Our Summary and Conclusion
Performance Summary: OCZ's Vector 150 drives offered competitive, and occasionally class-leading, performance across our entire batter of tests. IOPS performance was among the best we've seen in a consumer-class SSD, read and write throughput and access times were competitive across the board, and the drives offered consistent performance regardless of the data type being transferred.
There's a lot to like about OCZ's new Vector 150 drives. Their performance is competitive with--and occasionally exceeds--some of the fastest drives we've tested to date, OCZ is offering a 5 year warranty on the drives, and their 50GB/day endurance rating is among the best of any consumer-class SSD. Pricing, however, seems a bit high in light of competing products.
Admittedly, we're comparing the Vector 150's MSRPs with current street prices for other, similar capacity drives, so we'll have to see how things shake out in the coming days/weeks as availability ramps and the Vector 150 hits store shelves, but here's how OCZ is pricing the drives:
Considering you can score a Samsung 840 EVO 250GB drive for $179 at the moment, we suspect street prices for the OCZ Vector 150 to trickle downward eventually. Time will tell.
In terms of their performance though, the OCZ Vector 150 drives did not disappoint. Should street prices ultimately fall in-line with competing products, the Vector 150 looks like another strong offering from OCZ.