OCZ Vertex SATA 2.0 60GB SSD

Written by Michael Larabel in Storage on 22 May 2009. Page 9 of 9. 21 Comments


While we had just thrown a few hard drives and a solid state drive into this OCZ Vertex 60GB comparison, you can easily see how your drive would compare to these numbers by running the disk suite that contains all of these automated, standardized tests in the latest version 2.0 development branch of the Phoronix Test Suite. Be sure to then upload your results to Phoronix Global.

From these 15 tests that were ran, in a majority of them the OCZ Vertex SSD delivered the best performance. The SSDs did not do as well as the hard drives when it came to the PostgreSQL transaction performance and then when it came to the random write performance with the Threaded I/O Tester the OCZ Vertex had lagged behind. Besides that, this was one fast drive that worked well under Ubuntu Linux.

Although the OCZ Vertex SSD will not perform as fast as the SLC-based Intel X25 Extreme SSD, it does not cost nearly as much either. However, this drive is more expensive than some of the other low-cost SSDs on the market. The 60GB OCZ Vertex SSD is currently selling for just over $200 USD, which is more than some of the "budget SSDs" but can be justified if you are after speeding up your disk intensive operations or are looking for the greater reliability that is offered by solid state drives. The OCZ Vertex SSD series is backed by a two year warranty and is rated for 1.5 million hours MTBF.

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