OCZ Vector Barefoot 3 Solid State Drive Review

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CrystalDiskMark is a synthetic benchmark that tests both sequential and random small and mid-sized file transfers using incompressible data. It provides a quick look at best and worst case scenarios with regard to SSD performance, best case being larger sequential transfers and worse case being small, random transfers.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmarks
Synthetic File Transfer Tests





The OCZ Vector also performed very well in the CrystalDiskMark benchmark. Here, the Vector was the fastest drive in the large sequential write transfer tests and among the best in the 4K transfer tests. Notice the strong performance in the 4K QD32 test where the Vector outpaced all comers, save for the Vertex 4.
 

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Nice review. That 128GB is more than enough for me. I'm running an older OCZ SSD, forgot what the name was. It's 64GB and I basically just use it for the Windows partition and various apps, like Firefox. The shortened boot times alone were worth it, and $150 for a little more room isn't bad at all.

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We really dig this drive. It will be interesting to see how it shakes out in the market. I'm willing to bet, price-wise it will become even more attractive in the months ahead.

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Wow, the benchmarks are rather impressive. I'm just happy to see that were getting a more level playing field among all manufacturers. There for a while it looked like intel was going to a pull ahead, then Samsung stepped up, and since then it's been bouncing all over. Now we just need the prices to keep falling and we'll all be happy!

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