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The OCZ Vertex 2 is a solid state hard drive aimed at hardcore gamers and multimedia professionals.

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Pros

installation is generally hassle-free, no special settings or software needed over and above general hard drive install issues

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software installation times are extremely short

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extremely fast access speeds, newer operating systems reboot in seconds

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comes with updated firmware as it is produced

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Cons

the 2.5 to 3.5 bracket is too short

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capacities don't get very high, fills up quickly

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frequent hardware failures reported in the first few days of ownership

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The OCZ Vertex 2 is a solid state hard drive aimed at hardcore gamers and multimedia professionals. It reads at high speeds of up to 285MB/s, and writes at up to 275MB/s. It supports TRIM natively and has RAID support. This supports a seek time of 0.1ms. The drive fits in a standard 2.5in bay and weighs 77g, but comes with a 3.5in adapter bracket for desktop computers. It's light on power usage, taking just 2W in operation and 0.5W in standby. This drive is shock resistant to forces of up to 1500G.

Model Variations

The OCZ Vertex 2 comes in 50GB, 100GB, and 200GB capacities. Expect prices to be lower for the smaller capacities.

Features
  • 50GB, 100GB, and 200GB capacities
  • Read : up to 285MB/s
  • Write : up to 275MB/s
  • Native TRIM support
  • Max IOPS Firmware
  • Seek Time: .1ms
  • 2.5in form factor
  • Weight: 77g
  • Low Power Consumption: 2W in operation, 0.5W in standby
  • Shock Resistant up to 1500G
  • RAID Support
  • Included 3.5in Desktop adapter bracket
  • Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and Linux
  • MTBF: 2 million hours
  • 3-Year Warranty
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