OCZ Apex Series 120GB SATA II SSD

Introduction and Specifications

The solid state drive, or SSD, market is incredibly hot at the moment, with a constant influx of new products that seem to leapfrog previous offerings at every turn. No one has been able to overtake Intel's X25 series of SSDs in terms of overall performance just yet, but the SSDs available from many other companies today are clearly superior to the previous generation.

The latest offering to land on the HotHardware test bench is the OCZ Apex Series SATA II SSD. Like OCZ's previous solid state drives, the Apex series fits in a standard 2.5" form factor, but changes to some components and the internal configuration of the drive make the Apex series much more appealing. Take a look at the specifications below and we'll detail all of the changes and the performance of the drive on the pages ahead.

Specifications and Features
  • Available in 60GB, 120GB, 250GB capacities
  • Read: up to 230 MB/sec
  • Write (120-250GB): up to 160 MB/sec
  • Write (60GB): up to 110 MB/sec
  • Seek: <.2-.3ms
  • Slim 2.5" Design
  • 99.88 x 69.63 x 9.3mm
  • Lightweight 77g
  • Operating Temp: -10C ~ +70C
  • Storage Temp: -55C ~ +140C
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Shock Resistant 1500G
  • Internal RAID 0 Support
  • MTBF 1.5 million hours
  • 2 year warranty

Part Numbers

  • 60GB - OCZSSD2-1APX60G
  • 120GB - OCZSSD2-1APX120G
  • 250GB - OCZSSD2-1APX250G


We've covered a number of other solid state drives in the past here on HotHardware. For a closer look at some competing offerings and explanations of many of the technologies employed in SSDs, we're recommend checking out the following articles:

In our Four-Way SSD Round-Up we explain the differences between SLC (Single Level Cell) and MLC (Multi-Level Cell) drives, and in our Intel X25-M coverage, we detail the specific enhancements Intel has made to their controller and describe the adaptive performance algorithm that has made their first SSD offering such a success in the eyes of enthusiasts.

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