OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD Reviewajmatson - June 10, 2010
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In the world of computing everyone likes a computer that can start up and shut down quickly. The ability to boot into your system as fast as possible allows you to start the tasks you set out to do that much faster. The sweet spot has always be the 'Sub-30' boot time. In case you are not aware of what 'Sub-30' is, it is the number of seconds it takes to fully boot into the Windows desktop ready to go. The sweet spot is 30 seconds or better. With conventional hard drives it is possible, but very hard to get. With the speed of SSDs, it should be easier, but there is only one way to tell, and that is test. To run these tests I used a stopwatch to calculate the number of seconds it took from pressing the power button on the case, to having a fully functioning desktop. For the shut-down, I timed from the press of the shut-down button in the start menu, until power to the system was off.
While close with the sub 30-second boot time, the Vertex 2 was a split-second faster in starting up and a full second faster shutting down.