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OCZ Technology 120 GB Vertex 2 Series SATA II 3.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD3-2VTX120G

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #54 in SSD

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Pros: works well in my x61, much faster than HDD (obviously)

Cons: infrequent freezing (may not be SSD), nagging worry due to many issues with this era of drive

This truly transformed my early dual core thinkpad x61 ... NOTE I needed to use a BIOS mod to remove the original SATA 1 cap that IBM had included to accommodate the slow CD drive...understandable, as this came out early in the SATA era, so there were few if any SATA II drives then. Since the MB chipset is only SATA II, the newer SATA III (6Gbps) drives would not be much faster, and I am happy with this one.

It occasionally freezes for, perhaps, a second or two during internet browsing. This may be internet related, cpu related, or SSD related... so it may or may not be the fault of the drive. Only mentioning it because otherwise it has been a 200% increase in thinkpad goodness.

Aside from that, I have had no lockups, no BSODs, and no hangups during normal computer usage for the last year. Even the famous "return from sleep" problem has not shown up. Maybe I'm just lucky ... I hope I'm lucky, that would be fine with me.

I know that OCZ had a rash of frozen and locked drives in this time period, so I was quite nervous when I installed it. However, I have updated to the latest firmware for the SSD and have not (so far) seen any of this behavior.

Dinged 2 stars just because you shouldn't have to worry about total locked drive from the start.
OCZ Technology 120 GB Vertex 2 Series SATA II 3.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD3-2VTX120G
Description:

OCZ Vertex 2 SATA II 3.5 inch Solid State Drives deliver the same industry-leading performance as the 2.5 inch edition in a larger, lower cost per gigabyte form factor to easily integrate into desktop applications without the need to install additional hardware. Designed to excel in both sequential and random read/write speeds up to 50,000 4KB random write IOPS, the 3.5 inch Vertex 2 maximizes productivity when using as a primary storage or boot drive, minimizing program load times and completing tasks with blazing speed. Using the latest controller technology, the 3.5 inch Vertex 2 provides a faster, more responsive PC experience complete with TRIM support to keep your drive operating at peak performance in Windows 7 systems. Built with SATA 3Gb/s, Vertex 2 3.5 inch drives easily integrate into today’s desktop platforms as the ultimate storage upgrade.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandOCZ
EAN0842024019619
FeaturePower Consumption: Active 2Watts Idle:0.5Watts, Performance Optimization: TRIM (requires OS support)
Height1 inches
Length5.8 inches
Weight0.02 pounds
Width4 inches
LabelOCZ Technology
List Price$176.99
ManufacturerOCZ Technology
ModelOCZSSD3-2VTX120G
MPN0842024019619
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameCOMPUTER_DRIVE_OR_STORAGE
PublisherOCZ Technology
SKUEANDG_FR2-07500113
StudioOCZ Technology
TitleOCZ Technology 120 GB Vertex 2 Series SATA II 3.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD3-2VTX120G
UPC842024019619
Number Of Items1
Warranty3 Years
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