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OCZ 240GB Vertex 3 SATA III 2.5" Solid State Drive

B&H # OCV3SSD25240 Mfr # VTX3-25SAT3-240G

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This item has been discontinued by the manufacturer and is no longer available.

Product Highlights
  • Ultra Fast SATA 6Gbps Interface
  • Laptop Fitting 2.5" Form Factor
  • Desktop-Sized 3.5" Adapter Bracket
  • Random 4K Write: 60,000 IOPS
  • MLC NAND Flash Components
  • Native TRIM Support
  • Shock Resistant & Durable
  • 2 Million Hours MTBF
  • Windows, Mac, Linux Compatible

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.

Delivers 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
This solid-state drive utilizes and is optimized for the ultra fast SATA 6Gbps interface; however, it is also backwards compatible with the SATA 3Gbps interface
Ridiculously fast performance for games, systems boots, professional multimedia applications, and other programs
Utilizes a SandForce 2281 controller
Promotes cooler, quieter, and more energy efficient conditions compared to traditional mechanical hard disk drives
Native TRIM support
Boasts a lightweight 2.5" design that fits into your laptop and is also bundled with a 3.5" adapter bracket for fitting into your desktop computer
2 million hour MTBF
Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, Mac OS X and Linux
3-year warranty, toll-free tech support, 24 hour forum support, firmware updates
Capacity 240GB
Interface SATA 6Gbps (Backwards compatible with SATA 3Gbps, but optimized for SATA 6Gbps
Form Factor 2.5"
Controller SandForce 2281
Components NAND Flash Components: 2xnm Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
RAID Supported
Seek Time 0.1 ms
Sustained Transfer Rate Max Read:
Up to 550 MB/s for SATA 6 Gbps
UP to 280 MB/s for SATA 3 Gbps

Max Write:
Up to 520 MB/s for SATA 6 Gbps
Up to 260 MB/s for SATA 3 Gbps

Random Read 4KB: 40,000 IOPS
Random Write 4KB: 60,000 IOPS
MTBF 2 million hours
Shock Resistant 1500G
ECC ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bits correctable per 512-byte sector (BCH)
Certifications RoHS, CE, FCC
Power Consumption 2W (0.5W Standby)
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 32 to 131°F / 0 to 55°C
Storage Temperature: -49 to 185°F / -45 to 85°C
System Requirements Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, Mac OS X, and Linux
Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.92 x 2.74 x 0.36" / 9.98 x 6.96 x 0.93 cm
Weight 2.71 oz / 77 g
OCZ 240GB Vertex 3 SATA III 2.5" Solid State Drive
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  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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