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OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD

Michael Larabel

Published on 3 September 2010
Written by Michael Larabel
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With IOzone, the performance was spot-on for these large sequential file reads and writes.

The OCZ Vertex 2 SSD benchmark results under Linux certainly speak for themselves: this is one heck of a fast SSD. The OCZ Vertex 2 with its SandForce SF-1200 controller is significantly faster than the original OCZ Vertex along with other SSDs like the newer Solid 2. The disk performance is clearly superior to that of previous-generation SSDs and it's rated for 2 million hours MTBF, a seek time of less than 0.1ms, maximum reads up to 285MB/s, maximum writes up to 275MB/s, sustained writes up to 250MB/s, and aligned 4KB random writes at 50,000 IOPs. Of course, such a fast solid-state drive does not come cheap but the 60GB model will set you back around $150 USD (at NewEgg or Amazon), which actually isn't too bad compared to other similarly spec-ed SSDs. Certainly the OCZ Vertex 2 is a series we would recommend if you are interested in a high-performance SSD at a moderate price.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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