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The OCZ Vertex Limited Edition is a solid state drive for power users.

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reasonable value

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features the SandForce SF-1500 controller - arguably the fastest consumer SSD controller to date

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3-year warranty

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available in 50, 100 and 200GB capacities

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roughly the same price per GB as earlier X25-M drives, while providing superior performance

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limited edition isn't just a silly add-on name - truly somewhat exclusive with only 5000 drives being made

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not that exclusive to date - many still in stock at a variety of retailers

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limited number of drives being produced - around 5000

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very expensive - far from the current X25-M sweet spots

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The OCZ Vertex Limited Edition is a solid state drive for power users. The Limited Edition's advantage over the Vertex 2 is in the 4k random write, which specializes in fast access to data scattered around the hard drive. This makes it a good drive for Windows users. It has a maximum read speed of up to 270MB/s, and can write at up to 250MB/s. It has native TRIM and RAID support. The drive fits into a standard 2.5in bay and weights 77g. It draws 2 watts in operation and 0.5 watts while in standby. The unit is shock resistant to forces of up to 1500G.

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The OCZ Vertex Limited Edition comes in 50GB, 100GB and 200GB capacities. Expect the smaller capacities to be significantly cheaper.

  • 50GB, 100GB and 200GB capacities
  • Read : up to 270MB/s
  • Write : up to 250MB/s
  • Random Write 4k: 15,000 IOPS
  • Max 4k IOPS: 50,000
  • Native TRIM support
  • 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
  • Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and Linux
  • MTBF: 1.5 million hours
  • 3-Year Warranty
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