If you wanted the rocketship equivalent of a solid-state hard drive, OCZ is there for you. Designed for your laptop and adaptable to your desktop (with the included bracket), OCZ's 240GB Vertex 3 SATA 6Gbps 2.5" Solid State Drive is an internal solid-state storage drive that delivers 240GB of memory, outrageously fast performance, and solid reliability. With this hard drive upgrade, you will notice significantly faster load times for games, programs, large video or audio files, or your operating system than if you were using a traditional hard disk drive. The drive features maximum read speeds of up to 550 MB/s and maximum write speeds of up to 520 MB/s. It has also clocked random 4K file writes at up to 60,000 IOPS and random 4K file reads at up to 40,000 IOPS.
So as to perform this quickly, the drive utilizes solid state MLC NAND flash components, the blazing SATA 6Gbps bus interface, and a SandForce 2281 controller. Beyond speed, it also features native TRIM support so your drive will perform over the long haul and RAID support so that you can combine it with other drives for greater, more secure memory. Along with these features, this drive boasts the same advantages of other solid state drives in that it uses solid-state technologies to perform with less energy, noise, and required power than mechanical hard disk drives. It also is shock resistant so you most likely won't need to worry about your drive if you accidentally bump or drop your computer, unlike traditional hard disk drives. If you wanted a hard drive upgrade that just might require a helmet, jumpsuit, and safety straps, you just might have found it.