OCZ Apex Series 120GB SATA II SSD

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Our Summary and Conclusion

Performance Summary: Summarizing the performance of OCZ's Apex Series SSD is rather straight-forward.  The OCZ Apex Series SSD trailed the Intel X25-M is every benchmark in regard to Read performance, and generally trailed Intel's offering in write performance as well.  In some instances, however, namely ATTO and HD Tach, the OCZ Apex drive came out on top in regard to write performance.  In relation to the other OCZ and SuperTalent drives we tested, the OCZ Apex Series SSD was clearly faster than the other drives overall.

After rebates, the OCZ Apex Series SSDs can currently be had for $173, $299, and $769, for the 60GB, 120GB, and 250GB models, respectively. In the current market, considering the performance of the 120GB model we tested, that makes the OCZ Apex Series drives a good value in light of its competition. As we saw in the benchmarks, the OCZ Apex Series drive performs very well. It was the second fastest drive we tested, falling behind only Intel's X25-M. The OCZ Apex drive was much faster than all of the other drives, however. And despite being about $100 less than Intel's 80GB offering, the OCZ Apex drive sports 50% more capacity. The SSD market is still in constant state of flux as new drives are introduces, older models drop in price, and higher capacities become available, but all things considered OCZ's Apex Series drives seem like a good deal to us.  Cost per gigabyte is still astronomical in comparison to magnetic media, but that disparity will continue to diminish over time.  The OCZ Apex Series SSDs are proof of that.


  • Strong Performance
  • Relatively Good Value
  • High Capacities For An SSD
  • Not As Fast As Intel's X25-M
  • High Cost Per GB

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