If you are looking to improve on the speed of your computer system, it is time to replace the hard drive. Instead of using a device that has moving parts, you may want to opt for the OCZ VERTEX 2 Series. This solid state drive (SSD) is able to instantly look up files and information, boot up the hard drive and stay cool, which are all problems your general hard drive runs into. Of course, before you go out and decide to purchase the new OCZ VERTEX 2 Series, you need to know if it is going to function with your current computer. This is done by comparing the specifications and knowing everything there is to about the OCZ VERTEX 2 Series solid state drive.
To start, the OCZ VERTEX 2 Series is able to work with operating system, including Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Mac OSX. This means it is possible to install the solid state drive on just about any computer system, if you are looking to improve on the performance. Plus, since the drive is significantly lighter than a standard hard drive, it is going to make your laptop easier to carry around. It is possible to use the OCZ VERTEX 2 Series with a desktop computer, although you may need an adapter for the equipment to properly connect to the system.
The OCZ VERTEX 2 Series has a 2.5 inch design, which is perfect for most laptop computers. Of course, if you want to connect it to a larger laptop, or your desktop, there is an included 3.5 inch desktop adapter. This is going to save you a considerable amount of money over going out and purchasing the additional equipment. This ensures you are able to install and run the solid state drive directly on any computer you have.
You are able to use the OCZ VERTEX 2 Series in just about any temperature, as the operating temperature is going to vary anywhere from 0 to 70 degrees Celsius. The ambient temperature is 0 to 55 degrees, and an adequate storage temperature is anywhere from -45 degrees, all the way up to 85 degrees. Basically, any temperature you are going to find on earth is more than adequate for using and storing the OCZ VERTEX 2 Series.
The OCZ VERTEX 2 Series come in many different storage sizes, ranging from the smaller 40 gigabyte drive to the larger 480 gigabyte drive. There is a significant difference in price, so only go for what you are able to afford (this is what make brand new thin laptops with solid state drives so expensive to purchase, as the SSD itself is the most expensive area of the laptop).
The general specifications are going to vary, depending on the unit you are using. The 40 gigabyte device has a max read speed of 280 MB/s while the max write speed is 270 MB/s. The sustained write speed is up to 200 MB/s and the random write 4K (Aligned): 10,000IOPS. However, the top of the line equipment does function slightly differently. The max read performance is up to 250 MB/s while the max write speed is up to 240 MB/s. The sustained write speed is exactly the same at 200 MB/s, and the random write 4K (Aligned): 10,000 IOPS.
If you are looking to improve the overall performance of you laptop or desktop computer, it is a good idea to upgrade to a solid state drive, such as the OCZ VERTEX 2 Series. This is going to improve the operating system boot time, plus it reduces the time you must wait to open a new file.