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OCZ OCZSSD2-1VTX30G 30 GB Vertex Series SATA II 2.5-Inch SSD Drive
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OCZ - OCZ Vertex Series - SATA II 2.5'' SSD - 30 GB - OCZSSD2-1VTX30G
OCZ Vertex Series solid state drives are the most efficient and durable alternative to conventionnal hard disc drives !
Read: Up to 230 MB/s
Write: Up to 135MB/s
Sustained Write: Up to 80MB/s
64MB Onboard Cache &am
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Installation was easy, just screw drive into bay. (You might need to buy a OCZ 2.5" to 3.5 Inch Mounting Bracket for Solid State Drives as this from Amazon does not come with it included unlike some other ocz drives.)Go to bios to setting make sure OCZ and usb interfaces are selected. Stick in the Windows 7 disc and your up and running.
On the windows performance index the drive is a 7.2 out of 7.9 which was a huge improvement compared to my previous Seagate 7200rpm. I installed windows 7 32bit which took up about 11 GB including updates out of 27.9GB
The drive has a very small capacity, so those who have or want to install Windows 7 64bit may need up to 16 to 17Gb. I would recommend getting the 60gb solid stated drive if your planning on this.
I only use this drive to install key programs and do not download onto this drive. If you get a solid state drive install a secondary sata drive or use a usb/firewire drive to download or store data on.
The machine feels like a brand new computer just from switching from a sata mechanical to a solid state drive and is highly recommended. Note this is sata 2 and there are faster sata 3 drives. As most old computers (mines over 4 years old) won't benefit from sata 3. I decided to go for the cheapest one.
I have a new I7 gaming machine and would recommend the Corsair CSSD-F120GB3-BK Force Series 3 120GB Solid State Drive - Read 550MB/s, Write 510MB/s which would benefit from the sata 3 speed increases.
I had a few applications on it for a while and they loaded pretty much instantly and were very responsive.
I have bought OCZ products before and they have all been very good with good customer support too.
The delivery was very fast (as usual from Amazon). They were easy to install and very quick to load the Win7 operating system on; even the speed of installation was noticeably faster. Just to note I am using these in two Zotac Zbox (ID41)mini PC's
When I had the mini PC clients back up and running the difference to the user interface was very obvious, with faster scrolling through menu's, faster graphics and fanart loading and a better user experience overall. I use MediaPortal as the HTPC software and these now provide a much better user experience than the previous mechanical HDD's. Even the 'WAF' (Wife Acceptance Factor) has improved too - bonus!
Whilst the capacity isn't huge, it is ideal for an OS that uses networked storage and I must say that I am very impressed (so far) with how well these SSD's perform.
A good upgrade choice - well, for me it was.
I'm running this on Ubuntu 10.10 (without optimisations) and my 3 year old computer boots up in 11.1 seconds! Applications and installations are speedy. Even better that I got it at 51% off! I'd recommend anybody to buy this.