OCZ Vertex SATA 2.0 60GB SSD Linux Review
May 22, 2009, 19:32 (2 Talkback[s])
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"The OCZ Vertex SSD uses a 2.5-inch form factor and has
its standard Serial ATA power and data ports. Unlike the older OCZ
Core Series V2, there is no mini USB port on this SSD to use it for
external purposes. Should you be interested in opening up the drive
there are four screws (plus a warranty sticker) that need to be
removed from the bottom of the Vertex. Inside the Vertex one will
find the Samsung MLC flash memory chips with an Indilinx Barefoot
controller and a 64MB memory IC for its cache.
"his drive is rated to have a 1.5 million hours mean time
between failures (MTBF) and should be able to withstand up to 1500G
of shock while being able to operate between 0°C and 70°C.
The total weight of this solid state drive is just 77 grams. The
60GB version that we were reviewing is rated to have read speeds up
to 230MB/s, write speeds up to 135MB/s, and sustained write speeds
up to 70MB/s. The 120GB Vertex from OCZ Technology is rated to be
the fastest with read speeds up to 250MB/s, write speeds up to
180MB/s, and sustained write speeds up to 100MB/s."