OCZ Vertex 2E Bigfoot 480GB 3.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive - £149.99 including delivery @ Overclockers.co.uk
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OCZ Vertex 2E Bigfoot 480GB 3.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive - £149.99 including delivery @ Overclockers.co.uk

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Found 24th Jun 2013
OCZ Vertex 2 SATA II 3.5” Solid State Drives deliver the same industry-leading performance as the 2.5” 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” Vertex 2 maximizes productivity when used 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” 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” drives easily integrate into today’s desktop platforms as the ultimate storage upgrade.

Features:-
- Max Read: up to 250MB/s
- Max Write: up to 210MB/s
- Sustained Write: up to 160MB/s
- Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 15,000 IOPS
- Available in 90GB to 480GB capacities
- Native TRIM support
- Max IOPS Firmware
- Seek Time: .1ms
- 3.5" Anodized Casing
- 146 (L) x 101.6 (W) x 11mm (H)
- Operating Temp: 0°C ~ 70°C
- Storage Temp: -45°C ~ +85°C
- Low Power Consumption: 2W in operation,.5W in standby
- Shock Resistant up to 1500G
- RAID Support
- Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, Mac OS X and Linux
- MTBF: 2 million hours
- Ideal for desktop systems (no need for converter brackets)
- 3-Year Warranty

45 Comments

very nice

Original Poster

May not be the fastest SSD but still seems like a great deal

ewwwww.

Avoid like the plague. These are old and had/have serious problems. Just google. It's a shame as would have been an ideal solution for my gaming desktop that only has sataII.

O and it's from OcUk too....

capriboycraig

Avoid like the plague. These are old and had/have serious problems. … Avoid like the plague. These are old and had/have serious problems. Just google. It's a shame as would have been an ideal solution for my gaming desktop that only has sataII.O and it's from OcUk too....



Recently ordered from OcUk and had great service....

Original Poster

I also ordered from OCUK recently and have no complaints.. Item arrived very fast and was shipped within an hour or two of ordering..
Edited by: "Danger781" 24th Jun 2013

Mark of service is not what happens when things happen as expected, but what happens when they don't.

Sorry, don't think I would ever trust so many GBs to a SSD particularly from OCZ!

capriboycraig

Mark of service is not what happens when things happen as expected, but … Mark of service is not what happens when things happen as expected, but what happens when they don't.



Here here!

Anyone can pack something and put it in the post, it's what happens when it has problems, returns, lost in the post etc.
Edited by: "Darkle" 24th Jun 2013

greg4747

Sorry, don't think I would ever trust so many GBs to a SSD particularly … Sorry, don't think I would ever trust so many GBs to a SSD particularly from OCZ!



You'd be a fool to trust any SSD or HDD. Always assume the worst.

weiran

You'd be a fool to trust any SSD or HDD. Always assume the worst.



Well said !

OCZ SSD's?? The most troubled SSD's there are. Prone to failure. I've had two fail on me. Never again will I purchase any OCZ products.

Sir_Didymus

OCZ SSD's?? The most troubled SSD's there are. Prone to failure. I've had … OCZ SSD's?? The most troubled SSD's there are. Prone to failure. I've had two fail on me. Never again will I purchase any OCZ products.

Agreed

Won't the latest firmware improve the reliability?

This particular drive range is the most notorious for failures of any ssd ever. Having said that, the failure rate is not 100%, so for those who like to gamble there is potentially a lot of drive for the money.

Has the cs of OCuk really not improved since the racist sold it on?

I bought a OCZ Vertex 3 and after a while I did have some issues. I contacted OCZ and they were really helpful, suggested a firmware upgrade which I did and had no further problems.
Some people seem to get bad service, I certainly cant complain.

spraint

This particular drive range is the most notorious for failures of any ssd … This particular drive range is the most notorious for failures of any ssd ever. Having said that, the failure rate is not 100%, so for those who like to gamble there is potentially a lot of drive for the money.Has the cs of OCuk really not improved since the racist sold it on?



It has according to the members on their forum.

i recently had a ocz vertex plus fail and sent of the oca and a new one shipped asap.

ocuk are great now, use them all the time and RMA's are dealt with fast too. helps if your on the forum too, they are always quick to sort issues out on there.

Banned

Great deal! Other than in benchmarking, you won't see any real difference between SATA II and SATA III SSD's anyway so the fact that it's SATA II really doesn't matter.

I wouldn't use an OCZ if it was free

I don't think the deal could carry much more risk, a manufacturer with a terrible reputation for trying to insist they are not at fault when products fail and a retailer with a less than stellar reputation. Sorry but I wouldn't risk it myself.

Might aswell get 2 1TB hdds and use raid the speeds are really slow by todays standards

minicale

Might aswell get 2 1TB hdds and use raid the speeds are really slow by … Might aswell get 2 1TB hdds and use raid the speeds are really slow by todays standards



That is very poor advice. I presume you mean RAID 0 for performance. Oh no never! Asking for trouble.

Please don't do this anyone, and if you are make sure you're backing up your data, which you should be anyway. Lastly RAID 0 on conventional HDDs is still no match for this drive. Comparing HDDs and SSDs by sequential transfer rate is largely pointless.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 24th Jun 2013

and I read Bigfoot and all I can think about now is the old 5.125 drives by that name I seam to remember they had problems as well...


Banned

Not much faster than the read/write on a standard 7200RPM hard drive, not worth it in my opinion. Nice deal though.

Still no free del over even 100 pounds , madness , and no I cant be bothered to join there forum and spam posts for months.
Cold for that.
Why should one group of people pay so much less?

cran

and I read Bigfoot and all I can think about now is the old 5.125 drives … and I read Bigfoot and all I can think about now is the old 5.125 drives by that name I seam to remember they had problems as well...:)



Hehe
were they quantum drives?

liamhing1

Not much faster than the read/write on a standard 7200RPM hard drive, not … Not much faster than the read/write on a standard 7200RPM hard drive, not worth it in my opinion. Nice deal though.



Please stop talking rubbish.

Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 15,000 IOPS - find a hard drive that can come anywhere close to that?

A standard hard-drive would be around 150 IOPS, a Velociraptor 1TB (10k RPM) manages 370 IOPS. So yes, around 100 times faster than a standard 7200rpm hard drive.

Then you have 8ms seek time on a 10K RPM drive compared to 0.1ms of an SSD.

So yes a standard HDD is nowhere near as fast.

Weren't these SSDs originally manufactured and sold in 2010? Why are retailers still selling them?

nearly a 100 years old driver ,lol

Horrorwood

Please stop talking rubbish



People only compare sequential transfer rates with SSDs, without realising how little this counts for real-world performance.

It's like comparing AMD and Intel CPUs purely based on frequency.

aceuk

Weren't these SSDs originally manufactured and sold in 2010? Why are … Weren't these SSDs originally manufactured and sold in 2010? Why are retailers still selling them?



Trying to shift dead stock that won't sell as well as they'd like it to. No doubt because of the numerous reports of failures and poor customer service.

You probably can't even write 480gb data to it before it locks up. oO

aceuk

Weren't these SSDs originally manufactured and sold in 2010? Why are … Weren't these SSDs originally manufactured and sold in 2010? Why are retailers still selling them?



Nah, they made this a while after the original 2E's and they cost about a grand. Being failure prone and expensive meant no one bought them. OCZ still hasn't bothered to fix them.

Edited by: "nublets2k" 24th Jun 2013

maguirpi

I wouldn't use an OCZ if it was free


liamhing1

And what does that mean to the general public investing in a SSD? **** … And what does that mean to the general public investing in a SSD? **** all, I myself understand it, but I'm comparing sequential read/write speeds, standard HDD being 150-170MB/s, this SSD being 210MB/s. There's not much difference when reading/writing data.No one cares for your technical garbage.


I think you are the acutally talking rubbish, the huge improvement in SSDs is how quick it can access data randomly not reads/write.
The difference it huge, once again another person that has never used a SSD talking pure rubbish.

ocz and overclockers = nein danke

Two OCZ ssd drives in my PC still going strong for about 2 years now, great for a steam drive.

The problem is that Joe Public don't understand the concept of access time or IOPS.
They understand one thing = sequential transfer rates.
And why is this? Clever marketing.

If I sell 2 SSDs
SSD1: 500MB/s transfer rate, but 100 IOPS
SSD2: 240MB/s transfer rate, and 100 IOPS

In real world testing (no benchmarking), the user is unlikely to tell the difference unless he is transferring huge files.
However, SSD manufacturers will want to make more money from SSD1, hence, they will claim that SSD1 is twice as fast as SSD2. Joe Public fall for this everytime and pay significantly more for SSD1.

The same goes for the LCD TV vs Plasma debate. Review sites have plasmas now ranked as the best tellies that money can buy. Yet LCD will outsell, because Joe Public falls for the big numbers which TV makers push.

As someone said earlier, it would be like comparing an AMD and Intel CPU, based purely on frequencies or core counts. [my AMD CPU has 8 cores, so it must be twice as fast as an Intel Haswell CPU, which has only 4 cores ]. Joe Public do fall for this marketing, almost every time.

multiple comments removed,members incapable of being courteous to each other should refrain from pressing the submit button

having had 4 sets of OCZ Reaper RAM fail within less than 6 months of purchase a while back I have avoided OCZ like the plague and would advise you all to be cautious with the brand

3.5" SSD is a great idea, just needs implementing better and by other brands also.
Wouldn't mind a 120/240Gb version of this for my ageing office PC.
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