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OCZ 120GB Solid 3 SATA-III 6Gbps SSD £54.99 Delivered @ Ebuyer

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- 2.5" SATA-III SSD
- Read 500MB/s
- Write 450MB/s
- Random Write 4KB: 20,000 IOPS
- 3 Year Warranty

FREE Delivery if you choose their standard 5 day delivery service. 490 in stock at time of writing

Performance

Max Read - up to 500 MB/s (SATA-III 6Gbps), up to 280 MB/s (SATA-II 3Gbps)
Max Write - up to 450 MB/s (SATA-III 6Gbps), up to 260 MB/s (SATA-II 3Gbps)
4KB Random Read - 20,000 IOPS (75 MB/s)
4KB Random Write - 20,000 IOPS (75 MB/s)
Sequential Read AS-SSD - 185 MB/s
Sequential Write AS-SSD - 125 MB/s
4K Random Read AS-SSD - 23,000 (90 MB/s)
4K Random Write AS-SSD - 33,000 (130 MB/s)

SPECIFICATIONS
NAND Components - Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
Interface - SATA-III/6Gbps (Backwards compatible with SATA-II/3Gbps, but optimized for SATA-111 6Gbps)
Form Factor - 2.5 Inch
Controller - SandForce 2281
Dimensions (L x W x H) - 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3 mm
Seek Time - 0.1 ms
Weight - 77g
Power Consumption - Idle: 1.5 Watts, Active: 2.7 Watts
Operating Temperature - 0°C ~ 55°C
Storage Temperature - -45°C ~ 85°C
Shock Resistance - 1500G
Certifications - RoHS, CE, FCC
MTBF - 2 million hours
ECC Recovery - Up to 55 bits correctable per 512-byte sector (BCH) *varies depending on exact configuration
Product Health Monitoring - Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.)
Serial ATA (SATA) - Fully compliant with Serial ATA International Organization: Serial ATA Revision 3.0. Fully compliant with ATA/ATAPI-8 Standard Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
Operating System - Windows XP 32-Bit and 64-Bit; Windows Vista 32-Bit and 64-Bit; Windows 7 32-Bit and 64-Bit; Mac OS X; Linux
Power Requirements - Standard SATA Power Connector
Performance Optimization - TRIM (requires OS support)
Service & Support - 3-Year Warranty, Toll-Free Tech Support, 24 Hour Forum Support, Firmware Updates

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Top Comments (1)

    repouk
    daver77
    Would this be good for the operating system on a HP Proliant N40L?
    Depending on what you're doing, almost any SSD of 64GB will do. W7 x64 needs 20GB + pagefile + hibernation file if using one. Leave 20% free space and even a 64GB drive will still leave you 20GB+ for apps. You won't need stunning SSD speeds if you're just using it as a HTPC file server for instance.

    Freespace for SSD's
    64GB drive = 59.6GB (after windows formatting) = 47.68GB actual usable space (after 20% free space rule)
    120GB drive = 111.75GB (after windows formatting) = 89.4GB actual usable space (after 20% free space rule)
    128GB drive = 119.2GB (after windows formatting) = 95.36GB actual usable space (after 20% free space rule)
    160GB drive = 149GB (after windows formatting) = 119.2GB actual usable space (after 20% free space rule)
    Source: Overclock.net

    Approximate Windows 7 installation sizes (excluding pagefile & hibernation file):
    32bit - 16GB
    64bit - 20GB

    Edited By: repouk on Sep 13, 2012 12:34

All Comments (35)

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    Mrman123
    what's reliability like on this SSD ?
    Cousteau2012
    Mrman123
    what's reliability like on this SSD ?


    no idea but you at least get a 3 year warranty :)
    Noclouds
    I just take it as read that it's an OCZ so for goodness sake back up your critical data from it, on to a Samsung or a Crucial! Or even, with grudging fairness, onto the reportedly more reliable new OCZ 4 series.

    Typically thorough review over at storeagereview. In short, they say: "Performance is limited compared to the (old) Agility 3 or Vertex 3, but in our real-world traces it still only trailed by 6.5-19.5% depending on the situation." They concluded hot at that price but I would be tempted to wait a few weeks and see how Samsung and Corsair respond.

    http://www.storagereview.com/ocz_solid_3_review_120gb
    Noclouds
    Wouldn't use it for mission critical data, perhaps, but a hot from me. Nice find, Cousteau2012.
    daver77
    Would this be good for the operating system on a HP Proliant N40L?
    tehwabbit
    What's with the OCZ hate in the last week? They make decent drives.

    If you buy their cheap products, then you only have yourself to blame!
    repouk
    daver77
    Would this be good for the operating system on a HP Proliant N40L?
    Depending on what you're doing, almost any SSD of 64GB will do. W7 x64 needs 20GB + pagefile + hibernation file if using one. Leave 20% free space and even a 64GB drive will still leave you 20GB+ for apps. You won't need stunning SSD speeds if you're just using it as a HTPC file server for instance.

    Freespace for SSD's
    64GB drive = 59.6GB (after windows formatting) = 47.68GB actual usable space (after 20% free space rule)
    120GB drive = 111.75GB (after windows formatting) = 89.4GB actual usable space (after 20% free space rule)
    128GB drive = 119.2GB (after windows formatting) = 95.36GB actual usable space (after 20% free space rule)
    160GB drive = 149GB (after windows formatting) = 119.2GB actual usable space (after 20% free space rule)
    Source: Overclock.net

    Approximate Windows 7 installation sizes (excluding pagefile & hibernation file):
    32bit - 16GB
    64bit - 20GB

    Edited By: repouk on Sep 13, 2012 12:34
    martinelsen
    Might get one of these for an Elitebook 6930p - I assume that this will be a viable solution?
    CannedChaos
    tehwabbit
    What's with the OCZ hate in the last week? They make decent drives.

    If you buy their cheap products, then you only have yourself to blame!


    Well, no. If they sell crappy products which fail then maybe they deserve some criticism? It's not as if their budget drives come with a "likely to fail and take all your data with it" warning. A slow drive is what you sell cheap, a failure-prone drive is something you don't sell at all unless you are a bloody terrible company.

    EDIT: And for the record, I've had to RMA like 5 fancy OCZ flash drives, about 4 sticks of RAM, and most recently an SSD. I think this last incident will finally keep me away from them for good.

    Edited By: CannedChaos on Sep 13, 2012 12:54: added complaining
    Scotty Boy
    martinelsen
    Might get one of these for an Elitebook 6930p - I assume that this will be a viable solution?


    Don't see why not plus if you need additional disk storage you can either opt for an external USB HDD or look into purchasing a 2nd HDD Caddy, to replace the Optical Drive in your laptop. :D
    JeanDeLaFontaine
    Really good price for 120gb version, sata 3,great read/write speeds and 3 year warranty. I would certainly buy one if i have second computer/laptop. :)
    Noclouds->Please dont wait for Samsung 830 to respond lol. Its a higher quality product and very reliable indeed.
    I doubt you will see any big price change unless if its a market trend but not because of OCZ.
    tehwabbit
    CannedChaos
    tehwabbit
    What's with the OCZ hate in the last week? They make decent drives.

    If you buy their cheap products, then you only have yourself to blame!


    Well, no. If they sell crappy products which fail then maybe they deserve some criticism? It's not as if their budget drives come with a "likely to fail and take all your data with it" warning. A slow drive is what you sell cheap, a failure-prone drive is something you don't sell at all unless you are a bloody terrible company.

    EDIT: And for the record, I've had to RMA like 5 fancy OCZ flash drives, about 4 sticks of RAM, and most recently an SSD. I think this last incident will finally keep me away from them for good.


    Pretty much all big companies sell dodgy/low-end products -usually they are white labels though so you can't tell who makes them!


    I've had to RMA a few things in the last 12 months too including some high-end Crucial DDR3 which get amazing reviews. I just put it down to bad luck, they can't test everything :)

    I wouldn't knock a company just because I have had bad experience with them, perhaps if you have had 5 of the same drive in the same machine it is something else that is causing an issue - My RAM issue was due to a voltage problem on the Mobo.
    dangel
    "Controller - SandForce 2281"

    +

    Manufacturer "OCZ"

    = Ticking time bomb.

    No offence to the op but never, ever again.
    (3 SSD OCZ failures on)


    Edited By: dangel on Sep 13, 2012 14:01
    Waterboy8535
    Again, having had BSOD issues with an OCZ and Corsair SATA3 SSD drives using the same Sandforce controller, I wouldn't go near them.

    I now have a Samsung 830 in my Vaio and a Crucial M4 in my Gaming rig and both have been faultless
    bemaniac
    lol remember the OCZ core drive I got for 120gb £369.99 when SSD first came mainstream and it made windows awful to use compared to a normal harddrive as they messed up the memory controller compared to the first intel drives. The next one I got was OCZ Agility 3 60gb for £75 which is currently occasionally dissapearing from the bios on boot. I have 2x256GB samsung 830 series SSDs in raid 0 as my games drive and they are faultless but the OCZ drives I've decided I'm not buying another.
    baroni1971
    daver77
    Would this be good for the operating system on a HP Proliant N40L?


    It's a 2.5" sata drive so only issue is where you put it - possible velcro to attach it inside case.
    fxyrslf
    I too have had a OCZ SSD be flaky and fail. Bought a new Samsung 830 SSD and it has been fine.

    Read some PC enthusiast forums, the advice is usually to steer clear of OCZ who often use poor components and have bad warranty policy. I wouldn't buy this brand again.
    Chewyone
    Do not buy. Only 20,000 IOPS and if you pay around £15 more you can get the same size with about 80,000 IOPS.
    Tim1292
    I wouldn't buy this, I have a failed OCZ SSD, which broke after about 12-15 months of use. My local pc shop said that they've experienced a few failures as well, in about a year. It's very unusual for SSD's to fail so easily, OCZ must be using budget parts for their drives.

    If u buy this and it fails, then you will lose all of your data. All of it!
    PcTechSpecialist
    Before buying this SSD, I recommend checking out some of the reviews that some buyers left on newegg

    you dont even need to read through all 14 pages of user/buyer reviews to see that the main issue that stands out that drives are either DoA or fail within a very very short period of time.

    they might give you a 3year warranty with it but whats the point when the SSD is going to spend more time with the manufacturer then being used in your laptop or PC like you bought it for??? Ebuyer will send you out a new SSD if the drive fails while under shop warranty. But OCZ will send you back a SSD that has already failed and been through the repair process which means you automatically run the gauntlet again or sit there biting your nails wondering when its going to go kaput again.

    OCZ arent ALL bad, Ive used OCZ SSDs in the past and most of them have lived long enough to be sold on and are still working perfectly with their new owners.

    given Intel, Samsung or Crucial's reliability when it comes to SSDs, I have to vote this deal COLD.

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