Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Unboxing A New SSD: The OCZ VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G Vertex 3

OCZ VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G Vertex 3 SSD
Yep, it came with an "I <8 my SSD" sticker
Yesterday my new OCZ SSD arrived, and I wasted no time putting it to work. Since I do all my work using virtual machines, all I had to do was copy a file to the new drive and then boot up my work machine from the SSD! Bam!

So about 30 minutes after opening the package, I was compiling our .NET based insurance policy management system project. This was purchased for me by the company, and I got to thinking that even if it only survives 6 months, it's still worth the $179 the company paid for it.

Will it be reliable? That's the question in my mind. But if it's not, well then it sure is fast until it craps out. I understand a lot of huge data centers are moving to SSD, even with the fact that they don't have the same lifespan as spinning platter based drives. And now, I can see why.

Having my work VM run off of this new SSD turned it into a real beast. The VM has 2 cores (of 6) devoted to it, as well as 4 GB of memory and now its own SSD. The memory and SSD upgrades cut my compile time in half of my big projects as well as making the machine itself much, much snappier.

Gallery

OCZ VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G Vertex 3 SSD mounted to 3.5 inch adapter plate
It comes with a cool adapter to mount it into a desktop case

OCZ VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G Vertex 3 SSD with tape holding it on
My Antec case has these little drawers that slide out for drives

OCZ VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G Vertex 3 SSD with tape holding it on
...it was either tape or a drill, and I chose tape

OCZ VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G Vertex 3 SSD mounted in Antec 900 case
Here it is mounted in my Antec 900 case

OCZ VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G Vertex 3 SSD mounted in Antec 900 case with green light
It's got a green light on it




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