warranty



 

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