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OCZ Technology Vertex 3 120GB Retail Solid State Drive Review - The OCZ Technology Vertex 3

With drives on e-tail warehouse shelves, it's finally time to take a look at the full retail OCZ Vertex 3 120GB.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: May 5, 2011 9:44 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%      Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

The OCZ Technology Vertex 3

 

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The front label is black with reflective chrome like accents and this is the same label found on all of the Vertex 3 capacity sizes.

 

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On the back is where you'll find the capacity size, model and serial number. All four standard 2.5" form factor mounting locations are where they should be.

 

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The side of the drive also has the standard mounting points. This is a 9mm height drive so you will not have a problem installing the drive in notebooks.

 

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The SATA power and data connections are where they should be for a 2.5" form factor drive. When the drive is mounting in the desktop adapter bracket, the drive is offset to desktop 3.5" power and data connection locations.

 

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On the inside we found a SandForce SF-2281 controller with sixteen Intel 25nm flash chips; eight on each side.

 

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The other side of the PCB is fairly bare other than a few surface mount components and the other eight flash chips.

 

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