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OCZ Vertex 3 .20 240GB SSD Review - OCZ Vertex 3.20 240GB SSD

OCZ Vertex 3 .20 240GB SSD Review
OCZ brings makes changes to an old favorite and repositions SandForce to the mainstream market.
| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Mar 26, 2013 8:05 pm
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

OCZ Vertex 3.20 240GB SSD

 

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Cosmetically the 3.20 isn't much different from the last known Vertex 3 drives on the market. It uses the same black plastic cover over a metal base tray.

 

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The part number now has an extra .20 at the end. All of the mounting points are located on the metal base tray.

 

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Vertex 3.20 remains a 9.5mm Z-height drive. Before OCZ neutered their product map, they had a 7mm Vertex 3, but those are long gone now. We're a bit surprised OCZ didn't move Vertex 3.20 over to the 7mm form factor and reduce the number of different cases used. The 7mm Vertex 3 appears to use the same case as Vector. Then again, OCZ may have several 9.5mm case in a warehouse and this drive is a good excuse to get rid of them.

 

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The SATA power and data connectors are where they should be.

 

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A peek inside the 240GB capacity size allows us to see the controller and sixteen 20nm Intel NAND flash chips.

 

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OCZ used the standard SF-2281 VB1 controller and not the new VB2 (B02 stepping).

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