Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3
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OCZ Vector 256GB Solid State Drive Review
28 July 2014
Excerpt: Just recently we bought to you OCZ’s Agility. A good little drive which was aimed at bring good performance to the masses as a pretty price. We saw the drive test ok but wasn’t anything breaking. It wasn’t meant to be.
Conclusion: TRIM Performance: While SSD's offer many benefits, there are some downsides to using flash memory. One of the biggest issues people run into is performance degradation. Over time, an SSD will run out of fresh blocks and will have to write over data the file system has marked as deleted.
Pros: Available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities, Excellent sequential read and write speeds, Good random read and write performance, Performs equally well with compressible and incompressible data, Good looking, ultra-slim design, SATA 6Gb/s interface, Synchronous NAND flash, Large DRAM cache, Sup...
Cons: Pricey, Does not support hardware based encryption
Conclusion: The United States Air Force claims that the F-22 Raptor "cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft". Without doubt, this is quite a statement to make. What makes it the best fighter?
Summary: OCZ has been a pioneer in the solid state drive field for more than four years now. Some of their models, like the high-performance Vertex and mainstream Agility series are in their fourth generation design.
Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time.
Pros: Industry-leading 5-Year OCZ product warranty support, Impressive 559/536 MBps read/write transfer speeds, Random 4K writes produced 57,398 IOPS at 50% capacity, Indilinx Barefoot 3 processor offers native TRIM support, Automatic AES data encryption, Offered in 128/256/512GB storage capacities, Li...
Summary: Final Thoughts
If the Vector was the last ditch effort of a dying company it would be a valiant one, but I don’t see OCZ going anywhere. The Barefoot 3 controller is what OCZ has been working towards for the past few years.
Pros: – Great performance, – Solid data transfer performance, – Acronis True Image software included, – Does not have the incompressible data issue like SandForce drives, – 5 year warranty
Summary: OCZ's Vector SSD is an excellent new drive that will provide positive momentum to OCZ, which has recently been plagued by poor business news. This drive's in-house Indilinx controller and its cheap, readily available synchronous NAND flash also lead to better margins for OCZ by ensuring cheap...
Pros: Very high performance, Stable steady-state performance, Supports TRIM, 5 -year warranty, 7 mm thin - Ultrabook compatible, Acronis TrueImage HD license included
Conclusion: The OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3-256G 256GB internal solid-state drive features the new Indilinx controller, and some strong performance, but it's one of the more expensive SSDs in its category.
Pros: Strong overall performance, particularly in random workloads.
Conclusion: Up to the point where I got the Vector on our test bench, the Vertex 4 was one of the yard sticks so to say that we marked all other drives on the market against, based on its performance all round and no matter what we threw at it.
OCZ Vector 256GB SSD review: with Indilinx Barefoot 3
27 November 2012
Excerpt: Today OCZ launched a new SSD series under the name Vector. OCZ is aiming at the high-end segment with these, more or less as a follow-up to the existing Vertex 4 series. The interesting part about the new SSD is the controller, as the Indilinx Barefoot 3 has been developed by OCZ themselves.