Summit 120GB In Detail

The new Summit series comes in three capacities: 60GB, 120GB and 250GB. Pricing starts at $240 for the 60GB version, and $350 for the 120GB drives as mentioned earlier. The 250GB version pricing is a little scarier as you can expect to pay around $730 for it.

Still, for most 120GB is enough to install an operating system and an extensive set of essential programs/games.

The OCZ Summit, like most solid state and traditional hard drives, looks rather bland, however it will likely be hidden away anyway. The drive features the typical SATA data and power connectors.

On a side note it is worth mentioning that there is no integrated High-Speed USB 2.0 Mini-B connector featured on this drive. This is something we've seen missing from OCZ drives in general. While we don't expect users to pay hundreds of dollars on these high speed SSDs to use them as portable USB hard drives, having a USB connector handy is a useful feature.

OCZ claims that the 120GB Summit can achieve a maximum read speed of 220MB/s and a write speed of 200MB/s. The 120GB and 250GB versions have the same read/write performance, while the 60GB version has a claimed write throughput of just 125MB/s making it considerably slower. The Samsung S3C29RBB01-YK40 controller chip is supported by a large 128MB cache designed to improve small write performance and eliminate any 'stuttering' issues.

OCZ also claims that the Summit has a MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of 1.5 million hours. This is the same estimation that they give their Vertex SSDs, and it seems to be somewhat of a standard for these MLC drives. Additionally, OCZ claims that the drive will withstand 1500G shock resistance.

The Summit SSDs measure 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3mm and weigh just 77 grams, thanks to their slim 2.5" design, making them ideal for both desktop and laptop computers. They are said to use just 2 watts of power when in use and 0.5 watts in standby mode. The Summit SSDs are designed to work in RAID if you choose to purchase more than one, and they are backed by a 3-year warranty.