The Vector 150 is a SATA 3 solid state drive capable of reaching maximum sequential read and write speeds of 550 MB/s and 530 MB/s respectively. Three capacities are available, namely: 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB. All capacities have IOPS random read speed numbers of 95,000. The steady state random write IOPS are 12,000, 21,000 and 26,000 for the 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB models respectively.
The Vector 150 is powered by Indilinx’s Barefoot 3 M00 controller with 19 nm MLC flash NAND modules. It follows a ultra-slim 7 mm form factor and weighs 115 grams.
The Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of the Vector 150 is 1.3 million hours. The BCH ECC data protection system corrects up to 44 random bits per thousand bytes. Other features include Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) support, 256-bit AES compliance, TRIM and Idle Garbage Collection.
The Vector 150 comes with five-year warranty and other OCZ customer services.
- Sequential Read: Up to 550 MB/second
- Sequential Write: Up to 530 MB/second
- NAND type: MLC
- Interface: SATA 3 6GBps
- Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3 M00
- Form Factor: 2.5 inch (3.5″ bracket included)
- DRAM Cache: None
- Power Consumption (Active): 2W
- Power Consumption (Idle): 0.55W
- TRIM support: Yes
- SMART support: Yes
- Warranty: 5 years
- MTBF: 1,300,000 hours
Capacities and Part Numbers:
- 120GB: VTR150-25SAT3-120G
- 240GB: VTR150-25SAT3-240G
- 480GB: VTR150-25SAT3-480G
OCZ seems to have upped the ante on the vector 150 from all angles. Not only have they covered typical and sustained performance, but also OCZ once again went with a five-year warranty that speaks to 50GB host writes per day with typical consumer use
With the original Vector OCZ shifted their goals and tried to lift up their brand image by focusing purely on the high-end segment and the Vector 150 continues that strategy. As a result, the Vector 150 is definitely at the upper pricing segment but there is always a price you have to pay for performance.
This is a win if you dig what OCZ is doing with its drives. But if you weren’t a fan of the original, then the Vector 150 isn’t going to change your mind.
With its solid overall performance, the OCZ Vector 150 is a worthy addition to the OCZ lineup. What really makes the drive pop though is its endurance.