Let's keep it honest,SSD's are in,the old traditional spinning drives are on the way out.With declining prices on solid state drives,there are vastly becoming the defaulted storage device in most computer systems on the today. So when a new SSD hits the market and creates a buzz,I give it some mentions. In the case the new OCZ Vector 150 SSD which came upon the scene a couple a days ago, it deserves some direct attention.
So what do you need to know about this particular storage drive (the solid state drive that is),first off lets talk about OCZ, is a leading provider of high performance solid state drive in the storage industry,they construct some pretty sturdy SDD's for both desktop and laptop computer,fast forward right over to the OCZ Vector 150,this particular drive is considered to be a refresh of the Vector line of SDD's.
When it comes down to the OCZ Vector 150 specification this drive is built for extreme gaming as it has consistent and sustain speeds regarding its compressed or uncompressed data format.The drive provides superior speeds across many of its capacities which in turn increases performance in gaming,content creation and multimedia applications.It supports read bandwidth of up to 550 MB/s, write bandwidth of up to 530 MB/s, 4K random read speeds up to 100,000 input/output operation speed per second (IOPS), 4K random write speeds up to 95,000 IOPS and a sustain 4K random write performance of 26,000 IOPS.
The excellent write and read speeds are all made possible by its Barefoot 3 controller housed inside of the Vector 150,its the leading controller technology which OCZ states that it delivers the highest performing SSD's to date. Not only is the Vector 150 is a speedy drive,but it also built for endurance as it it rated to deliver 50 GB of host writes per day for a 5-year warranty term. The Barefoot 3 controller features an advanced suite flash management tools that can analyze and dynamically adapt to increasing NAND vulnerabilities as flash inside goes through wear and tear,it is design to overcome any type of drive limitations that is associated with the MLC NAND flash memory.
The Vector 150 SSD series are available in three different storage flavors, 120 GB, 240 GB and finally 480 GB capacities,it is housed a in a ultra-slim 7 mm alloy casing,it is made perfectly for thin form factor laptops. The Vector 150 SSD are also bundled with a 3.5-inch desktop adapter bracket and Acronis True Image cloning software to enable quick and easy data transfer from a legacy disk drives to high performance SSD storage.