OCZ Vector 256GB Solid State Drive Review

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Closer look

Visually, I am loving the new Vector SSD from OCZ. Even though it is “just a solid state drive”, it has a new look that it different from the others I have seen and tested.  I guess you can say it has that “it” factor. The drive is not of the typical 9mm height all most other drives, this one is a little shorter at 7mm.

The drive is available in capacities of 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. All of the drive has the same advertised read time of 550MB/s was the two largest drives have a write of 530MB/s and the smallest is a little slower at 400MB/s.

There is TRIM support with this drive.

The drive is engaged in an aluminum casing with a large blue and black stick with the product and company logos. And we see that this drive is ‘Indilinx Infused’ like the Agility 4 we just tested.

The backside contains the product label for the drive. It states warnings, some product information and a scan code linking back to OCZ’s site.

The drive has the typical SATA III connection along with the usual 15-pin power connector.

The heart of the drive is the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller, IDX500-MOOBC.

Circling the controller is eight NAND with OCZ’s logo embedded on them and M2502128TO48SX22.

The cache memory is a Micron 256MB DDR3 chip, one on each side.