OCZ Vertex 3 240GB review -
On the next few pages we'll show you some photos. The images were taken at high-resolution and then cropped and scaled down. The camera used was a Canon 450D 12 MegaPixel.
And there it is, this is the OCZ Vertex 3 2.5" SATA III 240 GB version. You should easily be able to place it somewhere in your chassis. Small and light-weight.
And though the photo would make you think otherwise, it's of course a perfect fit for laptops. This SSD would bring a whole lot of performance into that laptop alright, all at low power consumption at 1~2 Watts and virtually no heat.
When we look at the connectors, we spot the standard power and Serial ATA connectors. This drive is SATA3 compatible, which typically requires a specific SATA3 cable by the way. A proper Sata 6G cable is recommended and should be delivered with your motherboard. We did try, and had no issues with a standard SATA2 cable either.
Slim and light-weight at roughly 80 grams, 9.5mm tall, it's the standard for notebook drives and you can easily tuck it away in a regular PC. The SSD comes with a three year warranty. Installation wise it's the same as a traditional HDD. Pop it in, connect it, bind it, format it and you are good to go at horribly fast speeds. It uses the same connectors as a SATA III storage device.
One last photo of the SSD with the trunk popped ... You can clearly see the Sandforce series 2200 controller on the left side of the PCB accompanied by eight 25nm MLC NAND flash ICs (on each side of the PCB).
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