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OCZ Technology Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240GB SSD Review - The OCZ Vertex 3 240GB


By: | SSDs in Storage | Posted: May 25, 2011 9:42 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

The OCZ Vertex 3 240GB

 

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On the surface everything seems perfectly normal with the retail Vertex 3 240GB, but we found the size of the drive to be out of spec. OCZ has been notified of the problem and is quickly working on a sensible way to remedy the issue. If you would like to learn more about the Vertex 3 form factor issue, visit this article where you will also find updates as they come in.

 

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Aside from the issue that will affect a few notebooks, the retail Vertex 3 we received will work fine in desktops with the adapter bracket. Here we see the retail drive has all of the mounting points on the bottom for installing the drive in the desktop adapter bracket.

 

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The mounting points are also located where they should be on the side of the Vertex 3.

 

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The SATA power and data connections are where they should be and the included desktop adapter bracket offsets the drive so these connections match the location of standard 3.5" form factor drives.

 

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Inside we quickly found the SandForce SF-2281 controller and on one side of the PCB, 8 Toshiba flash chips. The PCB design is different than the one we found with the Intel flash.

 

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An additional 8 Toshiba flash chips were on the other side. For the most part there isn't really anything interesting inside the Vertex 3, so you really have no reason to void your warranty by taking yours apart.

 

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