OCZ Technology 120GB Vertex 3 Series SATA III 2.5" Solid State Drive

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Delivering double the performance of the previous generation...

As the third generation of the legendary Vertex Series, OCZ Vertex 3 Solid State Drives are designed and built to unleash the full potential of the 6Gbps SATA3 interface. The OCZ Vertex 3 pushes the limits in both sequential and random data transfer rates, significantly improving your gaming, multimedia, and overall computing experience over traditional mechanical hard drives.

In addition to maximized productivity, a Vertex 3 upgrade makes a hard drive equipped notebook more portable than ever with superior durability and reduced power consumption. Using the latest breakthrough controller and flash technology, Vertex 3 SSDs work in perfect harmony with next generation platforms and operating systems to deliver the industry's best storage solution.


  • NAND Components: 2Xnm Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
  • Interface: SATA III / 6Gbps (Backwards compatible with SATA II / 3Gbps)
  • Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
  • Controller: SandForce®2281
  • Dimensions(L x W x H): 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3mm
  • Seek Time: 0.1 ms
  • Weight: 77g
  • Power Consumption: Idle: 1.65 Watts Active: 3 Watts
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C ~ +55°C
  • Storage Temperature: -45°C ~ +85°C
  • ShockResistance: 1500G
  • Certifications: RoHS, CE, FCC
  • MTBF: 2 millionhours
  • ECC Recovery: Up to 16 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
  • Product Health Monitoring: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and ReportingTechnology (S.M.A.R.T.)
  • SerialATA (SATA): Fully compliant with Serial ATA InternationalOrganization: Serial ATA Revision 3.0.Fully compliant with ATA/ATAPI-8StandardNative Command Queuing (NCQ)
  • Operating System: Windows XP 32-Bitand 64-Bit;Windows Vista 32-Bitand 64-Bit;Windows 7 32-Bitand64-Bit
  • Power Requirements: Standard SATA Power Connecto
  • Performance Optimization: TRIM (requires OSsupport)
  • System Integration: Bundled with 3.5" desktop adapter bracket:
  • Service & Support: 3-Year Warranty, Toll-Free Tech Support, 24 Hour Forum Support, Firmware Updates


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Product Description
OCZ Vertex 3 Series - solid state drive - 120 GB - SATA 6Gb/s
Solid state drive - internal
120 GB
NAND Flash Memory Type
Multi-level cell (MLC)
Form Factor
2.5" x 1/8H (in 3.5" carrier)
SATA 6Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate
600 MBps
Native Command Queuing (NCQ), TRIM support, S.M.A.R.T.
Dimensions (WxDxH)
100 mm x 70 mm x 9.3 mm
77 g
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years warranty



Device Type
Solid state drive - internal
120 GB
NAND Flash Memory Type
Multi-level cell (MLC)
Form Factor
2.5" x 1/8H
SATA 6Gb/s
Native Command Queuing (NCQ), TRIM support, S.M.A.R.T.
100 mm
70 mm
9.3 mm
77 g


Drive Transfer Rate
600 MBps (external)
Internal Data Rate
550 MBps (read) / 500 MBps (write)
4KB Random Read
20000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
60000 IOPS
Maximum 4KB Random Write
85000 IOPS
Seek Time
0.1 ms (average)


2,000,000 hours

Expansion & Connectivity

1 x SATA 6 Gb/s - 7 pin Serial ATA
Compatible Bay
2.5" x 1/8H or 3.5" (with included bay adapter)


Power Consumption
3 Watt (active)

Software & System Requirements

OS Required
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Edition, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits)


Included Accessories
3.5-inch bay adapter
Compliant Standards

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
Limited warranty - 3 years

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
55 °C


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Customer reviews

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5* Good drive. Very Fast
Reviewed by Phillip D on 31/07/2011
My first ssd. Used for OS and programs as bootable drive. Well worth the investment much faster boot times than hdd. Just remember to update the firmware in another pc or when not set as primary drive. I found it much easier than trying to use a Linux updater. Speed delivery from BT.
5* Three Words
Reviewed by PiotrekV6 on 13/03/2012
Three Words:
Fast and High performance
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