TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,921 Reviews & Articles | 38,152 News Posts

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

 

TweakTown image content/5/2/5290_06_ocz_vertex_3_20_240gb_ssd_review.jpg

 

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.

 

TweakTown image content/5/2/5290_07_ocz_vertex_3_20_240gb_ssd_review.jpg

 

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

 

TweakTown image content/5/2/5290_08_ocz_vertex_3_20_240gb_ssd_review.jpg

 

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.

 

TweakTown image content/5/2/5290_09_ocz_vertex_3_20_240gb_ssd_review.jpg

 

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

 

TweakTown image content/5/2/5290_10_ocz_vertex_3_20_240gb_ssd_review.jpg

 

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

 

TweakTown image content/5/2/5290_11_ocz_vertex_3_20_240gb_ssd_review.jpg

 

TweakTown image content/5/2/5290_12_ocz_vertex_3_20_240gb_ssd_review.jpg

 

TweakTown image content/5/2/5290_13_ocz_vertex_3_20_240gb_ssd_review.jpg

 

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

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Storage content at our Storage reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this content

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR will...

Improve Oculus Rift Development

Hamper Oculus Rift Development

Completely destroy Oculus Rift Development

Let's wait and see, I'm not sure

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases