Revisit the Vector, it is worth it

Subject: Storage | February 15, 2013 - 01:26 PM |
Tagged: vector, ssd, sata, ocz, mlc, Indilinx Barefoot

Just in case you forgot how impressive the OCZ Vector 256GB is, Overclockers Club would like to remind you.  The Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller is matched with low cost 25nm MLC IMFT NAND modules and 512MB of DDR3-1600 RAM for a cache.  That translates to incredibly fast performance but without the high price of other drives.  The 256GB model sits currently just under $1/GB, it is not the least expensive SSD available but when you consider the speeds this drive operates at it is the best value.  Remind yourself where OCZ's Vector sits in the pack by reading on at OCC.

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"OCZ's Vector line of solid state drives is every bit the performer that the Vertex 4 drives are with very few exceptions. In many of the tests, the two fastest drives were the Vertex 4 and OCZ's latest Indilinx Barefoot 3-equipped Vector. The only real weakness I saw was that the Vector was less frugal with the CPU cycles than the other Indilinx equipped drives. OCZ's move to the Barefoot 3 controller is beginning to pay dividends as it uses the technologies it has available in-house after the Indilinx and PLX acquisitions. It's taken a while to go all-in but that time has come. As the first totally in-house designed controller from OCZ, it seems to have hit on a controller that does better at managing real world usage scenarios and handling both compressible and incompressible data streams.”

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February 16, 2013 | 08:38 AM - Posted by derz

It is quite remarkable that such a small company like ocz, relatively speaking, can compete toe to toe with bigger companies with more resources. They obviously know what they're doing.

February 17, 2013 | 09:39 AM - Posted by John Doe (not verified)

Indeed. Look into SandForce. Much smaller company than Samsung, yet they can still compete.

Personally, I'm sick of people instantly assuming that if an SSD is OCZ, it's horse shit.

Which goes along with some of the other dog shits such as Corsair PSU's being the absolutely best no matter what. Or that an nVidia card is ALWAYS better than an AMD because of it's drivers...

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