OCZ VTX3-25SAT3-60G 60GB Vertex SATA III Internal 2.5 Inch SSD
There is a newer model of this item:
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
OCZ Technology SSD 60GB Vertex 3 SataIII 2.5in Inkl. Brackets
OCZ Technology SSD 60GB Vertex 3 SataIII 2.5in Inkl. BracketsSee all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
The OCZ Vertex 3 is compact and will fit into any 2.5 inch laptop and comes with an adapter to allow you to mount it in a 3.5 inch bay on a PC.
You need to update the firmware on the drive before installing your OS by downloading it off OCZ's website. The drive is then quick and easy to install and windows 7 installs with no problems as long as you are using the P67 chipset or later with Native SATA 6Gbps (SATA 3). Once the drive has been installed there are some things you need to make sure that windows has disabled or the drives performance will be reduced. The following should be turned off or disabled; Scheduled Difragmentation (Allowing Defragmentation may decrease the lifespan of the drive), Superfetch, Prefetch, bootfetch and Drive Indexing as an SSD has no need for them.
Once the following where turned off the drive can achieve its full speed and gives excellent performance.
Very fast drive
3.5 inch mounting bracket
3 Year Warranty
Need to update firmware before installing OS
Requires the user to tweak windows to get the drive up to full performance
Very basic instructions
Expensive - But in my opinion well worth it if you want that kind of speed!
Also this SSD come with the mounting bracket. I read in some of the other reveiws on other SSD's that the mounting bracket had to be brought seperately, Although I have seen people using double sided on SSD's, as its not mechanical and doesnt move. But I think personally it needs to be secure as of all drives.
Edit: After many many firmware updates it works just fine, and I can recommend it for anyone who needs a quick SSD. But I hope, that OCZ has learned it's lesson.
I got 3 separate OCZ drives which runs different operating systems for testing purposes and I have never had issues with any of these disks.
I have returned it and purchased the Corsair Force 3 version.
Also I found OCZ support to be quite poor.
I have used the Corsair Force 3 all day and I have had no problems with it.
I have been running the Force 3 drive for 2 weeks and it has been problem free.
Attempting to get the drive recognised for Windows 7 64 bit install was near impossible although BIOS had no problem finding the drive.
Over the last 8 weeks I have spent about 60 or 70 hours following the random advice from OCZ and RMA'd the drive once at the cost of £10 as it has to be sent to Netherlands (insured and recorded)
A search of "OCZ Vertex 3 BSOD" shows there is a massive problem with this and other sandforce based SSD drives (mostly OCZ)used with motherboards from a wide range of manufacturers. There have been 3 firmware updates trying to make the device stable with the last update doing little more than slowing the drive (and benchmark speeds) way below claimed speeds.
I am currently trying to get this device refunded through OCZ as my "new" computer has been un-usable and already virtually out-of date! I would advise looking at a "slower" SSD drive that doesn't use sandforce chips (Intel etc). This device has cost me a huge amount in personal time and PC downtime.
I'd absolutely and strongly advise anyone using one of these drives to back up data very frequently!
A web search on this drive will tell you the whole truth about their failings and un-reliability.
Just a friendly warning to prevent others making the same costly mistake or losing valuable data.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had a 2.5 inch 120Gb SSD SATA III vertex 3 series failure. (VTX3-25SAT3-120G.)So a slightly different model to this one, but the same series nonetheless. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Cormac T. Garvey
Mine failed 2.5 years in!
Really unstable drive - it is incredible fast but in terms of reliability this is JUNK. Read more
very fast but died suddenly, at only 18 months old. OCZ went into administration but Toshiba who bought them out are still honouring warranty on high end SSDs like this one, it was... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Joseph
This drive really gave my machine the speed I was looking for. After the warrenty period ran out I had an issue with the drive, I was totally lost as to what I could do as I didnt... Read morePublished 23 months ago by V
going from a traditional spinning hard drive to this is like going from a bicycle to a rocket. It is quick and silent PLUS uses less power so I get about 1/2 more battery life... Read morePublished on 17 Jan. 2014 by Jon Cox
i purchased this 2 years a go, was really fast but after windows 7 took up 35gb there wasn't much room after but did the trick until the prices came down. Read morePublished on 27 Sept. 2013 by jason
Unlike a conventional drive you have little chance of recovering anything if a SSD drive fails for any reason. Read morePublished on 24 Sept. 2013 by Mr. S. Sutcliffe
been using this for well over a year now, and never had an issue at all.
it works like a dream and is 1000% better then a spinny drive!! Read more
Fast, reliable, easy to set up. Some years ago I bought a Western Digital Velociraptor (one of the fastest mechanical disks around) because I got impatient waiting for games to... Read morePublished on 8 May 2013 by Thrudge