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OCZ Vertex 3 Series - MAX IOPS Edition VTX3MI-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)


  • 2.5"
  • 120GB
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OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS Solid State Drives unleash the performance potential of the SATA 6Gbps interface, leading the speed revolution in this next-generation solution. Featuring the latest SandForce controller design, OCZ designed the Vertex 3 Max IOPS to push the limits in read/write rates to blaze past the competition with up to 75,000 random write performance. These latest drives take productivity, gaming, and multimedia applications to the next level to work in perfect symmetry with the latest enthusiast platforms.

Built with the quality, reliability, and durability that lives up to the OCZ name, the Vertex 3 Max IOPS Series easily integrates into today’s mobile and desktop platforms and features TRIM support to optimize performance over the drive’s lifespan as the ultimate Windows 7 companion.

  • newegg Enhanced IOPS Performance Driven by the second generation of SandForce SSD controller (SF-2281), the Vertex 3 Series is designed and built to unleash the full potential of the 6Gbps SATA III interface and significantly improve your overall computing experience over any other SSD solution. The 120GB Max IOPS edition maximizes data throughput with up to 75,000 IOPS compared to 60,000 with the standard version.
  • newegg A Superior PC Experience In addition to maximum performance, a Vertex 3 upgrade promotes cooler, quieter, and more energy efficient conditions compared to traditional mechanical hard drives. With no moving parts, SSDs provide peace of mind with their superior durability and reliability. Vertex 3 SSDs work in perfect harmony with next generation platforms and operating systems to deliver the ultimate storage solution.
  • newegg TRIM Support The Vertex 3 Max IOPS SSDs offer native TRIM support featured in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Designed to maintain the performance of SSD at an optimal level over the lifetime of the drive, TRIM functions by actively deleting invalid data from the SSD’s memory cells to ensure that write operations perform at full speed. Since a memory block must be erased before it can be re-programmed, TRIM improves performance by pro-actively erasing pages containing invalid data, allowing the SSD to write new data without first having to perform a time-consuming erase command.
  • newegg 2.5" to 3.5" Adapter Included The Vertex 3 Max IOPS Series features a standard 2.5-inch form factor for compatibility with notebooks and select desktops. A 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch mounting bracket is included with the SSD for compatibility with standard hard drive mounting.

Learn more about the OCZ Technology VTX3MI-25SAT3-120G


Vertex 3 Series - MAX IOPS Edition
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For


Form Factor
Memory Components
0.17 lbs.


Sustained Sequential Read
Up to 550MBps (SATA 6Gbs); Up to 280MBps (SATA 3Gbs)
Sustained Sequential Write
Up to 500MBps (SATA 6Gbps); Up to 260MBps (SATA 3Gbps)
2,000,000 hours


Max Read:
up to 550 MB/s (SATA 6Gbps)
up to 280 MB/s (SATA 3Gbps)

Max Write:
up to 500 MB/s (SATA 6Gbps)
up to 260 MB/s (SATA 3Gbps)

4KB Random Read: 35,000 IOPS (135 MB/s)
4KB Random Write: 75,000 IOPS (290 MB/s)
Maximum 4KB Random Write: 85,000 IOPS (330 MB/s)

Sequential Read AS-SSD: 500 MB/s
Sequential Write AS-SSD: 230 MB/s

4K Random Read AS-SSD: 47,000 IOPS (185 MB/s)
4K Random Write AS-SSD: 47,000 IOPS (185 MB/s)

TRIM (requires OSsupport)

ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bits correctable per 512-byte sector (BCH)

Support Self-Monitoring, Analysis and ReportingTechnology (S.M.A.R.T.)

Fully compliant with Serial ATA InternationalOrganization: Serial ATA Revision 3.0.Fully compliant with ATA/ATAPI-8StandardNative Command Queuing (NCQ)

1. Maximum Sequential Speeds are determined using ATTO
2. Small file I/O performance is measured using Iometer2008, Queue Depth 32, 4KB Aligned; Logical Block Address (LBA) range: 85%of total drive capacity
3. Small file I/O performance is measured using Iometer2008, Queue Depth 32, 4KB Aligned; Logical Block Address (LBA) range: 8GBIncompressible data performance is measured using AS-SSD; 64 thread for 4K specs
4. Full performance achieved with a native SATA 6Gbps controller


Power Consumption (Idle)
Power Consumption (Active)
Max Shock Resistance

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

Customer Reviews of the OCZ Technology VTX3MI-25SAT3-120G

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  • MasterPlanner
  • 9/29/2014 6:50:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: I've had no problems with this SSD whatsoever. I cloned my original HD flawlessly. I've since re-installed Windows several times with no issues. I'm not sure why others have had so many issues.

Cons: no cons.

Other Thoughts: This is now outdated as there are far more superior SSDs out on the market and for a better price.

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  • Flump
  • 8/17/2013 12:40:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPleased

Pros: Good drive. purchased about 6 months ago it has been going strong since. Perfect for a boot drive and a few select games, but I try to save larger files on my internal hdd due to size constraints on this drive.

Cons: Speed seems to drop a tad as the drive gets closer to capacity. I suppose this isn't a con for this specific drive as the bit of reading I done on SSD's says this is common for SSD's in general.

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  • N/A
  • 7/15/2013 9:07:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggstwo of them failed

Pros: fast

Cons: unreliable

Other Thoughts: Had two of these. Restored a windows 7 disk image from backup and the SSD locked up the bios on boot. Unplugged the SSD, put the same image on a different drive, and the PC worked again. OCZ RMA'd the drive. THE EXACT SAME FAILURE HAPPENED A FEW MONTHS LATER WITH THE NEW OCZ SSD DRIVE.

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  • Posty
  • 6/18/2013 1:36:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThis does not work

Pros: None

Cons: I purchased this and installed was able to get installed and working. Then it just quit working. I returned to OCZ and they sent me a new on. Was unable to get to work. tried all the updates and downloads.
Don't purchase nothing but trouble.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Posty,

Receiving two defective drives in a row in unusual. Generally, this indicates that the problem is related to something other than that specific product. Please contact support again we will do what we can to help you troubleshoot.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience!

Kind Regards,
OCZ Support

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  • N/A
  • 6/1/2013 8:51:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFirst SSD

Pros: Fast! faster than HDD. Great for running your main software that is speed critical.

Cons: more expensive than an HDD.

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  • UnderCoverCat
  • 3/14/2013 8:02:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Laptop upgrade

Pros: Fast, light, fast, efficient, fast, cool, fast, quiet.
The right size at the right price. I don't keep a ton of stuff on my laptop. If I watch a movie it is streamed, if I listen to music it is on my phone. I need enough room for Ubuntu and that is it. This drive has doubled my battery life, changed the heat output from "Ouch" to "Hmmm" and has changed my boot and the time to install or copy files from noticeable to instant.

Cons: Size, come on guys... bigger is not always better. Don't be lazy on hanging onto downloads or other junk, keep things trimmed and everything will be fine. Reliability, mine has been working no problem but I am afraid of the magic dust that keeps the SSD running so I bought the extended warranty.

Other Thoughts: If you buy one thing this year, buy a SSD. If you have a chance, buy this one... from Newegg... today. (click "add to cart").

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  • SD14
  • 3/14/2013 5:01:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat SSD

Pros: Extremely fast, as it's supposed to be. The Windows 7 install took less than 5 minutes. I have Photoshop CS6 installed on this drive and it boots in around 5 seconds. SSDLife (monitoring program) rates this drive to last until January 19th, 2022. This is very fast and highly recommended.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I bought this on sale at $90, great bang for your buck. This was my first SSD purchase and I was highly pleased.

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  • JK
  • 2/26/2013 8:08:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggslightning fast

Pros: completely new to SSD so this obviously is MUCH faster than anything I've used before.
even still, the speed is incredible!

Cons: none so far.

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  • N/A
  • 2/23/2013 1:56:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHad to RMA within two week

Pros: Installed and worked flawlessly for just under two weeks, then NOTHING. Had just installed Win7 and made updates, no other software loaded yet.

Cons: MB no longer recognized drive. The internal LED lit up, but it would not show up in BIOS. VERY disappointed in product and hope that RMA replacement doesn't have issues or it will go back too. Have used other manufacturer's SSDs without this happening before. Disapointed, as OCZ products have not let me down in past.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry to hear you had problems with your first Vertex 3 Max IOPS. If you experience any issues with your replacement please contact me at rcampbell at ocztechnology dot com and I will assess what is happening and make it right however possible.

On behalf of OCZ, I apologize for the inconvenience.

Kind Regards,
OCZ Support

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  • ItsMeAMario
  • 2/18/2013 4:18:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMac Mini Cannot Find SSD

Pros: none never got it to pick up in mini

Cons: my late 2012 Mac Mini can't find the ssd when i put it in as the primary drive even after firmware update. but it works in an external enclosure drive. anyone have success with this in a new model mini?

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ItsMeAMario,

We are happy to help with this in our Support Forum. Please visit and list your specific system and steps taken to detect the drive and we will help however possible.

Thank you!
OCZ Support

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