OCZ 240GB Vertex 3 SSD

QuickFind: 260707 Mfr part code: VTX3-25SAT3-240G
  • 2.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s
  • Read 550MB/s Write 520MB/s
  • 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty

Product Description

OCZ 240GB Vertex 3 SSD

OCZ Vertex 3 SSD 3rd Generation - Harnessing the speed of the SATA III interface
To achieve maximum performance specifications a native 6Gb/s controller is suggested.
As the third generation of the legendary Vertex Series, OCZ Vertex3 Solid State Drives are designed and built to un leash the full potential of the 6Gbps SATA3 interface. The OCZ Vertex3 pushes the limits in both sequential and random data transfer rates, significantly improving your gaming, multimedia and overall computing experience over traditional mechanical hard drives.
In addition to maximized productivity, aVertex 3 upgrade makes a hard drive - equipped notebook more portable than ever with superior durability and reduced power consumption. Using the latest breakthrough controller and flash technology, Vertex3 SSD's work in perfect harmony with next generation platforms and operating systems to deliver the industrys best storage solution.
Workstation PCs
Desktop PCs
Delivering double the performance of the previous generations

NAND Components - 2Xnm Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
Interface  - SATA III / 6Gbps (Backwards compatible with SATA II / 3Gbps)
Form Factor - 2.5 Inch
Controller - SandForce 2281
Dimensions(L x W x H)  - 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3mm
Seek Time  - 0.1 ms
Weight  - 77g
Power Consumption  - Idle 1.65 Watts, Active: 3 Watts
Operating Temperature  - 0°C ~ +55°C
Storage Temperature  - -45°C ~ +85°C
Shock Resistance  - 1500G
Certifications  - RoHS, CE, FCC
MTBF  - 2 million hours
ECC Recovery  - Up to 16 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
Product Health Monitoring  - Self-Monitoring, Analysis and ReportingTechnology (S.M.A.R.T.)
SerialATA (SATA) - Fully compliant with Serial ATA InternationalOrganization: Serial ATA Revision 3.0.Fully compliant with ATA/ATAPI-8StandardNative Command Queuing (NCQ)
OperatingSystem  - Windows XP 32-Bitand 64-Bit;Windows Vista 32-Bit and 64-Bit;Windows 7 32-Bit and 64-Bit
Power Requirements  - Standard SATA Power Connector
Performance Optimization - TRIM (requires OSsupport)
System Integration - Bundled with 3.5" desktop adapter bracket
Service & Support - 3-Year Warranty, Toll-Free Tech Support, 24 Hour Forum Support, Firmware Updates
Performance - 240GB SATA 6Gbps
Max Read  - upto 550 MB/s
Max Write  - upto 520 MB/s
4KB Random Write - 60,000 IOPS
Maximum 4K Random Write: 85,000 IOPS

If you have any queries or issues regarding setup or performance please contact OCZ HERE who will be willing to assist you.

Technical Specification

OCZ 240GB Vertex 3 SSD


Power Consumption (Active) 3 Watt
Power Consumption 3 Watt (active)


Interface SATA 6Gb/s
Features Native Command Queuing (NCQ), TRIM support, S.M.A.R.T.
Device Type Solid state drive - internal
Capacity 240 GB
NAND Flash Memory Type Multi-level cell (MLC)
Form Factor 2.5" x 1/8H
Width 100 mm
Depth 70 mm
Height 9.3 mm
Weight 77 g

Expansion & Connectivity

Interfaces 1 x SATA 6 Gb/s - 7 pin Serial ATA
Compatible Bays 1 x 2.5" x 1/8H - internal
Compatible Bay 2.5" x 1/8H or 3.5" (with included bay adapter)

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 3 years
Service & Support Limited warranty - 3 years


Drive Transfer Rate 600 MBps (external)
Internal Data Rate 550 MBps (read) / 520 MBps (write)
4KB Random Read 40000 IOPS
4KB Random Write 60000 IOPS
Maximum 4KB Random Write 85000 IOPS
Seek Time 0.1 ms (average)


MTBF 2,000,000 hours

Software & System Requirements

OS Required Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Edition, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits)


Included Accessories 3.5-inch bay adapter
Compliant Standards FCC, RoHS

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 55 °C

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