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OCZ Technology Solid 2 60GB Solid State Drive
Author: Bill Gilbert
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
Source: OCZ Technology
Purchase: Newegg.com
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May 13, 2010

Conclusion:

OCZ Technology's new Solid 2 series of solid state drives are definitely worth considering by anyone looking for solid performance without spending an arm and a leg. Testing proved that the drive can live up to its published specifications (read speeds up to 200 MB/s, and write speeds up to 120 MB/s), and that it can hang with drives costing just as much, or even more.

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If you haven't priced an SSD, and if you think in terms of cost-per-Gigabyte, be prepared for sticker shock here. While the 500GB Western Digital hard drive costs a trivial $0.11/Gigabyte ($55.99 at Newegg.com), the OCZ Technology Solid 2 60GB SSD costs about $2.98/Gigabyte ($179.00 at Newegg.com). While the cost-per-gig might seem extravagant, the pricing is close when compared to similar SSD products.

If you place just your programs on the SSD and let a mechanical drive do storage duties, you can really get a great deal of performance for a (relatively) low amount of money. A quick scan of Newegg's 60GB and 64GB (64GB drives use some of the space for firmware and other things and will show 'unformatted' as 60GB) put the Solid 2 square in the middle of the price leaders' group. While some drives rate higher in terms of read/write speeds, the OCZ Technology Solid 2 60GB SSD is spot on as far as our suite of tests show.

In the end, the OCZ Technology Solid 2 60GB SSD performs well enough to earn the Bigbruin.com "Recommended" award, and it also earns the "Good Value" award for its excellent 'bang for the buck' appeal.

Recommended Good Value


Pros:

Good mix of space, performance, and price.
Solid performance.
Great read speeds.
Good write speeds.

Cons:

No upgrade kit to help migrate a laptop.
Limited capacity for heavy laptop use.
If you want noticeably better performance, you'd need to spend a LOT more money.

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