OCZ Vector 150 Series Solid State Drives Tested
Introduction and Specifications
OCZ is at the ready with a brand new line of solid state drives in its popular Vector family of products, targeted at performance-conscious PC enthusiasts. The new Vector 150 builds upon the success of the original Vector, which debuted last year at about this time, but offers better sustained performance and longer endurance, despite its use of 19nm NAND flash memory.
We’ve got a couple of Vector 150 drives in-house, in 120GB and 240GB capacities, and have the full scoop laid out for you on the pages ahead. First up, take a look at the specification and projected performance of the new Vector 150 family of products and then we’ll dig in and get to some of the juicier details...
|Max Read||550 MB/s||550 MB/s||550 MB/s|
|Max Write||450 MB/s||530 MB/s||530 MB/s|
|Max Random Read IOPS (4K QD32)||80,000||90,000||100,000|
|Max Random Write IOPS (4K QD32)||95,000||95,000||95,000|
|Steady-State Random Write IOPS (4K QD32)||12,000||21,000||26,000|
|Controller||Indilinx Barefoot 3|
|NAND Components||19nm Toshiba Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Flash|
|Interface||SATA 3.0 6GB/s|
|Form Factor||2.5"; Ultra-Slim 7mm|
|Data Path Protection||BCH ECC Corrects up to 44 random bits/1KB|
|Product Health Monitoring||Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART)|
|Endurance||Rated for 50GB/day host writes for 5 years under typical client workloads|
|Power Consumption||Idle: 0.55W Active: 2.50W|
|Operating Temperature||0°C ~ 55°C|
|Vibration (Operational)||2.17Grms (7-800Hz)|
240GB Currently $262 on Amazon, 120GB @ $146.59
Before we take a look at closer look at the 120GB and 240GB Vector 150 drive, we want to quickly draw some attention to their accessory bundle. OCZ continues to bundle their drives with not only 2.5” to 3.5” adapters, but they include a license for Acronis True Image HD as well. Though the adapters are growing less important as newer cases that include 2.5” mounting locations are released, the inclusion of Acronis is an excellent value add in our opinion.