OCZ 120GB Vertex 2E SSD - Solid State Drive £149.99 @ SCAN today only
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OCZ 120GB Vertex 2E SSD - Solid State Drive £149.99 @ SCAN today only

£149.99
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Found 15th Jun 2011Made hot 15th Jun 2011
Based on a cutting-edge new architecture, Vertex 2 Solid State Drives raise the bar once again and deliver unprecedented performance for the complete gamut of gaming and professional multimedia applications. OCZ designed the Vertex 2 to surpass the competition where it counts most, pushing the limits in both sequential and random read/write rates. With spectacular performance in 4k file writes up to 50,000 IOPS, these latest drives take productivity to the next level with over ten times the performance of the previous generation. Using the latest controller technology, Vertex 2 not only provides a faster, more responsive PC experience, but promotes cooler, quieter, and more energy efficient conditions compared to traditional mechanical hard drives.

With sheer performance that outpaces the competition, the Vertex 2 doesn’t lose sight of what makes an SSD the ideal storage alternative to hard drives and delivers the quality, reliability, and durability demanded by consumers that will not settle for anything but the best. Built with SATA 3Gb/s, the Vertex 2 Series easily integrates into today’s mobile and desktop platforms and features TRIM support to optimize performance over the drive’s lifespan as the ultimate Windows 7 notebook or desktop upgrade.

OCZ Vertex 2 SSDs are available in 50GB to 480GB and come backed by a 3-year warranty and 2 million hour MTBF for ultimate peace of mind.


FYI Read 285MB/s, Write 275MB/s
- Max-Power

39 Comments

Original Poster

Cheapest I have ever seen a 120gb SSD, plus its an OCZ which make the best SSDs

Quite hot as 50,000 IOPS on a balanced RW, and as OP stats, a good brand.

i have one of these but it failed after a month

getting it sorted under warranty though, hopefully this one will be better

240gb one for 263.99 too nice for a laptop imo!
heat added

Good drive, solid performance and a great price. I've had the exact same drive in an iMac for a couple of months with no problems at all and all apps run much faster now.

Decent drive for a good price, hot.

I Had a 64GB 2E in a Windows machine, very quick - just installed an Agility 3 128Gb (From a HUKD thread a week or so ago) in my mid 2011 iMac - even quicker.

Heat added

You can pick up the latest Sata III Sandybridge 120gb OCZ Agility for £170 from ebuyer.

There is a significant speed difference (300mb/s vs 525mb/s) if you have the right mobo. Worth the extra £20!
Edited by: "tarley" 15th Jun 2011

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tarley

You can pick up the latest Sata III Sandybridge 120gb OCZ Agility for … You can pick up the latest Sata III Sandybridge 120gb OCZ Agility for £170 from ebuyer.There is a significant speed difference (300mb/s vs 525mb/s) if you have the right mobo. Worth the extra £20!


The latest "sandybridge" SSD lol no such thing

I'm trying to convince myself I don't really need an SSD, but it is getting harder and harder as the deals keep getting better and better. Heat added!

dom99

Cheapest I have ever seen a 120gb SSD, plus its an OCZ which make the … Cheapest I have ever seen a 120gb SSD, plus its an OCZ which make the best SSDs


Corsair P128 for £128 last month.

And a drive this age really should be £1/1GB by now.


tarley

You can pick up the latest Sata III Sandybridge 120gb OCZ Agility for … You can pick up the latest Sata III Sandybridge 120gb OCZ Agility for £170 from ebuyer.There is a significant speed difference (300mb/s vs 525mb/s) if you have the right mobo. Worth the extra £20!


The only major difference are the sequential read/write speeds.
There is little difference in seek times/random 4k reads, and that's what matters. It'll be £20 you didn't need to spend.
Edited by: "jukkie" 15th Jun 2011

dom99

The latest "sandybridge" SSD lol no such thing



I think it is supposed to say "Sandforce" which is the company that makes SSD controllers, as opposed to "Sandy Bridge" which is an Intel processor microarchitecture codename.

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ZeroK

I think it is supposed to say "Sandforce" which is the company that makes … I think it is supposed to say "Sandforce" which is the company that makes SSD controllers, as opposed to "Sandy Bridge" which is an Intel processor microarchitecture codename.



Lol ah yeh I see

I had the 60GB version and mine also failed last week, very annoying, lost everything since my last backup.

I wouldn't recommend OCZ's reliability. Previously I thought they were up there with the likes of Corsair but in my personal experience they have been a let down. While it worked it was good however....

cheap-information

I had the 60GB version and mine also failed last week, very annoying, … I had the 60GB version and mine also failed last week, very annoying, lost everything since my last backup.I wouldn't recommend OCZ's reliability. Previously I thought they were up there with the likes of Corsair but in my personal experience they have been a let down. While it worked it was good however....



what i did was bang it into a USB docking station and grabbed all my stuff off it, it fails after a couple of minutes switched on so i quickly switched off and on whilst it was transferring and clicked retry and it carries on

so managed to get all my data off it

mine failed on monday!!!! BE aware there is a problem with the new sandforce cheap and certain motherboards etc, it requires the replacement of parts of the SSD, i was actually advised to rma mine and not get a replacement until the problem was fixed, ive now gone for the Crucial M4 128 ssd

this problem obviously wont affect this vertex 2 drive,


cheap-information

I had the 60GB version and mine also failed last week, very annoying, … I had the 60GB version and mine also failed last week, very annoying, lost everything since my last backup.I wouldn't recommend OCZ's reliability. Previously I thought they were up there with the likes of Corsair but in my personal experience they have been a let down. While it worked it was good however....




i take it you did mean you had the new ocz agility 3 60gb SSD as thats what im referring to above
Edited by: "Audidaz68" 16th Jun 2011

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andyken

I'm trying to convince myself I don't really need an SSD, but it is … I'm trying to convince myself I don't really need an SSD, but it is getting harder and harder as the deals keep getting better and better. Heat added!


agree. sometime i just can't resist these wonderful deals!

andyken

I'm trying to convince myself I don't really need an SSD, but it is … I'm trying to convince myself I don't really need an SSD, but it is getting harder and harder as the deals keep getting better and better. Heat added!



agree too! although i'm resisting as I can't seem to convince myself the £1 per GB is worth it yet compared to standard HDs

Or for an extra £22 pick up the agility version which is twice as fast???

Got one of these last year for my laptop, but found it wasn't being used to it fullest because of H55 chip set restriction so put it on my desktop. But at this price I can afford one again for the laptop. Thanks OP

It's not a massive saving over scans normal price for this drive.

ZeroK

I think it is supposed to say "Sandforce" which is the company that makes … I think it is supposed to say "Sandforce" which is the company that makes SSD controllers, as opposed to "Sandy Bridge" which is an Intel processor microarchitecture codename.



Hahah my bad! I'm becoming 'one of those people on the internet' oO

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Hi advise please!

I have Dell i7 860 and no idea of motherboard.

I must admit I was gonna buy OCZ Agility 120gb, and the price difference would not be to bothersome. I am more than likely correct to think that I will get the same performance out of both drives in my case, and that performance will be less than is possible with a different motherboard.

I would like confirmation that the above thinking is right, but also input on which one would be better in a motherboard that had 2500k processor

Lyrrad - The Agility 3 120GB is a SATA-III drive, if you only have SATA-II on your motherboard the Agility will not perform as well as it could but it is still a better choice than the Vertex 2, well worth the extra coin.

Bottom line: Get the Agility 3.

I'll buy one when a 200+GB one is £150. It's too dear for 120.

Good drive but questionable reliability and support from OCZ. Make sure you backup whatever you store on this.

Also people wondering whether the Agility is worth more money, its not. You'll never notice any difference.

Lyrrad - if you can share the model of your computer I could tell you if it has SATA-III, but it's very likely given that it's an i7.

Bought mine from Dabs for £155 in December. How has it only dropped £5 in 6 months!

If you SATA 6Gb/s go for the OCZ Agility 3 or Crucial M4 if not then this is a great SSD at a good price. In real world performance 99% of users will struggle to tell the difference.

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robhu

Lyrrad - if you can share the model of your computer I could tell you if … Lyrrad - if you can share the model of your computer I could tell you if it has SATA-III, but it's very likely given that it's an i7.



I don't think it is from memory but it's Dell Vostro 430

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Lyrrad

I don't think it is from memory but it's Dell Vostro 430




As I thought

Sata 1.5gb/s & 3gb/s

Edited by: "Lyrrad" 16th Jun 2011

weiran

Also people wondering whether the Agility is worth more money, its not. … Also people wondering whether the Agility is worth more money, its not. You'll never notice any difference.




Care to back that up with proof? Cos you're talking nonsense.
Edited by: "atomicrobokid" 16th Jun 2011

Looking at reviews OCZ seem to have serious reliability issues on their SSD's?. Anyone recommend a decent priced reliable option 120gb+ for a Macbook Pro 2011?

I've had 2 of these fail in under a year too (one in laptop, one in desktop), they died with very little warning (exactly like this).

Still... voted hot because it's a good price and I wouldn't want to go back to a regular HDD as a boot drive after using an SSD :p.
Edited by: "James123" 16th Jun 2011

softpurple

Looking at reviews OCZ seem to have serious reliability issues on their … Looking at reviews OCZ seem to have serious reliability issues on their SSD's?. Anyone recommend a decent priced reliable option 120gb+ for a Macbook Pro 2011?


These two look good,
ebuyer.com/pro…526
ebuyer.com/pro…001

Good price for this SSD. But go for agility3 if your mobo supports 6gbps sata3. Regular backups are highly encouraged on sandforce based ssds though.

I have had this drive for over a year with no probs whatsoever. I'm not sure how much you'd be losing if most of your data is on a HDD and this is a boot disk.
If reliability is very important to you, get an Intel SSD. If you want speed get an OCZ.
The recent reliability issues appear to be mainly around the move to the new 25nm NAND. The older 34nm stock (like mine) is much more reliable.
anandtech.com/sho…w/3
overclockers.com/ocz…es/

Now at £140 on today only for the weekend!

Tempting!
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