Reviews and Problems with OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3
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Value for money 8
OCZ Vector Solid State Drive
12 January 2013
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. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that could render our rating obsolete.
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, Lightweight compact storage solution, Resistant to extreme shock impact, Low power consumption may extend battery life
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. This is why they made the acquisitions they did and I am sure it is going to pay off. Up until now OCZ used other companies technologies in their solid state drives, much like everyone else in the space.
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 production costs. In our testing, we see the Vector 256 GB cruise past most other drives, no matter which controller they use.
Pros: Very high performance, Stable steady-state performance, Supports TRIM, 5 -year warranty, 7 mm thin - Ultrabook compatible, Acronis TrueImage HD license included
Summary: OCZ Technology have finally finished their own groundbreaking hardware platform for solid state drives – Indilinx Barefoot 3. And they have every intention to reshape the market by launching their first SSD series based on it called OCZ Vector. Will they succeed?