OCZ SSD 2.5 inch Vertex 2 100GB MLC SATA300 OCZSSD2-2VTX100G

  • OCZ SSD 2.5 inch Vertex 2 100GB MLC SATA300 OCZSSD2-2VTX100G
90
Based on 10 scores, 32 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
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Pros:

  • Blazing fast.
  • Exclusive high IOPS firmware.
  • Capacities up to 480GB.

Cons:

  • Random writes still not in Intel territory.
  • Price Vs Storage Capacity.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on

Given what we had already seen from the previous Sandforce-based SSDs, the Vertex 2 was never going to disappoint in terms of performance. However taking into account OCZ's current pricing strategy and the sequential and IOPS (Input/Output...

By BeHardware on

Launched in April 2010, the OCZ Vertex 2 100 GB uses the SandForce SF-1200 without RAM but with 128 GB of flash memory made up of 16 x 8GB chips...

By Atomic MPC on 92

A great high-speed...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

The drive comes at a relatively high cost per gigabyte, but all performance results are more than acceptable. Idle power is average at 0.5 W, but peak power consumption for HD video playback, sequential reads,...

By TechRadar on 80

Does OCZ's Vertex 2 smell familiar? It should do. After all, it boasts the same 100GB capacity as the Corsair Force F100. More importantly, it's the second SSD in our group to pack the impressive new Sandforce SF-1200 controller chipset. But...

By BeHardware on

With the size of pages and blocks of NAND increasing on these new chips, the controllers that use them will be aiming to make up for the losses in speed for smaller accesses that are inherent in these changes. Moreover, while this flash memory...

By Maximum PC on 90

In June, we tested OCZ’s Vertex Limited Edition, one of two drives we had that used the SandForce SF-1200 controller. At the time, we wondered why OCZ would artificially limit supplies of an SSD with such great performance. And now we know: It was...

By Fudzilla on

Throughout our tests, Vertex 2 has proven to be the crème of the crop of the current SSD offer. We measured 280MB/s read and 250 MB/s write speeds, whereas 4K file writing tests saw Vertex 2 hit spectacular 46,654 IOPS. These results show that...

By Kitguru.net on 80

If you aren’t so picky about ultimate performance or don’t need something so large, then be sure to check out the OCZ Vertex Limited Edition 50GB drive which retails for £140 in the UK right now. Its quite cheap and...

By HardwareHeaven on 100

With OCZ it is not all about performance though and we cannot praise their level of customer support more highly. OCZ always offer firmware updates which are quick to market and often well documented, ensuring consumers are able to make the choice on...

By Hardware Canucks on

To say that the Vertex 2 is a worthy successor to the original Indilinx-based Vertex is an understatement of epic proportions. In almost every possible way imaginable it simply is a better product from top to bottom and proved this time and again on...

By Techgage on

As we started to mention at the beginning of this review, Crucial’s RealSSD C300 has been plagued with several different post-launch firmware issues, one of them being a slim chance of the drive reaching a nearly “bricked” state under...

By AnandTech on

Last week I migrated both of my primary work computers, my desktop and my notebook, to SandForce based SSDs. My desktop now uses an OCZ Vertex 2 based on the SandForce SF-1200 with OCZ’s special sauce firmware. My notebook uses Corsair’s...

By Bjorn3D on 90

Performance wise the OCZ Vertex 2 does an excellent job of satisfying our need for speed. Price wise we aren't ready to throw our endorsement completely behind any SSD at this time. With a $400(ish) price tag and formatted capacity of around 93GB...

By HotHardware on

It is hard to believe that almost two years has passed since we first rounded-up some of the first solid state drive offerings for the PC. Since that time, the landscape has changed dramatically. Capacities have increased somewhat, but performance has...

By MyCE on 100

It is inevitable that the OCZ Vertex 2 will be directly compared to other SandForce SF1200 based SSD drives. The special firmware that OCZ have exclusive access to for the Vertex 2, despite a pre production firmware being leaked to a competitor, will...

By Pureoverclock on

Several manufacturers are jumping on the SandForce bandwagon, and we can't help but wonder what will happen to the Indilinx-based drives. Are they destined for the mainstream sector? It's hard to say because they are still very fast drives,...

By The Tech Report on

With the right workload, SandForce's SF-1200 storage controller has enormous potential. All three of the SF-1200-based drives we tested offer solid sequential throughput and very fast random access times across a range of transfer sizes. The SF-1200...

By Legit Reviews on

The OCZ Vertex Series of Solid-State Drives (SSDs) has been without a doubt one of the most successful SSDs released by any manufacturer. When we reviewed the original Vertex 120GB drive in April 2009 we found it to be an amazing SSD that was one...

By Techgage on

Today we have a quick preview of the OCZ Vertex 2 SSD that is currently breezing its way through our SSD testing benchmarks. Sure, hexa-core Gulftown and Thuban CPUs are all the current rage, and graphics cards like the Radeon HD 5870 and GeForce GTX...