OCZ's SSD comes in an appropriately sized cardboard box. The most important product performance specs and capacity are visible on the front. Additional product details can be found in smaller print on the front and back.
You will receive:
- The SSD
- OCZ Sticker
- Mounting screws
- 2.5" to 3.5" adapter
The drive conforms to the dimensions set forth by the 2.5" form factor. It uses a rugged metal casing that feels extremely solid and high quality.
OCZ's Vertex 3 uses the SATA 6 Gbps interface. It is compatible with any other SATA standard, but will work at reduced performance in such a case.
OCZ is using 16 flash chips and the Sandforce flash controller, which is located in the middle of the PCB. An additional DRAM cache chip, like other SSDs use for additional caching, is not available.
As controller the recently released Sandforce SF-2281 is used.
The 16 flash chips are made by Intel and have a capacity of 16 GB each, they are produced in a 25 nanometer production process.