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OCZ Vertex 2 100GB Solid State Drive - The OCZ Technology Vertex 2 100GB SSD

Now that we have tested the best from Crucial in the competitive 100/128GB capacity range, it is time to see how OCZ's flagship consumer drive fairs.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: May 22, 2010 3:36 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

The OCZ Technology Vertex 2 100GB SSD

 

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Here we get our first close up look at the Vertex 2. There really isn't much to see on the front of the drive other than a shiny logo sticker.

 

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On the back we found another label, this one with model and serial number information as well as capacity size. The four under drive mounting positions are located in their standard location, so you will not have issues installing the drive in adapter brackets that use under drive mounts.

 

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On the side we also found the standard mounting locations that are used more often in desktop systems.

 

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Standard SATA power and data connections were also used on the Vertex 2, so the drive conforms to the industry standards all the way around which will make for a user friendly installation.

 

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The Vertex 2 uses the 'Super Capacitor' PCB that we have found only on OCZ's SandForce products. In the middle of the PCB we see the SF-1200 controller surrounded by Intel NAND flash memory; eight per side.

 

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On the back we found eight more Intel flash memory chips and where the Super Capacitor would be on the enterprise SandForce SSDs from OCZ.

 

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