The Vertex 2 from OCZ is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed SSDs right now thanks to the excellent performance delivered by the SandForce SSD processor. It supports TRIM wear leveling (when supported by the operating system), which lets the drive perform well even after prolonged periods of use. The read and write speeds – 285MB/s and 275MB/s respectivelly – along with 4k random writes at up to 50,000 IOPS gives it a massive performance edge over the previous generation. This is the best deal available at the time of writing.

  • NAND Flash Components: Multi-Level (MLC) NAND Flash Memory, Interface: Sata 3.0Gbp/s, Form Factor: 2.5 inch slim design
  • Life Expectancy: 2 million hours Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF), Reliability: ECC: 27 bytes of redundancy per 512 bytes of data
  • OS Compatability: Windows XP 32/64 bit, Windows Vista 32/64 bit, Windows 7 32/64 bit, Linux, Certifications: RoHS, CE, FCC
  • Max Read: up to 285 MB/s, Max Write: up to 275 MB/s, Sustained Write: up to 250 MB/s, 4k Random Write (Aligned): 50,000 IOPS, Seek Time: 0.1ms
  • Power Consumption: Idle: 0.5 Watts, Active: 2 Watts, Performance Optimization: TRIM (requires OS support)

List Price: $ 243.99

Price: $ 209.95