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OCZ Technology Vertex

OCZ Technology Vertex
alaScore 88

459 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 459 reviews of OCZ Technology Vertex. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the OCZ Technology Vertex is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for OCZ Technology Vertex

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of OCZ Technology Vertex from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.co.uk.

33% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: OCZ VTX450-25SAT3-256G Vertex 450 256GB 7mm 2.5 inch SATA 3.0 Internal Solid State DriveOCZ VTX450-25SAT3-256G Vertex 450 256GB 7mm 2.5 inch SATA 3.0 Internal Solid State Drive

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Jeremy Laird (techradar.com)

OCZ Vertex 450 256GB review

 

The latest in OCZ's line up of SSDs is quite the performer

Very competitve speeds ; In-house firmware ; Nipping at the heels of the Samsung Pro drive

Random read speed could be better ; Pricey

The Vertex 450 is right up there in almost every metric. Sequential reads and writes are close enough to the competition that it hardly matters, and so are our application tests, though you can say that of every drive. Random write performance is as...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Joshua B. (newegg.com)

Good!

 

Been Running Strong for over 3 years

none

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

A hidden gem

 

I have over 20 years in the field and have had literally hundreds of drives and to day have had only one spindle drive and zero SSDs fail (knocks on wood). No sure what everyone else is doing to theirs.

When researching SSDs at the time, it was all about the Samsungs. I did not read a single mention about these OCZ drives but a "hot deal" is how I ended up with one. This drive is very fast. It is my Windows drive in a dual boot system. My OSX drive is...

None do date. Zero problems from day one and I had had it since first released.

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Mark L. (newegg.com)

Super fast

 

One of the fastest drives I've ever used. This has been my system drive for 3.5 years and counting--zero issues.

None!

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Daniel C. (newegg.com)

Wish I hadn't read the great reviews and bought this.

 

Read all these great reviews about this product and OCZ. Lies. Now my boot partition went bad and idk anything to do except reinstall windows on a different drive. Not buying anymore OCZ drives.

Drive lasted two years?

Drive lasted two years.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: James D. (newegg.com)

Best Of the BEST!!!!!

 

Wish they still made then, If you can find any buy them

Wish they still made these, There super fast!!

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Franklyn M. (newegg.com)

Just Died After 3.5 Years

 

Mine died today after 3.5 years. I was just doing normal work and a blue screen popped up. Drive does not show up in the BIOS. Tested the port and power supply with another SSD and it checks out fine.

Good while it lasted. My important data is on secondary HDDs.

Failed too soon.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Albert A. (newegg.com)

This is the worst product I have ever bought!!! I mean it.

 

Will never buy ocz product ever again!!!!!!!!!

It's fast when it works.

Where to start.......it will work for a while and it will totally mess up your data . I had installed at least 50 times Windows 7 64 bit OS on it and all the time I got CHKDSK then missing start up files then can't recover this was going on and on and...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Guy S. (newegg.com)

Failed after 3 years

 

Should last longer than three years of use. Not recommended. I'm now using other brand SSDs.

Seemed reasonably fast

Used this as a boot drive for a little over three years. Then one day the BIOS no longer saw the drive. Tried reseating cables but that didn't help. Since this was used as the boot drive, computer would no longer boot and reported no boot drive present.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Denis d. (newegg.com)

Worked but failed

 

Other SSD that was in the RAID0 was a samsung brand SSD which is still working today.

Good SSD, fast speeds, its what you expect.

Failed after 2 and a half years. Data was not recoverable by standard DIY methods, and was all lost. Was a part of a RAID0 setup as the boot device.

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Certification:- RoHS\n- CE\n- FCC\n / CE, FCC, KCC / CE, FCC, KCC, C-Tick, BSMI, VCCI, UL / RoHS, CE, FCC / RoHS, CE, FCC, KCC
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Housing material:Aluminium
Internal:No / Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes
SSD form factor:1.8" / 2.5" / 3.5"

Energy Management

Power consumption (idle):0.6
Power consumption (read):1.8 / 2 / 2.5 / 2.65 / 3
Power consumption (sleep mode):1.65
Power consumption (standby):0.5 / 0.55 / 1.3 / 1.65 / 5
Power consumption (write):1.8 / 2 / 2.5 / 2.65 / 3

Operational Conditions

Operating shock:1500
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 55 / 0 - 70
Storage temperature range (T-T):-45 - 85

Other Features

Chips organization:SandForce 2282
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7, Vista, XP 32-bit/64-bit, Mac OSX
Device connectivity:Wired
Hard disk controller:Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10
Host transfer rate:50
Internal:No / Y / Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):4.5 x 7.5 x 0.75 / 7.6 x 6.16 x 1.42
Sustained data rate:250

Packaging Data

Manual: Yes
Package depth:7.52
Package height:0.752
Package type:Box
Package weight:12.7 / 4.23
Package width:4.49
Packaging type:Box

Performance

Access Time:0.02
Bytes per sector:512
Data Transfer Rate:6
Drive device, buffer size:64
ECC: Yes
Endurance rating (for 3 years):20
Lithography:20
Mean time between failures (MTBF):10000000 / 1500000 / 1700000 / 2000000
Memory Type:MLC
Native command queuing (NCQ): Yes
RAID support: Yes
Random read (4KB):20000 / 40000 / 50000 / 70000 / 85000 / 90000 / 95000
Random write (4KB):29000 / 40000 / 50000 / 60000 / 85000 / 90000
Read Speed:210 / 220 / 230 / 240 / 250 / 260 / 270 / 285 / 460 / 530 / 540 / 550 / 560
S.M.A.R.T. support:No / Yes
Security algorithms:256-bit AES
Seek time:0.1 / 1
Solid-state drive capacity:100 / 120 / 128 / 200 / 240 / 256 / 30 / 32 / 480 / 512 / 60 / 64
Solid-state drive interface:SAS / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SAS / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
TRIM support: Yes
Wi-Fi: No
Write Speed:125 / 135 / 145 / 150 / 160 / 170 / 200 / 210 / 220 / 275 / 430 / 450 / 500 / 510 / 520 / 525 / 75

Power

Power consumption (idle):0.6
Power consumption (read):1.8 / 2 / 2.5 / 2.65 / 3
Power consumption (sleep):1.65
Power consumption (standby):0.5 / 0.55 / 1.3 / 1.65 / 5
Power consumption (write):1.8 / 2 / 2.5 / 2.65 / 3

Software

Downloadable software:OCZ SSD Guru
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64 / Yes

Technical Details

Operating shock:1500
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 55 / 0 - 70
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 55 / 0 - 70
Storage temperature (T-T):-45 - 85
Storage temperature range (T-T):-45 - 85

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.74 / 3.93 / 4.02 / 5.75
Height:0.276 / 0.366 / 0.433
Weight:2.72 / 3.56 / 4.06 / 4.09 / 4.76
Width:2.74 / 3.93 / 4.02 / 5.75