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OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD

Packaging

Like the SSD itself, this packaging is vibrantly monotone.

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD

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Along with the drive you get some stickers that claims your SSD is faster than your buddy’s HDD, because you know, you’re bad. It’s like you own a power glove. You also get a 5.25″ to 3.5″ conversion tray, some screws and a small manual.

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD

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Layout

The drive itself is black with some white bordering. This actually breaks the mold of the usual granite like shell that most SSDs are housed in.

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD

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OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD

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Popping off the casing we see that the controller is indeed the Sandforce SF-2281VB1-SDC controller. Thanks to Sandforce’s Duraclass technology, there is no need for a seperate buffer chip. This improves latency as well as acting as a space saving measure.

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD

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OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD

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