Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2013 - 12:38 AM | Ken Addison
Tagged: podcast, video, gtx 780ti, Vector 150, ocz, r9 290, R9 290X, 290, 290x, WD, My Cloud, EX 4
PC Perspective Podcast #277 - 11/14/2013
Join us this week as we discuss the GTX 780Ti, OCZ Vector 150 SSD, Details about Kaveri, and much more from APU13!
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Subject: Storage | November 8, 2013 - 06:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Vector 150, toshiba mlc, ssd, ocz, 19nm, Indilinx, barefoot 3
OCZ's newest contribution to the SSD market is the Vector 150 with 19nm flash and a tiny footprint perfect for today's ultra-mobile devices. One of the most welcome advances in this family is increased over-provisioning of flash storage which allows increased lifespan by letting the drive retire more flash as it slowly becomes unusable without shrinking the size of the drive. As far as the performance goes it beats out almost all previous drives we have seen and while The Tech Report is a little worried about the lifetime of the Barefoot controller the 5 year warranty mitigates that concern somewhat.
You can also see how well it survived Al's torture testing here.
"There's a new SSD in town. OCZ's Vector 150 combines the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller with 19-nm Toshiba NAND and additional spare area. We take a closer look at how it measures up."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- OCZ Vector 150 SSD @ Benchmark Reviews
- OCZ Vector 150 240GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
- OCZ Vector 150 240 GB @ techPowerUp
- OCZ Vector 150 @ Techspot
- OCZ Vector 150 240GB @ Kitguru
- iStarUSA BPN-2535DE-SA and BPU-124DE-SS HDD Docks @ Pro-Clockers
- Western Digital 2.5″ Red 1TB NAS HDD @ eTeknix
Introduction, Specifications and Packaging
It has been a while since OCZ introduced their Vector SSD, and it was in need of a refresh to bring its pricing more in-line with the competition, which had been equipping their products with physically smaller flash dies (therefore reducing cost). Today, OCZ launched a refresh to their Vector - now dubbed the Vector 150:
The OCZ strategy changed up a while back. They removed a lot of redundancy and confusing product lines, consolidating everything into a few simple solutions. Here's a snapsot of that strategy, showing the prior and newer iterations of three simple solutions:
The Vector 150 we look at today falls right into the middle here. I just love the 'ENTHUSIST' icon they went with:
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